GLOBEMED AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY 2011-2012 Annual Report
students and communities improving health around the world
GlobeMed is a network of university students that partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ARM Orissa, India
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Medical AIDS Outreach Montgomery, Alabama
UNC-CHAPEL HILL Health Alert Uganda Gulu, Uganda
BETHEL UNIVERSITY Rural Economic Development Association Svay Rieng, Cambodia
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RVCP, Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope Washington, D.C.
RHODES COLLEGE A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope Managua, Nicaragua
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PEDA Vientiane, Laos
BOSTON COLLEGE CCC-UNSCH Ayacucho, Peru
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Primeros Pasos Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Cooperation for Social Services and Development Phnom Penh, Cambodia
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Kallpa Iquitos Iquitos, Peru
BROWN UNIVERSITY Ungano Tena Nairobi, Kenya
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CEMOPLAF Cajabamba Cajabamba, Ecuador
TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Maison de Naissance Torbeck, Haiti
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CareNet Ghana Hohoe, Ghana
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY KIHEFO Kabale, Uganda
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY Health Development Initiative Kigali, Rwanda
TUFTS UNIVERSITY Nyaya Health Achham, Nepal
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Clinica Ana Manganaro Guarjila, El Salvador
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GWED-G Gulu, Uganda
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO Jambi Huasi Otovalo, Ecuador
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ASPAT Lima, Peru
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Build Your Future Today Center Siem Reap, Cambodia
CORNELL UNIVERSITY CEPAIPA Guayaquil, Ecuador
MIT Women Mobilizing for Development Bokeo, Laos
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Social Action for Women Mae Sot, Thailand
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON WDA Phnom Penh, Cambodia
CU-BOULDER HHC, Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change Denver, Colorado
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Gardens for Health International Gasabo, Rwanda
UCLA Nwoya Youth Center Anaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON COWS Kampong Thom, Cambodia
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization Masaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER Buddhism and Society Development Association Kampong Cham, Cambodia
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Dios es Amor Lima, Peru
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ASOSAP Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOPE Center Ho, Ghana
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Tiyatien Health Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southfield Detroit, Michigan
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS UDHA Iganga, Uganda
DUKE UNIVERSITY Salud Sin Límites Siuna, Nicaragua
OBERLIN COLLEGE Center for Community Health Promotion Hanoi, Vietnam
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY KCRC Bushenyi District, Uganda
WHITMAN COLLEGE Burmese Women’s Union Chiang Mai, Thailand
EMORY UNIVERSITY MAP Foundation Chiang Mai, Thailand
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY ACUDESBAL Chiapas, Mexico
AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world.
We believe every human life has equal worth and every person deserves the chance to thrive. This belief has drawn together our network of students, communities, and supporters from all walks of life and from every corner of the world. Health for all is within our grasp, but we can only achieve it by working together.
PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE GlobeMed at Indiana University
Supporters of GlobeMed at IU: It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as GlobeMed at IU's Co-Presidents. In our second year, we have successfully surpassed our goals with our 54-member chapter committed to global health equity and social justice. This report details several events and achievements of our second year including: surpassing our $3,000 goal for our partner community in Cajabamba, Ecuador, holding countless globalhealthU sessions to discuss and attempt to understand the vast underpinnings of health inequities, planning an extravagant benefit dinner featuring traditional Ecuadorean cuisine, and raising awareness about social justice issues pertinent to our partner community and to impoverished communities around the world. Although the descriptions and numbers behind our achievements give meaning and context to outsiders, they do little justice to the community and camaraderie that has become synonymous with our efforts on campus. It is through this supportive culture in which all parties work in pragmatic solidarity that we hope to not only develop GlobeMed further on campus, but also the visionary students who will lead this organization and the movement for global health equity in the years to come. Our collective vision at GlobeMed at IU, however, can only be realized with your support. We look forward to our future interactions as we work together to build a more equitable, just and healthier world. In solidarity, Mohsin Mukhtar and Shilpa Ghatnekar 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
IN THIS REPORT: ! 1
2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
4 OUR PARTNER 5
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED 15 THANK YOU
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GlobeMed at Indiana University
ABOUT US GlobeMed at IU was founded in August, 2010 by Mohsin Mukhtar, who identified with GlobeMed's mission and its positive impacts across the world. After laying roots on campus, GlobeMed was in action. Through the dine â€˜n donates, benefit dinners, bake sales, and individual donations, GlobeMed at IU not only raised $4,500 and spearheaded a knitting project in Cajabamba, but raised awareness about social justice issues on campus. This created a 44member student movement at IU, where all were welcome to share their thoughts and ideas and work together, in pragmatic solidarity, to create change for the better.
since our founding in august 2010 , our chapter has grown from 01 to 44 members.
OUR PARTNER Centro Medico de Orientaci贸n y Planificaci贸n Familiar WORKS IN CAJABAMBA, ECUADOR
KEY FACT: A lack of sexual health education and contraceptive use among adolescents contributes to nearly one in ten adolescents giving birth each year. KEY FACT: Approximately 30% of the population, mostly poor and indigenous, has no access to even the most basic health care.
POPULATION: 3,000 Cajabamba is a rural mountain city in central Ecuador. With challenging roads and poor infrastructure, Cajabamba lacks access to many of the basic resources that the rest of the country possesses. Language barriers between indigenous and Spanish-speaking Ecuadorians create a barrier to accessing these resources, as does the fact that many people living here leave school to work by the fifth grade. Literacy is low, particularly among women, and machismo and customary restrictions on the movement and activity of women further limits access to resources, while condoning many forms of sexual and domestic violence against women.
ABOUT CEMOPLAF FOUNDED IN 1974 CEMOPLAF Cajabamba's work is primarily focused on three goals of increasing sexual and reproductive health knowledge, access to contraceptive methods, and communication skills among adolescents in 21 communities. It meets these goals through peer educator talks in both formal and informal settings, group activities, and distribution of contraceptive methods. By providing adolescents with these resources, it hopes to empower the community over tie as these young adults will stay in school longer, find better jobs, and learn the skills necessary to make more responsible decisions. Overall, it provides a wide array of sexual health services, including but not limited to: medical clinics, community distribution posts, family planning services, and general and pediatric consultations. Its partnership with GlobeMed at IU started in August 2010, and it is currently working with them on a variety of projects related to fertility awareness, sexual education, and HIV prevention in 21 communities.
Sra Lourdes: En CEMOPLAF Cajabamba estamos muy contentos y agradecidos por la visita y colaboracion de Globe Med, es muy importante porque los adolescentes podran obtener recursos economicos con los proyectos de tejido y teatro, los cuales les van a servir para pagar el transporte, la alimentacion y estadia de la Secundaria y Universidad. Translation: At CEMOPLAF Cajabamba, we are very happy and grateful for the visit and collaboration of GlobeMed. ItÂ´s very important because the adolescents will have access to economic resources for their knitting and theater projects, which will serve to pay for their transportation and room and board during high school and university.
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEMOPLAF PARTNER
OUR PROJECT CEMOPLAF
GlobeMed at Indiana University Why maternal health? Our project aims to support 40 teenagers who work as sexual health community liaisons in raising funds for them to attend university. Education is a critical foundation of a healthy community, because education brings a higher quality of life, greater accessibility to health care, and a better understanding of the causes of poor health.
GIRLS AND WOMEN WILL
HAVE THEIR PRODUCTS SOLD IN FAIR-TRADE MARKETS IN THE U.S., PROCEEDS TO OFFSET COSTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
$2,242 TO PURCHASE MATERIALS FOR KNITTING/ NEEDLEWORK AND TO HIRE KNITTING CIRCLE FACILITATOR
GlobeMed at Indiana University aims to promote a healthy community by supporting the education of adolescent health advocates." We are working together to implement a knitting project among the villages and communities served by CEMOPLAF Cajabamba. Knitting has traditionally been a means for Ecuadorean women to attain social independence and economic self-sufficiency. Knitting circles are also an occasion for women to discuss political issues freely and candidly. Finally, knitting is a form of activism in Ecuador, bringing attention to oppression and inequity, and giving voice to the marginalized. CEMOPLAF plans to use knitting as a way of bringing Ecuadorean women together in a forum for discussing issues of sexual and reproductive health, family planning, and gender inequality in their communities, and to help Ecuadorean youth obtain the funds to pursue higher education.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
World AIDS Day Bake Sale
With the help of generous donations from local bakeries, we were able to sell baked goods around campus and raise awareness
With the cooperation of several local bars, we were able to collect donations from people with a soft spot for the inhabitants of Cajabamba, Ecuador
Cuisine de Cajabamba: A GlobeMed Benefit Dinner
After compiling a menu full of traditional cuisine, we hosted a dinner for the local community in honor of the clinic in Cajabamba, Ecuador
Metz Foundation Grant
Through a generous gift from the Metz Foundation, we were able to acquire a significant amount of money to use towards our projects
Jeff Richardson Grant
Through a generous gift from Mr. Jeff Richardson, we were able to acquire a significant amount of money to use towards our projects
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Total funds raised CEMOPLAF in 2011-2012:
$8,330 Since 2010, GlobeMed at Indiana University has raised a total of over $12,000 to support CEMOPLAF's mission to provide sexual health services and education to the people of Cajabamba, Ecuador.
CAMPAIGNS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
Cuisine de Cajabamba: A GlobeMed Benefit Dinner March 28, 2012 A benefit dinner featuring Ecuadorian cuisine was held in the Tudor Room of the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). Nearly 100 people - the list including professors, students, parents, and administrators - attended the event. We raised about $1500 in donations, with the proceeds going to CEMOPLAF. In order to raise money to book the Tudor Room, we partnered with Kaplan, who gave us a course to auction. The money from the course, combined with an IMU Facilities Grant, allowed us to hold our biggest fundraiser of the year.
World AIDS Day Bake Sale December 1, 2011
It has been an incredible experience and an honor serving as the Campaigns Coordinator for GlobeMed at IU for the last two years, and as I leave GlobeMed, I wish everyone nothing but the best in every endeavor. - Tarun Jain
Bloomington area businesses, as well as large stores like Kroger, donated baked goods for a bake sale held in Ballantine Hall to commemorate World AIDS Day. We sold a variety of delicious treats, including cookies, donuts, brownies, cake, and pie. Because of the holiday season, we set up a HolidayGram service, in which for a small and reasonable price, we would deliver baked goods to people in the dorms. This year was our second year holding this event, and it was a bigger success than last year, so we can only hope that it will continue to grow!
globalhealthU is GlobeMed’s signature year-long global health curriculum. This student-designed and driven program equips students with the critical thinking skills that will inform a life of leadership for global health.
2011-2012 CURRICULUM ORIENTATION Chapter members were equipped with a thorough understanding of the values of GlobeMed and explored their personal values.
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POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.
This year, our chapter’s globalhealthU implemented the national globalhealthU curriculum, working through the philosophical foundations and models of global health, discussing the relationship between poverty and global health inequity, and applying it to our partnership with CEMOPLAF in Cajabamba, Ecuador. Because our partner works with family planning and reproductive health, we also discussed other social issues relevant to the specific health inequities found in this arena, such as gender inequality, indigenous politics, language fluency, and religious beliefs. We spent a lot of time in small groups, but also conducted inter-chapter debates about these issues and our partnership. This culminated in our Track 3 research project on the relationship between the politics of abortion in the United States and funding to our partner, much of which comes from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Ultimately, I think our chapter learned a lot more about our partner, and about global health inequity.
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS We considered the views of six developmental economists to explored the root causes and paths out of poverty. INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION Chapters conducted an indepth investigation on a topic of interest. STUDENTS’ ROLE Following a critical discussion of our role in perpetuating poverty, we sought to understand how we can be effective advocates. REFLECTION Chapters reflected on the year behind them both as individuals and in the context of their chapter.
globalhealthU ON-CAMPUS EVENTS
Women's Health, Women's Rights: The Collateral Consequences of the U.S. Birth Control Battle for Reproductive Health in Ecuador April 26, 2012 What connects partisan posturing in the U.S. and maternal health services in Ecuador? Our chapter presented our globalhealthU Summit presentation to a public audience, facilitating a conversation about political conflict, gender inequality, and global health. Funding for our partnership comes from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, but is threatened by funding cuts that are the consequences of political debate about abortion services in the United States. This issue is at the center of GlobeMed at IU's partnership, and this discussion.
“1-3 years of a mothers’ schooling can decrease children’s mortality rate by 15%.”
"The WHO estimates that 550,000 women die in childbirth each year—one maternal death every minute."
“Over 20 million women are infected with HIV/ AIDS.”
"50% of pregnancies worldwide are unwanted."
"Women in nonindustrialized countries are ten times more likely to suffer severe consequences during childbirth."
Through service and team-building events, community and camaraderie is fostered around global health and social justice within GlobeMed chapters, the GlobeMed network and surrounding communities.
TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:
Community Building this year tested multiple approaches to fostering bonds between staff members and with community organizations. For social events, we found that casual gatherings were more effective than activity-based events in sparking staff interest. Our initial potluck in October drew over 75% of the chapter. Similarly, staff members were not as willing to volunteer on a regular schedule as working one-time service events. Overall, the staff dynamics need some improvement and will be a major focus next year. There was a discrepancy between the level of participation between staff and executive board, which led to poor membership retention.
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COMMUNITY BUILDING Â
[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
“I will never think about sexual health and family planning in the same way!” – Torrey Byrd, c/o 2012
DECEMBER 2011 – JANUARY 2012 JUNE 2012 – JULY 2012
# OF GROW INTERNS:
03, 03 LENGTH OF STAY: 02 weeks, 03 weeks WORK DESCRIPTION: On the first trip, we worked on collecting information about the needs of the clinic and their clientele and identifying ways we could help them with some of these. On the second trip, we plan to implement a knitting project for local youth. The items they knit will be sold in Cajabamba and possibly in the U.S. as well, helping them generate enough income to afford higher education.
Through Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership.
â€œINJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.â€? MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 4th Annual World Day of Social Justice during the week of February 20, 2012, by asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study. GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: Given the proximity of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its spinoffs, the primary focus of all professors' talks regarded organizing and radical social movements on a grand scale. One key distinction raised by our speakers was between the "critical consciousness," which operate within an established system but employs a constructively critical eye, and the "radical consciousness," which operates outside of the established system. By "outside," it was meant that the radical consciousness does not rely on the established system to make meaning of the world. Rather, the radical consciousness begins with truth and morality, and from there, constructs and ideal system or set of structures. Activism, then, is the work engaged in approximating that ideal, with or without the institutionalized structures of today.
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In:
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Participating Departments: Theatre & Drama Anthropology Radical Thinking Medicine
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed February 20th as World Day of Social Justice in 2007. Observation of WDSJ supports efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social wellbeing and justice for all.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE WDSJ Teach-Ins GlobeMed at Indiana University asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study.
"Education need not provide the tools and skills heralded by the dominant culture as knowledge; rather, it must start by engaging the self in the deconstruction of these power relations, perhaps to right them, perhaps to combat them, and definitely to avoid being manipulated by them." -â€Ż Gustave Weltsek III, Theatre & Drama
View more photos and quotes at www.globemedwdsj.tumblr.com
2012 DELEGATES: Mohsin Mukhtar, Ronak Shah, Rachel Schaeffer, Tarun Jain, Signe White, Sidney Fletcher
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2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
The experience of meeting everyone in the network and hearing about all the incredible things they were doing at Summit was unforgettable!
-- Sidney Fletcher, c/o 2012
The annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit brings together university students from across the nation for three days of intensive lectures and workshops with representatives from grassroots global health organizations and a range of experts.
OUR FUTURE "GlobeMed has been an opportunity to have deep intellectual interactions with a wide range of issues underlying global health inequity, and to be able to act directly upon those issues.â€? â€“ Ronak Shah, c/o 2012
During Summer 2012, our GROW team is making their second trip to Ecuador to implement the projects for which we fundraised during this past year. These projects are aimed at empowering and educating locals. The first is a knitting program to allow college students to earn money to support their education. The second is a theater program to educate the youth about the essential themes of sexual and reproductive health. In addition, we are also bringing soccer balls and will be establishing a youth soccer league to promote regular exercise. The trip will also be an opportunity for the GROW team to identify current areas of need in Cajabamba and begin to formulate a new project proposal for the upcoming year. In addition to our GROW trip, the 2012-2013 Executive Board has begun to plan campaigns for the next school year. Two ideas we are pursuing for the fall are a Halloween-themed 5K Run and a Benefit Concert in collaboration with a school a capella group. In addition, we are bringing back and improving upon our most successful events from the past year, including our Cuisine de Cajabamba benefit dinner and Harmonies for Health, as well as canning and dine-to-donate dinners. For community building, we are looking to further our relationship with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and explore other community programs in need of assistance. We will also work to improve relationships within our own chapter by putting more emphasis on bonding between staff members. If you would like to contribute to our cause, we are accepting donations online at http:// www.razoo.com/story/Globe-Med-At-Iu. 100% of the money you donate will go towards our ongoing projects in Ecuador.
In 2011 â€“ 2012, GlobeMed at Indiana University raised $8,330 for CEMOPLAF to support projects in Cajabamba, Ecuador.
Revenue! Events !
GlobeMed National Office!
Miscellaneous (i.e. member dues)!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
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ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
The Metz Foundation
THANK YOU Michael Muehlenbein
Indiana Memorial Union Hutton Honors College
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