GLOBEMED AT LAWRENCE 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
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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 Lawrence University
To the members, friends, and supporters of GlobeMed at Lawrence University: In our second year, GlobeMed at Lawrence has experienced a year of self-discovery and adjustment. After a problematic relationship with our first international partner, FUNPRONID, our chapter regained its footing as we began a relationship with Health Development Initiative – Rwanda (HDI). While our first year as a chapter was filled with fresh enthusiasm and a burst of interest in global health, 2011 brought a gradual shrinking in support of our cause. We lost membership and leadership at various points throughout the year, bringing stagnancy to our chapter. However, in the midst of our struggles, we were saved by our capacity for introspection and forward-thinking perseverance. As we continued our campaigns, we were able to produce several successful events, raising a solid $4500 for Health Development Initiative – Rwanda. As we looked toward our future, we found energy in the form of the GROW Internship trip. Under the leadership and hard work of our chapter’s founding presidents Bethany Larsen and Emma Kane, we turned our attention to GROW as the catalyst for improvement and advancement. As we plan for the 2012-13 school year, we will use our positive experiences working with HDI as the growth point for fundraising and educational campaigns. Overall, we are very optimistic about the future of GlobeMed at Lawrence University and our partnership with the Health. Development Initiative in Kigali, Rwanda. Our self-identified theme for next year is energy-into-action, and we will aim to expand our potential for aiding HDI and supporting the global health movement. All our best, Fanny Lau & Jamie Cartwright 2012 – 2013 Co-Presidents
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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 Lawrence University
GlobeMed at Lawrence University was founded in 2010 by a group of passionate individuals driven to improve health conditions around the world. They were partnered with a small, volunteer-run organization in Ecuador called FUNPRONID. Although the first year was successful on the whole, the partnership had to end due to logistical problems. Lawrenceâ€™s GlobeMed chapter then chose to partner with Health Development Initiative (HDI) in Rwanda, and have worked the entire 2011-2012 school year to raise funds for HDI. Although the shift to a new partner was difficult, Lawrenceâ€™s chapter hopes to use its 8-week long GROW trip to cultivate a strong relationship that may serve as a catalyst for a strong chapter in the future.
since our founding in july 2010 , our chapter has grown from 09 to 12 members.
OUR PARTNER Health Development Initiative â€“ Rwanda WORKS IN KIGALI, RWANDA POPULATION: 965,398 Rwanda was under from the 19th century until the mid-20th century. However, many of the institutions that define Rwandan society were instituted in the colonial period. In 1994, Rwanda suffered an unimaginable genocide when one ethnic group, the Hutus (who had been in power for many years), planned and implemented the genocide of another ethnic group, the Tutsis. The process of rebuilding after such tragedy has been difficult for the country. However, as the process of reconciliation has continued, the opportunity for improvement and sustainable KEY FACT: Rwanda stands development programs to become part of Rwandan society has been increasingly beneficial. with 2.9% at 25th in the
world for percentage of population living with AIDS. KEY FACT: Kigali, the capital, one of cleanest metropolitan areas in Africa with strict policy on harmful materials.
ABOUT HEALTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE RWANDA FOUNDED IN 2005 HDI was founded by a group of Rwandan physicians dedicated to promoting health and development in disadvantaged communities. The founders of HDI were born and raised in remote areas of Eastern and Central Africa, where simple, preventable diseases claimed many lives, especially those of women and children. From this reality the founders were inspired to become health care professionals and work towards improving the health and well-being of their communities. In 2005, HDI was born of a common passion to improve health care for all Rwandans, particularly marginalized populations whose needs remain under-served. The organization began with the aim of empowering individuals and communities with knowledge and skills in public health and primary care, so that one day all Rwandan citizens may lead healthy lives, free from preventable disease and premature mortality. Today, HDI brings together a team with vast experience in medicine, public health, and community development to bridge the gap between communities and the health care system.
Health Development Initiative - Rwanda
GlobeMed at Lawrence University Why communicable disease prevention? As the AIDS epidemic has spread throughout eastern Africa, Rwanda has not been spared. Today, the risk is very high for young people especially, and education is the best way to prevent the spread of disease. HDI works in schools and in communities to provide comprehensive sexual health and reproductive education programs.
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Lawrence aims to provide funding for in-school education programs providing sexual health awareness and encouraging open discussion about HIV/AIDS. "
26 PARTNER SECONDARY SCHOOLS ACROSS RWANDA WILL EXPERIENCE THE SHARE PROGRAM
$4,500 TO FUND THE SHARE PROGRAMâ€™S SEXUAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTION LECTURES/VISITS
The Sexual Health and Reproductive Education (SHARE) project is a part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at combating the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Rwandan youth. SHARE is a part of the larger Health Development Initiative (HDI), a local non-profit organization founded by Rwandan doctors to improve Rwandan lives. SHARE works by creating awareness and understanding about sex and reproduction prior to first sexual activity, enabling youth to make more informed decisions regarding their bodies. SHARE is currently working in 26 secondary schools to create awareness and sensitization on HIV/ AIDS amongst students. One of the primary goals of SHARE is to build a sense of community and ownership among youth to discuss HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, family planning, STI prevention, and alcohol awareness. In order to reach such goals, SHARE believes students much learn from each other through peer education. Thus, peer educators teach through an open, relaxed and interactive atmosphere where students feel comfortable to talk about sex in the absence of adults. The programs utilize strategies such as role playing, brainstorming, creative writing and sharing stories and personal experiences to break the silence between youth and sex. With that said, participants receive knowledge of the physiological and anatomical development of the human body and sensitization on the devastating impact of HIV/ AIDS and STIs, in hopes that it will lead to behavior change.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Change for Change
We placed donation jars in several local businesses and collected the change!
Alternative Giving Fair
We participated in the Lawrence alternative giving fair and offered the gift of HDI to various patrons of the Lawrence community.
Individual Giving Letter Writing Campaign!
We sent letters asking for donations to over 300 of our chapter's friends and family members explaining GlobeMed, our project, and our goal for the year.
We were given several anonymous donations throughout this year.
Half-time Games at Lawrence athletic events
For most of our home basketball games and hockey matches, we held half-time competitions to raise money for HDI
A run/walk near Lawrence campus for participating students and faculty members
Glow-in-the-Dark Coat Check
We held a coat check at fraternity parties
We sold hip and fun sunglasses before a major Lawrence concert. They sold like hotcakes.
$50 $190 $2205 $1498.10
Total funds raised for HDI Rwanda in 2011-2012:
$4,729.11 Since the beginning of our partnership with HDI Rwanda in the summer of 2011, GlobeMed at Lawrence has raised over $4,500 to support HDI's educational and preventative health programs.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
5k Fun(d) Run May 12, 2012 The GlobeMed Fun(d) Run was a 5K run/walk held on campus at Lawrence University. As a follow up to a successful run we put on in 2011, we decided to embed this race into an all campus event. We had 16 runners in total, and we raised $200. Overall, it was a fun and well worth it event.
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Glow in the Dark Coat Check April 2012
Co-President Fanny Lau shifts roles to emcee for our 5k run/walk. In addition to her comedy, she threw in a little karaoke to get the joggers ready for the run.
In Wisconsin it's cold. And our chapter wanted to capitalize on it. We held a coat check at a fraternity house party while selling pizza and glow sticks at the same time. We found it was an easy way to fundraise, and people actually enjoyed the service we provided. After the event was over, we reached out to the rest of the fraternities to attempt to monopolize our niche as the campus coat checkers!
globalhealthU 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. POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.
In the early part of this year, globalhealthU was an area of GlobeMed’s mission that our chapter really struggled with. Although the topics were fascinating in their complexity, building a strong conversation around difficult issues can be challenging. However, as the leadership of our chapter reached out to the new members and freshmen about globalhealthU topics, we found a great deal of energy and excitement. By the end of the year, we had several great presentations as well as one notable globalhealthU event.
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.
The Malaria Symposium: The Forever War November 16, 2011 A teleconference held at John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, this event featured economist Jeffrey Sachs speaking about the economic problems associated with fighting Malaria. The event was held in Lawrence's cinema and was open to the public. The Malaria Symposium offered students the opportunity to hear a world class conference at Lawrence. Approximately ten students came and two faculty members also were present.
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COMMUNITY BUILDING Â 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:
As our GlobeMed chapter gradually shrank, a closeness gradually developed among our most devoted members. Although our community building efforts were significant, the lack of productivity during the first part of the year definitely hurt our retention of members. However, by gaining closeness, our capacity for problemsolving grew, and we were able to identify problems in our approach. Our community building efforts included weekly team-building activities, an optional retreat, and thank-you card parties.
JULY 2 2012 – SEPTEMBER 4 2012
“Being the Grow Trip Coordinator has allowed me to gain the skills necessary for my future career aspirations, explore my passions, as well as participate in a life changing experience. Already, I have gained a new perspective on the hurdles our partner must overcome to help their community. I am grateful I have the opportunity work with HDI this summer and honored to tell their story upon returning to Lawrence in the fall.” – Kaleigh Post, c/o 2013
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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
03 LENGTH OF STAY: 08 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
WORK DESCRIPTION: During the GROW Internship, our three interns, Kaleigh, Kevin, and Jamie will work for HDI in both the SHARE project as well as in a more generalized function such as nonprofit development. Our work will likely involve meeting with students in Kigali who are involved in SHARE and we will do some planning in terms of curriculum development.
Through Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE â€œINJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.â€? MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT LAWRENCE 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: The professors at Lawrence loved being a part of our World Day of Social Justice event. By adding a little human rights flair to their classes, we know that students appreciated the informative and passionate piece of teaching. Some professors talked about certain causes they liked, others focused on how their field of study connects to social justice. Dr. Sara Emerson of the Biology department talked about her dissertation research and how the methodology and practicality of her research on South African primates involves environmental and ethical components.
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In: Participating Departments:
Anthropology Biology Psychology English
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.
2012 DELEGATES: Emma Kane, Bethany Larsen, Bethany Larson, Fanny Lau, Kate Rosenbalm, Kathleen Rowland, Abby Schubach, Kaleigh Post
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2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
"The Summit is great because it provides us with the motivation to make our chapter better, the confidence to know that the we can improve, and the tools to help us get there. Every chapter there has something to admire and emulate, and knowing that all of us are working to a common in goal in various parts of the globe amazed me."
-- Fanny Lau, c/o 2014
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 “All of the valuable information and amazing people at the Summit were what really motivated me to become our chapter’s Global Health U Coordinator next year. It also gave me the opportunity to witness the drive of chapters that had already gone on GROW trips and built personal connections with people on the other side of the world. As we send our first GROW team to Rwanda, I can’t wait for the inspiration that will undoubtedly motivate our chapter to take our campus by storm!” – Abigail Schubach, c/o 2015
In the coming year, we aim to expand all operations of our GlobeMed chapter in a responsible, feasible, and pragmatic way. First, in Summer 2012, our GROW team will likely have an amazing experience working in Rwanda with our friends at Health Development Initiative. Because our co-president Jamie Cartwright and our campaign coordinator Kaleigh Post will be going on this trip, we expect to plan for the fall while working in Rwanda, utilizing the experience as a catalyst for our campaigns approach and event planning in 2012-2013. The ways we see GROW as vital to planning for our future year are: 1) A stronger partnership means a stronger chapter at Lawrence. The more students who are “in the know” about HDI’s work, the more energy and activity we can produce in our chapter. 2) GROW will educate our interns on the role HDI plays in its community. By having a strong understanding, we can more easily raise awareness. 3) During GROW we will be carrying a consistent blog and video logs that we hope will grab attention amongst the Lawrence community. We will be working to produce a film that we can use tell the story of our experiences, further drawing attention in Appleton. During the 2012-2013 school year, our hope is to focus our campaign efforts on a larger scale than the Lawrence community. Using our developing partnership with Allowance for Good, we will be working with area high school students to create city-wide campaigns that have the potential to bring in much more fundraising than a universitycentered approach. With this objective of widening our approach, we hope to both set feasible goals while cultivating a strong and sustainable chapter.
In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at Lawrence University raised $4,729.11 for Health Development Initiative – Rwanda to support projects in Kigali, Rwanda.
Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!
GlobeMed National Office!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
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CONTACT: Jamie Cartwright E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
CO-PRESIDENT Bethany Larsen email@example.com
CO-PRESIDENT Emma Kane firstname.lastname@example.org
globalhealthU COORDINATOR Beth Larson email@example.com
CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Kate Rosenbalm firstname.lastname@example.org
DIR. OF COMMUNITY BUILIDNG Fanny Lau email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Shea Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR OF FINANCES Gaelen C. Lombard-Knapp rowlandk@lawrence
GROW COORDINATOR Kaleigh Post email@example.com
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MEMBER AT-LARGE Jamie Cartwright firstname.lastname@example.org
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
The Lawrentian, Judith Humphries, Carmen Mezzich, Lawrence University Brian and Patricia Rosenbalm, Paul and Sharyn Taylor, Community Council, Keith and Marcia Scherer, David Piech, Lawrence University Jeanne Buending, Zelda Dunn, Volunteer & Community Jim & Mary Pollock, Loretta Tvrdy, Service Center, Patty Frasher, Jagdish Malhotra, Lawrence University Office of Joyce and Jerry Jacob, Rohit Malhotra, Engaged Learning, Patty Gregory, Nancy Fay and Ken Lawrence University Athletic Amy and Erick Thompson, Rowland, Department, Jim and Carol Larson, Esther Fay, Appleton Family Ice Center Laurie and Joe Merz, Patricia Vize, Carol Engel, Douglas and Joan Stanich, Ms. Carlson and Mr. Vidulich, Todd A. Thorne & David and Kitty Bessey, Associates
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