GLOBEMED AT NORTHEASTERN 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 Northeastern University
The conclusion of this academic year marks many monumental leaps in the growth of our chapter here at Northeastern University. Most notably, our five-fold increase in our yearly fundraising goal; this number is a representative product of the development and strength of this chapter on every level and of the passion our members hold for the causes we support. Among our successes this year I believe the most valuable thing that we have learned is to recognize bad habits that have been fostered and neglected since the chapter’s birth. We have talked about some of these issues in years past, however, for the first time there is a targeted plan being implemented to strike at the heart of these issues. I strongly believe that our strategies will be met with success and it will no doubt lead to a more effective and streamlined GlobeMed at Northeastern in years to come. My hope and expectation is that, with this internal growth on the horizon and with continued financial success, we will see the rising leaders bring our group to a level of maturity that the chapter founders envisioned. Leading this chapter in the 2011 to 2012 academic year has been a pleasure, a challenge, and an honor. Robert F. Lawrence and Maya T. Stawnychy 2011-2012 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
GlobeMed at Northeastern University
Our chapter was founded in September 2006, back when GlobeMed was still known as Global Medical Relief, and the creation of our partnership with Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization in Masaka Uganda followed closely after. GlobeMed at Northeastern University strives to link students with global causes and to educate the student body about the effect that even one person can have on global health equity. Through our continued efforts, we have been able to raise over 20,000 dollars for Kitovu Mobile, which has gone into the construction of pit-latrines, tippy-taps, and water tanks with the purpose of providing the Masaka community with access to fresh water and sanitation. In addition to the amount of money we are raising, our membership continues to grow as we reach out to more and more socially aware students on our campus. Just this summer we sent our first GROW internship group to Uganda to finally meet the people we are helping face to face. This year, we were also awarded the honor of receiving the Millennium Campus Network 2012 Community Outreach Grant in support of our partner. In the coming months we hope to make GlobeMed a well-known name around campus by publicizing the impact our chapter is making in Uganda.
since our founding in september 2006 , our chapter has grown from 05 to 27 members.
Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization WORKS IN MASAKA, UGANDA POPULATION: 70,000
KEY FACT: There are an estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in Uganda.
Masaka is a growing town in southeast Uganda with improving roads, growing businesses, and an increasing population. With many people spread over a larger area, access it health care is rare so many people are left with not only no care but also no knowledge of how to cope without it. The spread of many diseases and the implications they leave behind such as financial and emotional loss greatly impact this area.
ABOUT KITOVU MOBILE AIDS ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN 1987 Kitovu Mobile AIDS organization was founded in 1987 as a response to the HIV crisis in the Rakai district. Kitovu Mobile employs a holistic approach by reaching everyone affected by HIV in any way from caring for the patients directly, counseling of the patients and families, and helping orphans and grandmothers cope with losses. They have many programs all with the mission of improving the life of people affected by HIV and AIDS through working with communities in the areas of prevention, care and support. GlobeMed started fundraising for a specific project under their family support program in 2009.
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Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization
GlobeMed at Northeastern University Why water sanitation and hygiene? Much of the disease in this area can be attributed to poor hygiene and sanitation and can be easily prevented. Kitovu Mobile recognized this and began their integrated solution of women self help groups which both empower women and teach them valuable lessons in proper household care. With Kitovu's holistic approach of addressing all areas of HIV impact, they found this an imperative step in their outreach.
15 WOMEN IN A WOMEN SELF HELP GROUP WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED
$10,020 TO FUND WATER SANITATION PROJECTS AND TO PURCHASE 4 PIT LATRINES, 4 WATER TANKS, TIPPY-TAPS
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Our project aims to improve hygiene and sanitation in hopes to reduce much of the preventable disease in the some of of the poorest communities in Uganda. " Our project is to improve the health of a certain community by addressing hygiene and sanitation issues such as hand washing and use of pit latrines. By using women self help groups to spread awareness on these issues to the villages, the project also hoped to empower these women.This year, our funds went to one of the selfhelp groups. The women decided to use the money to build four pit litrines and four water tanks. With a source of clean water and a more sanitary place to go to the bathroom, many diseases could be prevented.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
MCN 2012 Community Outreach Grant
Millennium Campus Network Grant, We were awarded this grant after an intensive essay submission process and after giving a speech to Fessendon Day School of Newton, Massachusetts. We spoke about basic water sanitation and how clean and microbefree water is a luxury in many parts of the world; especially where our partner organization is located in Masaka, Uganda.
With help from our friends, family, and community, we surpassed our goal of making the most money ever for our partner, making this year the most profitable individual giving campaign to date. We reached out by presenting information about GlobeMed during our family gatherings during the winter season. Over 100 community members came together to form a human HIV/AIDS ribbon to commemorate World AIDS Day
Every year, we host an Anti-Valentines Day event before hours at a club in Boston. This night is always filled with lots of dancing, friendship, and laughs as the members of GlobeMed get to see their eboard auctioned away on dates. Halfway through the night, the date auction begins and the friends which show up in support of our cause fight for the right to "go on a date" with one of our eboard or staff members.
It has become a tradition for GlobeMed to host a basketball tournament benefiting our partner during the first few weeks of February, just as everyone is starting to get excited about basketball and march madness. This year we were able to raise one thousand dollars through this tournament style competition.
Total funds raised for Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization in 2011-2012:
Since its founding in 2006, GlobeMed at Northeastern has raised approximately $20,000 to support Kitovu Mobile's HIV/AIDs clinic and water sanitation initiatives.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR ANTI-VALENTINES DAY February 15, 2012
We figured most people hate Valentines Day so we decided to celebrate the day after the 14th of February with an All-Black bar sponsored event with a date auction. This is the second year that we have done this and it has shown increased signs of success, quickly becoming a recognized annual staple event of our chapter at Northeastern University.
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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.
Our members and eboard were all very excited to start on the poverty theme of the year, and we really connected with the idea of the poverty-health cycle and wanted to explore how we as a chapter could help disrupt it. A lot of the ghU activities were also varied and so created a good diversity of discussion topics and mediums for discussion. The poverty theme showed a large increase in participation during globalhealthU. The various movies, activities, posters, and other things that we make during ghU have increased participation, and as the year went on and more people became comfortable speaking in front of each other. Overall, this year has been one of our best: we’ve increased participation in ghU and because of this we’ve grown by adding on some keys members.
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.
COMMUNITY BUILDING 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:
Every year we grow stronger as a chapter, and we’ve been growing stronger since our founding in 2006. The most important thing when starting a movement like GlobeMed is being able to rely on and trust your eboard and members. At Northeastern University, we’ve been able to meet all of our goals this year (and in previous years) because of the sense of community we share. We not only meet to discuss our partner and fundraisers, but we meet as friends. Our staff retreats along with our volunteer experiences have brought us closer together then ever before.
"Reflecting on our trip to Uganda will take a long time. With each passing day it feels easier to talk about but for now, it happened. And what happened was good.â€? -- Madeline Skillman, c/o 2014
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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
04 05 weeks
# OF GROW INTERNS:
MAY 2012â€“ JUNE 2012
LENGTH OF STAY:
WORK DESCRIPTION: The interns worked on putting together and disseminating a baseline survey on hygiene and sanitation of several villages surrounding the partner organization. From the data collected, GlobeMed and Kitovu hope to find where the money would most be useful in their upcoming project.
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 “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a networkwide 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.
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In:
Participating Departments: Department of Biology
GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: The most prominent discussion that occurred in the class that I attended was a The Department of dissection of economics, the fundamentals of financial African American Studies security, and which pillars of community values contributed to the health of that community. The conclusion was that small town (village) economic fundamentals directly correlated with the healthcare received by that community; and, consequently, the overall health of that community. The professor coined it ʺ″The hand in hand perspective.ʺ″ It was incredible how enthusiastic people became once the discussion got underway. MORE WDSJ ACTION ----------------------------------“HOW DOES CHANGE OCCUR?”: We put out flashcards with the question of how change occurs within a community and requested that people write the most specific method or channel they could think of to make this happen. We got answers as specific as "International Media influence" and as general as "simple health equity."
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.
WDSJ Teach-Ins GlobeMed at Northeastern 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.
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
"Sustainable financial injections into institutions like mobile clinics can improve small province economies from the ground up, with improved health of the population - it becomes easy to see how closely the health of the economy is related to the health of the community" - Social Entrepreneurship Professor View more photos and quotes at www.globemedwdsj.tumblr.com
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Maya Stawnychy and Katie Coleman
“We are young and we are students, but we have a voice and our actions and thoughts can help shape a movement towards global health equity. One of the keynote speakers at the 2012 Summit, Pamela Angwech from Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization, spoke about this during her speech, and I think that it empowered everyone in the room. Our network has raised over $600,000.00 since it was founded, and our passion will help us continue to help our partner organizations.”
-- Maya Stawnychy, 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.
“I joined GlobeMed as a sophomore, in a time of my life when I had very little idea of what career path I wanted to take. As the years have passed, and as I’ve become continually interested in global health and inequity, GlobeMed has been a great outlet for me as I’ve worked toward a career in medicine. As a senior, I can now look back at not only what I’ve given to GlobeMed, but what GlobeMed has given to me – a desire to help those in under-served countries as I continue in my medical career. I cherish each moment that I’ve spent in this group, and hope to see our Northeastern chapter expand long after I graduate.” – Katie Coleman, c/o 2012
This year we hope to strengthen both our partnership with Kitovu Mobile and our chapter as a whole. This summer was the first year that we were successfully able to send a grow trip into Uganda to meet up with our partner. Because we have been able to see first-hand the problems facing the community we are trying to help, we now have a stronger idea of how we can best assist our partner. We also hope to broaden our network back home by reaching out to the Northeastern community to pull in more solid members and to raise awareness for our project, and to the Boston community to coordinate fundraisers and events with other GlobeMed chapters from across the city. By 2013 we plan on setting up bi-monthly volunteering opportunities to stay involved in our community here at home and well as our community in Uganda. We also aim to launch several high yielding fundraisers with the goal of raising 10,000 dollars for our partner by the end of the school year. Any help we get will be greatly appreciated and donations can be given through our Razoo account, or http://www.razoo.com/story/Globe-Med-AtNortheastern
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FINANCES In 2011 â€“ 2012, GlobeMed at Northeastern University raised $10,020 for Kitovu Mobile AIDS Outreach to support projects in Masaka, Uganda. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!
Revenue! Events !
GlobeMed National Office!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
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SUPPORTERS INDIVIDUALS Thank you to Katie Coleman and Laura Warren for four years of dedication!
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
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