GlobeMed at Northwestern 2013 – 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda! Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia CORD| Tamil Nadu, India Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya WOPLAH | Western Kenya GWED-G | Gulu, Uganda CEPAIPA | Guayaquil, Ecuador ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change | Denver, Colorado Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand Salud Sin Límites | Siuna, Nicaragua MAP Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle (EDELAC) | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Rwanda Village Concept Project | Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope| Washington, D.C. Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala NECOFA | Moro, Kenya CEMOPLAF Cajabamba | Cajabamba, Ecuador Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Knowledge for Children | Kumbo, Cameroon Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Center for Community Health Promotion | Hanoi, Vietnam ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Medical AIDS Outreach | Montgomery, Alabama A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua CSSD | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Burmese Women’s Union | Mae Sot, Thailand Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal ASPAT | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative| Mukono, Uganda BSDA | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Joy-Southﬁeld Community Development Corp.| Detroit, Michigan Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Raising the Village | Kampala, Uganda PEDA | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India CareNet Ghana | Hohoe, Ghana Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia COWS | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma FORUDEF | Buea, Cameroon
About GlobeMed Mission
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 envision a world in which health â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ is possible for all people, regardless of where they call home.
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.
Message from the Co-Presidents Dear Friends, Hey everyone! It has been a great year for GlobeMed at Northwestern. Through innovative and unique campaigns and a successful individual giving push, we have raised $15,000 to help create a health clinic for our partner, the Adonai Child Development Center in Namugoga, Uganda. This is the second year of our partnership with the Adonai Center, and the ďŹ rst year following a GROW trip to Uganda. With that tangible connection to our partner, through photos and videos and stories from the GROW team, we were able to create a stronger link between the work we do on campus and the Adonai Center. Highlights of the year include a very successful holiday sweater sale in November and winning a video contest against other Northwestern student groups, as well as introducing a number of new and passionate chapter members to GlobeMed. Tade and Nicholas are proud of all the accomplishments of this past year, and commend the hard work of everyone involved in the chapter. We look forward to seeing the continued growth of the chapter under our new co-presidents, Matt and Brittany, as well as the continued growth of the entire GlobeMed network as a whole. Sincerely, Tadelech Mengesha and Nicholas Wang Co-Presidents 2013-2014 GlobeMed at Northwestern
Since our founding in April 2007, our chapter has grown from 3 members to 30 members.
GlobeMed at Northwestern
GlobeMed at Northwestern was the founding chapter of GlobeMed. It was founded in 2007 when 3 students came together to ﬁgure out their role in global health. Since then GlobeMed has risen as a national network of chapters with the GlobeMed at Northwestern chapter still going strong since 2007. The ﬁrst Northwestern partnership, that began in 2007, was the Hope Center in Ho, Ghana. This was a free clinic that provided a variety of health services to the surrounding communities. Including this upcoming summer, we will have had 8 GROW trips at this chapter with two at Adonai Center in Uganda. Each year since 2008 we have an average of 30 members involved in GlobeMed. The interest continues to grow and strengthen on Northwestern's campus. For the Adonai Center speciﬁcally, we have already raised over $20,000 dollars in the past two years.
Our Partnership Adonai Child Development Center
Founded in 2005 Against the backdrop of conﬂict, Aloysius Luswata and his wife, Abby, began the Adonai Child Development Center in Namugoga, Uganda. Their vision aims that every child in Uganda be cared for within the loving arms of a true family. As head of the Namugoga Victors Church, Pastor Luswata and Abby began taking orphaned children into their home in 1997 provide a safe, sheltering environment. This makeshift orphanage quickly grew into a school of 30 children; now, twelve years later, the school has grown to incorporate over 270 students. Out of the Child Development Center grew the Adonai Family Uganda, a center focused on improving the community as a whole through developing economic capacity of subsistence farmers,and investing in small businesses though micro-credit loans. This year, they have initiated the planning and construction phase of an on-site health clinic that provides free services to the students and surrounding communities
Population: 1,000 in village Toward the end of the twentieth century, Uganda found itself ravaged by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and ongoing internal conﬂict. Resulting from this unrest was the emergence of nearly 880,000 orphans in the year 2000. Though the quiet village of Namugoga remained untouched by conﬂict, by no means, was it immune to the devastation and its eﬀects. Abandoned and orphaned children migrating from the north turn to slum life on the outskirts of major cities to escape war-torn areas. These children are often overlooked by aid agencies, which cannot provide resources for these relatively stable areas.
KEY FACT: Nearly 2.4 million children are aﬀected by AIDS in Uganda.
Our Project Our funds will support the creation of a health clinic within the campus of the Adonai Center in Namugoga, Uganda
BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric:
270: number of children studying at Adonai, all of whom will beneďŹ t from the creation of a health clinic on its campus. Cost of project: $15000 What the money directly funded: Building a health clinic
With funds from GlobeMed at Northwestern, Adonai has begun the development of a small community health clinic on the campus of the Adonai Center. Previously, if any children got sick and needed medical treatment, they had to be driven over an hour away to the nearest properly-equipped health clinic. Now, all of the children will have direct access to a health care facility right in their backyard. GlobeMed directly funded purchasing important equipment, including a bed and electricity, purchasing basic medications, and funding the training and salary of a community health worker. Funds from GlobeMed will also allow Adonai to purchase a small motorbike for easy access into town.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Holiday Sweater Sale
Purchase en masse “ugly” sweaters from local thrift shops, and re-sell them in our student union building to students, just in time for the holidays
Individual Giving Campaign
Encourage all chapter members to give and talk to family members about donating money to GlobeMed at Northwestern over the holiday season
NSH Impact Week Northwestern Student Holdings (NSH) held a contest between various social Video Contest
justice and service student organizations to create a video about their work and get the most Facebook “likes”. GlobeMed at Northwestern was selected to participate and we won!
Run for Adonai
Our annual 5K and Fun Run
Total funds raised for Adonai in 2013-2014:
“Since 2012, GlobeMed at Northwestern has raised over $20,000 to support The Adonai Center serve orphan children in Namugoga, Uganda.”
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 number of chapter members in 2013 â€“ 2014: 30 Number of community-building events: 6 The NU GlobeMed chapter consists of about 50 members. As directors of Community Building, Zach and Lauren strived to create a GlobeMed family where everyone felt comfortable and had at least one good friend. Throughout the year, we created diďŹ€erent initiatives and programming to facilitate the creation of friendships and a welcoming, open environment. During open meetings, we used community building to introduce strangers to one another and help ease everyone into the sessions to make them feel more comfortable sharing and participating. We had a Buddy System right after new member recruitment, pairing existing members with new members to introduce everyone and ensure the prevention of barriers between years. During chapter each week, we conducted multiple icebreakers and/or activities with more subtle friendship components to try to ensure everyone felt energized, included, and had some fun too. We also organized outside events, such as attending members shows or performances in other student groups on campus and a chapter party to make sure not to overwhelm people with additional commitments but rather support one another and have fun.
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. GlobalhealthU has been a crucial component of our chapter's cohesiveness and progress year, both as a powerful, interactive tool for understanding domestic and international global health issues that aﬀect our partner community and also as a community building tool for our chapter. GlobalhealthU has a reserved portion of time each meeting that span half an hour to forty-ﬁve minutes, thus making it the largest motivation for chapter members to consistently attend general meetings. The onus thus falls on the globalhealthU directors to provide relevant, interesting topics and engaging discussions and, gauging the progress with member retention, overall experience within GlobeMed, and quality of discussion throughout the year, GlobeMed at Northwestern has been successful in developing its ghU curriculum. A few of our favorite topics throughout this year involved involved analysis of domestic healthcare, mental health and care on a local and national level, and holistic appraisal of the Ugandan institutions of power and privilege that aﬀect our partner organization's work. Many chapter members cited ghU as one of the main reasons that they come back to meetings every week, and much of the overall feedback relates to ghU and its successes/ failures. I am hopeful for the coming year of ghU and am excited to see the expansive direction that the new ghU directors plan to take within their tenure! -Matthew Zhou
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2014
I dream of a world where â€Ś # of responses: 29 We believe that a big part of GlobeMed is to envision what global health equity would look like and then taking steps to achieving that vision. But ďŹ rst, you need to have the image: what does a world with equity look like? We wanted to not only garner chapter responses but reach out to the surrounding community and see if responses were similar.
“Breaking Barriers, Building Connections: The Future of Global Health” 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. "These are not passive populations that we are trying to support – they are strong men and women hindered by structural obstacles that we are helping to empower.“ –Matthew Zhou, 2015
List of 2014 Summit delegates: Nicholas Wang, Brittany Zelch, Dhwani Jain, Matt Zhou, Bryana Schoen, Mindy Chua, Tadelech Mengesha
3 LENGTH OF STAY: 5 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
DATES OF TRAVEL:
GROW Internship Grassroots Onsite Work
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. The aim of our research project is to understand the barriers that girls face to attending school in the Namugoga community. From conversations with Adonai Centre staﬀ members and from review of relevent literature pertaining to similar communities, we suspect that menstrual management issues play a signiﬁcant role in why girls might be forced to miss more school that boys. We are looking to gain unbiased perspectives from girls between the ages of 12-19, as well as schoolteachers in the community, to understand if this issue signiﬁcantly aﬀects girls in Namugoga in order to ascertain if GlobeMed at NU should allocate funding to develop programs to address this concern in the future. Additionally, we hope to evaluate past projects and the general strengths and weaknesses of the partnership, as it is still very new.
GlobeMed at Northwestern
Dear Friends, GlobeMed at Northwestern has accomplished a lot since our founding, but we still have a lot of hard work ahead of us! We are always looking for new and unique and exciting campaign events, both to raise funds for Adonai and to raise awareness of global health issues more broadly. We are going to continue working to improve our online presence, and we hope to revamp our website this year and continue to post regular blog updates from chapter members. We are excited to work closely with National Oﬃce this coming year regarding the new advocacy outreach work that will begin very soon. We are always looking to continue to diversify our chapter members and our chapter outreach on campus. We are hoping to provide members with more community service opportunities in the greater Chicagoland area. We are interested in growing our partnership with Web Thrift Store as a part of our individual giving campaign. We are very excited about the future and looking forward to the continued growth of the chapter and the network as a whole. If you are interested in donating to our cause, visit our Global Giving page! http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/860/globemed-at-northwestern/ Sincerely, Tade and Nicholas
"It is quite incredible what GlobeMed has done for my leadership development, global health knowledge expansion, and passion for humanity. I am not sure where I would be at this point without GlobeMed in my life but I do know I don't really care to know.“ –Tade Mengesha, 2014
Finances In 2013-2014, GlobeMed at Northwestern raised $15,000 for The Adonai Center to support projects in Namugoga, Uganda.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2012-2013 academic year
Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2012-2013 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2012-2013 Current Cash Position
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Executive Board GlobeMed at Northwestern External Co-President
GROW Coordinator globalhealthU Coordinators Campaign Coordinators Director of Communications Community Building Coordinators Director of Newsletter Individual Giving Coordinators Director of Finances
Neha Reddy Natalie Sack and Matt Zhou Alex Baum, Mindy Chua, John Galyas Emily Sisel Zach Piser and Lauren Sadowsky Alissa Zhu Dhwani Jain and Brittany Zelch Han-Wei Wu
Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2013 â€“ 2014 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Brian Hansen Corey Portell Michael Diamond
ORGANIZATIONS The BuďŹ€ett Center Center for Global Engagement International Program Development Northwestern Student Holdings
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