GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME 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 University of Notre Dame
Dear Friends of GlobeMed at Notre Dame, We'd like to begin by thanking you for all of your support this past year. It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the Notre Dame chapter of GlobeMed. This was our first year as an organization, and we hope to have planted the seeds to grow in our partnership and commitment to furthering the movement for global health equity. The most beautiful part of our work this year was our collaboration with our partner, the Promotion for Education and Development Association (PEDA), based in Vientiane, Laos. Their commitment to improving the health of communities halfway around the world has been our inspiration in raising over $3,000. We have learned so much from our partner, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship in the years to come.
IN THIS REPORT:
Bound by our commitment to our partner and our belief that health is a human right, the GlobeMed chapter at Notre Dame grew from two founding members to twenty! We gained official recognition from our university, held our first events, and came together as a chapter. This report summarizes our year, in statistics and descriptions, but we hope that the intangibles also become evident. We couldn't have done any of this without the effort, dedication, and passion of our members and supporters, so for that we are eternally grateful.
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
Thank you again for your support and your encouragement. We look forward to continuing the journey and growing the movement!
12 OUR FUTURE
In Solidarity, Genevieve Gill-Wiehl and Jessica Puricelli 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
15 THANK YOU
2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
4 OUR PARTNER
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
GlobeMed at University of Notre Dame
In 2011, a Notre Dame student--interested in becoming more involved in learning about issues in global health and taking action against inequalities--discovered an impressive student-led organization called GlobeMed. Inspired by their commitment and their innovation, and wanting to harness the power of the Notre Dame student body, she gathered like-minded individuals and founded GlobeMed at Notre Dame. in their first year, they grew to twenty members strong and raised over $3,000 for their partner, the Promotion for Education and Development Association based in Vientiane, Laos.
since our founding in august 2011 , our chapter has grown from 09 to 20 members.
The Promotion for Education and Development Association WORKS IN VIENTIANE, LAOS POPULATION: 754,000
KEY FACT: Laos is ranked 181st in total health expenditure (US is 1st). KEY FACT: 70% of the population in Laos is at risk for Malaria.
Colonized by the French in 1893, and occupied by Japanese troops during World War II, Laos was finally granted full independence in 1954. However, there was great political tension between the communists, neutralists and rightists in the newly independent Laos. A civil war gripped the nation until 1975, when the Lao People's Democratic Republic was established. During the Vietnam War in the 1970s, the United States heavily bombed Laos in an attempt to destroy the Ho Chi Minh Trail and draw out the Northern Vietnamese communists. Roughly 30% of bombs dropped failed to detonate and unexploded ordnance has caused over 13,000 deaths since 1975--and remains a major concern in Laos. Roughly 85% of the population lives in rural areas and there is a very high risk of contracting an infectious disease such as Malaria or Tuberculosis throughout the country. This risk is exacerbated by poor public health infrastructure and sanitation systems.
ABOUT PEDA FOUNDED IN 2001 Our partner organization was founded in August 2001 as the Youth Fellowship for Action on Development. When nongovernmental organizations were approved by the government in 2004, the group was reorganized as The Promotion for Education and Development. PEDA's vision is "to promote education to reduce socio-economic and health impacts in vulnerable communities" and their mission is "to promote local expertise to become key resources to strengthen and develop better human resource quality within the community based upon participating approaches" and thereby effectively "reduce socio-economic and health impacts to reach development stability." PEDA specializes in areas of sexual reproductive health, malaria prevention, tuberculosis prevention, HIV/AIDS/ STI prevention and human trafficking prevention. They also have livestock and agriculture programs to improve life within their communities.
We are very much interested in working with university students, as it would be a great chance for our staffs to share, to learn and to gain new experiences from people outside of the country. Often, lessons from other countries can be adapted and utilized usefully for other countries too. Moreover, this is an opportunity for us to collaborate with GlobeMed and its students to improve the health of the communities, to exchange experiences about our works, open our ear to listen to new ideas from young generation such university students that we may apply new ideas to our work and on the community projects, as our work is to provide technical information and education to support the community potential in solving the impact on social economic, health issues and so forth. Thipphavanh Thammachith Project Coordinator
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER
OUR PROJECT PEDA
GlobeMed at University of Notre Dame Why communicable disease prevention? 70% of the population in Laos is at risk for malaria, and the risk of serious complications is even higher in rural villages where there is limited knowledge regarding the symptoms, treatment or prevention of malaria. PEDA's Behavior Change Communication approach uses a community based outreach approach that utilizes educational materials and peer educators to increase community knowledge and prevent severe illness or death from malaria.
1,000 EDUCATIONAL POSTERS PURCHASED AND DISTRIBUTED IN 10 VILLAGES
$3,000 TO FUND THE PURCHASE AND PRODUCTION OF 1,000 EDUCATIONAL POSTERS AND FLIPCHARTS
Malaria education in 10 rural Laotian villages. " Our Malaria Prevention Project supported the production of one thousand educational posters and flipcharts that will be distributed in 10 rural, ethnic villages in Laos. The posters will detail the symptoms of Malaria and the importance of seeking treatment and using appropriate bed nets. The posters will be used during community outreach events led by village peer educators and placed in village meeting places where people can easily access the information. The goal of this project is to increase knowledge about Malaria and its methods of transmission in the communities and increase the number of people using bed nets and seeking treatment when sick.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Individual Giving Campaign
We reached out to friends and family to help support projects in our partner community.
Sold bake goods on campus to raise money for our partner.
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
Total funds raised for PEDA in 2011-2012:
$3,125 In our first year as a club, GlobeMed at Notre Dame was able to raise $3,125 to support PEDA's malaria and tuberculosis educational prevention program.
globalhealthU globalhealthU is GlobeMedâ€™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.
My name is Morgan and I was the girl who spent hours each week finding ways not to talk. No I am not wildly antisocial. My biggest ghU struggle this year was finding ways to cram multiple weeks of lesson plans into one (new chapter problems) while simultaneously trying to make sure I was speaking as little as possible. At first, this just seemed appropriate for a group of my peers. Soon, I learned this was my best strategy because our staff is awesome. When set on a new idea or topic, they consistently blew me away with what they were able to bring in from personal experiences, classes they've taken , things they've read or simply something they've thought about. GlobalhealthU helped shape Notre Dame's inaugural chapter by giving each staff member a voice in discussions, depth in new ideas and purpose in our partner's story.
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. STUDENTSâ€™ 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.
A Word from Lisbee Mumford December 25, 2011 Lisbee Mumford, the Rwanda Program Assistant for Partner’s in Health (PIH), spoke to our chapter about what it’s like to work for PIH. Her insights and experiences were inspiring and provided an excellent example of a pragmatic way we can dedicate ourselves to the fight for global health equity after college.
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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 a new chapter, community building activities really cemented our bond and our dedication to GlobeMed and our partnership. Speed dating during retreats, skyping with PEDA, and baking cookies were among this year's highlights. These gatherings also provided the perfect setting for challenging conversations and personal reflections. One of our favorite chapter activities we returned to again and again was writing down "This I Believe" statements and sharing them with each other. We believe health is a human right. We believe in each other and our mission. We believe we can make a difference.
“INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME 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.
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In:
GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: Professor Paul Ocobock Participating (History) -- Due to an incident of racial harassment on campus in Departments: recent weeks, the WDSJ discussion in the History of Modern Africa class was largely shaped by race issues both on and off Chemistry campus. This fed into the day’s theme of social justice by addressing one of the most divisive social issues, racial prejudice, at a time when our university was deeply hurt by the actions of a History group of our peers. Our discussion was informed by a diverse classroom with a variety of opinions on how race plays a role in our classroom, our school, and our lives, as well as by our professor and our course topic which dealt heavily with the issue of racial tensions in Africa. The entire class period was used to discuss how the recent incident was a breach of social justice on campus, our opinions on this in light of other personal experiences, and what this means for our generation of world leaders. MORE WDSJ ACTION ----------------------------------SOCIAL JUSTICE BALLOON EVENT: Our chapter blew up 80 red and white balloons, attached social justice facts with the GlobeMed name and logo to them, and tied them all around our Student Center. At each entrance to our student center we had large posters that read “GlobeMed at Notre Dame Celebrates World Day of Social Justice.” We found this to be an extremely effective awareness event.
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 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Morgan Benson, Isabel Camara, Genevieve GillWiehl, Liam Kane, Jessica Puricelli
â€œIn order for positive change to occur in the world, we need to commit ourselves to that change. GlobeMed accomplishes change through our partnerships. Partnerships require total dedication by both sides to accomplish a common goal. And we must not be complacent in our partnerships. We know that while we have had great success with our partners, we understand that our success comes only because of our endless pursuit of improving these partnerships, learning from each other, and working for the good of our communities.â€? "
-- Liam Kane, c/o 2015
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 would say that the chapter reminds me that we can do things that make a diﬀerence NOW-- I always am focusing on school, thinking that once I get out of med school I will go work in areas that need me and do my part for the world. But GlobeMed is a powerful reminder that we can do things that not only help us learn and grow, they help others--- no matter what I am doing in my life, there is always time to do a little something for the rest of the world! -- Rachel Chisausky, 2013; Notre Dame's chapter at GlobeMed introduced me to a world (literally) of issues and struggles that our global citizens face. It also introduced me, however, to students that are willing and eager to tackle these problems with eﬀective and sustainable solutions. I am so proud to be a part of a community with such great aspirations, I am so excited to collectively improve our understanding of suﬀering and social justice, I am so ready to continue our life-changing work and to develop an even stronger partnership with PEDA.” --Liam Kane, c/o 2015
GlobeMed at Notre Dame could not be more excited for this summer and the 2012-2013 school year. After navigating our rookie year as a chapter, we have developed a commitment to our partner and each other that we are determined to expand upon this coming year. This summer, our chapter has decided to read Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder and to share our reflections and thoughts through scheduled blog posts written by different club members. We are also having a contest to see who can document the most creative way to raise $50. When we return to campus in the fall, we have even bigger goals! First, we are increasing our fundraising goal from $3,000 to $5,000. We also hope to cosponsor Notre Dame’s first “Health is a Human Right” week with other clubs and introduce more people to GlobeMed. We hope to host a “Walk for Healthcare” and to collaborate with Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health. We also would like to work to strengthen the GlobeMed network by having scheduled skype sessions with other chapters! We will be holding our second annual Individual Giving Campaign over Christmas break and expect to host a Lao cultural event to celebrate Lao New Year in the spring. Finally, we want to strengthen our relationship with PEDA by actually meeting them in Laos for a Grass Roots On-ground Work (GROW) Internship Summer 2013!
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
FINANCES In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at University of Notre Dame raised $3,125 for PEDA to support projects in Vientiane, Laos. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!
Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!
University Funding! SUBTOTAL!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding!
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A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Fr. Robert Dowd, Faculty Advisor
THANK YOU Mr. David Mattingly, Student Activities Office
Ms. Rosie McDowell, Center for Social Concerns All of our donors!!!
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