GlobeMed at Princeton University 2016 â€“ 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
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Imidido Project | Ruhengeri, Rwanda Project Bona Fide | Ometepe, Nicaragua RE-PARTNERSHIP Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development | Tamil Nadu, India Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya CCC-UNSCH | Ayacucha, Peru Western Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS | Western Kenya Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization | Gulu, Uganda AMMID | San Marcos, Guatemala Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand SHED Foundation | Shirati, Tanzania Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free | Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Nancholi Youth Organization | Blantyre City, Malawi Trailblazer Foundation | Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda RE-PARTNERSHIP RE-PARTNERSHIP Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center | Namugoga, Uganda Komera | Kayonza, Rwanda COVE Alliance | Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Jambi Huasi | Otavalo, Ecuador RE-PARTNERSHIP Asociación Tierra | La Concepcioón Masaya Mission for Community Development | Uganda PHASE Nepal | Kathmandu, Nepal RE-PARTNERSHIP Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative | Mukono, Uganda Dhulikhel Hospital | Kavrepalanchok, Nepal Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia RE-PARTNERSHIP Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Choice Humanitarian | Piura, Peru Social Organization for Voluntary Action | Odisha, India Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants | Mbale, Uganda Wuqu' Kawoq | Tecpan, Guatemala Sacred Valley Health | Cusco, Peru Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Molo, Kenya Children of Peace | Lira, Uganda Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda RE-PARTNERSHIP Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma Logan Square Neighborhood Association | Chicago, IL, USA
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.
Vision We envision a world in which health â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ is possible for all people.
We believe every human life has equal value. This belief has drawn us together from all corners of the world. Health for all is within our grasp if we work together.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, Our GlobeMed chapter this year has grown significantly to establish a community of dedicated students, who are driven to learn about global health issues, be public health activists on campus and have helped fundraise for our yearly project. We started the fall semester with a collaborative group of E-Board members and recruited eager new members to form a part of our four subteams. Since last year, we have increased in size from a group of 26 to 56 active members, which allowed us to plan more campus-wide events and have a large attendance at our weekly meetings. Throughout the year, our campaigns team organized a multitude of fundraising events, which include brownie bake sales, rummage sales, midterm care packages and more! From each event, we were able to spread the message about our fundraising goal to donate a ultrasound machine to our partner organization, COVE Alliance in Uganda, which provides free medical services to the local community. Moreover, the ghU subteam played an important role in creating awareness campaigns for global health equity and health disparities with the International Human Rights Day and world Day of Social Justice. Our community building team was also able to unite our members through weekly icebreaker activities and study breaks, to foster a greater sense of community. Our partnership with COVE alliance has been fundamental to address the needs of the Ugandan community by maintaining frequent communication with the representatives at our partner site. In fact, our GROW team will be visiting our partner organization this August and working with staff to implement smaller local projects during their time there. Reflecting on this past year, I realized that my involvement with GlobeMed has not only been truly rewarding, but has also served as a learning experience as we contribute to the progress with COVEâ€™s mission. Dan and I, as co-presidents, look forward to implementing new opportunities for our chapter and developing a stronger relationship with COVE staff. We would like to also thank GlobeMed HQ staff for their unlimited support and our partner organization for their cooperation. Sincerely, Diana Ortiz and Dan Qian 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Princeton
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Princeton
The GlobeMed at Princeton chapter was founded in 2010 by Natalie, a sophomore with a passion for social justice and global health, with her co-president Andrew. Since its founding our chapter has worked with 2 partner organizations, first the Medical AIDS Outreach and now COVE Alliance. During the 2015-16 year, the chapter experienced not only a rapid growth in membership but also development in leadership-building and a dedication to raising awareness both on and off campus about global health equity.
Since our founding in September 2010, our chapter has grown from 08 to 56 members
SInce our founding in September 2010, our chapter has raised over $8,000
Our Partnership COVE Alliance
Founded in 2008 COVE Alliance is a nonprofit organization that serves orphaned and vulnerable children in central Uganda. The organization was founded to combat the combination of political, economic, and health challenges confronted by the youth of Uganda. Today, COVE Alliance U.S. raises funds to support COVE’s presence in Uganda. The town of Kapeeka and the Diocese of Kasana-Luweero are home to COVE Alliance Uganda with its Children’s Outreach Program and site of the St. Jerome COVE Center, a combination primary school and health clinic. Through fundraising, GROW internships in Kapeeka, and other initiatives, the GlobeMed at Princeton chapter supports COVE Alliance in its mission to provide education and health care to orphaned and disadvantaged children in Uganda. Kapeeka, Uganda Father Hilary, the founder of COVE Alliance, was motivated to form COVE by his personal experience of growing up in Central Uganda. The region experienced multiple civil wars since Hilary’s birth in 1972 and it currently faces a large-scale outbreak of HIV/AIDs. The health clinic at COVE was founded to meet a pressing need to for access to health care in the community of Kapeeka and those surrounding it. Today the clinic is an indispensable part of the community, providing for people’s health care needs. Key Facts A doctor in the COVE clinic displays the ● 2,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases, 90% of which is due to a lack of safe water, sanitation, medical vaccinations that are available to the Ugandan community. and basic hygiene. ● As of 2004, it was estimated that there were fewer than 5 physicians per 100,000 people in Uganda.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: The health clinic at COVE services over 3,000 people annually, providing maternal care and other medical services Funds raised to support project: over $1,000 What the money directly funded: an ultrasound machine
GlobeMed at Princeton raised over $1,000 to fund the purchase of a ultrasound machine for the health clinic at COVE Alliance in Kapeeka, Uganda in order to provide better maternal care for pregnant women
During the 2016-17 academic year, the GlobeMed at Princeton chapter focused its fundraising efforts on three projects with COVE. The main focus of the chapter was to raise money to support the donation of a ultrasound machine for COVEâ€™s health clinic. The clinic serves over 3,000 people annually, not only through their immunization programs, but also through community education efforts and maternal care services. With an ultrasound machine, pregnant women will have better access to prenatal care with more frequent health check-ups at the clinic. In addition to supporting this project, the chapter sponsored a young girlâ€™s education, meals and stay at the COVE St. Jerome Center, which we will continue to do this upcoming school year. Furthermore, GlobeMed at Princeton provide computer literacy sessions to the head staff members at both the school and the clinic, to help improve their skills using recent technology.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Brownie Bake Sale
Every month, we held a brownie bake sale on the weekend, outside of our campus center
RCA Care Packages
During midterms and finals, GlobeMed@Princeton sold Princeton Residential College Advisors pre-made care packages for freshman students.
Every week during chapter meetings, each member emails 2-3 Princeton alumni associated with the health professions, asking for donations to our main project .
Total funds raised for COVE Alliance in 2016-2017:
These funds earned this year through our fundraising efforts will be used to purchase a ultrasound machine for the clinic at COVE, enabling them to provide more maternal health services to expecting mothers.
Brownie Bake Sale
Once a month, GlobeMed@Princeton would bake brownies and sell them to university students for $1 per brownie. During the bake sales, GlobeMed members would also advocate for our cause to help raise awareness.
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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 2016 â€“ 2017: 56 Number of community-building events: 3 There were 56 total chapter members in GlobeMed at Princeton in 2015-16. During 2016-17 school year, our community building held three community building events, which were all study breaks. The community building agenda items included: coming up with icebreakers and activities every meeting, planning study breaks, and establishing members 1-on-1s, in which we randomly partner GlobeMed members and encourage everyone to meet with their partner(s) outside of meetings in order to strengthen member relationships. We hope to participate in volunteering opportunities this upcoming year with the CRISIS ministry to establish a local partnership during the school year. Within this partnership, GlobeMed members will volunteer every third Saturday of the month with CRISIS ministryâ€™s Trenton food pantry. In addition, we were unable to host an official retreat this year. We hope to have the resources to plan a retreat with our E-board and general members to share ideas and visions about the mission of our organization.
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.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR Is health a human right?
This year, our globalhealthU team managed to set interactive discussions about global health disparities and engage students in a curriculum aimed at sharing new perspectives at every weekly meeting. The group discussions proved to be a vital part of the chapterâ€™s meetings, as students learned about many new health topics. Each member of the ghU team successfully gave a presentation, experimenting with new formats for discussion, debates and games to encourage active participation. One of the intriguing sessions was on voluntourism, an industry which some of the students had never heard of. Our discussion led to question the morality of volunteering in a foreign country, while individuals also benefit from a tourist experience of the trip. The basis of the discussion followed with students addressing the genuinity of international medical trips and how we view our ability to help others.
How do we play a role in global health advocacy? How do we provide fair access to healthcare abroad? What are the challenges to providing healthcare equity? What responsibilities do we have to our nation and others?
In addition to these internal conversations, the ghU team facilitated 3 major public events during the year. They recognized both International Human Rights Day and the World Day of Social Justice to raise awareness about health disparities in Uganda and around the globe. The team also discovered creative new ways to promote general awareness about global health equity on campus by using poster campaigns around campus. Overall, it was a great experience with our ghU team and we look forward to more lessons and health-based discussions! Local family in Uganda greets our GROW staff during the 2015-16 trip.
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Infection Prevention Campaign
In order to spread awareness on campus about the prevention of various infections, we created a photo campaign with a variety of germ cutouts. Students were able to use our special snapchat filter and enjoy cupcakes as they learned more about GlobeMed and infections affecting other countries.
Human Rights Day
The GHU team tabled at Frist Campus Center with a poster, munchkins and an awareness paragraph to discuss the importance of human rights. We designed our own poster resembling the image on the left. Many students stopped by the table to learn more about GlobeMed as an organization, which earned us exposure and provoked individuals to think about human rights outside the orange bubble.
Trivia Awareness Campaign
At one of our meetings, we held a trivia challenge for the club members. The questions varied in category on the topic of vaccination. The questions and wrong answers definitely brought club members closer together.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2016
World Issues Awareness Campaign This year our chapter tabled at Frist Campus Center with a world map, colorful ribbons, and push pins. The different colored ribbons represented a variety of world issues such as hunger, health care access, and political injustice. Every student that came across our table was encouraged to select an issue that they are passionate about and a specific location of this issue. Then, they had to simply attach their ribbon to the region. The activity was meant to provoke a discussion over the variety of issues that each individual is personally interested in. The board itself, however, represented the vast amount of different interests present on campus--an interest that students should work to pursue.
Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity The annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit catalyzes mutual learning and collaboration between 300 students and leaders from a variety of health-related sectors. It provides delegates with the space to form relationships grounded in values of social justice and health equity.
“To advance health equity in the 21st century, we must - and can - tap into the diversity of our experiences to garner mental and moral strength…[to] shift the status quo” -Alyssa Smaldino, Previous Executive Director of GlobeMed
List of 2017 Summit delegates: Although our chapter was unable to send representatives to this year’s Summit, we enjoyed catching up on the highlights through the videos and other information provided on the website.
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.
This year’s GROW team is composed of five members and is continuing with the project from last year’s trip.The goal of the project is to digitize all the medical records at the St. Jerome health clinic. They will also be providing educational workshops to teach technology literacy and ensure that the electronic records are easy to use for the clinic’s staff. Next year, we hope to assist the COVE staff in the purchase of a ultrasound machine as we are still fundraising to provide a medical device that will be used extensively in the clinic for pregnant women.
5 Length of Stay: 3 wks # of GROW Interns:
DATES OF TRAVEL:
8/10 - 8/31
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Princeton raised $1000+ for COVE Alliance to support projects in Uganda
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Our Future Dear Friends, We are very excited to be a part of a nationwide community that strives to help others through social justice, global health advocacy and providing resources to our international partner, COVE. This year, we were fortunate enough to raise a large amount of funds and will continue this year to reach our goal to donate an ultrasound machine to the COVE clinic at Kapeeka, which will provide better maternal care for the expecting mothers. As for next year, we hope to increase our fundraising goal by a thousand, or more! We expect to plan more campaign fundraising and ghU awareness events that can support smaller projects on-site during the GROW trip, along with our yearly donation. We also hope to plan our first retreat with the GlobeMed E-Board since this will be an opportunity to evaluate our progress and areas for improvement. Overall, we have a strong, dedicated team that will help us grow awareness of global health disparities and need for healthcare equity. We can always use the extra help too! To support our ultrasound machine project with COVE or their broader mission to provide education and health care to orphaned and disadvantaged children in Uganda, visit our page and donate to our cause at: https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Globemed-At-Princeton Sincerely, Diana Ortiz and Daniel Qian 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Princeton
GlobeMed has been one of the highlights of my college career. I initially got involved because the group's goals matched up with my academic endeavors, but it grew into something much bigger for me. Because of GlobeMed I've developed as a student, as a leader, as a team member, and as a citizen of this country and the world. GlobeMed went from being just another extracurricular activity to becoming a community I enjoy and that enables me to realize goals and dreams I otherwise would not be able to accomplish. Dahlia Kaki â€˜18
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