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2012-2013 Annual Report

GlobeMed at the University of Rochester



Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya WOPLAH | Western Kenya GWED-G | Gulu, Uganda CEPAIPA | Guayaquil, Ecuador 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 Rwanda Village Concept Project | Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope| Washington, D.C. Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala CEMOPLAF Cajabamba | Cajabamba, Ecuador Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda 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 Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal ASPAT | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Nwoya Youth Center | Anaka, Uganda BSDA | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Tiyatien Health | Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southfield Community Development Corp.| Detroit, Michigan KCRC | Bushenyi District, Uganda Health Alert Uganda | Gulu, 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 Burmese Women’s Union | Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 – the ability to not only survive but thrive – 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.

GlobeMed at the university of Rochester Friends of GlobeMed at Rochester: Thank you for a wonderful year. With the support of our devoted staff, ceaseless advocates, and generous donors, we were able to push further and accomplish more than we’d hoped. Our outreach into the Rochester community expanded through both campaigns and volunteer efforts, our globalhealthU events and weekly meetings fostered a new understanding within our members and on campus, and perhaps most importantly, our partnership with Kallpa Iquitos became real for the first time to many of our members through improved communication and meeting Manuel Tello, our primary contact at Kallpa, at the 2013 Global Health Summit in Evanston. This May, eighteen of our seniors graduated--close to half of the chapter. Many were founding members, and while we cannot begin to describe how much we’ll miss them, it is reassuring (to say the least) that they are optimistic about our future and that they are hopeful that GlobeMed will mean as much to future classes. It is safe to say that GlobeMed defined many of their college experiences. We are grateful to have had them on our staff for the last few years, and we are just as grateful to have them join a strong network of GlobeMed at University of Rochester alumni. We’ve learned a lot in the past few years: about internalizing the idea of partnership, sustaining passion in the face of challenges, and being inspired in unlikely places. We can’t wait to see what the next year brings. Yours in solidarity, Ria Pal and Jeremy Harding 2012-2013 Co-Presidents

GlobeMed at the university of rochester

About Us

Founded in August of 2010, GlobeMed at University of Rochester is eager to embark on its fourth year of partnership with Kallpa Iquitos. We have grown to an organization of nearly 50 students passionate about global health across geographic and cultural boundaries. Last summer, Kallpa's involvement in the neighborhood of El Porvenir was so successful that eight surrounding neighborhoods asked Kallpa to expand their programming to those neighborhoods as well. These programs included the installation of parks, academic support classes, microbusinesses, health workshops, and more. GlobeMed at UR was able to fundraise nearly $13,000 to support this expansion, and we look forward to continuing this upward trajectory with Kallpa. We are also deeply invested in the wellbeing of Rochester as a city, and we have worked hard to connect a variety of local organizations, which range from small businesses to academic networks, in pursuit of a deepened understanding of and appreciation for health and its implications both in Rochester, New York and Iquitos, Peru.

since our founding in august 2010, our chapter has grown from 12 to 47 members.

Kallpa iquitos Iquitos, Peru Population: 5,000 The region of Pampachica is located Southeast of the city of Iquitos near the Nanay river. Those in their 30s and older remember a time when the children would drink from the clean river water while their nearby mothers would wash clothing. The land was filled with chestnut trees, guava, loquats, cattle grazing on pastures and fields were seeded with vegetables. In the last 70 years, the panorama began to change. Iquitos began to rapidly grow as people from the basin of the Amazon and Ucayali river entered the city. Then, the region of Pampachica began to develop human settlements. The first was El Casta単al and eventually a total of 9 human settlements developed with a population over 5,000. The community has identified 7 principle issues: Contamination from garbage, lack of access to clean water and drainage system, high teen pregnancy rate, high drug and alcohol consumption, lack of plumbing system, lack of security: assaults, robberies and violations, and family violence.

Kallpa Iquitos Founded in 1991 Founded in 1991, Kallpa is a Peruvian national non-profit that works in the regions of Lima, Cusco, Loreto, and Ayacucho. Kallpa is a creative and innovative organization, committed to human development, that seeks to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents from disadvantaged backgrounds by strengthening comprehensive health and social skills.They strive for family and community participation, sustainable strategies, and the ability to propose policy changes in health and education. Kallpa was founded and operates under the principles of democracy, solidarity, trust, respect, enthusiasm, responsibility and honesty. Kallpa's work is based on motivation, organization and participation of family and community, capacitation of high-quality sustainable strategies, understanding of multiculturalism, participation in public and private networks, and the ability to propose social policies on health and education.

KEY FACT: 62% of 17 to 18 year olds have not completed secondary school education, the equivalent of a high school diploma/GRE. KEY FACT: 35% of girls between the ages of 15 and 17 years of age have become mothers.

Impact Areas:

Hygiene & Sanitation, Communicable Disease Prevention and Capacity Building



To fund sanitation, education and youth empowerment programs

Why hygiene and sanitation, communicable disease prevention and capacity building? The lack of waste management in Pampachica has caused an accumulation of trash and an increase in the number of infectious diseases. As a consequence of the trash build up in the river (raising the water level), the damage from the annual flooding as increased every year. Thus, there is an immediate need to continue current trash collection programs. In this same area, the youth have little opportunity for financial stability due to the underdeveloped education system and there are high teen pregnancy because of the lack of reproductive and sexual health education programs. Promoting a healthy lifestyle by means of pollution control and proper reproductive and sexual habits, Pampachica will progress into a flourishing and sustainable community.

Supporting sanitation, education and youth empowerment programs in Pampachica, Peru. Our projects have addressed the lack of guidance in sexual and reproductive health in the communities in order to prevent STIs and HIV-AIDS, encouraged the proper use of contraceptives and healthy behaviors in adolescents, provided academic support programming to prepare young people for admission to University or educations of further education and ideally preventing their involvement with drugs and alcohol. We have also continued to work with the community to prevent and limit contamination by organic and inorganic solid waste generated by the households in the neighborhoods, including the development of a youth-driven microbusiness for waste collection and disposal. We have been able to directly impact an estimated 250-300 children and young adults directly with this programming. This does not include the impact on the community at large which is estimated to include more than 600 individuals.

Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.

Event Title

Event Description


Global Marketplace

Global Marketplace was a campus wide rummage sale. We sold items from around the world including jewelry, clothing, and other small souvenirs that our members donated.


A Celebration of Growth: Art Gala

Our Art Gala was a celebration of growth for our partner, Kallpa Iquitos, and our own chapter. We collected pieces of art from local artists and displayed them at a gallery.


Hope in Health: Youth in Action

A benefit dinner recognizing our partner's dedication to youth empowerment and education.


Trivia Night

An exciting event that brought students together in a friendly competition of pop culture and general knowledge

Individual Giving

Yearlong campaign where individuals donated to our cause.

$187.50 $6,260.50

Total funds raised for Kallpa Iquitos in 2012-2013

$13,361.86 Since 2010, GlobeMed at University of Rochester has raised over $21,000 to support Kallpa Iquitos's youth empowerment and community development programs.

Highlights from the year A Celebration of Growth: Art Gala

December 1st-6th 2012 The Art Gala was a celebration of growth for our partner, Kallpa Iquitos, and our own chapter. Artists submitted pieces of art that highlighted their personal experiences of growth; we displayed their artwork at a local gallery for three weeks. Guests had a great time during the Gala as they browsed the art, played the raffle, bid on silent auction items, sipped coffee and carrot sliders, and were serenaded by a string quartet.

Hope in Health: Youth in Action February 23, 2013

This year, GlobeMed at the University of Rochester hosted a benefit dinner, ‘Hope in Health: Youth in Action,’ in recognition of our partner’s dedication to youth empowerment and education. We invited Jim Maddison to deliver the keynote address. Mr. Maddison serves as the president of Roc City Skatepark, a local organization working to create a public skate park to provide youth with a safe place to gather and become involved in the community. Our guests enjoyed the dinner, and our chapter raised $3400 from this campaign.

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. This year the global health and leadership development curriculum explored the relationship between health and human rights. GhU’s internal weekly sessions were comprised of three parts; an introduction to a new lens through which to view human rights, whether it be learning about the aims of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or about the declared and defended humans rights Kallpa Iquitos, our partner community. These introductions, lead by the ghU’s weekly team, were followed up with specific examples often via TED talks and case studies, and were concluded with an activity or small group discussion with a group facilitator. Favorite sessions included a TED talk named ‘East vs. West’ and the final independent research track that compared health care resources, restrictions and local attitudes towards them in Rochester and Kallpa. Throughout the school year, the weekly ghU meetings consistently provided our chapter members with a channel of learning that helped establish a foundational understanding of contemporary human rights. By analyzing the work of relevant health-focused individuals and organizations, including our own, in the framework of grassroots work, our chapter members learned to think critically and holistically about pressing issues in this changing field and were given the opportunity to really reflect upon our and Kallpa’s roles as students, partners and advocates for human rights in global health.

Three external ghU events that were done the previous year were put on again, namely a documentary showing, WDSJ, and a debate. These external events allowed the ghU team to reach out to other campus groups, ultimately helping engage a large and more diverse participant pool for each event. The film showing was of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which had a successful turnout and following discussion. The debate this year was on universal family planning in developing regions, within the conceptual context of cultural relativism and human rights. Finally, for the World Day of Social Justice we did a wall campaign that encouraged the participation of the campus body. This year’s question was “What Social Injustice Would You Trash?” in congruence with our trash collection efforts in Iquitos. In addition, we handed out Starbucks coffee-sleeves with facts about human rights injustices around the world written on them. GhU's novel event for year was a panel discussion on healthcare reform followed by a question and answer session, put on shortly before the 2012 presidential elections. Four panelists who were trained and practiced in fields of public health, medicine, religion and economics were featured on the panel and were asked to speak upon their primary point of contention with the Affordable Care Act. The panel was ghU's most successful event of the year, with a turnout of over 100 students and faculty members. Overall, the ghU team is proud of both their internal and external progress and excited to improve upon the successes of this past year in the upcoming year.

2012-2013 CURRICULUM Expanding the Dialogue on Health and Human Rights KEY QUESTIONS Why do human rights exist? Is health a human right? Who has more rights than others? How are rights influenced by one’s environment? How do we translate human rights into action?

21 globalhealthU discussions held

3 public

globalhealthU events

Highlights from the year ObamaCare Panel October 15, 2012

Before the presidential election, we held a discussion on the movement for healthcare reform in the US, namely President Obama's Affordable Care Act, with a panel consisting of a Pubic Health professor, an economist, a physician, and a theologian. The panelists spoke about their views on the ACA and potential revisions they would support, then continued the discussion with questions from the audience. ~140 students attended the event. Co-sponsored by the College Democrats, College Republics, and the Newman Catholic Community.

Debate: Cultural Relativism & Family Planning April 24, 2013

GlobeMed and the Debate Union co-hosted a debate centered on cultural relativism, arguing the pros and cons of universal distribution of family planning resources to developing nations. With four debaters on each side, we discussed the implications of universal human and women’s rights as it pertains to Western interference in foreign nations, and the potential costs of assuming that Western strategies will work equally well around the world. Three judges determined the winning side and shared their views on the topic.

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.







Despite our chapter growth we were able to maintain a close knit community from the beginning with our staff retreat then strengthened these bonds through internal events as well as through working together to organize and facilitate campaigns and GHU events. By forging a strong relationship with a non-profit in the 19th Ward and partnering to provide tutoring to disadvantaged youth we were able to connect with the Rochester community, each other, and even with the youth empowerment ideals of our partner organization. In addition, we participated in other successful community service events and co-sponsored with many other campus groups thus further solidifying our chapter on campus and in the community.

05 LENGTH OF STAY: 6 weeks

JULY 22, 2013 – AUGUST 5, 2013



Working together with Kallpa staff and community members to implement programs including preparatory classes for college entrance exams, sexual and reproductive health workshops and events, and health and sanitation programming in the partner communities as well as working to collect extensive data for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

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.

“Over the past three years, our chapter has progressed leaps and bounds in the events we host, the discussions we have, and the funds we raise. Now we are beginning to see the potential in our partnership with Kallpa and the people of Pampachica as well. As we continue to GROW in our partnership and draw on this potential, I have so much hope for the change we will be able to accomplish together.” -- Anisha Gundewar, c/o 2014


GLOBEMED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER joined 49 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 5rd Annual World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2013, by asking students, professors, and community members on campus an open-ended, thought provoking question relating to social justice. OUR QUESTION

What social injustice would you trash? BEHIND THE SCENES: We chose our WDSJ question to encourage thought and discussion about the various injustices present around the world, and the importance of advocacy from every individual. We chose this specific wording to highlight one of projects in Peru. Our partner organization is located in the extremely isolated city of Iquitos, where no municipal trash collection exists. This has caused disease from improperly disposed household waste, as well as flooding of the river due to blockage from trash buildup. We have worked with our partners to develop a microfinanced, youthrun waste collection and disposal program. To emphasize the connection to trash, we asked students to write their answers to the question on a sheet of paper, crumple it up (to represent throwing it in the trash), and take a picture with the crumpled sheet.

MORE WDSJ ACTION – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – WHAT SOCIAL INJUSTICE WOULD YOU TRASH?: We posed the same question to all students on campus, setting up a display on a wall outside the campus Starbucks, on which students were encouraged to tape their answers. To raise awareness, we also wrote thoughtprovoking statistics related to global health and social injustice on the coffee cup sleeves in Starbucks.If your chapter did anything else for WDSJ, explain that here. – i.e. lecture, film screening, guerilla marketing, etc.] Feel free to insert photos with captions, on this page, to show off your other WDSJ events.


We asked over people at Rochester, here’s how they responded >>>

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 well-being and justice for all.

GlobeMed at the University of Rochester asked 75 people to answer the question ‌

What social injustice would you trash?

View more photos and quotes at

The student momentum 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.

2013 DELEGATES: Alysha Alani, Emma Caldwell, Cameron Cummings, Anisha Gundewar, Jeremy Harding, Ramya Kaushik, Sarah Milligan, Nupur Mital, Ria Pal, Rhett Partida, Mary Pilarz, Halima Rafi, Shakti Rambarran, Madison Selby, Humma Sheikh, David Toomey, & Paul Vergara

"The GlobeMed Summit was absolutely magical. A shout out to all of my friends, new and old, who remind me why I am part of this movement. We are not young idealist dreamers. We are an empowered network of change makers who are confident in the belief that working together in partnership can and will make impacts larger than anything we can accomplish alone. Being in GlobeMed has taught me about solidarity, and only now do I know what that actually means. I have never been prouder to be part of this organization, and I am so happy to call myself an alum.“ — Paul Vergara, c/o 2013

GlobeMed at the University of Rochester "I feel like GlobeMed has touched all aspects of my life. I have made lasting friendships and gained so much respect and admiration for my peers by working together in this organization. I have learned what it means to feel responsible to a group of people thousands of miles away in a very real way which has broadened for me the definition of relationships and strengthened my faith in our world.“ - Emma Caldwell, 2013

In broad terms, we seek to further the movement for global health equity by mobilizing resources for Kallpa Iquitos, developing our own skills and knowledge, and acting as a bridge between communities in Rochester and Iquitos. This means setting high goals for ourselves within our chapter, with Kallpa Iquitos, and in the city of Rochester. Equally important, it means making clear plans to how we might achieve those goals. Internally, we are committed to improving our understanding of Kallpa’s programs. The Director of Partnership position, we hope, will facilitate much of that understanding and ultimately leverage academic resources to Kallpa’s benefit. Additionally, we are establishing a new member education program for new members to more quickly be up to speed on what returning members would take for granted - jargon, chapter history, global health basics, etc. ghU-wise, we are eager to develop a chapter-unique curriculum, one which explores topics that our members are most interested in and ties in our surrounding city. Externally, we are excited to play a larger role in the Rochester community. We strive to make all of our events more accessible and engaging to advocate and fundraise for Kallpa. We have discussed the prospect of a local partnership with the South Wedge Youth Engagement network, a Rochester youth development organization. We have found like-minded friends at other schools, local businesses, and other nonprofits, and we’re eager to see what we will learn from and share with them. As changemakers, we believe in ambition and accountability. As undergraduates, we believe that we can change the world. We hope that you’ll support us in our endeavors:

In 2012 – 2013, GlobeMed at Rochester raised $13,361.86 for Kallpa Iquitos to support projects in Iquitos, Peru. Revenue Events (Campaigns)










Internal Chapter Revenue National Office Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE

$999.24 $0 $15,226.36

Expenses Campaigns






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

$13,088.76 $0 $13,088.76 $1,318.97

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Executive Board Co-President

Ria Pal



Jeremy Harding


Co-globalhealthU Coordinator

Halima Rafi


Co-globalhealthU Coordinator

Anaise Williams


Co-Campaign Coordinator

Emma Caldwell


Co-Campaign Coordinator

Mehr Kashyap


Co-Director of Community Building

Margaret Schoeniger |

Co-Director of Community Building

Ariel Chez


Co-Director of Finances

Shouling Zhang


Co-Director of Finances

Mary Pilarz


Madison Selby


Co-Director of Communications

Andrea Lee


Co-Director of Communications

Anisha Gundewar


GROW Coordinator


A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2012 – 2013 year a great success:

INDIVIDUALS Dr. Nancy Chin Sorcha Dundas Davin Searls Supriya Gundewar David Justice Laura Texter Erich Lehman Mary Keenahan Stacey Fisher Carole Dakin Anupa Gewali, Mike Dakin Pamela Miller Vladimir Jovkovski Jane Carey Mrudula Gundewar Sheila Driscoll Kelly Cotton Ellen Donovan Gabrielle Cornish Jacob Simon James Farrar Brad Wasser Hema Patel Shana Rosen Catherine Pilarz Kathleen Schoeniger Maureen Freedman Victoria Richey Catherine Pilarz Suneeti Harmalker Jyothi Purushotham Arielle Lever Shahnaz Daya Michelle Truong Elena Jovkovska Susmita Guptapal Austin Manghan Michelle Field Erin Carroll Mollie Verdi Kat Kolesnikova Diane Hait Jeannine Mackey Ann McCormick Alexandra Peck Krishna Patel Peter Pilarz Grace Bradshaw Min Zhan

Lauren Kee Crystal Xia Andrew Hart Nicholas Sirotenko Weijun Tan Samuel Fu Carol Zuckerman Karen Fu Elizabeth Alison Hamlin Audrey Cummings Karishma Dara Winchester John Mackey Madeleine Salisbury Deborah Cummings Annie Mackey Laura Keenahan Suzanne Brunelle Judy Hylton Anisha Gundewar Bina Dara Denienne Steele Bethany Dakin Joyce Schneider Kevin Kuh Hannah Sherry Ramesh Sundaram Brendan Keenahan Margaret ORGANIZATIONS Karen Cummings Colin Desrosiers Schoeinger Carol Sullivan Renee Desrosiers Lauren Discovering Deaf Brian Burnett Subhash Dandage Montemorano Worlds Avery Palardy Nancy Eraca-Cornish Sarah Milligan The Community Ethelyn Burnett Arvind Bhoj Sorcha Dundas Place Brenda Butler Kathleen Richov Jeremy Harding 1975 Gallery, George Weis Katherine Wegman Shouling Zhang Roc City Skate Park Caroline Nguyen Mary Verdi Mary Pilarz Boulder Coffee Flavia Nobay Elyssa Miller Nupur Mital UR Debate Union Randall Kramer Scott Lever Alexa Freedman River Campus Hall Deborah Rau Beth Jorgensen Thanh Hoang Councils Iliana Zambrano Laura Liebers Ria Pal Thomas Krugh Margaret Cummings Paul Vergara Annalise Baird Michael Skelton Ashley Mackey Kelsey Burritt John H Mackey Minti Patel Deborah Bradshaw Laura Koester Gibran Mangui

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