GLOBEMED AT RUTGERS 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 Rutgers University
Dear Friends and Supporters, As we reflect on the founding year of GlobeMed at Rutgers University, we are overcome with emotion. Stepping onto this enormous campus in the fall as a new organization was not easy; however, GlobeMed has come to fill a unique niche in the Rutgers community and truly embodies Rutgers’ most cherished beliefs, “Jersey Roots, Global Reach”. At 46 chapters nationwide, GlobeMed pushes students to think beyond their supposed limitations and draw upon their strengths as innovative and passionate young thinkers in order to build the movement for global health equity and social justice.
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
Our partnership with Cooperation for Social Services and Development (CSSD) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia has been the driving force behind our work, as well as a source of great joy and learning, this past year. During our first GROW trip, we were able to work with CSSD on the ground, witness our project materialize, and, as our commitment to CSSD was reinforced and reciprocated, realize the power of human connections in combating global issues.
4 OUR PARTNER
Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of this past year has been witnessing the personal growth we’ve seen in chapter members. The key conversations we’ve had as a chapter about the complexities in global health and our role as students in this movement have been eye opening and have critically shaped the way we view the world.
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We thank all who have supported us in our first year, and look forward to the change we can create together. The future is bright, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. In Solidarity, Selena Suhail-Sindhu and Rebecca Hong 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED 15 THANK YOU
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2011-2012 AT A GLANCE
October 5, 2011
November 24, 2011
December 1, 2011
Executive Board Retreat
Paint the Town Red
Newly recruited GlobeMedders enjoyed a day out on Douglass Campus to bond, learn about the organization, and discuss individual roles and responsibilities. Excitement was high as we brainstormed for the upcoming year.
We kicked off the holiday season over Thanksgiving Break with a month long Individual Giving campaign. GlobeMed executive board members reached out to family, friends, and local businesses to support our project, raising over $2,000.
GlobeMed partnered with the Rutgers Children's AIDS Network to host the "Paint the Town Red" coffee house in honor of World's AIDS Day. Student a capella groups from across campus performed and a guest speaker spoke about her disease, and the stigma and discrimination that surrounds it.
February 10-14, 2012 February 18, 2012 Spread the Love Campaign
Members sold hand made cards, along with chocolate filled goody bags, for Valentines Day. Attached to the goody bags were facts about GlobeMed's partner, CSSD, and our work with vulnerable women. Students were able to "spread the love" to the women we work with by purchasing hand made cards.
New members woke up early on Saturday morning to participate in a day long "boot camp" about everything GlobeMed. Staff shared why they were drawn to GlobeMed's mission and discussed chapter programs and the idea of partnership. The entire chapter bonded over games, and Dunkinâ€™ Donuts.
April 28, 2012
May 14, 2012
Depart for GROW
During this annual campus wide event, student groups organized interactive activities and games for children. GlobeMed asked children what they thought everyone deserves. The children's responses showed that even at such a young age, we've already internalized the basic ideas around social justice and equality. We provided finger painting and treats as a reward for the children sharing their thoughts.
Excitement and anticipation was high as 5 GROW interns departed for Phnom Penh, Cambodia to meet our partner for the first time! Interns worked with CSSD on the ground for 3 weeks, learning everything about how the organization functions, meeting the warm and loving staff, and watching our project materialize. The trip truly established our partnership and solidified our mutual commitment to one another.
March 1, 2012 Rutgers Bioethics Symposium GlobeMed members led a break out session at the Rutgers Bioethics Symposium. The discussion titled "When Beliefs and Biology Clash" explored the tensions that exist between Western medicine and cultural and religious beliefs in the developing world. The discussion encouraged a dynamic debate about challenges due to cultural differences in global health work.
GlobeMed at Rutgers University
In February 2011, a Rutgers University student, Selena Suhail-Sindhu, stumbled upon an inspiring student organization called GlobeMed. The organization was exactly what she had been looking for as an undergraduate student interested in global health and meaningful change, and with a lot of passion (and a little luck) she was accepted to found a chapter of GlobeMed at Rutgers University. GlobeMedâ€™s infectious nature allowed it to spread quickly on campus and by October 2011, GlobeMed at Rutgers had its first executive board and had launched its partnership with Cooperation for Social Services and Development (CSSD) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. By June 2012, GlobeMed at Rutgers had grown to 27 members, raised over $3500 for its partner organization, and completed its first GROW internship.
since our founding in september 2011 , our chapter has grown from 02 to 27 members.
Cooperation for Social Services and Development WORKS IN PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA POPULATION: 2,234,566
KEY FACT: In 2006, 11.3% of female sex workers in Phnom Penh were infected with HIV/ AIDS. KEY FACT: 35% of Cambodians live below the poverty line.
Cambodia’s history is stained red with the loss of millions of lives, cultural identity, and spirit. In 1975, during the wake of the Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge took control of the capital city, Phnom Penh. The communist regime under Pol Pot led a nationwide genocide, killing millions of innocent Cambodians. Those who were educated and skilled were targeted, infrastructure was destroyed, and widespread famine followed. By the end of the regime in 1979, Cambodia’s culture was nearly lost and the Khmer people left with the difficult task of rebuilding, and healing. Despite this tragic history, Cambodia’s economy has grown steadily over the past 10 years, the most of any South East Asian country. With economic growth and restored hope and will, the Cambodian people have proven resilient and determined to rebuild.
ABOUT COOPERATION FOR SOCIAL SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDED IN 2008 Cooperation for Social Services and Development (CSSD) was founded in response to several communities in Phnom Penh at high risk for HIV/ AIDS. CSSD fights for the health and human rights of marginalized populations, including women entertainment workers, men who have sex with men, and intravenous drug users. These groups face much discrimination and stigma, making it difficult to receive health education and care. CSSD supports the well being of these communities by providing sexual health education, connecting at risk individuals with health clinics, and engaging in community building. Since the start of our partnership in 2011, GlobeMed at Rutgers has plugged into CSSD’s work with women entertainment workers.
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Cooperation for Social Services and Development
GlobeMed at Rutgers University Why communicable disease prevention? The lack of available sexual health education and support is a large contributing factor to many of the HIV/AIDS and STD cases amongst women entertainment workers in Phnom Penh. With little schooling and few resources, many women entertainment workers do not have the sexual health knowledge to stay physically healthy. Because of the high risk of HIV/AIDS associated with entertainment workers, a strong understanding of safe sex practices is crucial to preventing the spread of disease.
30 ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS WILL BE BENEFITED.
$4,000 TO FUND ALL NECESSARY COMPONENTS OF MEETINGS BETWEEN ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS WITH PEER FACILITATORS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND STAKEHOLDERS.
Supporting the sexual health education and psychological wellbeing of women entertainment workers in Phnom Penh." This year, weâ€™ve worked with CSSD to fund an HIV/AIDS prevention and outreach program for women entertainment workers living in Phnom Penh. The program will reach 20-30 women entertainment workers and will focus on sexual health and safe practices education as a means to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. The program will also provide a supportive space for the women to share stories, draw strength from one another, and build a tight knit community committed to physical and mental health. CSSD will mobilize health care providers and stakeholders in entertainment worker establishments to open up the dialogue about the health issues that these women face, the stigma and discrimination surrounding them, and what support they need from their community.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Reached out to friends, family, and the Rutgers community for donations. We introduced our partnership with CSSD and what this year's project would fund.
Spread the Love Campaign
Sold hand made cards and goody bags before Valentine's Day, promoting the spread of love and solidarity.
GlobeMed social gathering and awareness event. Charged admission fee that included beverages and face painting.
Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake
Sold cupcakes and other baked goods during midterm week.
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
Total funds raised for Cooperation for Social Services and Development in 2011-2012:
$3,623.97 Since September 2011, GlobeMed at Rutgers University has raised a total of $3623.97 to support Cooperation for Social Services and Development in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to support an HIV/AIDS prevention program among women entertainment workers.
CAMPAIGNS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
Spread the Love Campaign February 10-14, 2012 We sold hand made cards, made by the GlobeMed staff, and chocolate filled goody bags before Valentine's Day. Students who had let the holiday slip their minds eagerly purchased our unique cards for their loved ones. Throughout the campaign, we told students about our partnership with CSSD and what the funds from the card sale were going towards. By purchasing our cards and chocolate, students spread their love and support to the women our HIV/AIDS prevention project is helping.
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.
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POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.
globalhealthU was a refreshing fusion of growth spurts this year. The poverty-health cycle was an eye-opening experience for the executive board, as we all digested and developed a unique awareness of a complex relationship. Rutgers GlobeMed staff was continually shocked, inspired, and curious while exploring the curriculum’s other topics of truly understanding poverty and comprehending our role as social justice activists. The flow of new information and elaborate discussions shattered preconceived notions about global health issues as members delved into their personal belief systems, either fortifying or adapting their thoughts and perspectives. One particularly riveting discussion was how the media can help and hurt efforts of social service. The impact of globalhealthU this year reflected in the members’ increased knowledgebase as well as their increased likelihood of critically thinking about everything they are exposed to.
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.
globalhealthU ON-CAMPUS EVENTS
BioEthics Symposium February 30th, 2012 Rutgers GlobeMed presented â€œWhen Beliefs and Biology Clash: Exploring the Effects of Diversity on Healthcareâ€?. This discussion focused on the consequences of approaching health care practices alongside various cultures, religions, and unique beliefs. An in-depth analysis of various case studies shed light on the challenges healthcare providers face when approaching populations with a spectrum of diverse perspectives. The symposium was attended by various health and science based student organizations, as well as students simply interested in the theme of the event.
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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:
GlobeMed at Rutgers University has established the foundation of a tight-knit, productive, and passionate community during its first year. The membersâ€™ first exposure to the model and purpose of GlobeMed occurred at the staff retreat, which gave them a platform to discuss the future of their involvement through activities and breakout groups. For the remainder of the year, a big-little system was established that partnered two staff members to each executive board member. In this way, the staff always had a GlobeMed mentor for questions or advice, and community became even more unified. We hope to continue forging these relationships in the years to come!
[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
“After returning from Cambodia, I realized that GROW is quite appropriately named. Not only does your partnership grow, but you have the privilege to watch the individual members of your partner organization grow as well. That was the most satisfying aspect of our trip, connecting to our partner organization on a human-to-human basis. We really got to put a microscope over the whole production at CSSD, and being able to bring that knowledge and experience back to Rutgers is invaluable. Our upcoming year is bound to be light-years better than our first. Growth is a beautiful thing, and I hope GlobeMed at Rutgers will never cease in its pursuit.” -- Tracy Ren, c/o 2013
05 LENGTH OF STAY: 03 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
MAY 14 2012– JUNE 4 2012
WORK DESCRIPTION: Our first GROW internship was a complete learning experience. We opened our hearts to the warm and welcoming CSSD staff, who allowed us to share their culture, history, and stories. We saw how CSSD functioned as a community based organization, and saw the first steps of our project being put into action. Watching our project materialize was greatly fulfilling after a year of hard work on campus. Our team was impressed with CSSD’s relationship with the vulnerable groups it works with, and the sense of community it has created among them.
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.
2012 DELEGATES: Selena Suhail-Sindhu, Nabgha Farhat
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2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
â€œThe amount of positive energy at Summit is almost physically palpable in the air. We spoke over that weekend about partnership, and about how important this concept is to the organizations we work with overseas, as well as to each other. We learned from, empowered, and inspired one another. It was an opportunity to discuss not only the abstractness of our passion, but also the concreteness of what it means to work in global health. And it was invigorating. Summit was my first experience with the vast and dense energy of the network, and I left feeling completely awe-struck.â€?
-- Nabgha Farhat, 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.
OUR FUTURE “Not only has GlobeMed given me a bigger world view, but it has also provided me with a way of understanding what the actual social issues are and how to critically think about them. GlobeMed has been a tool to learn about how I can make a diﬀerence and to start acting to make that diﬀerence a reality. It also provided me with a wonderful support system of like-minded social activists and friends.” – Gabriela Slomicz, c/o 2014
After returning from our first GROW internship in early June 2012, we truly understood what being a part of GlobeMed meant. As students, we are the next generation that will be looked to to solve the world’s most critical problems. But as GlobeMedders, we are young innovators who are already turning passion into meaningful action through the partnerships we strengthen and cultivate. In its first year, GlobeMed at Rutgers has harnessed the power of human connections through its partnership with CSSD and empowered students to realize their futures in global health and social justice. The future of GlobeMed at Rutgers is full of potential and purpose. In the coming year, we aim to bring our chapter closer together and nurture the talent that exists within this group of students. We hope to make connections with the Rutgers faculty, community, and alumni in order to gain the support and guidance we need to drive our work forward and allow our voice to resonate on campus. Our partnership with CSSD will continue to be at the core of our chapter programs and we look forward to learning from the communities we impact. Our goals are set, and our fires lit. We will look at global health issues from different angles, and leverage the resources we have to improve health and empower communities, both at home and abroad. As the future leaders in global health, we choose to start now and stand on the shoulders of those who support us. If you'd like to give us a boost, please donate at www.razoo.com/story/ Globemedatrutgers.
In 2011 â€“ 2012, GlobeMed at Rutgers University raised $3,624 for Cooperation for Social Services and Development to support projects in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
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WANT TO REACH US IN 2012-2013?
CONTACT: Selena Suhail-Sindhu E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
CO-PRESIDENT Selena Suhail-Sindhu email@example.com
CO-PRESIDENT Rebecca Hong firstname.lastname@example.org
globalhealthU COORDINATOR Sai Khisty email@example.com
CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Tracy Ren firstname.lastname@example.org
DIR. OF COMMUNITY BUILDING Nabgha Farhat email@example.com
GROW COORDINATOR Alexa Juarez firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Karen Lin email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Andre Laguerta firstname.lastname@example.org
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DIRECTOR OF FINANCES Kevin Riehl email@example.com
SUPPORTERS INDIVIDUALS Faculty Advisor: Professor Barbara Cooper Director of Student Involvement: Kerri Wilson Mehmood Khan Ruth Chang Maureen Riehl Jian Xu Noah Weisleder Louis Fu Delroy Smith Mukund Khisty Amarendra Puranik
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
ORGANIZATIONS Rutgers University Student Association Rutgers Children's AIDS Network Rutgers Bioethics Society TRIM-edicine
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