GlobeMed at Truman State 2014 – 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
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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, 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.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, The past school year for Truman State University can be described as a restructuring and rebuilding year. As co-presidents, we have learned a lot about how to troubleshoot and work with our amazing executive board through the thick and thin. We are looking forward to seeing the new group of passionate GlobeMedders revamp and revive our historic chapter. Unfortunately, due to administration issues, MN had to halt deliveries in the past year. During the 2014-2015 school year, GlobeMed raised $5,000 for MN in order to help them resume births. Here at Truman, we are excited to develop a new project with both The Global Birthing Home Foundation and MN for future GROW trips. These partnerships and internships will enhance ongoing efforts to broaden MN's availability for a larger population of Haitians in order to support more families in diverse ways.
Sincerely, Liza Mann and Aly Duvall 2014-2015 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Truman State University
Maison de Naissance has managed to reduce the neonatal mortality rate in the area by up to 75% and currently employs over thirty Haitian staff members. The Maison de Naissance birthing clinic has increased prenatal care received to expecting mothers to 99% in their area and has not lost a single mother in their 4,500 births.
Truman State University is a small public liberal arts university in Kirksville, Missouri. Our chapter was founded in 2006 when we connected with The Global Birthing Home Foundation, a foundation based in Kansas City. Through this connection we partnered with Maison de Naissance, a birthing clinic in Torbeck, Haiti. By offering the services of a modern maternity center, MN provides impoverished women and children in rural southwestern Haiti with access to the care they need through a culturally appropriate and friendly birthing home.
KEY FACT: The neonatal mortality rate (newborns dying within a month of birth) in our partnerâ€™s surrounding area has dropped from a national average of 8% to less than 2%.
Our Partnership Maison de Naissance
In 2004, two Kansas City doctors returned from a medical mission trip to Haiti, realizing that the effect of their visit ended when they left. Dr. Elizabeth Wickstrom and Dr. Stan Shaffer had a vision of providing ongoing services in impoverished Haitian communities where high quality maternal and infant health care was absent. They created Maison de Naissance to fit this vision. GlobeMed at Truman State University partnered with them to support this mission. Projects that we have supported in the past have included solar panels and vaccine programs.
Torbeck, Haiti Population: 69,189 Haiti forms part of the Island of Hispaniola. Although both Spanish and French settled there, the Treaty of Ryswick gave the western side to France. The colony became rich from exportation of coffee, sugar, cocoa, cotton and indigo. The prosperity was dependent on slaves brought in from Africa. On August 14, 1791 the slaves rebelled and a war ensued, which devastated the colony. However the war ended when France ended slavery in 1793. Modern Haiti has remained politically unstable. The United States launched an occupation in 1915 in order to protect their interests in the area. This occupation was followed by a slew of dictatorships and political instability. In 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti. They have been rebuilding ever since.
The goal of our project this year was to support MN as it rebuilds by supplying enough money to support the follow up care for 100 babies.
Our Partner Men anpil chay pa lou – Many hands make the load light.” My first thought when I hear this is of the many supporters that MN has, particularly the individual contributors who provide 58% of our revenue, making the load light for everyone dedicated to MN’s success. The staff here and in Haiti, the board of directors, our partner organizations, and all donors benefit from the many hands working to ensure that healthy mothers deliver healthy babies. We witnessed many significant, positive changes in the tenth year at MN. We achieved a 100% indigenous, Haitian staff with the addition of Mme. Rosena Baptiste as Director; a fee for service plan was implemented with the guidance (and insistence) of local community leaders; a women’s group was founded with a focus on sustainable livelihoods; and of course, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the founding of MN both here in the USA and in Haiti, where the founders, Drs. Betsy Wickstrom and Stan Shaffer were honored for their vision, sacrifice, and service, with music, dancing, and a traditional Haitian feast. As we look ahead into 2015 and beyond, ‘sustainability’ is our focus, in the livelihoods of the MN community members, and ultimately, for MN itself. MN’s local community has expressed a desire for MN to achieve financial independence from foreign donations, through economic development within our zone of service, among other ideas. Global Birthing Home Foundation’s resources can then be used to establish another need based maternal health center in one of the many remaining impoverished and underserved communities throughout Haiti and the world. With the support of our ‘many hands’ working together we can achieve this ambitious goal! Jim Grant, Executive Director
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
6th annual Benefit Dinner for GM members, friends, families, and professors. We had 50 people attend to eat food and participate in an art auction. Dr. Wickstrom spoke regarding MN.
Held at the local state park, this event included a 5K run, food, and a raffle.
This was designed to be the benefit dinner for the student body. All of the food was prepared and served by GM members. It overall was very successful and definitely a possible event for the future.
Haitian Beans and Rice were served on the Mall.
This event was a really cool new idea. We partnered with TruSlam to have a slam poetry night. Change jars were included as a way to ‘snap’ with appreciation.
Truman ROTC Challenge
Various teams competed in an obstacle course. We worked with Truman ROTC to set up the course and advertise the event. GlobeMed team didn’t get last place.
New Member Events (Fall and Spring)
New members held a Fall Festival in the fall semester and a funnel cake sale in the Spring.
Throughout the year we held small events, including a Chipoltle sale and a bar crawl, to raise money.
Total funds raised for MN in 2014-2015:
Campaign Highlights Benefit Dinner
This year the Dinner was held at the Kirksville Art Association. Many GlobeMed supporters, including membersâ€™ families, came to hear about last yearâ€™s GROW trip, eat food and bid on original art!
Our annual 5k through Thousand Hills State Park began as a foggy morning but the joy of runners and GlobeMed staff alike brightened the day. Following the run, we held a barbeque with special performances from our fellow student a capella groups as well as a few of our own members.
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 2014 â€“ 2015: 22 Number of community-building events: 3 At Truman, our community building events tend to center around food. We enjoyed a s'mores/chilli outing at Maggie Campbellâ€™s parents house as well as a progressive dinner. Our staff retreats have focused on being productive in addition to strengthening our team relationships. We have a very close executive board, but we are continuously trying to make sure all general members are kept in the loop!
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.
Our ghU programing focused on reaching out to the Truman State community and keeping our new members informed. During Global Health Action Week we held a Mental Health panel, showed the documentary “Half the Sky”, and reached out to students on the quad. We also had diverse and in depth discussions during our general meeting time about various aspects of global health!
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.
The Toilet Crisis: Sanitation in the Developing World We had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Francis de los Reyes, TED Fellow, environmental engineer and sanitation activist to Truman State this Spring! While visiting, he gave a riveting talk about the current state of sanitation worldwide and how new innovations as well as awareness can help eliminate disease and improve health. We had a really great turn out from the Truman community and great interest from both students and staff. We would like to thank him for spending the day with us and helping us better understand this important aspect of public health!
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015
Every mother deserves... Can you finish this sentence? At Truman State we decided to get the great mind of the student body thinking about global health. We set up tables and campaigned awareness for not only our partner organization but for the global health equity movement as a whole. We asked passing students to stop and join us in the conversation. We had each student finish their visit at our table by finishing this sentence and taking a picture with their response. We had some powerful responses to what seems to be such a simple question. This project provided a great dose of perspective for our student body and faculty.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015
GlobeMed at Truman State
Our Future Dear Friends, After a long year of brainstorming, hard work and strengthening foundations, we have high hopes for our chapter and partnership in the following years. This past year was a development year in which we have evaluated our past and outlined our future. In the following year we hope to strengthen the bond we have with Maison de Naissance throughout the academic year and through future GROW internships. We are aiming to have a more direct relationship with MN and establish contacts, with which we can achieve weekly correspondence. These new connections will create a stronger sense of community within our organization both internally and externally. Through these improvements we hope to increase our network of supporters and strengthen the movement for global health equity. We also hope to strengthen ties and education within our chapter. By providing more opportunities for community building and educating our current and new members of the goals of our chapter and of GlobeMed as a whole, we will be more effective for our partner, MN. To join this movement and support healthy mothers and babies, follow this link: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mnvaccinationprogram/ We also encourage you to reach out to our organizations if you would like to learn more about our organization or to become more involved in our efforts.
Sincerely, Maggie Campbell & Ian McSalley 2015 - 2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Truman State
Finances In 2014-2015, GlobeMed at Truman State raised $4,868.00 for Maison de Naissance to support projects in Haiti.
Revenue Events (Campaigns) Internal Chapter Revenue National Office Launch Grant
$6,381.47 $640.00 NO
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2014-2015 academic year Current Cash Position
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Director of Communications Director of Community Building Director of Finances New Member Coordinator Secretary
Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2014 â€“ 2015 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Dr. Carolina Sempertegui Jim Grant Dr. Betsy Wickstrom Dr. Stan Shaffer Dr. Francis de los Reyes Truman State and A.T. Still Faculty Dr. Francis de los Reyes John Dalman Roz <3
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