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2012-2013 Annual Report

GlobeMed at Tufts University



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.

Presidents’ Message GlobeMed at Tufts University Dear Friends of GlobeMed at Tufts, Thank you for supporting us in our founding year. Together we have established an organization ready to combat the many inequities that exist in our global community. This report highlights this year's accomplishments and goals for the future. We especially want to thank each of our passionate, intelligent, and caring chapter members for their dedication and hard work that has contributed to our success in tangible and intangible ways. The GlobeMed network has also provided invaluable support as we have built the solid foundations for our two year old chapter. We both come from very different backgrounds but joined together due to our mutual passion for global health equity and our dedication in carrying out our vision of a student-led global health movement. We are proud to have partnered with Nyaya Health because of their demonstrated commitment to young people bringing “nyaya” – the realization of just systems– to one of the most underserved areas of the world through an efficient and transparent health care delivery model. This year, our goal to raise funds for the installation of solar panels at Bayalpata Hospital (a local hospital in Achham that is operated by Nyaya) was inspired by the experiences of our team members who interned in Achham last summer. We hope to continue to meet the needs of our partner and community members through direct communication and first-hand experiences. We feel privileged to help educate the Tufts campus about these efforts and the related health concerns in Far-Western Nepal. Our chapter feels a strong connection to the Achham community and looks forward to strengthening this partnership in future years. As we both are graduating this year and handing over leadership of the chapter, we feel confident that our chapter will remain committed to empowering the Achham community. As our last year as Co-Presidents, this year has been especially bittersweet. However, we are excited to have made a major impact this year with the support and contributions of you, our friends and family, and look forward to continuing this relationship with GlobeMed as alumni. In Solidarity, Kanu & Hafsa

GlobeMed at tufts university

About Us GlobeMed at Tufts began in 2011 as founder Kanu Tewari worked with Laura Corlin, and Hafsa Chaudhry to establish a chapter at Tufts University. Our partnership with Nyaya Health oďŹƒcially began in September 2011 as GlobeMed at Tufts joined Nyaya's Community Health Worker Project. Since its founding, our chapter has grown from 12 to 60 members, raised $18,027 for projects at Bayalpata Hospital, and participated in 2 international and 2 domestic GROW internships with Nyaya.

since our founding in August 2011, our chapter has grown from 12 to 40 members.

Our Partnership Nyaya health

Achham, Nepal Population: 258,022 The party-less “panchayat” system that was in place from 1960-1989 was replaced in the 1990’s by the oppressive multiparty People’s Movement. In 1996, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) began the People’s War. The 10-year Nepalese Civil War led to over 12,000 deaths and the destruction of the parliament. As a result of the civil war Nepal’s tourism suffered and many people sought work abroad. In 2007, seven different parties agreed to abolish the monarchy and declare Nepal a Federal Republic. The Maoists won democratic elections in 2008. Power-sharing battles continue today as leaders attempt to finalize a constitution.

Nyaya Health Founded in 2005 Nyaya Health is building a replicable system of hospital- and community-based healthcare in rural Nepal via an open-access, public-private partnership. Nyaya Health’s activities in Achham are centered at the Bayalpata Hospital. The hospital, run as a collaboration between Nyaya Health, local citizens, and the Nepali government, centers around a model of comprehensive primary care, including maternal and child health, infectious disease prevention and treatment, and management of chronic conditions for an expanding catchment population of a quarter million people. Nyaya Health’s mission is to provide free community-based healthcare in rural Nepal that strengthens the public sector and to develop and disseminate a replicable model of health delivery in resource-poor settings throughout the world.

KEY FACT: Malnutrition is associated with 50% of Nepali child deaths. Only 1% of malnourished children receive treatment. KEY FACT: Nyaya Health treats over 40,000 patients annually at Bayalpata Hospital in Achham, Nepal.

A Message from our Partner Nyaya health Dear GlobeMed at Tufts supporters, Within our team at Nyaya Health, I often speak about 2012-2013 being a critical inflection point. That is to say, our work changed trajectory in dramatic and important ways through a concentrated point in time. A key component of that inflection for us was moving our office from Boston to New York, and growing our second year of partnership with GlobeMed at Tufts University. The Tufts chapter played such an instrumental role in propelling us forward during an exhilarating year of growth. Together, we pioneered a novel U.S.-based internship program to give GlobeMedders experience in our U.S.-based office, and this was in addition to their structured G.R.O.W. summer internship in Nepal. The word “nyaya” itself is rooted in the philosophy of action, with its translation being “the realization of just systems.” It is that notion that underpins our mission – to realize the right to health by delivering transparent, data-driven health care for Nepal’s rural poor. And I believe what unites us – Nyaya Health and GlobeMed at Tufts – as partners is a persistent drive towards delivering a system that honors those that others don’t, and in the process converting skeptics to believers. GlobeMed has brought that critical mix vitality and pragmatism to our work – from raising 161% of their own fundraising goal to bringing talent and dedication to advancing our work in building a phase two solar power system that allows the critical functions of our hospital to always be working. As we look to scale our work rapidly in the years ahead, we count GlobeMed at Tufts as one of our most critical partners. Onwards and upwards, Mark Arnoldy Executive Director e | t | @markarnoldy

Our Project

Impact Area:

Capacity Building

Nyaya Health


to purchase 32 solar panels that will upgrade Nyaya Health’s electrical system

Why Capacity Building? The intended impact of the Solar Implementation Project is to provide full-time solar energy support for Nyaya Health’s essential clinical services at Bayalpata Hospital, including the new surgical and laboratory services.

GlobeMed at Tufts aims to raise funds for the implementation of 18 solar panels in Achham, Nepal. In addition, our chapter hopes to provide any further assistance with regard to the project, such as data evaluation or research. The total project will involve the addition of 48 solar panels via Nyaya Health's private sector partner Gham Power, and the total cost of the project will surpass $65,138. The system will provide 9.12 additional kW of power to Bayalpata Hospital and be a critical upgrade to Nyaya Health’s electrical system. The projects is conducted in partnership with GlobeMed at Tufts University, the Rotary Club of Portland, OR, the Rotary Club of Dhulikhel, and Gham Power.

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

Event Title

Event Description


Individual Giving

This year for individual giving chapter members donated their birthday or another significant day through the online causes platform.

Holiday Cards

Our chapter designed holiday cards and sold them over parent's weekend.

Halloween Benefit Party with AEPi

AEPi hosted a party for Halloween and donated the funds raised to our chapter.


Cookies and Condoms

For World AIDS Day our chapter sold gift bags containing cookies and condoms which we then delivered to student's dorms.


Color Wars

A holi inspired event where we held a giant color fight on the rez quad.


Causes Dinner

A semesterly dinner where the dining hall donates proceeds to a charity voted upon by the senate. This year GlobeMed at Tufts was chosen.


A Night for Light

A Benefit Night with light food and a silent auction featuring Mark Arnoldy, the executive direct of Nyaya Health as a speaker.

$3,965 $79


Total funds raised for Nyaya Health in 2012-2013


This year GlobeMed at Tufts raised $11587.45 which allowed Nyaya Health to fully fund the installation of 32 solar panels to power Bayalpata Hospital in Achham, Nepal.

Campaigns Highlights from the year

Light the Night April 6, 2013

Light the Night was pivotal in allowing us to achieve our goal of installing solar panels at Bayalpata Hospital in Achham, Nepal and raising awareness of our work at Tufts University. Mark Arnoldy, Nyaya Health’s executive director, shared his experiences and interactions with the diďŹƒculties faced by those working to improve medical care in Nepal. He also spoke to the necessity of incorporating the use of solar energy into the operations of Bayalpata Hospital where there is tenuous availability of electricity .

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.

This year, globalhealthU focused on answering the question: “Is Health a Human Right?” As coordinators, we mainly wanted to challenge the typical visceral response of “Yes” from those of us dedicated to global health equity. By discussing both theoretical and real-life perspectives and examples of human rights issues, the chapter became more informed about their own personal convictions surrounding a rights-based-framework of health in the US and abroad. A particularly engaging discussion occurred while comparing health rights of US prisoners to those of US citizens, because it really woke up our members to an unpleasantly ambiguous situation of rights and healthcare that occurs in this country everyday. The year culminated in a month-long research project in which members compared health service access of the average Tufts student to that of the average Achhami. Topics included ambulatory care, STI prevention and treatment services, and alcoholism and malnutrition prevention services. Overall, it was a productive, dynamic and ever-growing year for ghU.

2012-2013 CURRICULUM

Expanding the Dialogue on Health and Human Rights


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?

globalhealthU Highlights from the year

Turning Conviction Into Action A Panel Discussion

We explored such topics as how to turn a belief in health as a human right into pragmatic solutions in the real world, how to mobilize people and resources available to us, how to best affect positive change within our partner communities and organizations, and what that change looks like once implemented. We were fortunate enough to host the following panelists: •  Jon Shaffer, former GlobeMed National Executive Director, and current Community Engagement Coordinator at Partners in Health • Gregory Karelas, former Country Director, Nyaya Health

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.


Overall the chapter really started to come together this year as we solidiďŹ ed the roles of each member and bonded more as a community. The retreats were very informative and fun, and we hope to improve them next year by spending as much time as possible getting to know one another and really focusing on our GlobeMed partner in Nepal. We had several events that varied throughout the year to become friends outside of meetings and we also started a mentoring program in order to connect new members to the more experienced "GlobeMedders." We hope to expand our events to the greater Boston community and connect with other Boston chapters in the coming year.

GROW Internship Grassroots On-site Work


JUNE 2013– AUGUST 2013

WORK DESCRIPTION: The three GROW interns will be working closely with both Nyaya Health International and Nyaya Health Nepal primarily as implementation science team members. The interns will serve as researchers for a number of ongoing and new projects including evaluating the efficacy of the Kangu/Watsi crowdfunding platforms, the microbiology center, as well as investigating maternal health projects. In addition to these projects the interns will help expand the mobile health project.

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. Prior to my decision to go to Nepal, I struggled with the question of whether I would be able to handle seeing the inevitable tragedies that could have been prevented had they occurred in a slightly different setting. This summer, I learned that I do respond appropriately to these situations - I feel the pain but I can use the emotion as fodder to redouble my efforts to combat the inequities that caused the situation in the first place. – Laura Corlin, c/o 2013

World Day of Social Justice “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.”


GLOBEMED AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY joined 49 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 5th 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

Every human deserves ______________. BEHIND THE SCENES: We chose this simple question because it forces people to look at some of their most fundamental beliefs about not just health, but life as a whole. We hoped it would provide answers that might help refocus every aspect of our groups operations. If your actions are not aligned with your values and beliefs you cannot possibly be on the right path.

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.

2013 Summit 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: Rachel Weinstock, Haley Bliss, and Hannah Collins

GlobeMed at Tufts is a truly remarkable student organization that has helped me channel my curiosity regarding global health in a constructive way. GlobeMed has given me the unique opportunity to have a global impact as an undergraduate by working directly for Nyaya Health, both in Boston and in Achham Nepal. Best of all my experience with GlobeMed has united me with people at Tufts and across the world who are dedicated to health equity, strengthening my resolve and commitment to the cause. — Alon Slutzky, 2013

Our Future GlobeMed at TUFTS University Our goal for the 2013-2014 is to be bigger, better, and smaller than ever! While this may sound contradictory our experience over the last two years has taught us that less often is more, especially when it comes to creating a tight knit unified chapter that is able to accomplish big things. Next year we aim to surpass this year’s fundraising goals, but more importantly we hope to share more about the experiences of our partner organization, Nyaya Health, with our chapter members and larger university community.

Finances In 2012 – 2013, GlobeMed at Tufts raised $11,587.45 for Nyaya Health to support projects in Achham, Nepal. Revenue Events (Campaigns) Individuals University

$8063.52 $2965 $3,884.75





Internal Chapter Revenue


National Office Launch Grant




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

$11587.45 $1560.40 $13147.85 $0

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Executive Board External Co-President

Kanu Tewari


Internal Co-President

Hafsa Chaudhry


Alon Slutzky


globalhealthU Coordinator

David Meyers


globalhealthU Coordinator

Rachel Weinstock


Campaign Coordinator

Malina Filkins


Campaign Coordinator

Caitlin Dane


Director of Communications

Michelle Shah


Director of Communications

Marie Schow


Director of Community Building

Kate Collin


Director of Community Building

Anushay Mistry


Sally Pratt


Laura Corlin


GROW Coordinator

Director of Finances Director of Development

Supporters INDIVIDUALS Edith Balbach, Mark Woodin

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

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