GlobeMed at Tufts 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, We hope you are doing well and enjoying the last few weeks of summer! We have had the privilege to be a part of GlobeMed during a very ... time, and we wanted to share some of our yearâ€™s endeavours with you. This academic year, we worked with our partner organization PHASE Nepal to devise a financial plan for them to fund a health outpost in Bajura, a rural part of Western Nepal. We were able to raise $8000 for this project through a plethora of successful on-campus campaigns such as our GlobeMed trivia night, sweater sale, carnival, and bake sale. Besides fundraising campaigns, our chapter aimed to expand our discussions to the greater Tufts community. We first did this through a ghU lunch and learn on organ trafficking, bringing students together to discuss this important issue. Our chapter also held a screening of the movie Vessel that brought into question access to birth control worldwide, which we concluded with a discussion. Finally, our chapter explored the impact of climate change on global health through a panel run by our policy team. The panel focused on the intersectionality of social justice issues. Outside of events, our chapter underwent changes within our staff. We created our first Partnerships staff team that is focused on strengthening our relationship with PHASE Nepal. We also added ten new members to our chapter! And finally, we fostered a sense of community amongst chapter members through various discussions and social events. This year gave our chapter opportunities to grow together and reflect on both the state of our world as well as the role we play in it. We look forward to more chances to learn and move forward together! Sincerely, Colette Midulla and Nath Samaratunga 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Tufts University
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Tufts University
GlobeMed at Tufts University was founded in 2011 and partnered with PHASE Nepal in 2014. The chapter consists of 35 current members and 60 alumni. GlobeMed at Tufts University has funded six projects and run five GROW trips.
since our founding in September 2011, our chapter has grown from 24 to 38 members
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has raised $45,000
BY THE NUMBERS:
16,297 beneficiaries from medical support
All funds raised by GlobeMed at Tufts during the 2016-2017 year went into funding a community health post in Bajura. Every $10-20 would go towards basic health equipment, $50 donations would go towards construction supplies to enhance the post, and $100+ would fund advanced health equipment
Our Partnership PHASE Nepal
Founded in 2006 PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment) Nepal believes in a model of community empowerment through health, education, and livelihood support. It was created to fight and work to end systems of oppression. GlobeMed at Tufts University joined this endevour by partnering with PHASE Nepal in 2014, and has since working with them on projects surrounding education, disaster relief, and access to health services. PHASE Nepalâ€™s vision is a self-empowered and self-sustained society free of all kinds of discrimination.
Nepal Population: 28.98 million PHASE operates in the rural Himalayan regions of Nepal where access to primary health care is most challenging. The organization leads initiatives and supports government projects primarily in the Sindhupalchowk, Bajura, Humla, Gorkha, and Kavre regions.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Fall Semester Trivia Night
Semi-annual trivia night to educate about global health topics
Spring Semester Trivia Night
Semi-annual trivia night to educate about global health topics
Holiday Sweater Sale
Sold holiday sweaters in campus center
Bonding Bake Sale
Baked treats to sell in the campus center
Set up activities outside the campus center
Members reached out to family and friends.
Total funds raised for PHASE Nepal in 2016-2017:
Since 2014, GlobeMed at Tufts University has raised over $24,000 to support PHASE Nepal in improving livelihood of rural people by promoting health and education initiatives but also providing opportunities for communities to be self-sustaining.
Campaign Highlights GlobeMed Annual Sweater Sale Donated sweaters were sold at the campus center the week before winter break., raising over $300 for PHASE Nepal
Trivia Night Our semi-annual trivia night was a huge success, with crowds filling the campus center in a battle of wits. Participants donated over $300 for PHASE Nepal
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 2015 â€“ 2016: 35 Number of community-building events: 5 Community building consisted of a mentor/mentee program between chapter members (Nepalz), bake sales and collaboration with Campaigns, and chaper-wide potlucks and bonding activities throughout the year. Additional activities during weekly meetings to strengthen our staff community were incorporated.
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.
globalhealthU can be seen as the heart and soul of our chapter. While supporting our partner organization is our top priority, the growth and education of our members and the college community around us is how we as students play a part in the movement for global health equity. By creating a brave space for critical discussions on campus, ghU allows students the opportunity to learn about various current issues as well as exchange opinions with other passionate students. The 2016-2017 academic year especially brought on a need for these critical discussions at Tufts due to the rapidly changing political climate. ghU offers not only a space to educate and converse but also to think critically and grow.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR [Why do human rights exist?] [Is health a human right?]
[Who has more rights than other?]
[How are rights influenced by ones environment?] [How do we translate human rights into action?]
globalhealthU highlights from the year
The Secret of Organ Trafficking Our public ghU, structured as a Lunch and Learn
World Day of Social Justice- VESSEL Screening [Brief description of the event: Fill this in with a description of the event. You may include the number of attendees, the connection of the ghU event to your partner/project, a list of co-sponsoring organizations, or just a simple and brief summary of the event]
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
[What did you do for WDSJ 2016?] For World Day of Social Justice this year, GlobeMed at Tufts implemented a social media campaign to spread awareness about WDSJ and specifically the Global Gag. In addition, the chapter held a movie screening of Vessel to explore the issues of abortions and birth control internationally. The screening was followed by a discussion led by our ghU members, in hopes of promoting discussion of birth control rights and policy.
# of GROW Interns: Length of Stay:
DATES OF TRAVEL:
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.
The 2017 GROW team traveled to Bhotang and Baruwa to observe PHASE-run health clinics as well as help design and conduct a public health education program and family planning curriculum for local schools. In addition to learning more about PHASE models of self-empowerment and sustainability, the team conducted several interviews in both villages to further examine the impact of foreign aid on various community members.
“GROW provided for an invaluable opportunity to observe and contribute to ongoing PHASE projects as well as see in person how PHASE’s short-term disaster reliefs are coupled with long-term initiatives.” -- Victoria Kusztos, c/o 2019
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Tufts University raised $8,000 for PHASE Nepal to support projects in Bajura.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2016-2017 academic $8000 year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2016-2017 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2016-2017 Current Cash Position
$15,000 $8000 $200
GlobeMed at Tufts University
Our Future Dear Friends, As we move forward into the 2017-2018 school year, we want to strengthen relationships within our chapter, within the GlobeMed network, and with our partner organization. One of our main goals is to create a more diverse community within our chapter. We want to do this by restructuring the marketing of GlobeMed on campus to attract this wider range of students who are all passionate about ending systems of oppression. We also hope to create a more tight-knit community within our chapter to strengthen our advocacy efforts. Another one of our goals this coming school year is to collaborate with nearby GlobeMed chapters in order to foster a sense of community across chapters. Finally, we would like to strengthen our partnership with PHASE Nepal by first developing a clear partnership action framework that would provide the basis for solid communication practices throughout the year. We are very optimistic about all our chapter can achieve in the next year, and your support in reaching these goals would mean the world to us! Check out the link below to support our partner project and help us get one step closer to our goal of health equity. https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/health-post-funding-in-nepal/ Sincerely, Colette Midulla and Nath Samaratunga 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Tufts University
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