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GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 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

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AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador


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OUR MISSION

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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.

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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 University of Chicago

Entering our second full year as a chapter, we were decidedly ambitious with our goals, as anyone will tell you. Still, the tangible, fundraising portion of our year was not our most impressive achievement; rather it was the growth we achieved as a chapter over the course of the year. We experienced a rough start; some e-board positions were unfilled and attendance at meetings was below what we expected. It took a full quarter for us to really get going, but once we filled the e-board positions and took a new approach to communicating with members (as well as welcoming in a few new members!), we began to see a lot of positive change. We ended the year with a lot of momentum, and I think people gained a much greater understanding of what it meant to be a part of the GlobeMed network, to have a partner organization abroad and to care about Global Health. There's a real inspiration and excitement about the next year. Charles Wang and Alec Gazda 2011-2012 Co-Presidents

IN THIS REPORT: ! 1 

MISSION STATEMENT

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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE

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ABOUT US

4  OUR PARTNER 5 

OUR PROJECT

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CAMPAIGNS

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GLOBALHEALTHU

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

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GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP

10  WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11  GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12  OUR FUTURE 13  FINANCES 14  STAY CONNECTED 15  THANK YOU


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GlobeMed at University of Chicago

ABOUT US

GlobeMed at UChicago was founded by Elizabeth Gaston in September of 2010. At the time, there were no global health-related student organizations that placed a strong focus on building sustainable partnerships and spreading awareness, so there was certainly a niche to be filled. Soon afterwards, the National Office selected ASPAT as our partner organization and we began forming friendships with the president and planning our first GROW trip. At present, GlobeMed at UChicago has grown to be a successful and wellrespected organization on campus. We have raised over $11,000 in two years, funded modular housing and nutritional projects, completed two GROW trips, and are continuing to nurture a growing global health community at the University of Chicago, with plenty of enthusiasm and ambition for the future.

since our founding in september 2010 , our chapter has grown from 12 to 23 members.


OUR PARTNER

The Association of Peoples Aected by Tuberculosis - Peru WORKS IN CALLAO, PERU POPULATION: 8,000,000

Callao is a port city with areas of concentrated urban poverty and gaps in access to healthcare. As in the rest of Peru, there is a great deal of stigma surrounding tuberculosis, which presents a hindrance to seeking treatment, makes it difficult for patients to retain KEY FACT: 50% of TB employment, and often results in ostracization from friends patients in Callao are and family. ASPAT provides a support system for those resistant to one or both of affected by tuberculosis in Callao, helping them not only to the first-line antibiotics used receive the proper treatment, but offering much-needed friendship and encouragement. to treat TB

KEY FACT: The incidence rate of MDR-TB in Callao is 8 times the national average in Peru.

ABOUT ASPAT FOUNDED IN 2007 In 2007, Melecio Mayta Ccota founded ASPAT, the Association of People Affected by Tuberculosis, with the aim of improving the social and physical wellbeing of people suffering from TB. ASPAT itself is made up entirely of volunteers who have either beaten TB in the past, or are currently fighting the disease. It works alongside Peru's Ministry of Health to raise the quality of life of affected persons, alleviate social stigmatization, and increase educational and preventative measures throughout the country, particularly in Callao, one of the poorer districts of Lima. GlobeMed at UChicago has been working to support ASPAT and its mission since 2010.


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Why nutrition and capacity building? Tuberculosis (TB) is completely curable through first-line antibiotics, yet it still affects a large portion of the Peruvian population. TB is both physically and socially debilitating in Callao, where stigma against the disease is still prevalent. This stigma isolates the patient from community support and causes doctors to avoid making the diagnosis, allowing the bacterium to grow without restraint and to derail lives and dreams. This multifactorial problem requires a flexible, multifactorial solution, including crucial education of both doctors and patients, activism against stigma and social support for patients, all of which ASPAT-Peru provides.

116 PATIENTS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY TB WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY THESE PROJECTS

$8,283 FOR THE CREATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF 108 FOOD BASKETS AND THE BUILDING OF 8 MODULAR HOMES

GlobeMed at UChicago aims to raise $3703.70 to build modular homes to reduce transmission of TB from patients to their families. We raised money for the building of 8 modular homes. The design was created by ADRA-Peru, the humanitarian arm of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the modular home provides enough ventilation to prevent the transmission of TB, which is an airborne disease. It is especially important to stop the spread of TB from the affected patients to their children, as TB is much more difficult to diagnose and to treat in children and young adults.

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OUR PROJECT

GlobeMed at UChicago aims to raise $4,580 to fund food baskets to provide adequate nutrition to those affected by tuberculosis." We raised money to create and distribute 108 food baskets to those persons affected by tuberculosis who have trouble providing a healthy, nutritious diet for themselves or their families. The program will especially target those patients suffering from side effects of the treatment who abandon the drug regimen in order to go back to work and put food on the table for their families. The food baskets will allow these patients to focus on finishing their drug regimens, and the subsequent increase in patient compliance will directly reduce the emergence of drug resistant strains of TB.


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

EVENT TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Peruvian Hats, Scarves, Gloves Sale

We sold items brought back by the 2011 GROW team . We could display the vibrant culture of Peru while raising money.

$300

Fish for a Wish

We sold beta fish and supplies to the student population. Students wrote 'wishes’ and we shared the wishes of TB patients that ASPAT had collected.

$368

Global Getdown

We organized a Peruvian dinner and entertainment show with performance student orgs on campus. Each group shared what global health meant to them.

$690

Kaplan Auction

We raffled off a preparatory class to the UChicago community.

$1,311

Rummage Sale

We solicited donations of gently used clothes and other accessories from students and local stores, then sold to the students.

$1,191

Stop TB Sunglasses

We bought brightly colored sunglasses, which we sold to the campus community and surrounding communities.

$369

Individual Giving

We asked our members to contact 10 family members and friends, and asked them to donate to our Razoo homepage.

Total funds raised for ASPAT in 2011-2012:

MONEY RAISED

$845.72

$5,074.72

Since 2010, GlobeMed at University of Chicago has raised a total of $11,075.06 to support ASPAT’s projects in nutrition and capacity building in Callao, Peru.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR

GlobeMed Rummage Sale May 16-18, 2012 We asked for donations of clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry from the UChicago student body and Chicagoarea thrift stores - a shoutout to Ragstock in Belmont and Kokorokoko, who gave us some amazing and kooky items! We set up clothing racks and tables on three magnificently sunny days in the middle of May, played music, handed out informational fliers about GlobeMed to tie the Sale to our cause, and brought the joy of bargain-hunting to the UChicago campus. We raised over $1000 from this campaign.

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CAMPAIGNS

Global Getdown March 3, 2012 Seven of the biggest performance student organizations at UChicago came out to perform at the Global Getdown, creating an evening of remarkable talent and energy. Two of our own members, Leslie Gailloud and Cindy Sui, were emcees for the event and asked each group for their own definitions of global health before their act. We also created a posterboard where audience members could share their personal meanings of global health, as college students but more importantly as communal inhabitants of this world.


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.

2011-2012 CURRICULUM ORIENTATION Chapter members were equipped with a thorough understanding of the values of GlobeMed and explored their personal values. POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.

This year, GHU strove to educate our chapter on both overarching issues concerning global health and issues directly affecting our partner organization ASPAT, such as an in-depth lesson on tuberculosis. Our unit on global economics further helped us understand the deeply intertwined relationship between poverty and tuberculosis, as well as the structural problems specific to Peruvian healthcare. This unit was concluded with a rigorous debate in which GlobeMed members discussed the merits of different strategies for combating global poverty. Speakers throughout the year also covered pertinent, domestic health issues such as the changing healthcare laws.

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.


ON-CAMPUS EVENTS

"Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders" Movie Screening January 2012 The post-screening discussion focused on the difficulties that doctors encounter when practicing in poor countries and the struggles that the people have to endure due to the lack of healthcare. This was one of the more realistic ways to learn and understand the role of NGOs like GlobeMed, the people that we are trying to help, and how real and how urgent global health issues are to the state of the world today.

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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 # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:

29

# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:

06

Our greatest community building activities were pre-meeting icebreakers. These consisted of activities that encouraged the entire group to relax and have fun with each other. This also set up a good atmosphere for the meeting to proceed. Other community building activities included trips to see a movie, going out to a restaurant, gathering for a potluck at a member's house, and attending school events. Staff dynamics were always cordial- we were encouraged to speak what we thought, but always welcome new ideas and exchanges.


GROW INTERNSHIP

“Meeting ASPAT was an incredibly humbling experience. Seeing the challenges they face everyday from non-compliant patients to apathetic government officials opened my eyes to the limits of healthcare in underdeveloped regions. I am very excited to continue working with them in the next year and to up their impact in Callao and in all of Peru.” – Cindy Sui, c/o 2014

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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]

03 LENGTH OF STAY: 03 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:

JUNE 2012 – JULY 2012

WORK DESCRIPTION: Lauren, Briana and Cindy are helping ASPATPeru to implement this year's food basket and modular housing programs by visiting TB patients and assessing their needs in various neighborhoods of Callao. They are also working on translating ASPAT's website into English, so that the organization can reach a wider audience. Finally, as the chapter's partnership with ASPAT-Peru is still young, the three interns are dedicated to learning more about the problem of tuberculosis in Peru and bringing this information back to the chapter. They have kept up a detailed blog of their trip, which can be found at uchicagoglobemed.wordpress.com/growtrip-2012/

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 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

2012 DELEGATES: Leslie Gailloud, Alec Gazda, Ryota Sekine, Lauren Springett, Cindy Sui, Ethel Yang

“We are now only a few years ago. Meeting them allowed me to see the potential GlobeMed at UChicago has to make a true difference to our campus community and our partner organization in the coming years.�

-- Lauren Springett, 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.


“For me, the GlobeMed chapter gave me a sense of responsibility that stretched outside the realm of the University and into a world that I had never had any connection with previously. Being a member of the GlobeMed chapter made me realize that the repercussions of indifference can be more vast than we initially realize. Apathy not only affects fellow members of our organization, but extends to a population dependent on my commitment. .” – Briana Flanagan, c/o 2012

Our growth has been incredible during the first two years as a chapter, and we hope to sustain this expansion in the coming year. Next year, one of our main goals is to execute our first-ever Benefit Dinner, exciting not only for its scope but also for its intended audience – faculty, alumni and corporate sponsors instead of exclusively the student body. To that end, this summer we are putting together a corporate sponsorship packet and a portfolio of infographics to communicate the goals of our chapter and our partner. These materials will help us raise further awareness of global health issues and specifically for the problem of tuberculosis in Peru. Furthermore, we hope to transition to Global Giving as our premier online donation platform in order to expand our network of donors. (New paragraph) On campus, we want to increase our presence as a student organization by forming more collaborations with other health- or international studies-related organizations. We believe that GlobeMed’s model of partnership should extend to all aspects of our work; as a campus and a generation, we are a stronger voice together than apart. (New paragraph) Within the chapter, we hope to grow our membership to 35-40 active members by the end of the year. We want to strengthen inter-committee communication, and we want each and every member to be responsible for an initiative of their own, to create a community of passionate, responsible drivers (bolded) of change. (New paragraph) Finally, within the network, we hope to organize a Chicago-land inter-chapter get-together in order to foster new connections and learn more about each other’s partner organizations. (New paragraph) To support our growth in the coming year, please send a check addressed to “GlobeMed @ UChicago” to 5706 S. University Ave, RC001, Chicago, IL 60637. We will let you know once GlobalGiving is set up!

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OUR FUTURE


FINANCES In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at UChicago raised $8,075.06 for ASPAT to support projects in Callao, Peru. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

OPERATIONS!

TOTAL REVENUE!

Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!

$4,229!

$4,229!

$845.72!

$845.72!

University Funding!

$3,132.80!

$3,132.80!

GlobeMed National Office!

$230.72!

$230.72!

Carryover Funds Remaining from Previous Year!

$3,000.34!

SUBTOTAL!

$8,075.06!

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

$3,000.34! $3,363.52!

OPERATIONS & GRANTS!

$11,438.58!

TOTAL!

Current Finances! Cash Reserves!

$750.06!

2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!

$750.06!

$750.06! $1,377!

$1,377!

$1,377!

$2,127.06!


Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network. globemed.org/impact/university-ofchicago “Like” us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events. www.facebook.com/globemeduchicago?sk=wall

Follow our blog and chime in on the discussion. uchicagoglobemed.wordpress.com

Check out our photos on globemed.smugmug.com/ GlobeMed-at-University-of-1

Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/#!/GlobeMedUofC

Find our chapter on www.razoo.com/story/Globe-Med-AtU-Chicago-Tackling-Tb-In-Callao-Peru?referral_code=sw and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

WANT TO REACH US IN 2012-2013?

CONTACT: Ethel Yang E-MAIL: uchicago@globemed.org

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KEEP IN TOUCH


EXECUTIVE BOARD CO-PRESIDENT Alec Gazda agazda@uchicago.edu

CO-PRESIDENT Charles Wang wangcz@uchicago.edu

globalhealthU COORDINATOR Tammy Abughnaim tabughnaim@uchicago.edu

globalhealthU COORDINATOR Samara Rivers slrivers@uchicago.edu

CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Ethel Yang yange@uchicago.edu

DIR. OF COMMUNITY BUILDING Leslie Gailloud lgailloud@uchicago.edu

DIRECTOR OF FINANCES Cindy Sui xisui@uchicago.edu

GROW COORDINATOR Briana Flanagan bflanagan@uchicago.edu

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Elena Hadjimichael ehadjimichael@uchicago.edu

GRANT WRITING DIRECTOR Ryota Sekine rsekine@uchicago.edu

DIRECTOR OF TRANSLATIONS Nataly Otiniano notiniano@uchicago.edu

SUPPORTERS

A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 – 2012 year a great success:

THANK YOU INDIVIDUALS

ORGANIZATIONS

Our faculty advisor, Crystal Pernell. Our individual donors, Akemi and Takashi Sekine, and Aizik Wolf.

Kaplan, the Career Advising Program at the University of Chicago, Student Government at the University of Chicago, UBallet, Soul Umoja, PhiNix Dance Crew, Voices in Your Head, Unaccompanied Women, RBIM, Run for Cover, Ragstock in Belmont, Kokorokoko


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GlobeMed at UChicago Annual Report 2011-2012