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GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati 2014 – 2015 ANNUAL REPORT


GlobeMed Network AMHERST COLLEGE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BETHEL UNIVERSITY BOSTON COLLEGE BROWN UNIVERSITY CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK COLORADO COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CORNELL UNIVERSITY CU-BOULDER DARTMOUTH COLLEGE DUKE UNIVERSITY EMORY UNIVERSITY FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOWARD UNIVERSITY INDIANA UNIVERSITY LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY RHODES COLLEGE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SPELMAN COLLEGE ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY TUFTS UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI UCLA UNIVERSITY OF DENVER UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY UNC-CHAPEL HILL UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY WHITMAN COLLEGE

Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia 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 ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free| Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Moro, Kenya Trailblazer Foundation| Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Knowledge for Children | Kumbo, Cameroon Young 1ove| Gabarone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Feed the World | Piura, Peru COVE Alliance| Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Burmese Women’s Union | Mae Sot, Thailand Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti PHASE Nepal| Kathmandu, Nepal Asociación de Personas Afectadas por Tuberculosis del Perú | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative| Mukono, Uganda Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Raising the Village | Kampala, Uganda Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants| Mbale, Uganda Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Cambodian Organization for Women’s Support | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma


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 – 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.


Message from

The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, This year has been another incredible success thanks to all of your support! In just four short years, we have managed to implement four phases of our community health education project in Mae Sot with our partner Social Action for Women (SAW); bringing the total amount our chapter has fundraised to over $45,000. With this project, we have directly impacted the lives of thousands of Burmese migrant workers and their families who have found refuge in rural Thailand. As part of our partnership agreement, we have also sent 20 students to Mae Sot to intern with SAW on four dierent internship trips. As a chapter, we have been able to grow together since our founding to build a network of motivated, passionate change-makers. We have expanded our goals each year to ensure we are not only fundraising for our partner but also advocating for them by voicing the problems they are facing and sharing stories about the communities we work with. In addition to our project work, we are also continuing to foster an environment that allows us to not only be peers but close friends who are dedicated to making the world a healthier and more just place. We want you to know, as our supporter, that without you none of what we have done would be possible. Our accomplishments are your accomplishments, and we cannot express how thankful we are for your help. Sincerely, Ceejay & Codee Boyce 2014-2015 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati

Since our founding in April 2011, our chapter has grown from 16 members to 55 members.


About Us

Our Chapter

GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati was founded in 2011 and was the ďŹ rst undergraduate student organization on campus to be focused on global health and social justice. Since our founding we have grown from 16 founding members to a chapter that is 55 members strong. Our partner for the past four years has been a grassroots health organization called Social Action for Women (SAW) in Mae Sot, Thailand. Together with SAW, we have been able to implement four phases of our Community Health Outreach program which helps provide health education to Burmese migrants. We have also been able to send four GROW teams to intern with SAW – for a total of 20 students who have had the incredible opportunity to interact directly with our partner organization and the communities we work with.


KEY FACT: Nearly one-third of Burma’s population continues to live below the poverty line as compared to 8% in Thailand.

Our Partnership Social Action for Women

Founded in 2000

Social Action for Women (SAW) was originally founded to assist Burmese women who had fled to Thailand. They have since expanded their services and now serve the entire migrant population who has sought refuge in Mae Sot. We have been working with SAW since 2011 to increase the migrant communities’ knowledge on reproductive health, preventative health, and the importance of hygiene. While our work with SAW focuses mostly on health education, the organization’s other programs focus on vocational training, shelter, mental health, trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and child education.

Mae Sot, Thailand

Population: 120,569

Since 1962, Burma’s oppressive military regime has crippled Burma’s economic development with isolationist policies and corruption. Human rights violations are widespread as the regime continues to violently suppress democratic movements and ethnic minority opposition groups. To escape the tyranny, many Burmese continue to flee to Mae Sot in search of work and a better life. Fleeing Burmese women and children are extremely vulnerable. They do not benefit from foreign assistance in refugee camps, and without legal status, they live in constant fear of deportation. Poverty, poor sanitation and sexual abuse are widespread.


Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: CHOP Phase IV will directly impact 3,600 Burmese migrant workers and children Cost of project: $10,000 What the money directly funded: transportation, educational materials, guest speakers, phone cards, and operational costs

GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati raised $10,000 to fund the fourth phase of the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP) project, which will provide Burmese migrant workers and children personal and dental hygiene education in Mae Sot and Phop Phra, Thailand. This year we focused on Phase IV of the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP) which focuses on increasing community reproductive health knowledge and basic preventative health knowledge through peer educator workshops in their communities, as well as providing personal and dental hygiene awareness and education to migrant children. This phase will also require supplemental peer educator training, as done in previous phases, to replace peer educators who have moved to live elsewhere. We funded the entire project from transportation costs, operational costs for peer educator trainings, phone cards for communication, and materials, food , and guest speakers for the personal hygiene workshops. This phase will directly impact 3,600 Burmese migrants and allow them to disseminate this new health knowledge within their communities.


Campaigns

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

Event Title

Event Description

Insomnia Cookies Donation Day

GlobeMed@UC received 15% of all cookie sales during specified business hours.

Individual Giving Campaign

Our chapter reached out to family and friends asking for support for our partner.

Bake Sale

GlobeMed@UC donated baked goods to be sold at a booth to students and staff/faculty.

$284.00

Hoagies for Health

GlobeMed@UC received 25% of all sales at Potbelly’s during specified business hours.

$156.00

Buffalo Wild Wings Donation Day

GlobeMed@UC received 15% of all sales at BWW’s during specified business hours.

$151.75

Waffles for Wellness

GlobeMed@UC cooked and sold waffles to students.

$200.00

Shine the Shoe

GlobeMed@UC helped clean the arena after a basketball game.

$800.00

Second Annual GlobeMed Benefit Dinner

The benefit dinner focused on global themes, outlining the work of GlobeMed chapters in different countries and supporting the keynote speakers.

GlobeMed@UC Style Soiree

GlobeMed@UC received 25% of all sales at a Stella & Dot Trunk Show.

$378.00

Midwest Dhamaka

GlobeMed@UC was the beneficiary of this annual Bollywood-Fusion charity dance competition.

$600.00

Total funds raised for SAW in 2014-2015:

$12,401

Revenue $116.63 $4,330.00

$5,385.11

Since GlobeMed at UC’s founding in 2011, we have raised over $45,000 for our partner organization Social Action for Women.


Campaign Highlights Bake Sale

Benefit Dinner

The bake sale is a fun way to get the entire chapter involved in fundraising! Every chapter member donates a baked dish and are encouraged to organize “baking parties” to make the goods. We set up a table for four hours and sell the items to passing students, faculty, and staff. We tell them about our organization and what we do with Social Action for Women. In this way, we are not only fundraising but creating awareness of GlobeMed and our mission.

This year was the Second Annual GlobeMed Benefit Dinner. The dinner brought over 100 students, faculty, and community members together to talk about the impact GlobeMed is making as an international organization. Our keynote speakers, Claudia and Daniele, were a couple who worked for Doctors Without Borders for several years. They shared their experiences working for an NGO and stressed the importance of partnership. The dinner raised $5,400 for SAW.


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 – 2015: 55 Number of community-building events: 6 This year we worked to cultivate and develop relationships within our chapter. We began every meeting with a short game or activity led by the community building committee members. Having weekly activities helped break the ice quickly and also helped build excitement for our work. Our sta retreats have featured canoeing and team-building games to energize our team and become even closer as a GlobeMed family. Some of our socials have included bowling, pumpkin picking and a corn maze, and volunteer events.


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.

We began the year by reflecting on how our individual identities and privileges influence and drive the work that we do. These sessions allowed us to create a safe and welcoming space within the chapter that facilitated a diverse range of discussions on topics such as US-Burma relations, the importance of intent in photography, health disparities in Cincinnati, and how we can work to be a voice for those whose voices are not often heard or listened to. Several of our lessons included guest speakers on African immigrant health and how to be effective advocates for policy change.


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.

World AIDS Day

Global Health Panel

On December 1st we posted facts about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in academic buildings all around campus, and put bright red tape on classroom doors in the shape of the HIV/AIDS ribbon to represent our solidarity with those whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. We also passed out red ribbons to students on campus and encouraged everyone to wear them for the day.

We partnered with four other global and community health-related student organizations and held a discussion panel. The event was open to all students and talked about the various missions of the groups, the role of college students in global health work, and the major public health issues that are prevalent on our campus. This was the first event of a Global Health Coalition that we plan to strengthen and grow over the next few years.


World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015

What human rights do you believe in? For World Day of Social Justice, we asked students to tell us which human rights they believe in. We had a table in our student center which displayed a board describing various social justice and global health issues in countries around the world and asked them to add their handprint to our display in solidarity for social justice and global health equity.


World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015


2015 Summit

Facing Injustice: Partnering for Systemic Change 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. Summit gave me the unique opportunity to talk with people whose values exactly aligned with my own, but whose aspirations were completely different, and this filled my spirit with hope. You want to get every person suffering from HIV/AIDS access to ART’s? You want to spread knowledge about sustainable farming techniques so that small villages can prosper economically ad lead healthier lives? You want to end the taboo culture around sex in order to lower disease and unwanted pregnancy rates? Absofrickin-lutely stellar. Let’s all support each other; change is multi-faceted and we cannot bear the weight of that big word alone. -- Sami Nandyal, Class of 2016

List of 2015 Summit Delegates: Mckenzie Ackemyer, Nathan Bond, Ceejay Boyce, Katie Bramble, Gabe Brown, Mohamed Elzarka, Brie Garner, Juliana Madzia, Sami Nandyal, Anthony Pantano, Sruthi Sundaram, Mahima Venkatesh, & Linda Venturato


# 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 GROW team’s first main goal is to monitor and evaluate our partner’s, Social Action for Women, current project the Community Health Outreach Project. By interviewing SAW staff and observing and collecting data from the health education workshops, we will search for room for improvements. By evaluating the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the health education workshops and community needs, we believe we can improve the quality of our partnership and our role in the effect on the community. Our team’s second main goal is to develop stronger personal bonds and a better understanding of what our partner’s community experiences on a day to day basis. This empathy and understanding within our chapter will ignite their passion for our partner and global health which will spread to ignite the passion of our community!

“During GROW, we gained exposure to the situation of the Burmese migrants first-hand and were able to witness the workshops and other services SAW provides for its community.” -- Austin Menezes Class of 2017


GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati

Our Future Dear Friends, Over the summer, our GROW team will be traveling to Mae Sot, Thailand to work with Social Action for Women and continue implementation of the Community Health Outreach Program. At home, our Eboard members will be working to create tentative timelines of the ghU discussions, partnerships lessons, and campaigns that we will be holding in 2015-2016. We will be working together throughout the summer to lay out a strong advocacy plan that will allow us to make connections and take action on our campus, in our community, and in our government. New marketing and branding strategies are currently in development so that we can recruit students from majors as diverse as engineering, education, design, business, and music. Throughout the coming year, one of our greatest goals will be fostering the strongest sense of community within our chapter that we possibly can, so that everyone feels part of a whole and committed to the GlobeMed family. In the next year, we plan to greatly increase the overlap between advocacy, education, and campaigns via more collaborative efforts that will make all of our events stronger, more meaningful, and more successful. To support our work and partnership with SAW, you can donate to our project on our Razoo page (www.razoo.com/story/globemedatuc) and make a difference in the rural Burmese migrant communities in Thailand. Sincerely, Juliana Madzia & Sami Nandyal 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati

“I love that GlobeMed is a group of likeminded people, passionate about global health equity, yet we all come together with unique and individual perspectives to make substantial change in the lives of others. GlobeMed provided a space for me to surround myself with the most brilliant and beautiful people while deepening my passion for human being around the world.” -- Brie Garner, Class of 2015


Finances

In 2014-2015, GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati raised $12,401.49 for Social Action for Women to support projects in Mae Sot, Thailand.

Revenue Events (Campaigns)

$8071.49

Individuals

$4330.00

University

$300.00

Corporations

0

Foundations

0

Internal Chapter Revenue National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE

$0 NO $12671.49

Expenses Campaigns

$2500.17

Operations

$428.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

$2928.17

Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2014-2015 academic year

$9743.32

Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2014-2015 academic year

$2000.00

TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2014-2015 Current Cash Position

$11743.32 $756.68


Stay Connected

GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network at www.globemed.org/impact/cincinnati “Like” us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events at www.facebook.com/GlobeMedatUC

Follow us on twitter at @GlobeMedatUC Follow our blog and join in on the discussion at globemedatuc.weebly.com Find our chapter on Razoo (www.razoo.com/story/GlobeMedatUC) and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

Email us at ucin@globemed.org to find out how you can get involved!


Executive Board

GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati External Co-President

Ceejay Boyce

| boycecl@mail.uc.edu

Internal Co-President

Codee Boyce

| boycecm@mail.uc.edu

Austin Menezes

| menezeaf@mail.uc.edu

Internal globalhealthU Coordinator

Juliana Madzia

| madziajl@mail.uc.edu

Internal globalhealthU Coordinator

Kathe Pocker

| pockerke@mail.uc.edu

External globalhealthU Coordinator

Lydia Resnik

| resniklm@mail.uc.edu

External globalhealthU Coordinator

Mandolin Schreck

| schrecmm@mail.uc.edu

Campaign Coordinator

Gabe Brown

| brown2gh@mail.uc.edu

Campaign Coordinator

Dylan Sexton

| sextondl@mail.uc.edu

Campaign Coordinator

Carolyn Stevenson

| stevencb@mail.uc.edu

Sami Nandyal

| nandyash@mail.uc.edu

GROW Coordinator

Director of Communications Co-Director of Community Building

Mahima Venkatesh | venkatmb@mail.uc.edu

Co-Director of Community Building

Shahana Prakash

| prakassa@mail.uc.edu

Caycee Boyce

| boycecd@mail.uc.edu

Ryan Apel

| apelrc@mail.uc.edu

Co-Director of Partnerships

Linda Venturato

| venturld@mail.uc.edu

Co-Director of Partnerships

Kirsten Boone

| booneki@mail.uc.edu

Director of Design Director of Finances

Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2014 – 2015 year a great success:

INDIVIDUALS Dr. Jason Blackard Dr. Robin Selzer Claudia López Daniele Cangemi Amanda Meade

ORGANIZATIONS Insomnia Cookies Potbelly’s Buffalo Wild Wings Stella & Dot Midwest Dhamaka


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