GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 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
AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
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 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 Cincinnati
In the summer of 2011, Stephanie Lux and I sat down in a local Panera to talk about the yet nascent GlobeMed chapter coming to University of Cincinnati that fall. We had been handed a daunting task: in two short months, to rally UC’s 40,000 students around a healthcare organization we had yet to meet. Insanity. But things moved quickly. Our meetings moved from the booths of restaurants and onto campus, where we established an executive board of 16 members. In the whirlwind that was our first year, those 16 executive board members banded together to recruit 30 new staff members, raise over $7,000 for Social Action for Women, complete three tracks of globalhealthU education, hold a large event on campus for World Day of Social Justice, send five delegates to the GlobeMed Summit, and plan our first GROW internship for December 2012. What enormous accomplishments in nine months. After one short year of being involved in GlobeMed, I can say without reservation that founding a chapter has been the single most influential experience of my college years. The people I’ve met though this organization— advisors at the national office, leaders of chapters across the nation, members of our own chapter, SAW staff members, and most significantly, my other half, Steph Lux—have challenged, inspired, taught, and consoled me in ways I never expected. This community embodies the adage: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” I cannot wait to see what the future holds for GlobeMed at UC and Social Action for Women. Julia Tasset 2011-2012 Co-President
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
4 OUR PARTNER 5
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
November 15, 2011 Woodyâ€™s Night
Uncle Woody's Pub in Clifton hosted a GlobeMed night, featuring a split-the-pot raffle and a special shot to benefit our partner project.
December 16, 2011
St. Monica/St. George Gift Wrapping As a community building and fundraising event, our chapter got together for a marathon gift wrapping session for a local parish, which donated proceeds to our project with SAW.
February 14-20, 2012
May 24, 2012
Part awareness generating, part fundraising, HAHW linked Valentines Day to World Day of Social Justice. We asked students at UC to answer the question: "All People Deserve:_______" and sold puppy chow to sponsor our project.
Mac's Pizza Pub in Clifton sponsored a $5 cover as donations for GlobeMed, which enabled the donor to access drink and pizza specials throughout the night.
Have a Heart Week
A Toast to Thailand
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2011-2012 AT A GLANCE
GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati
GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati was founded in the summer of 2011 after Steph Lux was inspired by a friend in a GlobeMed chapter at another university. She met Julia Tasset and they proceeded to form a partnership with Social Action for Women, based in Mae Sot, Thailand, in the fall of 2011. In its first year, GlobeMed at UC has raised $7,000 for the Community Healthcare Outreach Program, expanded from 2 to 40 members, and selected a team of six for its first GROW internship in December 2012.
since our founding in june 2011 , our chapter has grown from 02 to 40 members.
Social Action for Women (SAW) WORKS IN MAE SOT, THAILAND POPULATION: 120,569
KEY FACT: The ThaiMyanmar border hosts 92,000 registered refugees from Myanmar and an estimated 54,000 unregistered asylumseekers. KEY FACT: The prevalence of HIV in Thai adults is 1.3%, compared to 0.6% in the United States.
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.
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ABOUT SAW FOUNDED IN 2000 Social Action for Women (SAW) was founded in June 25, 2000 to assist displaced women from Burma who are in crisis situations after having fled to Mae Sod, Thailand. SAW supports women facing difficulties through the provision of shelter, health education, rights awareness, counseling, and vocational training for unskilled women and has expanded its focus to include caring for and educating orphaned children and children of migrant parents. SAW’s partnership with GlobeMed at UC began in 2011 with the creation of the Community Healthcare Outreach Project (CHOP).
OUR PROJECT Social Action for Women
GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati Why maternal health? There is a lack of awareness of HIV (due to the poor education system in Burma) as well as the security risk of traveling to health clinics prevents migrants in Phrop Phra from getting tested, thus enabling the spread of STIs.
$6,087 TO FUND STIPENDS FOR PROJECT COORDINATOR AND STAFF, TRANSPORTATION, PERDIEM, FOOD, VENUE FEE, EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
CHOP raises awareness of reproductive and basic health practices and identifies other community health priorities." SAW will identify 30 people from each of 10 target communities to invite to a workshop/health forum. The workshop will provide information on general health topics ranging from reproductive health to communicable diseases and skin infections (tailored to each community). The workshop will also serve as a forum to identify the most urgent health issues in each community. The project will be funded entirely (stipend, operational costs, transportation, and communication) from the $6,087 raised by GlobeMed at Cincinnati.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Have a Heart Week
Our chapter sold puppy chow around campus during the week of Valentines Day and World Day of Social Justice
Individual Giving campaign (winter)
Soliciting donations from family, friends, and interested individuals
Woody's Bar Night
Partnering for one night with Uncle Woody's Pub in Clifton, OH for a bar special to benefit GlobeMed at UC
Soliciting donations from local and regional businesses
St. Monica St. George Gift Wrapping
As a group, our chapter wrapped gifts at St. Monica St. George Parish in Clifton Ohio
Mac's Bar Night
Partnering for one night with Mac's Pizza Pub in Clifton, OH for a bar night to benefit GlobeMed at UC
Barnes and Noble gift wrapping
Volunteering to wrap gifts as a group at a local Barnes and Noble book store
Total funds raised for SAW in 2011-2012:
Since 2011, GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati has raised just over $7,000 to support SAW's health education project, specifically the Community Healthcare Outreach Project in Mae Sot, Thailand and surrounding rural migrant communities.
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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.
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.
As a founding chapter of GlobeMed, we feel that globalhealthU has had a significant impact on our chapter. Through ghU, we have expanded our knowledge on global health, our partner site, and the effect of poverty on health. Favorite discussions included meeting our partner, putting ourselves in the shoes of those living in poverty, and global health 101. We led these through PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, games and more.
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. STUDENTSâ€™ 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.
Have a Heart Week February 14-20, 2012 A banner was displayed all week on campus inviting students to sign and finish the statement: "All People Deserve:" Over 200 students took part in the declaration and were made aware of GlobeMed's movement for global health equity
Over 200 UC students declared what they consider to be basic human rights!
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COMMUNITY BUILDING Â 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:
# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:
# OF HOURS VOLUNTEERED IN THE COMMUNITY:
This year, we kicked off our community building with an amazing Eboard retreat to O'Gorman Farms in Evendale, Ohio. As a first year organization, this retreat was integral in welcoming everyone into the fold and establishing a working knowledge of the GlobeMed model and our chapter's goals. In the spring, our staff retreat featured more small group discussion as well as some preparations for the next campaign, engaging new staffers intellectually and productively. Finally, we wrapped up community building with a t-shirt drive and group trip to Matthew 25 Ministries, a local disaster relief organization.
"Being present from the beginning, I see this first GROW trip as the culmination of our first successful year as a chapter. Finally meeting Ko Myo, experiencing Social Action for Women, and seeing the preliminary results from the Community Healthcare Outreach Program will bring this journey full circle. I cannot wait to meet the everyone from SAW and connect our lives in a way that will prove fruitful for years to come.” – Julia Tasset, c/o 2014
DEC 16 2012 – JAN 5 2013
# OF GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY:
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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
WORK DESCRIPTION: Six students will intern at the SAW and
visit the project sites and work with staff who are involved in the project implementation to develop the project and its extension.
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.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE â€œINJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.â€? MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a networkwide commemoration of the 4th Annual World Day of Social Justice during the week of February 20, 2012, by asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study. GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: Five professors, from fields as disparate as International Law to Romance Languages to Nursing, participated in the Teach-Ins at UC. They addressed topics such as the increasing interconnectedness and permeability of our international borders, flower shop exploitation Columbia, and restricted access to care around the world, just to name a few. These different perspectives on social justice broadened our understanding of the issues beyond the scope of health care and our partner site. MORE WDSJ ACTION -----------------------------------
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In:
Participating Departments: Biology International Political Law Nursing Romance Languages Nutrition
HAVE A HEART WEEK: A banner was displayed the week leading up to WDSJ on campus inviting students to sign and finish the statement: "All People Deserve:" Over 100 students took part in the declaration and were made aware of GlobeMed's movement for global health equity.
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 wellbeing and justice for all.
WDSJ Action GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati asking peers on their campus to share what they believe “All People Deserve.”
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
View more photos and quotes at www.globemedwdsj.tumblr.com
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Julia Tasset, Steohanie Lux, Zef Vesel, Adam Voegle, Erin Slater
"The highlight of this year’s Summit, was meeting members from the partner organizations. The theme of this year’s Summit was “Walking Together Walking Far.” In spirit of this theme, we learned so much from the representatives from the partner sites and I’m sure they learned as much from us. With this knowledge comes the power to not only develop our partnerships, but also to expand our influence for good within the Global Health community. I have observed an unmistakable change in the mindset of our chapter members who attended the Summit. The conversations we shared and everything we learned has translated into a powerful movement within our own community. As more members are able to attend National events in the future, I’m confident that this empowerment will continue to spread throughout the Cincinnati community." "
-- Stephanie Lux, 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.
"I have always been interested in healthcare and international human rights. GlobeMed is the first outlet which marries the two in a meaningful, attainable way for young people. I plan on studying Global Health in graduate school, translating my experience with GlobeMed at UC, into a career in the field.” – Julia Tasset, c/o 2013
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In the coming 2012 school year, GlobeMed at UC plans to make its first GROW Internship to work with Ko Myo and Social Action for Women in Mae Sot, Thailand. Our six GROW interns will implement the Community Healthcare Outreach Project, as well as to identify areas of unmet need and design future partnership agreements. On campus, we are excited to welcome back many former executive board and staff members. This group will lead the second annual Have a Heart Week event, as well as to increase the size and scope of on and off campus fundraisers, with a focus on collaboration with other social justice groups and different academic departments at UC. In the spring of 2013, we plan to host our first benefit dinner, highlighting our activities for the entire UC community. To build our cohesion as a chapter, our co-directors of Community Building have planned a inaugural camping trip for our 2012 executive board retreat. The globalhealthU team is committed to holding more awareness events on campus and in our local schools, in order to increase awareness here in Cincinnati of global health issues. In the next two to three years, GlobeMed at UC will host a Midwestern Hilltop, inviting chapters from surrounding states to attend a weekend of keynote speeches, sharing of best practices, and think-tank discussions. To facilitate this increase in programming and commitment to the global health needs of Mae Sot, we have set a target increase in fundraising of $2,000 per year, or a 29% increase over our first year’s total. A donation to our chapter makes these visions a reality. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift at http://www.razoo.com/story/ Globemedatuc.
FINANCES In 2011 â€“ 2012, GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati raised $7,055.53 for Social Action for Women to support projects in Mae Sot, Thailand. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!
Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!
GlobeMed National Office!
Miscellaneous (i.e. member dues)! SUBTOTAL!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
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A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Dr. Jason Blackard John and Joy Bair Michael and Christine Cavallaro Clarence Klasek Terry and Brad Radl Candyce Anderson Allan and Justine Santschi Jill and Michael Hiner Nicholas Bensman Brett and Lynn Scott Sheikh and Sadiqua Rahman Kathleen M Ferdico Jennifer and Louis Barone Thomas and Luann Schmitmeyer Kenneth and Janet Mideli Roy Butz Ellen Fetters Marilyn and Greg Bayer Richard Kahn Jerry Tasset and Joyce Horn Jim and Jen Horn Mrs Blanca Risdon Drs Caryn Bray and David Goldsberry Russ and Laura Cornish Carl and Lee Horn Sue and Dave Tasset Janet M Fetters Zahran Musa Richard G Vah, Sr, John J Sandra L. Hill Zachariah Muhlencamp Vance Nation Jorge Bezerra
ORGANIZATIONS For Women, Inc, Uncle Woody's Pub Mac's Pizza Pub St. Monica St. George Parish Barnes and Noble Kenwood Engineers Without Borders-UC
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