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GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF DENVER 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


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

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 Denver

Dear Friends of GlobeMed at DU, It has been an honor to become involved with such an amazing organization. Since day one we have been welcomed with open arms to the GlobeMed family. This year has been a wonderful adventure. We’ve had ups and downs, obstacles and confusion, setbacks and surprises but overall achieved incredible growth and success. Our resilient staff and executive board with their great dedication and continual patience have raised over $3,500 for our partner and brought awareness to our campus community. We have laid the foundation for a strong relationship with our partner in eastern Cambodia, which will only grow and strengthen in the future. This unique relationship and involvement with GlobeMed has allowed us to make a tangible difference in a community across the world, an idea that previously seemed out of reach.

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

This report is a summary of our work and what we have accomplished with the help of many. We hope readers will see the immense passion and happiness that surrounds GlobeMed at DU. As co-presidents our excitement was never ending as more people joined our team and we watched the organization develop and succeed before our eyes!

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

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GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP

GlobeMed, BSDA, and everyone involved have nestled deep into our hearts.We couldn’t be more excited to see what our chapter and the organization as a whole blossom into!

13  FINANCES

In Solidarity, Aryn Tuinzing & Molly McMahon 2011-2012 Co-Presidents

10  WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11  GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12  OUR FUTURE

14  STAY CONNECTED 15  THANK YOU


October 29, 2011

December 2011

Executive Board Retreat

Individual Giving Campaign

This was our e-board's official introduction to GlobeMed and our partner Buddhism for Social Development Action. We got to know each other, created goals and expectations, and learned about the structure of the GlobeMed network.

Our fist campaign! We sent letters to friends and family raising awareness for GlobeMed and our partner Buddhism for Social Development Action. We were blown away by the positive and supportive reactions!

February 4, 2012

April 16, 2012

March 1, 2012

Fall Staff Retreat

Waffles for Wellness

GlobeMed at Illegal Pete’s

Our first meeting as a full Staff! We met off campus to give our new staff members a full introduction to GlobeMed and our Denver chapter. This included a globalhealthU jeopardy, games snacks, and making Valentines!

Students pre-ordered waffles which were delivered to their dorm rooms during midterms.

Fundraiser at a local restaurant which donated 15% of proceeds to GlobeMed during that day.

ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

2011-2012 AT A GLANCE


GlobeMed at University of Denver

ABOUT US

In the spring of 2011 a DU student asked a visiting friend where her bracelet was from. The student from Loyola Chicago explained that it was from her GlobeMed partner community in Ecuador. She then described the whole GlobeMed organization. Her DU friend was very interested and went to the GlobeMed website that night to see how she could get involved. Unfortunately the deadline for new founder applications had passed just 3 hours before! She e-mailed headquarters and got an extension for the deadline. While filling out the application, she told her neighbor about GlobeMed and together, they founded GlobeMed at DU.

since our founding in may 2011 , our chapter has grown from 11 to 20 members.


Buddhism for Social Development Action (BSDA) WORKS IN KAMONG CHAM, CAMBODIA POPULATION: 63,771 About 2.5 hours drive from Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham is the third largest city in Cambodia. Khmer Rouge forces established a Communist regime in 1975 and reigned until 1979. While in power, the Khmer Rouge introduced a series of socialist programs and killed close to 1.7 million people. KEY FACT: Nearly half of all The regime restricted freedom of speech and religious practice while controlling communication and access to Cambodian children are food and information. During this time, the entire healthcare malnourished, and one in eight dies before their fifth system was destroyed. Of the 45 doctors that survived, 20 left the country. birthday, largely due to Today, the most common diseases in Cambodia are related preventable causes. to issues with water and sanitation. Trained health care personnel are reluctant to leave Phnom Penh and venture KEY FACT: In 2009 it was to more isolated locations. The health system is based on estimated that 63,000 curative medicine instead of prevention and there is little people in Cambodia were emphasis on primary health care.

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OUR PARTNER

living with HIV/AIDS.

ABOUT BSDA FOUNDED IN 2005 BSDA was founded in 2005 by seven Buddhist monks who were hurt that altruism was preached in the community but not widely practiced. The organization has a large range of programs from education and vocational training to democracy development, to working with drug users, poor or vulnerable children and families living with HIV/AIDS. GlobeMed at the University of Denver has been partnered with BSDA since 2011. Together, their efforts will benefit patients and families living with HIV/ AIDS. The mission of BSDA is threaded through their various projects. Underlying goals include improving education, supporting orphans and the sick, improving social accountability, providing counseling and rehabilitation for drug addicts, increasing community development, and encouraging democracy and good governance. Still led by Buddhists, BSDA maintains religious neutrality and works toward improving communication between religious groups within Cambodia.


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OUR PROJECT

Buddhism for Social Development Action (BSDA)

GlobeMed at University of Denver Why nutrition and income generation? It is important that people living with HIV/AIDS have enough food to eat and have some form of income generation to support their daily lives. Fishponds and home vegetable gardens will provide food for the families and will serve as a source of income. The ponds and gardens will also give the people ownership and self-confidence. They will learn to provide for themselves instead of relying on external aid.

36 FAMILIES LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED.

$3,000 TO PURCHASE MATERIALS TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN FISH PONDS AND GARDENS

GlobeMed at DU aims to raise $3,000 to fund vegetable gardens and fish ponds for families living with HIV/AIDS in Kampong Cham, Cambodia." Our chapter directly funded the establishment of 18 fish ponds and 18 gardens for families living with HIV/AIDS. This included the supplies necessary to build the ponds and gardens, in addition to training the families how to properly maintain them. With the ponds and gardens, the families will be able to provide food for themselves and their families in addition to selling their fish and vegetables at local markets. This will bring food and income to the families in addition to teaching them to help themselves instead of relying on aid from other sources.


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

EVENT TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

MONEY RAISED

Winter Individual Giving Campaign

Friends and family were given information about GlobeMed at DU and BSDA and asked for donations.

Valentines: You're the only fish in the sea for me!

Handmade Valentines were sold along with packages of Swedish fish to spread the love and spread one of our project objectives of building fish ponds. Over 100 community members came together to form a human HIV/AIDS ribbon to commemorate World AIDS Day

GlobeMed at Illegal Pete's

Local restaurant Illegal Pete's donated 15% of the days proceeds to GlobeMed when people mentioned GlobeMed.

$121

Waffles for Wellness

Waffles were pre-ordered then delivered to dorms and Greek houses during midterms.

$99

Change for a Change

Passing students were given information about GlobeMed and BSDA and asked to share any spare change.

$3,325

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CAMPAIGNS

$11

$33.85

Total funds raised for BSDA in 2011-2012:

$3,589.85 Since 2011, GlobeMed at the University of Denver has raised over $3,500 to support BSDA in building fish ponds and vegetable gardens for families living with HIV/AIDS in Kampong Cham, Cambodia.


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.

As a first-year organization, it was important to establish the overall mission. Discussing the relationship between poverty and health was one way to build passion around what we are doing. One of our favorite activities involved drawing pictures of how we imagined poverty and health to be related. There were some great drawings, and we were able to scan all of the pictures onto one document to make a poster. After reading the reallife stories of people struggling to get treatment or employment, we had great discussions about defining good health as maintaining one's dignity along with feeling emotionally, physically, financially, and politically secure and stable. We found that the well-being of each individual is dependent on so many factors; it is not solely dependent on medicines. Access to resources, money, social support, shelter, nutrition, and many others affect one's health. Our discussions explored health as well as the causes of poverty, economics, and social justice, which appealed to our staff's varied interests. Overall, we were all able to learn more about the issues upon which GlobeMed centers, which inspires us to do everything we can in Denver. Not only are there connections among the issues we discussed, but people all around the world have connections with one another, and GlobeMed enables us to strengthen these bonds.

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. 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

EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO _____ November 2011 Passing students were asked to fill in the blank on cards reading "Everyone has the right to_____". The goal was to get people to think and raise awareness about GlobeMed!

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globalhealthU


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:

20

# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:

03

Community building has been a key part of developing our chapter at the University of Denver. To create a strong sense of community we had two main retreats throughout the school year. The first one was an executive board retreat and the second was a staff and executive board retreat. These allowed us to get to know each other and create a sense of community within the team. We continued to grow closer throughout the year. We incorporated games and activities into our weekly meetings. We look forward to strengthening community within our chapter as we grow.


2012 DELEGATES: Allison Boyd, Micah Hadley, Tho Nguyen, Alise Bailey

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2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

"Summit really focused and emphasized the partnership that not only differentiates GlobeMed, but also creates a unique bond between the organization and their corresponding university. My favorite speaker was Dr. Michael Diamond, a professor at Northwestern, who spoke of the eradication of Polio. It was inspirational hearing about how teamwork and innovation can solve the global health crisis!� -- Allison Boyd

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.


OUR FUTURE "Stumbling into the GlobeMed family, I never could have imagined how much it was going to impact my life. I quickly became intertwined in a network of the most passionate and driven people within the US and across the world. Hanging up after skype calls with Vandong, the director of our partner organization consistently left me feeling not only incredibly happy but so full of life! Communicating and working with people on the other side of the world and seeing results in their community and on our campus has been beyond rewarding. The organization stays true to its mission and has given me the means and opportunities to 'Be the change.’� - Aryn Tuinzing

With a very successful yet slightly tumultuous first year, we are all excited to see where the future takes our GlobeMed chapter. At the end of the year, we all got together to discuss what we wanted out of the year ahead of us. With many of our juniors going abroad, including our two co-presidents, we wanted to set direct goals as a whole group. Now that we know our way around university politics and what the student body enjoys, we want to strengthen our foundation. We want to increase community within our chapter, improve our relationship with our partner and encourage more involvement from campus. With a stronger sense of community and better relationship with our partner, we hope to become better recognized on campus and distinguished from other health organizations. Emphasizing our unique relationship with our partner will set us apart from other organizations and attract new participants both to our staff and campaigns. We will continue working with BSDA on building fish ponds and gardens for families living with HIV/AIDS. We will be reaching out to more families and will begin building chicken pens as well. Another goal for the coming year is to visit our partner through a GROW internship during the summer of 2013. This will allow us to see first hand the impact of our project, strengthen our project plan, and further improve our chapter partner relationship. We thank everyone who supported us this year and hope you continue to watch us grow in the future. With your help we started off strong and will only keep going up in the future! With hope for the future, GlobeMed at DU Executive Board 2011-2012


In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at University of Denver raised $3,589.85 for Buddhism for Social Development Action to support projects in Kampong Cham, Cambodia.

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

OPERATIONS!

TOTAL REVENUE!

Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!

$264.85!

$274.85!

$3325!

$3325!

University Funding! SUBTOTAL!

$3,589.85!

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

$500!

$500!

$500!

$4,089.85!

OPERATIONS & GRANTS!

TOTAL!

Current Finances! Cash Reserves!

$521!

2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!

$521!

$521! $500!

$500!

$500!

$1,021!

ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

FINANCES


KEEP IN TOUCH Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network. globemed.org/impact/denver

“Like� us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events. www.facebook.com/GlobeMedDU

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

Check out our photos on globemed.smugmug.com/ GlobeMedatDenver

Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/globemed_du

Find our chapter on www.razoo.com/story/ Globemedatdenver and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

WANT TO REACH US IN 2012-2013?

CONTACT: Amelia Davis E-MAIL: denver@globemed.org


CO-PRESIDENT Aryn Tuinzing aryn.tuinzing@gmail.com

CO-PRESIDENT Molly McMahon mmcmahon2064@gmail.com

globalhealthU COORDINATOR Alec Feuerbach amf9@q.com

globalhealthU COORDINATOR Amelia Davis ameliajdavis92@gmail.com

CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Libby Lingle libby.lingle@gmail.com

CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Julia Bowman julialbowman@yahoo.com

DIR. OF COMMUNITY BUILDING Elizabeth Burger eaburger1@gmail.com

DIR. OF COMMUNITY BUILDING Gaia Altshuler galtshuler@yahoo.com

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Allison Boyd allisonboyd99@gmail.com

DIRECTOR OF FINANCES Sadie Smelker sadie.smelker@gmail.com

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EXECUTIVE BOARD

GROW COORDINATOR Karissa Merritt karissamerritt@yahoo.com

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

Renee Botta-Faculty Advisor

Illegal Pete’s

Sean McNiff-Student Comptroller

Waffle Brothers

Everyone who donated through individual giving and those who participated in our events!


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