GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI â€“ KANSAS CITY 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
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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.
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 Missouri – Kansas City Dear Friends, GlobeMed at UMKC is defined by the incredible leaders and change makers that comprise the organization. I am honored to call these courageous explorers in the field of global health my co-workers, dear friends and close family. These students study a variety of subjects from the social sciences to medical sciences, but are united by a passion for change. Our organization is built on a moral obligation to take action for what we collectively believe are inherent human rights; we will not wait until we have full-fledged careers to make a mark on the world. Now is our time. Through hard work, dedication and unrelenting passion, we commit to changing the course of poverty, poor health and malnutrition toward something better, more sustainable and far reaching. It is the time spent with communities in Kansas City and the Sheema District of Uganda alike that have taught me vital life lessons of vulnerability, humility and the utmost spirit of giving. Each individual that interacts within this organization has a special story, a unique one at that, which will guide the course of his or her development toward future leaders. For me, it was the conversations we had this year about sustainability, sharing of resources, and combating disparities in a broader context greater than just theories—actual pragmatic solutions to implement—that shaped the way I view development work. Through partnership and mutual understanding, our young leaders are making a mark on the world everyday. That has been the greatest pleasure of serving as External Co-President this year: knowing that the work we do today is just the beginning of exponential potential for the future. Here’s to the faces of change—in Kansas City and Kabwohe; you’re living the reality of a better tomorrow. GlobeMed Love, Nasreen Quadri 2011-2012 External Co-President
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GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
10 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 11
12 FINANCES 13 STAY CONNECTED 14 THANK YOU
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GlobeMed at University of Missouri â€“ Kansas City
GlobeMed at UMKC was founded in 2008, led by a group of students previously involved in the Global Medical Relief Program. Between 2008 and 2009, we raised $1200 for our first partner Maison de Naissance in Haiti. Through this shortlived partnership, students in our chapter learned about connecting with an organization actually working in a developing nation and saw the change that was possible through a partnership. We transitioned into our current partnership in November of 2009 with Kabwohe Clinical Research Center in Southwestern Uganda. It has been an amazing journey working with them on HIV management, public health and malnutrition over the past three years. We've raised over $18,000 to help fight malnutrition and aid in income generation in their local communities. Our chapter has now embarked on 3 GROW Trips, sending 2-3 students to Uganda for weeks at a time each summer to learn, partner, and grow.
since our founding in fall 2008 , our chapter has grown from 08 to 30 members.
OUR PARTNER Kabwohe Clinical Research Center Kabwohe, Uganda POPULATION: 17,300
KCRC was founded by Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, a prominent member of the Ugandan Parliment, and funded through PEPFAR. The clinic provides primary care to HIV infected families as well as provides an insurance plan for school children.
KEY FACT: KCRC has over 4000 HIV patients enrolled in ART therapy of which over 400 are children. KEY FACT: When KCRC was established a reported 11,000 persons were HIV positive in its district.
ABOUT KABWOHE CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER FOUNDED IN 2004 KCRC was founded as part of the Dr. Elioda Foundation for Human Development in Kabwohe-Intendero Town Council. Dr. Elioda first launched a massive HIV Testing and Counseling program through ICOBI (Integrated Community Based Initiatives). This program recognized more than 11,000 HIV positive persons in the district, which brought attention to the need of an HIV clinic in the district. KCRC is now a NonGovernmental Organization with a vision of â€œrealizing the dawn of an HIV free generationâ€? and the mission of providing quality and accessible HIV/AIDS Care to the rural population in the Sheema District of Uganda. The center has established service for caring for HIV infected individuals with over 4,000 individuals already accessing care and support. KCRC provides medical services with two separate sections for HIV treatment/care and general medical cases, as well as a community public health programs. GlobeMed began partnering with KCRC on public health programs in November of 2009.
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER [Kabwohe Clinical Research Center]
OUR PROJECT Kabwohe Clinical Research Center
GlobeMed at University of Missouri – Kansas City Why nutrition? Fighting malnutrition and using income generation to develop the capacity of individuals in rural communities is central to the overall mission of “realizing the dawn of an HIV free generation.” Adequate nutrition is extremely important for patients infected with HIV to absorb the oral medications they get from KCRC. Income generation provides the families with the resources to support food, health and education costs. Focusing on these two programs will enable the beneficiaries of GlobeMed supported projects to improve overall quality of life and health status.
64 FAMILIES PROVIDED WITH
44 GOATS, 20 PIGLETS, AND SEEDLINGS.
$7,212 FOR THE PURCHASE OF LIVESTOCK, PROCUREMENT OF SEEDS, AND SERVICE PROVIDER HONORARIUM.
Supporting two community-owned, selfsustainable programs: a GROW Gardens Project and a Goat/Pig Micro-finance Program for the HIV/AIDS affected rural community." GlobeMed supported GROW Gardens and Goat/Pig Microfinance projects aim to provide food and economic security. The central objective of these ongoing projects is to reduce the incidence of protein energy malnutrition in children under age 16 and their families. Funds raised by GlobeMed will go toward purchasing seedlings and livestock for beneficiaries. These projects are community-owned and self-sustainable. As the livestock reproduce, their offspring will be distributed to other families in the area, sharing the resources and creating a greater impact. The livestock provide an important source of income generation for families to apply toward food, health and education costs. The yield of crops from the gardens will be consumed for diversifying their diets and any surplus will be sold for income generation. This dual focus is helping to improve the quality of life of those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Together these projects help ease the burden this disease can bring to an individual and their family.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Worlds of Fun Group Volunteers
Chapter members volunteered 8 hours on 2 occasions to work concession stands at a local amusement park.
GlobeMed Fall Soccer Tournament
Despite the cold weather, UMKC students formed teams for the soccer tournament to compete for the winning team's prize.
KC Marathon Volunteers
GlobeMedders at UMKC volunteered for shifts at the KC marathon as part of their group grant program.
Charity Bar Crawl
We sold GlobeMed-red bracelets to those supporting the cause by attending this social event at local bars.
This fundraiser engaged our chapter's social networks, friends and family to learn about our work and donate during the holiday season.
Students created their own brackets to compete with each other for the best predictions in the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament.
GlobeMed at UMKC hosted a dinner and evening filled with guest speakers, music and great conversation with family and friends.
UMKC students formed teams to compete in Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball to win prizes donated by local small businesses.
GlobeMed Poker Tournament
UMKC students and their friends put on their best poker faces to compete for the winning title and grand prize from a local business.
GlobeMed Global Get-Downs
GlobeMed at UMKC enjoyed local talent at 3 concerts over the year, welcoming donations from attendees.
Total funds raised for KCRC in 2011-2012:
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$1,790 $50 $1,761 $331 $330 $69
Since 2009, GlobeMed at UMKC has raised $18,056 for nutrition and income generating projects for HIV/AIDS infected and affected individuals who receive care from our partner KCRC in Kabwohe, Uganda.
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.
This year as a globalhealthU Coordinator, my goal was for people to form opinions. In no way was I expecting for everyone to form opinions that align with my own, on the contrary I wanted my own opinions challenged and transformed. During meetings we were able to explore economists' ideas, compare definitions of poverty, and put our visions of social justice into art. One of the most rewarding globalhealthU sessions was a conversation that started with a story of a little girl who never realized there was injustice in the world. Our group explored why and when we first realized there was a need for equity and solidarity. Hearing the personal stories made us realize that this is a journey that we are taking together and the paths to and from are very unique, yet the goal is common. - Erin Sieck, globalhealthU Coordinator
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.
World AIDS Day December 3, 2012
Our partner clinic is a clinical research center focusing on HIV/AIDS research, so we decided to make a day out of World AIDS Day. We started the day off by gathering and watching videos pertaining to the AIDS epidemic in Africa. We were able to discuss the beauty of ARV therapy and the transformation patients have made after treatment. We then partnered with another campus organization called Second Servings, which strives to feed the homeless population in Kansas City by packing bagged lunches. We were able to brainstorm ideas to combat poverty and malnutrition in the poorest parts of Kansas City. We rounded off the evening with a benefit concert that highlighted an incredible awareness video and personal testimonies from some of our members, along with great music from local talent.
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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:
The staff retreats and community building exercises done in meetings helped to build relationships not only between board members but also with general members of our GlobeMed chapter. The strengthening of relationships between members allowed everyone to feel more comfortable sharing their ideas and thoughts, helped us to better understand the ways each of us works best, and fully enjoy the time that we spent together. The activities carried out bettered the chapterâ€™s dynamics, permitting us to be more productive and accomplish our goals.
“For me the concept of GROW consciously attempts to connect culturally diverse people through fundamental ways of interaction. Taking the time to listen, discuss and ask questions in order to come across a better understanding of who we are so we can begin to answer what we want our world to be.” -- Emily Brengarth, c/o 2013
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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
03 LENGTH OF STAY: 03 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
MAY 21 2012– JUNE 11 2012
WORK DESCRIPTION: The purpose of GROW is three-fold: learn, partner and grow. For three weeks, we sent three of our very own to Uganda to meet community volunteers and beneficiaries of our projects. They hope to gain a better understanding of daily life to share the stories of the unsung heroes that are working to develop the community and bring us closer to global health equity. While learning the language and culture of the region, our interns are strengthening a year-long partnership with KCRC by having intimate conversations about health in this community and finding the common humanity that binds us all as global citizens. This year's team is very excited to set up parameters for monitoring and evaluation of the projects we support and furthermore bring back tangible data and stories to prove that the work we engage in is truly changing lives.
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 “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In:
Participating Departments: Intercultural Communication Molecular Biology Political Science Spanish Organic Chemistry Sociology of Medicine English GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: This year's Social Theory WDSJ served as an open forum to bring the ideas Italian of social justice to campus by exploring it through Anthropology the lens of different disciplines. It was a great Sociology opportunity to involve professors and students to Clinical Correlations think broadly and critically about how social justice Fundamentals of Medicine plays into the world. The Teach-in week was well received at UMKC by students and professors alike. CUES to Medical Communication GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide 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.
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 Teach-Ins GlobeMed at University of Missouri – Kansas City asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study.
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
“Elements of poverty and social justice are key parts of the cycle of abuse passed on from one generation to another. A child born into this situation must develop in an environment unsuited for his growth. It is essential that all children have the right to learning social, academic and emotional skills to become well equipped with the tools for success in the future. Social services and residential living facilities for children must put that vision before any pressure from state budget crises. As health care professionals, we must think about how social injustice and poverty play into the lives of our patients so we can adapt and address the needs of those we serve.” -- Dr. George Thompson, Professor of CUES to Medical Communication, University of Missouri-Kansas City
GlobeMed at UMKC’s Executive Board, who successfully put on this week of Teach-Ins that was well received by students and professors across campus.
View more photos and quotes at www.globemedwdsj.tumblr.com
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Andrew Sperry, Emily Brengarth, Senthil Sukumar, Poorvi Desai, Parker Webb, Nasreen Quadri, Erin Sieck, Melony Chakrabarty, Matt Goers
â€œThere has been no single experience which solidified Global Health in my future quite like Summit. Seeing just how many motivated young people are willing to sacrifice their time and efforts to work collaboratively toward building partnerships and creating a better world struck me at my core. That weekend changed my life.â€? -- Andrew Sperry, 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.
“GlobeMed has directly impacted my future career choices. I never saw myself wanting to work for global health equity until I started exploring the issues at hand with our chapter’s partnership. My best memory from this year has to be one afternoon when Cleophas randomly Skyped me just to see how I was doing. That is a testament to how strong friendships can become because of the opportunities that GlobeMed has provided me with.” – Logan Terry, c/o 2012
This summer, three of our very own have returned from a three-week journey to the community in Uganda we partner with year-round after meeting the staff at the Kabwohe Clinical Research Centre, being welcomed into the homes of our dear beneficiaries, and trekking the beautiful hillside in rural Ugandan villages to monitor and evaluate the agricultural microfinance programs—seeing firsthand the growth of the gardens and offspring of the goats. In this coming year, we hope to engage more students to become involved in this movement and critical work that teaches us what it means to be global citizens. We plan to make a greater impact locally here in Kansas City with the community that lives closer in proximity to our very own homes. Poverty here takes a different face than poverty in the developing world. We are ready to challenge ourselves to find those sustainable solutions right here in our backyards. GlobeMed at UMKC also plans to expand on the core principle of partnership that guides our efforts by working with like-minded organizations creating change in Kansas City and Kabwohe. We are looking forward to co-sponsoring the TEDxUMKC event this fall and hearing speakers’ unique perspectives and expertise. Long term, my hope is one day the beneficiaries of our projects can lift themselves out of poverty. One day their children will be the great leaders of the future. One day they can sleep at night knowing that it is not a struggle to survive. We in GlobeMed at UMKC end this year full of so much hope, excitement and energy for the years to come. Our goals at GlobeMed at UMKC are always far-reaching and focused on having the greatest impact with the limited resources we have as students. We are thankful to our generous donors and hope to grow our network of support for this cause and meaningful work. If you feel compelled to act with us, please donate at http://www.razoo.com/story/ Globe-Med-At-Umkc.
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FINANCES In 2011 â€“ 2012, GlobeMed at UMKC raised $7,212 for Kabwohe Clinical Research Center to support projects in Kabwohe, Uganda.
Revenue! Events !
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OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding!
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KEEP IN TOUCH
EXECUTIVE BOARD CO-PRESIDENT Nasreen Quadri
CO-PRESIDENT Parker Webb
globalhealthU COORDINATOR Denesh Ratnasingam
globalhealthU COORDINATOR Logan Terry
CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Amanda Tadros
CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Anne-Elise Baiotto
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Andrea Steere
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Isha Jain
DIR. OF COMMUNITY BUILDING Rachael Zamazanuk
DIRECTOR OF FINANCES Saad Ashraf
GROW COORDINATOR Mike Ivers
GROW COORDINATOR Emily Grengarth
globalhealthU ACTIVIST Erin Sieck
globalhealthU ACTIVIST Paymon Savoji
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA Harika Nalluri
DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT Senthil Sukumar
SUPPORTERS INDIVIDUALS Linda Payne, Faculty Advisor
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
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