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2012-2013 Annual Report

GlobeMed at University of North Carolina



Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda! Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya WOPLAH | Western Kenya GWED-G | Gulu, Uganda CEPAIPA | Guayaquil, Ecuador Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change | Denver, Colorado Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand Salud Sin Límites | Siuna, Nicaragua MAP Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Rwanda Village Concept Project | Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope| Washington, D.C. Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala CEMOPLAF Cajabamba | Cajabamba, Ecuador Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Center for Community Health Promotion | Hanoi, Vietnam ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Medical AIDS Outreach | Montgomery, Alabama A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua CSSD | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal ASPAT | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Nwoya Youth Center | Anaka, Uganda BSDA | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Tiyatien Health | Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southfield Community Development Corp.| Detroit, Michigan KCRC | Bushenyi District, Uganda Health Alert Uganda | Gulu, Uganda PEDA | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India CareNet Ghana | Hohoe, Ghana Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia COWS | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burmese Women’s Union | Chiang Mai, Thailand

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.


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.

Presidents’ Message GlobeMed at UNC Dear colleagues, friends and family, Congratulations and thank you for playing a critical role in GlobeMed at UNC’s biggest year thus far. We celebrate our 5year milestone by raising $10,000 to support our partner, Health Alert Uganda! Though, with our collective efforts, we have accomplished more than just a fundraising goal. Within our chapter, we have had the greatest increase in staff membership; amidst our department, strengthened relations with the Gillings School of Global Public Health; throughout our campus, increased collaboration with other UNC student organizations; outwards to our community, engagement of local high schools; among our nationwide GlobeMed network, the first ever regional retreat; and across continents, consistent partnership with Health Alert Uganda. Refusing to let the close of the academic year slow us down, our GROW 2013 interns are dedicated to optimizing capacity within Health Alert while evaluating and expanding existing projects. With such great momentum, we confidently pass the torch to next year’s empowering co-presidents, executive board, and staff members in anticipation of greater things to come. In solidarity, Alecia Mahato and Crystal Ki

GlobeMed at unc

About Us GlobeMed at UNC was founded in 2008. Our chapter was one of the founding chapters and since then we have seen exponential growth in our fundraising and awareness efforts for Health Alert Uganda. Our University is dedicated to fighting for social justice through collaborative efforts with organizations around the world. Since 2008, we have raised over $40,000 dollars for Health Alert Uganda. This year GlobeMed at UNC received support from the Center for AIDS Research to host our fourth World AIDS Day event and also received support from the Gillings School of Global Public Health to do global health and partnership-education outreach at local North Carolina high schools.

since our founding in september 2008, our chapter has grown from 11 to 46 members.

Our Partnership Health alert uganda Gulu, Uganda Population: 154,300 Northern Uganda was greatly aected by the Lord's Resistance Army since 1987 led by Joseph Kony. The LRA is believed to have recruited between 60,000 and 100,000 child soldiers and displaced around 2 million people throughout central Africa. This mass displacement resulted in a damaged economy and infrastructure which greatly limited access to quality health care. HAU was founded on the premise to assist HIV positive children in receiving treatment and continuing to live a positive life with hope and ambition towards their future since they were a population neglected of the proper health care.

Health Alert Uganda Founded in 2004 Health Alert Uganda was founded to help provide health education and prevention resources for youth aected and infected with HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda. GlobeMed at UNC and Health Alert Uganda started their partnership in 2008 to help support their mission of providing the leading community based care and support for youth (0-17) in their community.

KEY FACT: Currently, there are 110,000 children living with AIDS in Uganda. KEY FACT: For every 1,000 births in Uganda, about 64 infants under one year of age die as of February 2013.

A Message from our Partner Health alert uganda Partnership with GROW Interns at UNC Greetings from Health Alert-Uganda to the GlobeMed at UNC. This year 2013, HAU received four GROW intern for a period of 6 weeks, GROW team compose of two males and two females and their names are Josh, Adams, Julia and Williams. The project work they are involved in are PMTCT through provision of Mama kits to support pregnant women living with HIV and AIDS to give birth at Health facility without sigma since these items are demanded by the health workers. This year target is to reach 200 pregnant mothers to receive mama kits. Youth Sports Gala targeting the youths with health and HIV and AIDS messages, there will be condoms demonstration and distribution, HIV testing and counseling, distribution of IEC, Foot ball and net ball games, live music in one of our prestigious Pece stadium. Another work is reshaping our out-look by cleaning and re-designing our Web site and this is really working on well. The Goat rearing is another project that the team is evaluating. We have developed a draft local resource mobilisation for the organisation. We have recruited the scholarship beneficiary for this year and we are set to support them, one of the first beneficiaries was a technical person (Collins) on the selection committee. The project has enable the community to improve in their wellbeing and built commitment in developing themselves through working for what they thing can change their lives positively given the back ground that northern Uganda is just gaining form the effects of the 20 years of wars.

Thanks, Obutu Francis Program Coordinator

Our Project

Impact Area:

Communicable Disease Prevention

Health Alert Uganda

Why Communicable Disease Prevention? The project is crucial because so many youth lack access to this respective knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Hygiene. With this program, we hope to end HIV/AIDS stigma, provide youth the opportunity to interact with many others of their age within a safe environment, and share caretaking strategies amongst caretakers in the community.

Peer educators lead children ages 0-17 in activities where they can talk about HIV/AIDS in a safe environment and learn about hygiene and anti-HIV drug adherence. The Youth Program will hopefully be held every other month with each program impacting over 200 individuals, including Youth and Adults. At each program, food is provided after groups are made based on age. In each group, a dierent topic is presented and discussion is encouraged.

Our Project Health Alert Uganda Vocational Schooling

$500 Vocational Scholarships are given to those HIV/AIDS positive individuals that are especially in need of funding, and each recipient is chosen by a selection committee. The Vocational Scholarship Program will give three more individuals the opportunity to attend vocational school, in addition to the past three individuals that have already benefitted. The selection is based on need, and once individuals are accepted for it, they will receive the money and be supported throughout the duration of their program. The scholarships help empower HIV/AIDS positive students and allow them the opportunity to go to school without having to worry about stigma discrimination and paying for it amongst other medical bills.

Women's Health: Mama Kits

This year, we have bought enough materials to provide 85 HIV positive mothers with the proper materials to safely deliver their children HIV/AIDS free. HAU has distributed over two hundred Mama Kits who are in need of proper materials to successfully deliver HIV negative babies. This year, we have funded enough to provide 85 new mothers with fully built kits that include soap, globes, polythene sheets, razor blades, cotton wool, tetracycline, basins, pieces of cloth, laundry soap, blankets, and towels. The Mama Kits Program will also include bi-monthly support group for the recipients. So many mothers in the area lack access to these basic materials when heading to the hospital to deliver their children, and are often chased off when they reveal that they are HIV positive. With these kits, we will provide the opportunity to these mothers to deliver their children safely, and provide community support.

Community Outreach and Education

The Sports Gala will bring together over a thousand individuals to witness a football tournament while being offered the opportunity to be tested for HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer, and donate blood among other services. The Sports Gala is a Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program annual event that partners many of the different NGOs and CBOs in the local area such as HAU, TASO and Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and brings together hundreds of individuals in the local community. The event incorporates sports, and this year there will be a football tournament played by many club teams within the area. It also incorporates health initiatives such as HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, first aid, blood donations, and cervical cancer screenings. It is crucial because it reaches out to so many within the local community. With access to so many different health services, individuals can be tested and taught more about various topics while being drawn to enjoy a common cultural practice such as Football tournaments and dance.

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

Event Title

Event Description

Basketball Clean Up and Bag Checking

Cleaned up after UNC basketball games, and did bag checking before. We worked a total of 9 games.

Revenue $1043.75

Bag and Bead Selling We sold bags, beads, and necklaces


Restaurant Benefit Nights

We went to restaurants such as Sweet Frog and Qdoba and set up benefit nights to raise money.


Red Tie Affair

The Red Tie Affair is our biggest annual fundraising event. This year we brought in more people than ever before. This event was funded by grants from CFAR ($1000) and the local chapter of NAACP ($100).


Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS

This year, the annual TDFA was, in part, run by GlobeMed. Reaching out to hundreds of members in the local community and bringing in entertainment from all over.


Valentine's Day Crush Can Sale

For Valentine's Day, we sold soda cans and bags of candy that would be delivered to a person's "crush".


that were hand made in Gulu, Uganda at a number of events including a Micro Market.

Since 2008, GlobeMed at UNC has raised more than $40,000 to support Health Alert- Uganda in advocating for the rights and participation of children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Gulu, Uganda.

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

Event Title

Event Description

Krispy Kreme Sales

We went to Krispy Kreme to buy dozens of donuts to sell around campus.

Easter Fundraiser

For Easter, we offered Easter Egg coloring and icing cookies in the middle of the pit. We raised $70.67

Revenue $209.61 $70.67

Birthday fundraisers This spring, we had a team work on a


Letter writing

During the holidays, we gave our members an opportunity to send letters and pictures to family and friends to request donations and explain what we do!


Razoo Push

Sent links for our Razoo around Facebook and sent to companies of interest.

Benefit Reception Dinner having our GROW Advisor, Dr. Margaret Bentley, come out to speak. Though it did not draw a huge crowd out, it went off without a hitch.


Total funds raised for Health Alert Uganda in 2012-2013


Since 2008, GlobeMed at UNC has raised more than $40,000 to support Health Alert- Uganda in advocating for the rights and participation of children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Gulu, Uganda.

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.

This year, ghU at UNC organized several campus and community outreach events and worked hard to make both the GlobeMed brand and mission more visible on UNC's campus. Within our chapter, we've also had a year filled with productive discussions and a thorough examination of the network theme, "health as a human right". These discussions were often supplemented by GROW stories and news articles relevant to our partner community. Among some of the most interesting conversations were those involving the origins of human rights and what happens when partners prioritize these rights differently. A lot of ghU time was also used to talk about our partnership with HAU and how our programs have been designed to address health needs in our partner community.

2012-2013 CURRICULUM

Expanding the Dialogue on Health and Human Rights


Why do human rights exist?

Is health a human right? Who has more rights than others? How are rights influenced by one’s environment? How do we translate human rights into action?

globalhealthU Highlights from the year

Service under Scrutiny

Panel Discussion Panel discussion on service ethics and sustainable practices. The event involved student leaders of various public health and social justice groups on campus.

Outreach to local high schools We visited two high schools to introduce ďŹ eld of global/ public health and discuss the work that GlobeMed does for our own and our partner community.

Robert Daniels Event Speaker event

Anthropology professor Robert Daniels discussed the safety and beneďŹ ts of male circumcision.

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.




Community Building served to maintain the bonds established in the prior years between its staff members, and helped to integrate new staff members seamlessly into the organization. In order to do so, committee members planned activities, such as potlucks, a holiday party and a trip to Defy Gravity – a trampolining center. In addition, the annual fall and spring retreats provided thought-provoking discussions and bonding activities to help members develop a deeper understanding of GlobeMed and of each other. Connections were not only formed within the UNC chapter. With the first-ever regional retreat, Eminence, relationships were developed between Duke and USC participants.

GROW Internship Grassroots On-site Work


MAY 2013– JUNE 2013


This year, we plan on tailoring our efforts to better fit our partner’s needs. Rather than implementing new projects, we will expand and improve upon the ones we have seen success from in the past, reinstate programs which were closed when other donors stopped funding, and use the remainder of our funds to help maintain office assets. Primarily we will be working on providing prevention of mother to child transmission Mama Kits, giving out vocational scholarships to HIV affected youth, working with staff to improve resource use, and reinvigorating a quarterly youth program.

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. It’s one thing to hear about your partner, and see pictures or even Skype with staff. It’s a completely different, wonderful experience to sit down at a Monday meeting and talk programs over tea, or take a Land Cruiser out into the villages and truly take part in daily life. – Clara Williams, c/o 2016

World Day of Social Justice “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.”


GLOBEMED AT UNC UNIVERSITY joined 49 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 5rd Annual World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2013, by asking students, professors, and community members on campus an open-ended, thought provoking question relating to social justice. OUR QUESTION

I believe in… BEHIND THE SCENES: We chose this simple question because it forces people to look at some of their most fundamental beliefs about not just health, but life as a whole. We hoped it would provide answers that might help refocus every aspect of our groups operations. If your actions are not aligned with your values and beliefs you cannot possibly be on the right path.

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 well-being and justice for all.

2013 Summit The student momentum 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.

2013 DELEGATES: Alecia Mahato, Crystal Ki, Helene Kirschke-Schwartz, Trini Thach, Jennifer Tran, Danny Rahal, Gihani Dissanayake

It was empowering to see students who were so dedicated and impassioned about social justice as it made me realize what I could do. The biggest lesson I learned was to not stress and pigeonhole myself as a science major. Everyone had dierent interests and concerns about what they wanted to do for a living, but everyone knew that social equity was a part of their plan. Being part of such a community and hearing innovative speakers taught me that I just need to pursue what I want. Summit also rekindled my passion for GlobeMed as I ďŹ nally understood the true vision of GlobeMed and saw the strength it has across the country. — Danny

Rahal, c/o 2016

Our Future GlobeMed at UNC During the summer of 2013 we are working on reinvigorating our partnership with HAU. We want our GROW team to talk with HAU about where they are at and make sure that they are keeping up with goals and reaching out especially to the youth in the community. We also want them to reassess the gaps in service and address them. Furthermore, we are asking that they shut down programs that are not functioning. During the following year we would like to host fundraisers that connect the UNC community with our projects by doing activities that relate to and teach people about the work that we do with HAU. We also hope to strengthen GHU outreach in local high schools and on campus in order to raise awareness of our partner and of global health issues in general in our community. Within our chapter we hope to increase participation in community building activities in order to strengthen the relationships between members. This will help both our executive board as well as our chapter as a whole function more cohesively. We also hope to establish concrete goals that we need to meet as a chapter throughout the semester to ensure that we are consistently making progress towards our fundraising goal. With respect to reaching that goal, we hope to improve publicity of our fundraising events so that they have a higher turn out as well as utilize individual giving more eectively was a means to raise funds.

Finances In 2012 – 2013, GlobeMed at UNC raised $10,000 for Health Alert Uganda to support projects in Gulu, Uganda. Revenue Events (Campaigns)










Internal Chapter Revenue


National Office Launch Grant




Expenses Campaigns






Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2012-2013 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2012-2013 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2012-2013 Current Cash Position

$7956.75 $124.80 $8081.55 $5306

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Executive Board Co-President

Crystal Ki



Alecia Mahato


Trini Trach


Campaign Coordinator

Zach Adams


Campaign Coordinator

Helene Kirschke-Shwartz


Karen Lin


Director of Finances

Katilin Quallen


Director of Finances

Yasemin Cole


GROW Coordinator

Zach Adams


GROW Mentor

Susan Violet


Gabrielle Neri Mynatt


globalhealthU Coordinator

Director of Community Building

Individual Giving

Supporters INDIVIDUALS Charletta Sim-Evans Dr. Peggy Bentley Jose Jimenez Anonymous Donor

A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2012 – 2013 year a great success:

ORGANIZATIONS UNC Center for AIDS Research UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health A Drink for Tomorrow NAACP UNC Department of Biology Triangle Dance Festival for AIDs


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