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GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill 2016 – 2017 ANNUAL REPORT


Imidido Project | Ruhengeri, Rwanda Project Bona Fide | Ometepe, Nicaragua RE-PARTNERSHIP 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 SHED Foundation | Shirati, Tanzania Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free | Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Nancholi Youth Organization | Blantyre City, Malawi Trailblazer Foundation | Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda RE-PARTNERSHIP RE-PARTNERSHIP Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center | Namugoga, Uganda Komera | Kayonza, Rwanda COVE Alliance | Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Jambi Huasi | Otavalo, Ecuador RE-PARTNERSHIP Asociación Tierra | La Concepcioón Masaya Mission for Community Development | Uganda PHASE Nepal | Kathmandu, Nepal RE-PARTNERSHIP Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative | Mukono, Uganda Dhulikhel Hospital | Kavrepalanchok, Nepal Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia RE-PARTNERSHIP Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Choice Humanitarian | Piura, Peru Social Organization for Voluntary Action | Odisha, India Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants | Mbale, Uganda Wuqu' Kawoq | Tecpan, Guatemala Sacred Valley Health | Cusco, Peru Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Molo, Kenya Children of Peace | Lira, Uganda Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda RE-PARTNERSHIP Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma Logan Square Neighborhood Association | Chicago, IL, USA

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.

We believe every human life has equal value. This belief has drawn us together from all corners of the world. Health for all is within our grasp if we work together.

Message from

The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, With summer winding down, we close the chapter on another eventful, inspiring year for GlobeMed at UNC. This report offers a chance to reflect on all the powerful developments of the last 12 months as we look ahead to what’s next. A year ago, we bet on ourselves and the GlobeMed movement with ambitious goals. We wanted to raise our profile and participation on-campus and in the local community through ghU, Communications, and Partnerships initiatives. A year removed from re-partnering, we wanted to solidify our working relationship with Botswanan HIV/AIDS education outfit Young 1ove. We sought to boost our fundraising capacity by 20% through a mix of new Campaigns ideas and aggressive corporate sponsorship and grant-writing work. And to tie it together, we looked to provide a Community Building experience that not only fostered friendship but also personal and professional development. Looking back on the year, we are proud to say we accomplished a great deal. Through events like our World Week of Social Justice on-campus and social media blitz, our Service under Scrutiny dialogue series with other global health student groups, and our work with local non-profits like the Triangle Empowerment Center and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, we contributed to our community. This was our chapter’s first year where our Partnerships team included previous GROW interns with Young1ove. This brought a sophistication in tailoring future GROW experiences and strategically recruiting and placing candidates within our chapter who we felt would reap the most benefit, both for us and Young1ove. Our Individual Giving team pursued new creative outlets for fundraising, including opening relations with local businesses in a way much more expansive than had been previously tried in our chapter. Perhaps their most notable achievement, however, were new initiatives in our annual Letter Writing Campaign, single-handedly netting us $2000. This turned an event that was previously an inefficient afterthought into an important pillar of our present and future fundraising. Structurally, an effort was made to eliminate any unnecessary hierarchies within our chapter. An early form of this was in assigning leadership positions to members more evenly across grade levels. The goal of this was to not have as high turnover rates every year in leadership as our chapter had historically. While it is too soon to fully understand exactly what reverberations this may have had within our chapter, it is our hope that this tiered-leadership structure shows prospective members that opportunities will be available to them almost immediately, as well as allows our chapter to retain more institutional knowledge from year-to-year. All these were great developments in GlobeMed at UNC’s capacity to support the fight for global health equity. However, none of these efforts could have been realized without the tireless, brilliant, and impassioned work of our wonderful staff. Members’ character and leadership shone through in every Campaign effort or chapter Think Tank activity or public demonstration, and their devotions defined our year. It is a powerful testament to our mission when our staff spread their passion to others, and that was a privilege we got to see many times in this past year. It really is true that an organization is only as good as its people, and we have great people. With that fact in hand, we confidently pass the torch to a new set of leaders who will lead GlobeMed to even greater accomplishments. From the back roads of Botswana to the cobble paths in Chapel Hill, more good things are in store. In Solidarity, Jackson Walsh & Andy Koltun 2016-2017 Co-Presidents, GlobeMed at UNC

About our Chapter

GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill Since its founding by Bianca Nguyen in 2008 as a ragtag group of 10 members, GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill has grown to become a vibrant chapter of 40 staffers and a campus and community leader in the fight for global health equity. Our chapter has partnered with Botswana-based HIV/AIDS awareness NGO Young 1ove since November 2015, starting a fruitful collaboration in fundraising, awareness, and beyond. For Young 1ove and other partners, GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill has raised nearly $57,000 and looks forward to meaningful future contributions.

since our founding in April 2008, our chapter has grown from 10 to 40 members

since our founding in April 2008, our chapter has raised $56,448.53

KEY FACT: In 2011, over 23.4% of adults in Botswana were infected with HIV/AIDS, the 2nd highest rate in the world.]

Our Partnership Young 1ove

Founded in 2014 Young 1ove’s mission is to connect young Africans with proven life-saving information. Based in Gaborone, Botswana, they have reached over 32,000 youth throughout Southern Africa with their program and aim to reach 1 million by 2020. Young 1ove hopes to positively impact communities and empower their youth by massively scaling sexual health programs that have been proven effective through randomized controlled trials. Since the beginning of GlobeMed at UNC’s partnership with Young 1ove in 2015, the chapter has raised over $16,948.44 for the organization.

Gaborone, Botswana Population: 208,411 Botswana remains at the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS crisis. In 2011, over 23.4% of adults were infected with HIV/AIDS, the 2nd highest rate in the world, and 9.7 percent of teenage girls were pregnant. One rationale for the link between pregnancy and HIV is that older men, termed “sugar daddies”, often prey on younger girls and insist on having unsafe sex. A study in Botswana showed that 25% of girls in Gaborone have older boyfriends, and for each year increase in the age difference between partners the odds of having unprotected sex increases 28%, sending rates of pregnancy and HIV soaring.

Our Projects

Our GROW interns, Carly Michelakis and Janet Yan, worked on growing Young 1ove’s social media presence, creating a household survey regarding Safe Male Circumcision perceptions in different communities, and revising the curriculum video that Young 1ove used to educate youth about Sugar Daddies.

GlobeMed at UNC’s funds that were donated to Young 1ove, will and have gone to a variety of projects. The majority of the funding was dedicated to creating a Volunteer Database System for Young 1ove. The creation of this database will allow Young 1ove to better select and manage their volunteers. This project is important for the community, because it allows Young 1ove to create more volunteer positions, thus giving young people in the community the opportunity to build their resume and gain experience. Additionally, it allows for volunteers to be placed in the departments where they will be most useful, which will allow the organization to be more effective and impactful.

Our New Partnership [Orange County Rape Crisis Center]

[located at 1506 East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC]

OCRCC was created to aid victims of sexual violence and prevent further incidents. The organization utilizes a full staff as well as volunteers, often from UNC, to meet their goal of eliminating sexual violence incidents in the county. OCRCC provides educational workshops, support groups, a 24-hour help line, in addition to providing therapy referrals. In recognition of the substantial Latino community in Orange County, the organization has additional programs tailored to the spanish-speaking population.

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

Event Title

Event Description

The Red Tie Affair

For World’s HIV/AIDs day, we invite two special speakers to discuss progress in the fight against HIV/AIDs.


Cookout Milkshake Sales

We bring 400 cookout milkshakes to campus every semester, and sell it to the students.


Football/Basketball Game Volunteering

We help our football and basketball teams out by scanning tickets and checking bags.

Thrifty Thursday

Every other thursday, members sell clothes and other items to UNC students for below $10.

Boba Tea Sales

Globemed members sell 300 boba teas on campus to students for $5.

Individual Giving

Members reached out to family, friend, and local businesses.

Other small events

This category consists of events that made less than $200 such as benefit dinners and bake sales.

Total funds raised for Young 1ove in 2016-2017:



$1,755 $443+ $455 $3,650 $1,784.97

Since 2015, GlobeMed at UNC Chapel Hill has raised over $16,948.44 to support Young 1ove in their pursuits to end the HIV/AIDs transmission among youth in sub-saharan Africa.

Campaign Highlights The Red Tie Affair This is our annual benefit gala in sponsorship with the Carolina Center for AIDs Research. We invite two honored speakers to talk about developments in HIV/AIDs research in order to bring us closer to our partner’s educational outreach. This past year, we had over 100 people in attendance.

Cookout Milkshake Sales In the south, Cookout is a popular fast food chain with some of the best milkshakes! Since there isn’t a Cookout near the UNC-CH campus, we bring the most requested Cookout milkshakes to students. This event is held every semester. Each time, we selll 400 milkshakes.

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 2015 – 2016: [ 40 ] Number of community-building events: [ 10_] This year, our biggest events were Fall Retreat, Spring Retreat, and Eminence. At our chapter retreats, through a combination of icebreakers and gHU activities we work to really get to know one another. We work to further promote community through monthly social events, such as Documentary Nights, where we watch an educational documentary related to public health and reflect on its message. Eminence is the eastern regional GlobeMed conference where we invite other GlobeMed chapters to join us for a weekend of icebreakers, speakers, and gHU activities centered around a theme related to public health. This year we had about 50 attendees, and we hope to further expand in the future through partnering with other universities in planning and implementation.

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.

Instead of following a set curriculum, this year ghU personalized its focus on what interested the members of our chapter. We delved into topics like health humanities, migrant farm workers, and topical events such as the Women's March. Additionally, a key part of every ghU presentation was providing our members with resources to learn more and get involved. Our members worked hard at creating new opportunities to spread awareness throughout the student body, such as Speak Up for Service day, which celebrated the efforts of all those on campus in social justice with a photo campaign. Another new event raised awareness for domestic violence; 107 bags of candy were passed out that contained statistically relevant facts about domestic violence and a list of resources. ghU also responded to events happening in our country this year, with a Phone-A-Thon which provided concerned students with access to information on how to call their representatives. GlobeMed at UNC also enjoyed some reoccurring ghU events, such as Proportionate Dinner, which focused on inequality of food access throughout the globe, and Service Under Scrutiny which brings together many social justice groups on campus to discuss their work on and off campus, and what construes good activism. Thanks to all our hardworking members for making this year a success!

KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR What different aspects of “health” are there, and how does our concept of “health” differ across cultures?

What are responsible and empowering ways of creating and consuming media relating to health and social justice issues?

What physical, social, and economic factors impact people’s ability to maintain and improve their health?

What are potential avenues for translating interest into political advocacy and action?

globalhealthU highlights from the year

Proportionate Dinner Held at the end of March 2017, GlobeMed at UNC’s annual Proportionate DInner was the cap to a month of presentations about various food-related issues including food deserts and migrant farmworker rights. During a staff meeting, we prepared and randomly distributed 24 meals representing various economic tiers and, after a discussion about food security around the world, watched a documentary about the complexities of food insecurity in America.

Outreach to local schools: NCSSM and ECHHS Each year, ghU visits local high schools in order to talk about ethical global health engagement. In 2016-2017, we visited the NC School of Science and Math (Durham, NC) with an interactive role-playing activity demonstrating the competing interests and limited resources of stakeholders in international development projects. We also spoke to students at East Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, NC) about public health interventions against infectious diseases, including the theory behind youth-targeted HIV/AIDS prevention efforts by our partner Young 1ove in Botswana.

Consent Carnival This year, we partnered with the group Project Dinah as part of a “carnival” event with games, trivia, and prizes, where the theme was around promotion of safe, respectful, and always-consensual sex. Representatives from GlobeMed at UNC ran a booth with a Jeopardy board on facts and myths about HIV/AIDS and spoke with attendees about the HIV/AIDS education program of our partner Young 1ove.

World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2017

Social Justice Fair in the Pit This year’s World Day of Social Justice event was an effort to engage the students of UNC-Chapel Hill in thoughtful discussion about how many different “types” of social justice movements are taking place around them, and why they’re important. We invited fellow social justice-oriented organizations from the UNC area, including UNC Muslim Students Association, Carolina for Amani, UNC-American Mock World Health Organization, UNICEF at Carolina, Enrich ELL, and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, to host booths in the Pit (a popular area in the heart of campus) and discuss how their organizations participate in the fight for social justice. We also hosted interactive activities, including a collaborative map titled, the “Social Justice Check-In,” where students could place pins and write about social justice issues important to them around the world, as well as a photo campaign which prompted students to describe in a few words what “social justice” means to them!

2017 Summit

Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity The annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit catalyzes mutual learning and collaboration between 300 students and leaders from a variety of health-related sectors. It provides delegates with the space to form relationships grounded in values of social justice and health equity.

“Summit was an unforgettable experience! ... seeing an entire town full of passionate students working together for public health under the GlobeMed model opened my eyes to the true impact we as students can have. I now see GlobeMed for what it is as a national movement and returned inspired and more driven than ever.� -Jacqui Paul, Class of 2016

List of 2017 Summit delegates:

Carly Michelakis Jackson Walsh Joel Tinkler Laney Rowe Lindsay Barth Liza Janke Melody Zhuo Niharika Palakodety

# of GROW Interns: 2 Length of Stay: 8 weeks DATES OF TRAVEL: June 8th- August 18th 2016

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. GlobeMed at UNC’s GROW interns this summer are Nicole Robinson and India Benson. This summer, India has been working in the Curriculum and Training Department. She has gone into the community with her department several times to observe primary school classrooms for Young 1ove’s new remedial education program. She has also seen an updated version of Young 1ove’s keystone “No Sugar” one hour program in-field which focuses on encouraging youth to date students who are closer to their own age instead of older partners. Nicole has been working on projects with the Finance and Administration department at Young 1ove, and also the Development team. Nicole has been working tto create documentation and guidance to promote smooth transitioning for Young 1ove’s next Finance Officer. Her work included documenting key processes for the Finance Officer’s role at Young 1ove, creating a service provider database, and helping staff complete sales summaries, expense reports and insurance claims.

Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill raised $8750 for Young 1ove to support projects in Botswana.

Revenue Events (Campaigns)










Internal Chapter Revenue




Expenses Campaigns






Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2016-2017 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2016-2017 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2016-2017 Current Cash Position



$8750 $698.93

GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill

Our Future Dear Friends, We are pleased to share that GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill has had another very successful year. Throughout the last school year, as a chapter we were able to surpass our annual fundraising goal, continue to strengthen both our global and local partnerships, and as a whole have furthered the sense of community amongst our staff members as we continue our fight for health equity in our larger campus-community. As a chapter, we hope to continue to build off of the success that we had last year. This work began this past summer with the transition of our new Executive Board. Throughout the past few months, our Executive Board has been heavily involved in a series of rigorous pre-planning, restructuring of our committee’s roles and objectives, and collaboration across our own chapter and the larger GlobeMed network. These efforts have helped us to frame our goals as a chapter over the course of the next year, and have allowed for us to realize the potential that we have as students committed to bridging social inequities in health care. This year, GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill has three major goals. The first one that we have is to increase our membership and retention efforts throughout the year. We plan on doing this through increasing the sense of leadership and opportunity amongst our staff members. Our second major goal is to increase cross-committee and cross-chapter collaboration through finding new ways to integrate the skills and resources that each bring to our larger efforts. Lastly, we hope to increase our staff members’ and classmates’ understanding of the GlobeMed model and our global partner, Young 1ove, through further integrating their mission into conversations across our campus and the events that we hold. The passion and excitement that our chapter has for this upcoming year is almost tangible. We are thrilled to have another great cohort of student leaders in public health across our campus, and we’re ready to see what our diverse set of talents, backgrounds, and interests can bring to this global health movement. If you would like to donate to our chapter to help us to continue our efforts in our larger campus-community and with our partnership abroad with Young 1ove, please visit this link and follow the instructions that are provided: Sincerely, Joel Tinkler and Carly Michelakis 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill

“GlobeMed has impacted my life in many ways. From weekly meetings to volunteer events, I gained a holistic perspective about public health while making awesome new friends! I have learned so much about myself, my peers, and gained an amazing network of support.” -Lindsay Barth, Class of 2017

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Executive Board GlobeMed at UNC-Chapel Hill External Co-President

Andy Koltun |

Internal Co-President

Jackson Walsh |

GROW Coordinator

Nicole Robinson |

globalhealthU Coordinator

Amy Guo |

globalhealthU Coordinator

Ashley Morrison |

Campaign Coordinator

Niharika Palakodety |

Campaign Coordinator

Shalier Xia |

Director of Individual Giving

Joel Tinkler |

Director of Communications

Melody Zelenz |

Director of Community Building

Lindsay Barth |

Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2016 – 2017 year a great success:

INDIVIDUALS: Caressa White Naya Villarreal

ORGANIZATIONS: Center for AIDS Research UNC Chapel Hill Student Government Gillings School of Global Public Health Orange County Rape Crisis Center Triangle Empowerment Center

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GlobeMed at UNC - Chapel Hill Annual Report 2016-17  
GlobeMed at UNC - Chapel Hill Annual Report 2016-17