GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati 2016 â€“ 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
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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 â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ 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.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, If this year were to be described in one way, we would describe it as a year of growth. We reached record-setting membership levels at the beginning of the year and learned from the challenges that go along with being a very large, very young chapter. We set out with high expectations, with two new committees and lots of new ideas and energy, but realized that often expectations have to be changed and adapted along the way – and that is okay! For many of us, this year and the presidential election brought about new kinds of personal reflection that we hadn’t necessarily grappled with before. We were pushed to think more critically about how our work with GlobeMed and global health more generally fit into our local fights against racism, xenophobia, and broken systems that became more prominent throughout this year. In many cases, our GlobeMed family became even more important than ever as a loving and supportive space for having the difficult conversations that are necessary for personal growth. All along the way, we continued to hone our relationship with our friends at SAW as we looked forward to new ideas for the GROW internship as we move forward with our partnership. This year’s GROW team implemented a research portion of the internship, as they designed a collaborative autoethnography project. We are so excited about the new forms that the GROW internship is taking and can’t wait to see the new ideas that come about as new, younger members take the lead as GROW team members. As both of us are graduating this year, we feel confident that the University of Cincinnati chapter of GlobeMed will continue to thrive under the leadership of the brilliant young minds of our members. Being co-presidents together helped us learn the meaning of being compassionate team players and to be adaptable and at peace even when things do not happen as expected. Sincerely, Juliana Madzia & Linda Venturato 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati Our chapter was founded in 2011 by Julia Tasset and Stephanie Lux, two ambitious students who were passionate about health and human rights and just happened to meet while attending a leadership retreat put on by UC’s honors program. We were soon partnered with Social Action for Women, with whom we’ve been partnered ever since. Since 2011, there have been five different GROW team’s and our chapter has grown to 75 members. In the past 6 years, we’ve raised over $66,000 and have been awarded Student Organization of the Year and New Student Organization of the Year.
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has grown from 30 to 75 members
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has raised $66,000
KEY FACT : Myanmar is under democratic power after a long period of military control. The movement is being led by Aung San Suu Kyi. As the political environment improves, Thai officials are eager to have mirgrant workers return to Myanmar, even if conditions are not favorable to do so.
Social Action for Children and Women Founded in June, 2000 Social Action for Women was founded by a group of dedicated, hard-working individuals in order to provide safety, security, and healthcare/education to migrants fleeing refuge at the Thai/Burma border. Services provided include health education and gender-based violence workshops as well as mobile medical support, a battered women's shelter, a house for orphaned children, and a school. In 2011, GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati began its role as a partner organization, supporting and funding Social Action for Women through the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP).
Mae Sot, Thailand Population: ~120,000-150,000 Mae Sot is a small migrant town on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Its population consists of roughly half Burmese and half Thai individuals due to a large influx of Burmese migrant workers coming across the border seeking work, refuge, and basic human rights. This mixing bowl effect creates a city with a plethora of cultures and ways of life. Unfortunately for many, lack of education, documentation, representation, and other work options forces them to endure unfair wages, inadequate healthcare, and unsafe work conditions. Although many organizations exist in this region to assist in fighting for the basic human rights of these individuals, there are still many people who fail to have their basic human rights met. This is why Social Action for Women and GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati are committed to the fight for basic human rights in the Mae Sot region and beyond.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: CHOP Phase VI will indirectly impact 6,000 Burmese migrant workers and children Cost of project: $10,000 What the money directly funded: transportation, educational materials, guest speakers, phone cards, and operational costs
GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati raised $10,000 to fund the sixth phase of the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP), which will provide Burmese migrant workers and children with personal and dental hygiene education, as well as reproductive and preventive health education, in Mae Sot and Phop Phra, Thailand. This year we focused on Phase VI of the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP) which works to increase community reproductive health knowledge through peer educator workshops in their respective communities, as well as providing personal and dental hygiene education to migrant children. This phase will also increase the access and use of condoms and birth control, in addition to providing basic medical care to communities in the Mae Sot and Phop Phra region via Social Action for Womenâ€™s Mobile Medical Team. We funded the entire project including transportation costs, operational costs for peer educator trainings, phone cards for communication, and materials, food, and guest speakers for all workshops. This phase will directly impact 3,875 Burmese migrants and allows them to disseminate this new knowledge throughout their communities.
Campaigns Campaigns are events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
4th Annual Benefit Dinner
Dinner, silent auction, and keynote speakers were highlights of the 100 person event held at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati.
Members reached out to family and friends.
Shine the Shoe
Members cleaned UCâ€™s basketball stadium after a game.
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Members made and sold grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup to students, faculty, and staff during the school day.
Members made and sold various baked goods to students, faculty, and staff during the school day.
Door of Clubs
An online fundraising website.
Total funds raised for Social Action for Women in 2016-2017:
Since our inception,, GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati has raised over $66,000 to support Social Action for Women assist the Burmese refugees in Thailand.
Campaign Highlights BENEFIT DINNER Held at The Phoenix event center in downtown Cincinnati, we raised nearly $4500 and hosted around 100 guests. Our speakers included Dr. Christine Oâ€™Dea, physician director of Crossroad Health Center, and Kirsten Boone, a alum of GlobeMed at UC.
BAKE SALE The Bake Sale was an excellent way for newer members of the chapter to get involved with GlobeMed at UC outside of chapter meetings and for us to get our name and face on campus. The event ran for three hours and provided an opportunity for us to educate campus members on our work.
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 2016 â€“ 2017: 75 Number of community-building events: Community Building works to increase the cohesiveness of the chapter so that the bonds between individuals matches our passion to make an impact on the world. Our GlobeMed Chapter at the University of Cincinnati is truly a community of trust, caring, and support. Through the 2016-2017 school year, students participated in weekly events, games, and socials in order to get to know one another. Every year the Community Building committee puts on a large retreat for the chapter. This year in the Fall the entire chapter participated in a scavenger hunt around the city of Cincinnati, seeing the most important and influential parts of our cities history. We ended with a grill out where everybody was able to share a meal and conversation.
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.
For this previous academic year, our chapter’s internal ghU conversations were very important in unpacking issues that rose up throughout the year. Our internal topics helped relate ideas of global health from the Cincinnati community to our partner community. Our weekly conversations also helped in addressing many issues and discussions concerning the current political administration that our members felt passionate about. These issues frequently impact the work we do with GlobeMed and deserve time to be addressed. This year our chapter held around 20 internal discussions. Some of our most impactful conversations stemmed from election topics. Things such as the travel ban and immigration to the rights of people of color, women, and the lgbtq+ community were discussed at great length. This year and in the past we worked to create an environment in which diverse ideas and perceptions could be shared equally and without judgement. We worked to ensure members and any guests that we hosted at our meetings felt empowered and respected in sharing their ideas and would continue to do so to benefit the whole chapter.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR Through what forms of media does society set these expectations on people? How would the travel ban effect at risk communities? Do you know the process of becoming a U.S. citizen? What would make a person “illegal”?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Mental Health Awareness In order to raise awareness about common mental health disorders that affect college students, GlobeMed at UC hung flyers all around campus with various facts and statistics about the prevalence of conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, etc. The flyers also provided the contact information of UCâ€™s Counseling & Psychological Services so students knew how to get connected with resources and get the help they need.
Gender-Based Violence Video In an effort to raise awareness about gender-based violence, GlobeMed at UC interviewed students on campus and chapter members to test their knowledge on this growing issue, as well a representative from the Wellness Center and the LGBTQ Center to talk about how they deal with this issue in their respective communities and the resources they provide for students.
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
Tabling out on Main Street! GlobeMed at UC collaborated with another student organization on campus called Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP) to observe World Day of Social Justice, with an emphasis on the importance of environmental sustainability in our work toward a more just world. We set up a table out on Main Street, an area on campus that many students pass through, with a poster filled with various facts on conservation, recycling, and environmental justice, so students could educate themselves on steps they could take to live life in a way that is kinder to the Earth. Students took a pledge to make one tangible change in their life that would help protect our environment, and were asked to take part in our social media campaign using the hashtag #UNEcoJustice.
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.
â€œThank you to...Summit 2017...for reminding me of the incredible impact that initiatives in global health can have.â€? -- Sachika Singh
List of 2017 Summit delegates: Mckenzie Ackemyer Kenyah Bedgood Mridula Bethi Aswin Bikkani Jayla Burton Melissa Johns Reetu Julakanti Avani Kabra Emily Kim Molly MacLeod Juliana Madzia
Sonya Nandyal Sophia Privitera Adam Reichert Lauren Renner Trinity Ross Sachika Singh Shivank Singh Martin Stallworth Shivani Tumukuntala Divya Vinod Alex Wren
# of GROW Interns: 5 Length of Stay: 1
DATES OF TRAVEL:
May 1 - May 27
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.
The GROW Interns this year partnered with SAW staff on the ground in Mae Sot, Thailand. Together, we developed a plan for communication, funding, and budgeting, and collaborated on establishing a long-term vision of the future of our partnership. Additionally, interns worked with SAW staff to begin creating the organizationâ€™s first ever Annual Report, which will serve as a means to inform existing donors and attract new ones. While in Thailand, our GROW Team also worked on developing a more robust understanding of Thai and Burmese culture and the contextual influence that these cultures exert on the work that SAW does through a collaborative autoethnography project.
My experience on the GROW Internship was unparalleled in its ability to open my eyes to the realities of work in global health. Working on the ground with our partner organization was a wonderful opportunity not only to learn about the challenges that they face doing the important work they do, but also a chance to make lasting friendships and gain new personal insight on my future in furthering global health equity. -- Mohamed Elzarka, 2017
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at UC raised $10,725.70 for Social Action for Women to support projects in Mae Sot, Thailand.
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GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati
Our Future Dear Friends, We would like to thank you for your tremendous support of our chapter, with your help we were able to reach our goals as a chapter and help our partner Social Action for Women reach theirs. We have many exciting things planned for this upcoming academic year in terms of strengthening our partnership and establishing a strong chapter. In May, five members of our GROW team traveled to Mae Sot, Thailand to immerse themselves in our partnerâ€™s community as well as lay the groundwork for the next stages of our partnership with SAW. This year, GlobeMed at UC has a goal of raising $10,000 for Phase 6 of the Community Health Outreach Program and Mobile Medical Team. However, This plan will involve scaling back the Community Health Outreach program in a stepwise manner each year in order to ensure sustainability. This year, we plan on hosting our 5th Annual Benefit Dinner. Our Benefit Dinner Committee has already begun planning for this outstanding event which will take place on March 23rd, 2017. Keep an eye on your inboxes and mailboxes for more information and details! Donations to our chapter can be made here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/globemedatcincinnati/. We thank you again for your enormous support and encouragement, and we look forward to all that the future holds for GlobeMed at UC and our partner. Sincerely, Jayla Burton & Mckenzie Ackemyer 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati
GlobeMed has taught what real partnership looks like at every level. It has given me a new framework to building sustainable relationships, centering the most impacted as the decision makers, and how to support impactful change from halfway across the globe. Being a part of GlobeMed has granted me greater global perspective that I'll carry with me for the rest of my life -Akshayaa Venkatakrish, Graduated Senior
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GROW Coordinator External globalhealthU Coordinator
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Grant Writing Executive
Director of Communications Director of Community Building Benefit Dinner Coordinator
Benefit Dinner Coordinator
Director of Partnerships
Director of Partnerships
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Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2016 â€“ 2017 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Dr. Jason Blackard Dr. Robin Selzer Dr. Htin Zaw Aung Htun Lin
ORGANIZATIONS University Funding Board UC Division of Professional Practice GlobeMed Global Headquarters Social Action for Women Social Action for Women
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