GlobeMed at University of Colorado Boulder 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 GlobeMed friends and family, Steve Jobs once said that “creativity is just connecting things.” We at GlobeMed at the University of Colorado Boulder believe that he was absolutely right. This is why our word of the year was “integrate”. By embracing the beauty in our story, we worked to cultivate a culture of vulnerability, and by drawing connections where so many others see disparate ideas, we created some incredible change together. It is with great humility that we share what we have accomplished through our partnership with Himalayan Health Care (HHC). Since 2010, our chapter has raised over $140,000 to help HHC. This includes over $8,000 sent during the 2016-2017 school year. Although we fell short of our $10,000 goal, we have learned valuable lessons and have grown immeasurably as leaders. Finances, however, say very little about what GlobeMed is or our relationship with HHC. This summer, we were able to send four chapter members on our annual Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) trip. The GROW internship and the stories that come from it allow our entire chapter to see the work HHC is doing in Dhading, and helps maintain a strong partnership. GROW has shown itself to be crucial to giving the GlobeMed community a true sense of connection to the movement for global health equity. We hope that GROW continues to be a platform for story and a tool for reigniting passion.. This year, we hosted another Benefit Dinner and our fourth annual Colorado Global Health Conference through partnership with other Colorado-based GlobeMed chapter: University of Denver and Colorado College. During this conference, we talked about the global health of the Syrian refugee crisis with the e. We made huge strides towards addressing social justice issues in our own community through various volunteering opportunities. We also began the process of cultivating relationships with many different organizations in Boulder that share our passion for public health and social justice, including the University of Colorado's Health Promotions team, the Student Worker Alliance Program (SWAP), a transpartisan organization called BridgeCU and the Women's Resource Center. These partnerships are just beginning, but we believe they hold huge potential for our chapter in the future. In addition to all of this, GlobeMed has continued to put on our many educational sessions, awareness campaigns, community building events, and staff meetings. The outstanding members of our organization are truly unique in their ability to combine empathy, discernment, and effective leadership and turn ideas into action. Each event took coordination, time, and effort from every staff member and would not have been possible without them. We cannot thank our partners at HHC for the endless encouragement and support they have provided since 2010. We are excited to see what the upcoming year holds for our partnership. Everyone at HHC has continuously taught us what "whole-hearted" work looks like. They have shown us the resilience it takes to do this work and they have shown us the true meaning of community through their love of their staff and the communities they serve. By teaching us the difficulty in balancing the famous "three-legged" stool that Anil talks so much about, we have seen the possibilities for creativity in the work we do. We are humbled by them and we cannot thank them enough. Sincerely, Salome Philip and Tyler Fair 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at CU Boulder
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at CU Boulder In 2009, a group of four highly motivated students, Mark Arnoldy, Emily King, Ashley Armstrong, and William Narraci, founded GlobeMed at CU-Boulder. It has been seven years since the conception of this organization, and since then we have sustained approximately 50 chapter members each year and have built an alumni network of nearly 115 inspiring leaders. We have fundraised over $130,000 for our partner Himalayan Health Care (HHC) in Nepal. The money directly funded numerous hygiene, education, and income generation projects in rural Nepal. However, our success cannot merely be measured by our monetary contributions. Since 2009, we have sent 30 students on GROW to not only see how these funds have been used, but to also build relationships with our partner community. Additionally, we were named CU's Student Organization of the Year in 2012 for exemplary leadership and service. GlobeMed at CU-Boulder has grown immensely since our founding year, and that wouldn't have been possible without the constant support of our donors, friends, advisors, and fellow global health enthusiasts!
we have now finished our 8th year of partnership with HHC
since our founding in 2009, our chapter has raised $143,000
KEY FACT: Only 39% of people in Dhading have access to clean water and only a small percentage of those people have access to sanitary toilets.
Our Partnership Himalayan HealthCare
Founded in 1992 The mission of Himalayan HealthCare is to create sustainable development programs in remote areas of Nepal specifically in the Dhading district to improve the quality of life for its people. Himalayan HealthCare achieves its mission by providing primary healthcare, community education, and income generation programs that enable people to be self-supporting in the long-term.
Dhading, Nepal Population: 336,067 Dhading is located in the Central Development Region of Nepal surrounded by the Ganesh Himal mountain range with peaks well over 7,000 meters. Dhading is one of the most remote districts in this region of Nepal with many areas still inaccessible by road. Among the 75 districts in Nepal, Dhading ranks 41 in terms of HDI (Human Development Index). Only 39% of the population has access to clean drinking water and even fewer have access to sanitary toilets. Most of the population is still based on subsistence agriculture with less than 50% literacy rate for both males and females. Dhadingâ€™s population consists of over 35% marginalized, poor ethnic communities and an average life expectancy of 49.5 years.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: 400 indirect beneficiaries Cost of each toilet: $250 What the money directly funded: Construction of toilets in Dhading
GlobeMed at CU Boulder raised $8,000 to fund the construction of toilets to decrease open defecation leading to lowered rates of infectious diseases, increased overall hygiene, and an improved safety for women, children, and the elderly. In the 2016-2017 year, we funded the One Home One Toilet campaign which strived to provide each home in the villages of Dhading, Nepal with an efficient, hygienic, standardized toilet. This project was expected to benefit over 400 lives since the toilets would decrease the amount of open defecation on the trails and lead to better health outcomes for those living in these communities. Before, most people would have to hike for a considerable distance in order to use a â€œtoiletâ€? which proves to be quite a challenge for those who are elderly or disabled. While improving the overall standard of hygiene, building toilets also considerably lowers the rate of infectious diseases; in the past, the defecation from communities at higher elevations would flow down to communities further down the mountain and cause all sorts of fecal and water-borne related disease outbreaks. The construction of these toilets has effectively lowered the amount of open defecation and made a positive impact on the daily lives of people.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Left Right Tim
Our chapter partnered with an improv group on campus. All the money from the tickets that were sold went to our chapter.
This was an event that had multiple acapella groups come together and help raise money for our partner.
The Bake(d) sale
We sold homemade baked goods on 4/20
A brunch around valentineâ€™s day
We would go to different restaurants and collect a percentage the company was willing to donate
Members reached out to family and friends.
We donated our remaining funds from dues to meet our goal
Total funds raised for [partner] in 2016-2017:
Since 2009, GlobeMed at CU Boulder has raised over $143,000 to help HHC empower the local communities in Dhading, Nepal through health, education, and income generation programs.
Campaign Highlights Benefit Brunch Every year we host a community event where we invite members outside of the CU Boulder community to learn about the work we do. This year, we had a keynote speaker who worked in earthquake relief in Rasuwa, Nepal who spoke on the complexities of international aid and developing countries.
Left Right Tim We strongly believe in partnership and this includes partnering and forming relationships with other groups on campus. This year, we had the opportunity to partner with a stand-up improvisation comedy club on campus called Left RIght Tim who gave us 100% of their proceeds in the name of supporting the work of our partner, HHC.
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: 42 Number of community-building events: 9 Number of hours volunteered in the community: 16 Community building this year was really focused on building bridges and partnerships between our chapter and other organizations on campus as well as the surrounding community. We partnered with organizations such as BridgeCU, a non-partisan group focused on improving communication between political parties to learn more about effective communication and working with people we donâ€™t always agree with. We also strived to increase our volunteer hours by working with animal shelters, programs for the homeless, and volunteering programs on campus. We also collaborated again this year with the other Colorado campuses, University of Denver and Colorado College, to put on the annual Colorado Global Health Conference to build community within our state.
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.
In recent years past, GlobeMed CU-Boulder has been primarily been medicine-oriented with the majority of our weekly presentations and discussions revolving around topics of health delivery and health outcomes. In order to develop a more holistic understanding of health, our chapter has made an active effort to recruit members beyond the interests of medical sciences and integrate learning from other disciplines. We have made waves in incorporating members with interests in journalism, economics, politics, business, and mathematics. As group dynamics have diversified, so has the content of discussion with the ghU team discussing a wide range of topics including the house bill to repeal the ACA, the U.S. prison system, health economics, disaster relief, and many more. In addition to its pillars of education and discussion, ghU strives to utilize our accumulated knowledge for advocacy and understanding in the greater Boulder community. Such work can be observed on the World Day of Social Justice where our chapter asked fellow students for what they believed social justice to be all about. We also contact local coffee shops to spread word of all the inequities plaguing our current world. We are proud of the education and advocacy work ghU strives to instill in both our campus and greater-Boulder communities. As our ghU team transitions into the 2017-18 year, we'll continue our tradition of educating and creating a platform for exploration and discussion among those of various backgrounds and beliefs. Such is our privilege.
KEY QUESTIONS ghU EXPLORED THIS YEAR: How can health policies be harmful and beneficial to different groups?
Which patients should receive priority treatment during states of emergency?
What role do we play in destigmatizing mental health?
How may our justice system actually be responsible for more crime? How does health insurance work in our country and how might it lead to health disparities?
globalhealthU Highlights from the Year:
Disaster Simulation During one chapter meeting, all staff members participated in a simulation of the disaster response at Memorial Hospital following Hurricane Katrina. In this simulation each staff member was assigned a role as a doctor, nurse, or patient and was asked to make decisions about logistics and patient care. This was an exercise in understanding the complexity of on the ground disaster relief and was relevant for a more complete understanding of the challenges our partner faces following the earthquake (Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Frank)
GlobeMedCare: Designing a Healthcare Bill During another chapter meeting the ghU coordinators presented a brief summary of the ACA and the current alternative House healthcare bill. Staff members were then divided arbitrarily into three groups and instructed to create a healthcare plan based on a given set of tenants. The goal of this activity was to learn about contemporary political events, emphasize the complexity of healthcare policy, and counteract demonizing of political parties or policies.
Couch In Spring semester, the ghU team wanted to reach out directly to the campus community to learn about the stories of the people who surround us. A couch was set up adjacent to the concurrent GlobeMed bake sale. GlobeMed staff asked passersby if they would be willing to share with us a story of their lives. We were able to speak with a girl about her life as a Type-1 diabetic and a woman in her surgical transition from male to female.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2017
Spreading awareness in our community For WDSJ this year, we aimed to spread awareness about social justice issues related to health inequities across the Boulder community through several different methods. We were able to collect hundreds of coffee sleeves from several dining halls on campus as well as some local coffee shops in the Boulder area where we then wrote statistics from WHO and other resources and provided information about WDSJ and GlobeMed. We also set up a table at CU Boulder where we struck conversations with random passersby about global health and talk about what social justice or health equity meant to each individual.
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€œForgiveness helps the survivor, not the perpetrator. Not forgiving is giving them power over you. Our hearts are not meant to hold onto anger. I chose to forgive you because it is the very best thing for me.â€? -Vale Zins, 2017
List of 2017 Summit delegates: Tyler Fair Ben Walden Joshua Mak Kelsie Kracht Chloe Koo Nitin Beri Salome Philip Vale Zins Valerie Gao Veronika Hanna
4 Length of Stay: 58 days # of GROW Interns:
DATES OF TRAVEL:
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.
This year, the GROW interns mapped out the GPS coordinates of all the toilets HHC has built including those GlobeMed has specifically funded. The GROW team also helped teach English in the Sertung village school, visited school and health post construction sites to survey project progress, and interviewed key people in the villages while also collecting media for both education and promotional purposes.
â€œBeing able to go on GROW this year has really opened my eyes to the complexities of non-profit work and inspired me in ways to better support our partner.â€? -Valerie Gao, 2017
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at CU Boulder raised $8,375 for Himalayan HealthCare to support projects in Dhading, Nepal.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
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
GlobeMed at CU Boulder
Our Future Dear Friends, GlobeMed at CU Boulder is looking forward to continued growth and inspiration as we head into the 2017-2018 school year. This summer, the 2017 GROW team was able to continue to strengthen the relationship between our chapter and Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) and gain more insight into how to collaborate better to work for and serve the people of Dhading, Nepal. As old students graduate and fresh faces begin to appear, we are excited for the transformation of our chapter and the opportunity for creativity and partnership. This year we are hoping to take on a fresh perspective concerning recruitment and campaigns and revamping our traditional events and methods. We have made it a priority to reach into new places on our campus to diversify the discussion and ideas in our chapter. We are also excited to work more closely with our partner, HHC, in terms of fundraising and campaigns to more widely spread the name and work that HHC does in Nepal. In doing so, we also hope to introduce and increase conversations about social justice, non-profit work, health equity, privilege, and development aid in our Boulder community. As we continue to work towards the betterment of both our community and Dhading, Nepal we ask you to join us in helping us reach towards our goals and a better future for all. Sincerely, Valerie Gao and Kelsie Kracht 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at CU Boulder “In the short time I was with GlobeMed, I learned more than I could’ve asked for, and was instilled with motivated optimism about the uniquely important roles every human holds in social justice, human rights, and helping those who need it most through a lens that puts them first.” -Vale Zins, 2017
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