GlobeMed at the University of Notre Dame 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, We are thrilled to share our chapter’s accomplishments with you in this year’s annual report! It was an incredible year for our chapter and we are proud to say we are tracking towards meeting our fundraising goal of $10,000 for our partner, increased our chapter to 40 members,and increased our presence on Notre Dame’s Campus. Thanks to an incredible Executive Board, we had some of our most successful campaigns and events to date. Our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale sold the more sweaters than ever before, and our new bucket hat fundraiser sold out in record time. We were also able to incorporate some new events into our chapter, including a campus-wide letter writing campaign to our local senators and hosting two guest speakers from the community. We hope to continue building these engagements in the upcoming year! Looking forward, we hope to provide more mentorship and leadership opportunities to all members, including underclassmen and new members. We also plan to expand our advocacy efforts and increase awareness of social justice issues to all on campus. We are so grateful for the support and dedication our chapter has shown this year and could not be more proud of what we were able to accomplish. Colleen Turner & Jenn Wojtowicz 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Notre Dame
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at ND
In the Spring of 2011, a student at Notre Dame hoping to have a greater impact on global health discovered an inspiring student-led movement in GlobeMed. Captured by the vision of this organization, as well as the commitment and innovation of its people, she gathered like-minded individuals in her own student body, and together they founded GlobeMed at Notre Dame. In the fall of 2011, they established a partnership with the Population Education Development Association to reduce the impact of malaria on communities in rural Laos. In their first year, GlobeMed at Notre Dame grew from nine members to twenty, and they raised over $3,000 for their partner. In their second year, they raised that fundraising goal to $10,000, and three of their members traveled to Laos for the first time to work with their partners. This past year their chapter reached 40 members strong, and together they raised $10,000.
since our founding in 2011 our chapter has grown from 9 to 40 members
since our founding in January 2011, our chapter has raised $80,000
PEDAâ€™s Village Peer Educators have taught over 11,700 people about malaria prevention!
Our Partnership Population Education Development Association (PEDA)
Founded in 2001 Initially focused on poverty reduction and environmental management, the Youth Fellowship for Action and Development was founded in 2001. In 2006 the organization changed its name to The Promotion for Education Development Association (PEDA), gaining endorsement from the National Science and Engineering Council to deliver broader community education and development programs. In 2011, PEDA became partners with GlobeMed at Notre Dame, and in 2012 PEDA landed on its current name as the Population Education and Development Association. PEDA has 29 registered members and 440 volunteers across 9 provinces, and they have gained vast experience in designing and delivering educational programs about the risks of STDs, malaria and TB control, human trafficking, and livestock management. Health education continues to remain one of PEDA's main priorities. Through community based interventions, PEDA reaches rural communities, triggers behavioral changes, and increases awareness of sexual and other health problems.
Vientiane, Laos Population: 6.7 million Laos was finally granted full independence in 1954, but there was great political tension between the communists, neutralists, and rightists in the newly independent Laos. a civil war gripped the nation until 1975, when the Lao People's Democratic Republic was established. During the Vietnam War in the 1970s, the United States heavily bombed Laos in an attempt to destroy the Ho Chi Minh Trail and draw out the Northern Vietnamese communists. Roughly 30% of the bombs that were dropped failed to detonate, and unexploded ordnance has caused over 13,000 deaths since 1975. This danger still remains a major concern in Laos. Roughly 85% of the population lives in rural areas, where there is a very high risk of contracting infectious diseases, particularly Malaria and Tuberculosis. This risk is exacerbated by poor health infrastructure and sanitation systems.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: 964 people reached through mobile education sessions Cost of project: $10,000 What the money directly funded: Malaria prevention education programs
GlobeMed at Notre Dame raised $10,000 to fund malaria prevention education programs in rural Laos. The GlobeMed at Notre Dame chapter funded the Population Education Development Association (PEDAâ€™s) malaria prevention education mobile sessions in Savannakhet - a rural area in the southern part of Laos. Our fundraising paid for the transportation, IEC materials (including posters, t-shirts, etc.) and lodging and costs for the education staff to travel. PEDA reached 964 people through these education sessions. In addition, they trained 13 local peer educators to be resources for malaria prevention knowledge for their communities. As a result of their activities, the number surveyed individuals with a basic knowledge of malaria and proper prevention practices increased from 32% to 75% at the end of the project. In addition, there were no reported malaria mortalities during the project period.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
GlobeMed ran a concession stand on a football gameday.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale
Hundreds of ugly Christmas sweaters were collected from thrift stores and sold to students.
Bucket Hat Sales
A new campaign this year, Notre Dame bucket hats were sold to students and faculty members.
Spring Finals Gift Basket Sales
Spring Finals Care Packages were purchased by parents to send to their students to help relieve some of the stress of finals week.
Notre Dame Day
Members reached out to family and friends to donate through the ND Day campaign.
Total funds raised for PEDA in 2016-2017:
Since 2011, our chapter has raised over $100,000 for our partner organization PEDA.
In addition to the Sweater and Bucket Hat Sale, the club also holds a concession stand before an ND Football Game!
Campaign Highlights Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale! GlobeMed club members collected Ugly Christmas Sweaters from their hometowns over breaks and the 5 local thrift shops around the South Bend Area. On the day of the sale, hundreds of students waited in line at a chance for the Ugliest sweaters. This GlobeMed@ND campaign is famous on Notre Dameâ€™s campus and brings in the most funding for PEDA!
Bucket Hat Sale! GlobeMed at ND designed, ordered and sold 150 Bucket Hats with the ND logo on the front and the GlobeMed logo on the back. The club promoted the hats in the weeks leading up to Spring Break. The hat was even seen on ESPN at a ND Basketball game!
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: 35 Number of community-building events: 5 Number of hours volunteered in the community: 100 Community building was incorporated throughout the year in GlobeMedâ€” with lots of camaraderie both inside and outside of weekly meetings. At the beginning of the fall semester, we had a Cambodian Thai picnic to get to know our new club members. In October, we held a retreat, where we spent time strengthening our community through fun activities and learning more about the mission of GlobeMed. In addition to icebreakers at the beginning of weekly meetings, we also held a White Elephant Gift Exchange prior to Christmas Break. For our spring bonding, we spent a Saturday jumping on trampolines together at the local SkyZone This year we also started a Big/Little program where underclassmen in the club were paired up with upperclassmen In addition to meeting outside of regular meetings to get to know each other better, we also held Big/Little events such as a Trivia Night.
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. GhU has engaged chapter members in discussion on topics such as medical ethics and triage, the Philippines’ drug war, human trafficking, substance abuse in the United States, Syrian Immigration, and mental health. GhU has introduced members to current events, international development in practice, and major worldwide health issues.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
Why do human rights exist?
Who has more rights than others?
In 2016-2017 the GhU coordinators led: ○
22 GhU discussions
2 campus-wide events
How are rights influenced by ones environment?
Favorite GhU discussions include: 1.
Human trafficking: discussion where we tackled questions such as: What key factors contribute to incidences of human trafficking? What key barriers do victims of human trafficking face when trying to leave their situation? Addiction and Substance Abuse: we watched a TED talk on what drives people to drug abuse and the role of the community in ensuring recovery
Key lessons learned: 1. 2. 3.
Everyone has a role in creating a world with health equality Structural violence affects every person and is the root cause of every health and social justice issue We, as a GlobeMed chapter can affect change in our community
How do we translate human rights into action?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Guest Speaker: Leeah Hopper, President of AIDS Ministries Leeah spoke at a weekly meeting on the prevalence and consequences of HIV/AIDS in the local South Bend community. She explained her organizationâ€™s role in caring for those impacted by HIV/AIDS and her vision for the future of serving this population in Indiana.
Soup and Substance: Healthcare and Race Two of our club leaders, Emma Cooper and Mady van Zuylen, hosted a campus-wide discussion on health disparities and race. The event consisted of educating about the statistics of health disparities, readin a vairety of articles, and having an open discussion among the group. Approximately 40 attendees of all ages and backgrounds attended and participated in the discussion.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Todd Whitmore, Professor, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Dr. Whitmore spoke at a weekly meeting on the struggles of addiction and recovery in the local community. He also spoke about his work inside local prison communities and the the impacts of substance abuse.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2016
Letter Writing Campaign GlobeMed started a letter writing campaign as a part of our mission to advocate for health equity locally. We set up a table in the Hesburgh Library and invited the Notre Dame community to come write letters to the Indiana State Senate and House Representatives, urging them to fight for quality healthcare.
# of GROW Interns: Length of Stay:
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.
“It is one thing to learn about what PEDA does back in the United States during GlobeMed meetings, but it is another thing entirely to experience first-hand how PEDA implements its initiatives from start to finish. Although I understood why partnering with grassroots organizations is so important before going on GROW, my experience witnessing PEDA’s peer education sessions really cemented why our partnership is so important.” -- Stephanie Mastorakos, c/o 2019
The GROW team spent their internship learning how PEDA operates both in the office and in the field. At PEDA’s main office in Vientiane, our team assisted in updating and maintaining the PEDA website and developing and editing annual reports. They also traveled to the Sekong Province and experienced firsthand an advocacy and community training for village leaders and community change advocates as well as two of PEDA’s mobile malaria education sessions.
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Notre Dame raised $5,029.11 for PEDA to support projects in Laos.
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 Notre Dame
Our Future Dear Friends,
We are so excited to see what our chapter can accomplish and improve on this upcoming year! We are committed to strengthening our relationship with PEDA, increasing our presence on campus, and fostering more collaboration between related academic departments and professors. We envision our chapter continuing to support advocacy initiatives across campus, and continue to be a leader for Global Health at Notre Dame. We thank you for your continued support of our chapter and encourage you to connect with us via email, Facebook, and Instagram to be informed about our upcoming events.
Sincerely, Jenn Wojtowicz & Colleen Turner 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Notre Dame
â€œMy 4 years in GlobeMed has shaped my college experience, my personal development, my outlook on the world, and my aspirations for the future. GlobeMed has empowered me to believe that I truly make an impact on global health.â€? -Emma Cooper, Class of 2017
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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:
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