GlobeMed at the University of Texas at San Antonio 2016 â€“ 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
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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 excited to share the second annual report on behalf of GlobeMed at UTSA. Our second school year as a chapter was a success. We continued to grow our chapter to over 30 interested members and raised over $5,000 in funds for our partner, Sacred Valley Health. While we thought critically about global health in our ghU sessions during meetings, we also shared our mission across campus and the city of San Antonio. During the year we volunteered with the San Antonio Food Bank and fundraised by selling parking spots in downtown. We also participated in the BestFest and Fiesta events on campus, selling Peruvian crafts and henna tattoos. In an effort to raise awareness for global health, we created our own global disparities campus event and participated in the World Day of Social Justice. Close to the end of the school year, we selected the new Executive Board and transitioned smoothly. We wish them best of luck on the next year. We are also excited to see our GROW team in Ollantaytambo, Peru as the interns are currently broadening the iron deficiency anemia project in Peru to include new communities in the surrounding Andes mountain range. Our partner Sacred Valley Health has been instrumental to the sustainability of our project and thus our relationship has flourished. We can say with confidence that our chapterâ€™s accomplishments exceeded all expectations, and to that we are grateful to our members, institution, and the GlobeMed network. In our work, we found a family of like-minded students dedicated to the GlobeMed mission. Next year, the chapter plans to include more volunteer opportunities for its members and host larger fundraisers engaging the university campus as a whole. We have made many memories and long-lasting friendships through GlobeMed and wish the chapter good luck as it continues to carry on the important mission to which we were initially drawn nearly two years ago. Sincerely, Kavina Patel & Farhan Ahmad 2015-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at The University of Texas at San Antonio
About our Chapter
[GlobeMed at UT-San Antonio]
GlobeMed at UTSA was founded by two FAME B.S./M.D. students, Kavina Patel and Farhan Ahmad, in Fall 2015. UTSA GlobeMed fundraises year round to support our partner, Sacred Valley Health, promotes a global health curriculum around campus, and sends a team of students to Peru every summer to implement a project. The chapter has grown to 29 members, and summer 2017 will mark the second GROW trip for UT-San Antonio.
since our founding in August 2015, our chapter has grown from 2 to 29 members
since our founding in August 2015, our chapter has raised more than $7,500
KEY FACT: 46.7% of children under five suffer from anemia in Cusco, Peru.
Our Partnership Sacred Valley Health
Founded in 2011 Sacred Valley Health (SVH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote health in the underserved rural communities of Peruâ€™s Sacred Valley. The remote indigenous communities surrounding Ollantaytambo are medically underserved for a variety of reasons. Rural communities lack access to primary medical care as a result of geographic isolation, poor road conditions, and irregular transportation. Poor socioeconomic conditions, malnutrition, lack of basic services, and poor education further worsen health outcomes. SVH trains community health workers (promotoras de salud) who serve their home villages, providing health education and basic care. They also identify, accompany, and advocate for patients who need to seek more advanced care at a government clinic. Promotoras develop working relationships with personnel at the nearest government clinics in order to increase community membersâ€™ access to services. Promotoras serve as agents of change and health advocates for his or her community. UT-San Antonio GlobeMed started its partnership with SVH in 2015.
Ollantaytambo, Peru Population: 9,828 Peruâ€™s Ollantaytambo District is a mountain district situated midway between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Nearly 70% of its 10,000 inhabitants live in isolated villages, most without running water or electricity. The percentage of inhabitants living in extreme poverty is greatest in the highest altitude, most isolated communities. Over one third of children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Rural inhabitants receive little benefit from the money brought in by tourists visiting Machu Picchu, and live primarily by subsistence farming. Many villages lack road access for part or all of the year, and a trip to the clinic is arduous, time consuming, and expensive. As a result of the time commitment and expense, many people do not seek prompt medical attention and treatable conditions often are missed or seen late in the course of illness.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: The project will benefit the following 11 communities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Soccma Tastayoc Pampallacta Chupani Challuaccocha Rumira Sondormayo Patacancha Huilloc Pomatales Markuray Rayan
GlobeMed at UT-San Antonio raised $2600 to fund an anemia survey and nutritional campaign in 11 surrounding communities of Ollantaytambo, Peru.
Sacred Valley Health partnered with GlobeMed at UTSA to complete an Anemia Survey of selected communities in the Peruvian Andes. An Anemia Survey used a hand held hemoglobin testing meter to screen a representative sample of the Sacred Valley Health project population. The Anemia survey targeted children less than five years of age and women/adolescents aged 14 and above, as those are the populations most likely to be affected by anemia in the area. Children who were found to be anemic were accompanied to the government health outpost by the promotora in participating communities and followed up to assure medication compliance and provide preventative education. In addition, the local government health outpost received notification of high-risk community members living in their catchment area. The project also included training sessions with the promotoras on nutrition and anemia prevention.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Panera donated leftover bread to help our cause. We gave away free bread on campus, and people gave donations to SVH.
Sold handmade crafts purchased in Peru. Proceeds also go back to our partners in Peru.
Sold Peruvian crafts to students, where all proceeds went to our partners in Peru or to sponsoring future fundraisers.
Sold parking tickets at lot for downtown city festival
Drew henna tattoos on customers. Proceeds go to our partners in Peru.
Members reached out to family and friends.
Princeton MCAT Course
Sold MCAT course (2)
Total funds raised for Sacred Valley Health in 2016-2017:
Since 2015, GlobeMed at The University of Texas at San Antonio has raised more than
$7,500 to supply Sacred Valley Health with resources for their community health programs in Ollantaytambo, Peru!
Campaign Highlights Peruvian Crafts Sale
Henna Tattoos - Fiesta
A couple times every month, our chapter sells handmade crafts made by local Peruvian women in Ollantaytambo, Peru. These crafts include keychain, bags, pencil cases, and home decor.
Fiesta is a local San Antonio holiday and this year at UT-San Antonioâ€™s Fiesta celebration, we sold henna tattoos. We drew intricate designs on UTSA students who were at the celebration and had around 100 attendees stop by our booth.
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 â€“ 2016: 29 Number of community-building events: 14 Number of hours volunteered in the community: 10 UTSA GlobeMed is more than an extracurricular activity for UTSA students. GlobeMed is friendships, passion, family, and service. As a group of friends, we have weekly chapter dinners, perform service with the San Antonio Food Bank, and hold other social events such as campus wide scavenger hunts, a trip to the Texas State Fair, and many others. Through these events, the members of our chapter have turned into lifelong friends. UTSA GlobeMed believes that everyone has an important role in our chapter, and without their contributions our chapter wouldnâ€™t be where it is today.
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.
“Serving as globalhealthU coordinator, I was able to educate fellow members on rising health and social welfare issues to facilitate open discussions and to propagate innovative ideas to instill such improvements within the chapter, local community, and with the partnering organization in Peru. Every meeting consisted of a fun activity that engaged the members, allowing for them to become comfortable with one another and openly converse to allow for their ideas, concerns, and questions to flow in an open yet safe environment. Through these activities, members became more aware of the challenges our world faces today. Numerous activities were conducted throughout the year, but my personal favorite would have to be the privilege walk. This activity showed how different each individual was from another, but also showcased how much we all have in common. The perspectives and challenges each individual might’ve been different, but the acceptance we all had for one another truly captured what the union was about.” -Sushmita Gorantala, ghU Coordinator
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
Why aren’t health rights accessible to everybody?
What determines privilege?
Can sustainability be attained?
Can poverty be alleviated?
Can one individual change the world?
globalhealthU highlights from the year Poverty Simulation The Poverty Simulation is a unique; enlightening experience that helps individuals begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. It moves people to think about the harsh realities of poverty and to talk about how communities, such as our partnering organization in Ollantaytambo, Peru, can address the problem collectively. Most importantly, it encourages people to make a difference.
Trash Can Activity: Privilege The trashcan activity was designed to provide insight on the intricacies of privilege and to allow the members to explore their privilege compared to that of others. It was showcased during the activity that some members had more privilege over others, but at some point in time all members had some kind of privilege. This activity provided a better understanding for members to collaborate to work for equality.
Heads Up: What makes health system function? At our very first meeting, the lesson plan consisted of introducing our members to what exactly a health system was and how the roles of organizations, institutions, and resources come together to improve health.
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2017]
Solutions to Social Issues Banner For WDSJ, our chapter created a large poster that comprised of two sections. One of which had a statement, “What does equity mean to you?” and the other, “What ways can you tackle these challenges?” This activity created thought provoking discussion amongst passing students at UT-San Antonio. Each student answered each statement while leaving a thumbprint to highlight their mark in the world indicating their acknowledgement to social injustice.
# of GROW Interns: 5 Length of Stay: 5
June 20th-July 25th 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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) GlobeMed chapter traveled to Peru in the summer of 2017. They partnered with Sacred Valley Health (Ayni Wasi) to implement an anemia survey and nutritional campaign for women and children in Ollantaytambo and surrounding communities. In addition, the GROW team hosted educational training sessions for Promotoras on anemia and nutrition.
“I hope to inspire the Peruvian children so they understand that no matter where you come from, you can accomplish anything with persistence and resilience” -- Elizabeth Treviño Narezo, c/o 2017
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at UT-San Antonio raised $5,879.91 for Sacred Valley Health to support projects in Ollantaytambo, Peru.
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
$0 $2,600 $4316.35
GlobeMed at UT-San Antonio
Our Future Dear Friends, We are pleased to report that this past year has been even better than our first! With the addition of many new, and amazing students, we were able to accomplish many great things. We walk away as a more firmly established group of students with a rapidly increasing presence on campus. Not only did we reach our fundraising goal for the whole year before the end of the first semester, in order to support our partners in Peru at Sacred Valley Health, but we have financial reserves to help sustain the chapter during our transition of leadership. In this past year, we have seen students step out of their comfort zones and step up to take on new challenges and projects as we got more involved in events around the city and hosted a campus wide GhU event. Our GROW interns are currently in Peru, working with Sacred Valley Health to conduct anemia surveys and empower the community leaders (Promotoras) to provide health education. This upcoming year we have two new goals to really run after, in addition to what we already do. The first of which is seeking out local partnerships so that we can make a bigger impact in our own city. The second is an amplified emphasis on recruiting new members in order to have more manpower in our endeavors. Having been a part of the chapter since it was founded, we have truly been amazed by how far we have already come. We are also really excited for what next year holds, seeing as how we have an awesome new team of leaders filled with ideas for improving our chapter.
Sincerely, Sushmita Gorantala and Caleb Offield 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at UT-San Antonio
GlobeMed has allowed me to revolutionize the way UTSA views healthcare and the current health status in Sacred Valley, Peru. -Kavina Patel, class of 2020
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