2012-2013 Annual Report
GlobeMed at the University of Southern California
The GlobeMed Network AMHERST COLLEGE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BETHEL UNIVERSITY BROWN UNIVERSITY COLORADO COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CORNELL UNIVERSITY CU-BOULDER
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE DUKE UNIVERSITY EMORY UNIVERSITY GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY INDIANA UNIVERSITY LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY OBERLIN COLLEGE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY RHODES COLLEGE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY TUFTS UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI UCLA UNIVERSITY OF DENVER UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY UNC-CHAPEL HILL UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY WHITMAN COLLEGE
Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda! Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya WOPLAH | Western Kenya GWED-G | Gulu, Uganda CEPAIPA | Guayaquil, Ecuador Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change | Denver, Colorado Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand Salud Sin Límites | Siuna, Nicaragua MAP Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Rwanda Village Concept Project | Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope| Washington, D.C. Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala CEMOPLAF Cajabamba | Cajabamba, Ecuador Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Center for Community Health Promotion | Hanoi, Vietnam ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Medical AIDS Outreach | Montgomery, Alabama A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua CSSD | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal ASPAT | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Nwoya Youth Center | Anaka, Uganda BSDA | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Tiyatien Health | Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southﬁeld Community Development Corp.| Detroit, Michigan KCRC | Bushenyi District, Uganda Health Alert Uganda | Gulu, Uganda PEDA | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India CareNet Ghana | Hohoe, Ghana Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia COWS | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burmese Women’s Union | Chiang Mai, Thailand
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.
We envision a world in which health â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ is possible for all people, regardless of where they call home.
We believe every human life has equal worth and every person deserves the chance to thrive. This belief has drawn together our network of students, communities, and supporters from all walks of life and from every corner of the world. Health for all is within our grasp, but we can only achieve it by working together.
Presidents’ Message GlobeMed at the university of southern california Friends of GlobeMed at USC: Leading GlobeMed at USC this year was one of the biggest challenges and biggest honors of my life. If that sounds overdramatic, you’ve probably never been in GlobeMed. Erik and I have been blessed with the opportunity to meet and work with the most outstanding national network around, and being part of our chapter’s growth in that network is a gift we will not soon forget. From the moment I entered my ﬁrst GlobeMed meeting, I was incredibly impressed with the caliber of this organization. Here, I thought, is a group that gets things done. And it is, but I’ve found that it is so much more. It is a group that is not afraid of hard work, yes, but it is also a group that is not afraid of hard questions, or of harsh criticism, or of honest discussion about that lofty goal we all chase: Global Health Equity. I could talk about how impressed I am with the work we’ve accomplished with our partner, Care Net Ghana, but that is less interesting than the real story of GlobeMed, which is that it is a group of some of the most socially conscious and passionate students I’ve ever met. The ﬁeld of global health sees many come and go, from mobile clinics to hospital construction, but GlobeMedders are here to stay. GlobeMedders are committed to partnership and hopelessly devoted to the cause. GlobeMedders are eager to share our failures and learn from each other’s successes. GlobeMedders are uninterested in glamour or praise, and that’s what really impresses me – being a part of a chapter that takes the long, winding, unpaved road to success, no matter how dirty they get. I am privileged to be part of the work of this network and am endlessly in love with and inspired my chapter and our supporters for allowing us to continue that work. And I cannot wait to see – and be a part of – what we do next. Yours in solidarity, Ortal Ullman and Erik Peterson 2012-2013 Co-Presidents
GlobeMed at the University of Southern California
About Us Originally founded in 2007, GlobeMed at USC was reinstituted in the summer of 2011 after Erik Peterson and Anu Ramachandran decided to bring the ďŹ ght for social justice and healthcare equality to USC. Erik and Anu revived the partnership with Care Net Ghana. In its ďŹ rst two years, GlobeMed at USC has raised over $17,000 for Care Net to train and equip traditional birth attendants, expanded from 2 to over 30 members, and sent 6 students for two summer GROW trips with our partner in Ghana.
since our founding in august 2007, our chapter has grown from 03 to 30 members.
Our Partnership Care net ghana Hohoe, Ghana Population: 56,202 Hohoe is the second largest town located in the Volta Region of Ghana in West Africa, and holds a rich diversity of history and culture of tribal life in the region. Care Net was founded in 1993 by a group of young Ghanaian university graduates to promote adolescent reproductive health among young people of the Volta Region of Ghana. Among its greatest accomplishments, Care Net lists successfully completing the construction of a community health Center in Ave-Aﬁadenyigba to provide pre-natal, delivery and post natal care for pregnant women and treat other common diseases within the community, such as malaria.
Care Net Ghana Founded in 1993 GlobeMed at USC and Care Net Ghana’s (http://www.carenetghana.org) partnership was solidiﬁed in 2009 with the help of the National Oﬃce. Young university graduates founded the organization in 1993 to promote adolescent reproductive health among the young people of the Volta Region of Ghana. Care Net Ghana is a grassroots organization dedicated improving the living condition of the marginalized groups in Ghana, particularly women and children, through programs focusing on education, health, child rights, and environmental conservation. Currently, GlobeMed at USC is partnered with Care Net to aid in the overall improvement of Maternal and Child Healthcare. One of the achievements made by Care Net Ghana was the establishment of the Care Net Community Hospital in Hohoe. There, Care Net hopes to provide pediatric care among others medical services to residents of the Hohoe district. KEY FACT: The Akatsi District, where our project is implemented, has 40,000 people and one doctor -- a pediatrician. KEY FACT: Infant mortality (37 per 1000 live births) and maternal mortality (estimates vary from 350-374 deaths for every 100,000 live births) in the Akatsi district reﬂects the fact that most of the households in the district do not have access to appropriate prenatal and post-natal health services.
Maternal Health & Capacity Building
TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS
to train and equip 50 traditional birth attendants
Why maternal health and capacity building? The maternal and child mortality rate is tragically high in rural southern Ghana, and with only 0.85 trained doctors for every 10,000 people, resources are highly limited. Tapping into the resources of motivated community members and giving them the training and equipment they need to provide healthcare to their own community is an innovative, sustainable, and inspiring way to address this crisis and drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths among mothers and children.
Supporting the training and equipping of 50 Traditional Birth Attendants in the communities of Akatsi, Ghana. !
Our project focuses on training Traditional Birth Attendants in 15 settler communities within the Akatsi district of Ghana. Donations fund the training, which covers prenatal care, birth assistance, and postnatal care, as well as linked issues such as nutrition, AIDS, and malaria prevention. Funding also provides TBA Kits, including essentials such as gloves, antiseptic, and other sterile equipment for use during deliveries and check-ups. Through this program, motivated villagers are transformed into eďŹƒcient, educated, and sustainable resources for their community. Pregnant women, mothers, and their children and communities will have easier and less discriminating access to maternal and child health services, while the communities and stakeholders become more actively involved in the functioning of the local health system.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Annual Holiday Concert
Various a cappella groups and student musicians performed for fellow USC students. 3 dollar admission was charged at the door and we accepted any additional donations.
Diddy Riese Fundraiser
Sold delicious Diddy Riese cookies to students at USC on Valentines Day.
Sold test-prep course seats: Swartwood and Kaplan donated one seat each in their test-prep courses which we sold at a discounted rate.
A member of GlobeMed at USC taught a free yoga class and collected donations from participants.
Bead Selling Campaign
Sold bracelets made by GlobeMed at USC members with beads that we bought at GROW last year!
GlobeMed Open Mike Night
Open mike night held on campus. 3 dollar admission was charged at the door and we accepted any additional donations.
Sold test-prep course seats: Swartwood and Kaplan donated one seat each in their test-prep courses which we sold at a discounted rate.
$1,200.00 $367.00 $31.45 $329.00 $1828.55
Total funds raised for Care Net Ghana in 2012-2013
Since its rebirth in 2011, GlobeMed at USC has ben proud to support the mission and vision of Care Net Ghana to improve maternal health in Hohoe. We had since raised around $18,000 to train and equip Traditional Birth Attendants in the Volta Region of Ghana.
Campaigns Highlights from the year World Day of Social Justice April 3, 2013
For World Day of Social Justice, we held a large-scale educational event on campus to promote World Day of Social Justice. We handed out info-cards containing shocking statistics on the disparity of wealth and access to healthcare to raise awareness among students regarding the factors aďŹ€ecting maternal and child health and the cycle of poverty. Our booth had traditional Ghanaian art and a standard TBA kit (gloves, gauze, scissors, etc.) to allow us to discuss GlobeMedâ€™s mission with fellow students.
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 played a much larger role in our chapter this last year. It evolved from an informative lesson to an engaging chapter activity that members learned from. Members responded very well to this year's GHU curriculum, particularly track 2. The chapter enjoyed hands on activites and discussions as opposed to readings and other sources of media. This track allowed us to more closely examine our partner community, integrate our GROW team into the discussion and educate our members on deeper aspects of our partner.
Expanding the Dialogue on Health and Human Rights
Why do human rights exist?
Is health a human right? Who has more rights than others? How are rights inﬂuenced by one’s environment?
globalhealthU discussions held
public globalhealthU events
How do we translate human rights into action?
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.
30 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 07 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
Our chapter at USC grew closer as a group by tabling for World Day of Social Justice and World AIDS Day, our big-little program, and chapter-wide retreats in the greater Los Angeles area. Highlights of community building this year include our “bead making party,” where the entire chapter made bracelets from artesian Ghanaian beads to sell on campus, and our Spring Retreat Bonﬁre at Dockweiler State Beach. These events provided a wonderful opportunity for everyone to speak about global health issues in a dynamic setting and grow as a chapter.
GROW Internship Grassroots On-site Work
03 LENGTH OF STAY: 4 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
MAY 2013 – JUNE 2013
The GROW interns visited about ten out of the twenty communities in Akatsi where Care Net Ghana provides aid. We sat in on these communities women’s groups, which are meetings formed by Care Net in order for the women to have a say in the development of the community.Interns also attended a TBA retraining in Akatsi, which focused on family planning. They conducted independent research on maternal health and the WHO’s stance on TBAs by interviewing TBAs, community members, and Care Net staﬀ. They also conducted research on child malnutrition for Care Net. The GROW team was able to attend a beneﬁt/forum on maternal health headed by ANESVAD, which was attended by representatives from the Ghana health service as well as other NGOs.
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. "While living in a drastically different environment was difficult at first and expanded my horizon, it surprised me how quickly and comfortably I acclimated. So much was different, but so much was the same. While we may have taken bucket showers (my first time!) and been followed around by children calling out “yevu!", we also shared jokes and meals with the Care Net crew in Akatsi and long talks with Edem and Patrick, who all made us feel extremely at home.” -- Jennifer Camello, 2015
World Day of Social Justice “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.”
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT USC joined 49 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 5rd Annual World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2013, by asking students, professors, and community members on campus an open-ended, thought provoking question relating to social justice. ! OUR QUESTION
What does everyone deserve?
! BEHIND THE SCENES: What does everyone deserve?” sounds rudimentary at ﬁrst, but often the simplest questions are the hardest to answer. Many people often take basic things in life for granted such as access to education or clean drinking water. Growing up in a country where these necessities are so readily available, it is easy to ignore the disparity in wealth and health throughout the world. Hopefully this question forces people to remember that many people in the world lack access to these fundamental resources. To collect our responses, we took to the street -- standing on the main road through campus, we asked students to consider the question and take a photo with their answer on a white board.
We asked over people at USC, here’s how they responded >>>
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed February 20th as World Day of Social Justice in 2007. Observation of WDSJ supports eﬀorts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.
World Day of Social Justice GlobeMed at USC asked 59 people to answer the questionâ€Ś
What does everyone deserve?
View more photos and quotes at globemed.org/wdsj
2013 Summit The student momentum The annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit brings together university students from across the nation for three days of intensive lectures and workshops with representatives from grassroots global health organizations and a range of experts.
2013 DELEGATES: Ortal Ullman and Lucy Ruderman
“Fifteen minutes into Summit on the ﬁrst night, just listening to Maya give her opening speech, I was ﬁghting back tears. Three hours later, in the middle of a documentary about the AIDS movement, I gave up ﬁghting. By the end of the night, I was visibly shaking. I may have looked crazy to most people in the world, but GlobeMedders were there with me. The whole weekend I could see how people lit up when they engaged in open, honest, and frankly diﬃcult discussion about global health and social justice. You don’t ﬁnd that in many places, but you ﬁnd that in GlobeMed.”
— Ortal Ullman, 2014
Our Future GlobeMed at The University of southern California "GlobeMed has been a defining moment in my college career. Not only have I had the opportunity to devote my time and energy to something I am so passionate about, I have made a group of friends that will be with me for the rest of my life.” -- Erik Peterson, 2013
Looking back on our year, we are more excited than ever for next year! Our goal is to make GlobeMed the ﬁrst club that comes to mind when people think of global health and social justice at USC. We will expand our presence on campus through our driven and multifaceted executive board for the next year, recruiting passionate staﬀ members, maintaining a strong relationship with CareNet Ghana, and launching innovative, far-reaching, and inspiring campaign events to help reach our fundraising goals! By reaching out to GlobeMed chapters throughout the country, we hope to tap into the strong nationwide GlobeMed network to generate new, eﬀective campaign and community-building ideas. Among ourselves, we hope to foster a close-knit and fun community that both attracts new members and serves as a platform within USC to share our interest in global health and social justice through diﬀerent perspectives. Above all, we will strive to honor our commitment to our partner organization and the incredible work that they have been doing in Hohoe, Ghana. Not just involved with health care, CareNet truly embodies the Globemed spirit of promoting social justice through its innovative and successful youth mentoring programs and education services. We look forward to making this year our most successful yet! To learn more about CareNet Ghana and support their eﬀorts, please visit http://www.razoo.com/story/Globe-Med-At-Usc to donate.
Finances In 2012 – 2013, GlobeMed at USC raised $8,967.15 for Care Net Ghana to support projects in Hohoe, Ghana. Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
National Oﬃce Launch Grant
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2012-2013 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2012-2013 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2012-2013
Current Cash Position
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Executive Board Co-President
Director of Finances
Director of Community Building
Director of Communications
Supporters INDIVIDUALS Heather WipďŹ‚i
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2012 â€“ 2013 year a great success:
ORGANIZATIONS Kaplan, Swartwood, USC Student Government, Sigma Delta Tau
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