GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN 2011-2012 Annual Report
students and communities improving health around the world
GlobeMed is a network of university students that partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ARM Orissa, India
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Medical AIDS Outreach Montgomery, Alabama
UNC-CHAPEL HILL Health Alert Uganda Gulu, Uganda
BETHEL UNIVERSITY Rural Economic Development Association Svay Rieng, Cambodia
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RVCP, Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope Washington, D.C.
RHODES COLLEGE A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope Managua, Nicaragua
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PEDA Vientiane, Laos
BOSTON COLLEGE CCC-UNSCH Ayacucho, Peru
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Primeros Pasos Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Cooperation for Social Services and Development Phnom Penh, Cambodia
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Kallpa Iquitos Iquitos, Peru
BROWN UNIVERSITY Ungano Tena Nairobi, Kenya
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CEMOPLAF Cajabamba Cajabamba, Ecuador
TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Maison de Naissance Torbeck, Haiti
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CareNet Ghana Hohoe, Ghana
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY KIHEFO Kabale, Uganda
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY Health Development Initiative Kigali, Rwanda
TUFTS UNIVERSITY Nyaya Health Achham, Nepal
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Clinica Ana Manganaro Guarjila, El Salvador
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GWED-G Gulu, Uganda
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO Jambi Huasi Otovalo, Ecuador
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ASPAT Lima, Peru
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Build Your Future Today Center Siem Reap, Cambodia
CORNELL UNIVERSITY CEPAIPA Guayaquil, Ecuador
MIT Women Mobilizing for Development Bokeo, Laos
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Social Action for Women Mae Sot, Thailand
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON WDA Phnom Penh, Cambodia
CU-BOULDER HHC, Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change Denver, Colorado
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Gardens for Health International Gasabo, Rwanda
UCLA Nwoya Youth Center Anaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON COWS Kampong Thom, Cambodia
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization Masaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER Buddhism and Society Development Association Kampong Cham, Cambodia
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Dios es Amor Lima, Peru
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ASOSAP Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOPE Center Ho, Ghana
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Tiyatien Health Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southfield Detroit, Michigan
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS UDHA Iganga, Uganda
DUKE UNIVERSITY Salud Sin Límites Siuna, Nicaragua
OBERLIN COLLEGE Center for Community Health Promotion Hanoi, Vietnam
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY KCRC Bushenyi District, Uganda
WHITMAN COLLEGE Burmese Women’s Union Chiang Mai, Thailand
EMORY UNIVERSITY MAP Foundation Chiang Mai, Thailand
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY ACUDESBAL Chiapas, Mexico
AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador
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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 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 UT-Austin Dear friends of GlobeMed at UT-Austin, The past two semesters made up our first full year as a GlobeMed chapter at UT-Austin. With an inaugural GROW trip under our belt, it was as if a light switched on for chapter and partnership. Our first semester in the fall of 2010 was largely stumbling in the dark as we laid the foundations of our partnership, with limited communication due to inadequate technology and unfamiliarity on both sides. However this changed after the GROW trip during summer 2011 and our chapter headed into the following year invigorated to fortify the partnership even more, because our partner organization, Clinica Ana Manganaro and the community of Guarjila, El Salvador was more than just a partner, they are now our friends. During the year, we developed the ties that bind us all as GlobeMed members and how all our combined passions and efforts result in the bigger picture of helping our friends in Guarjila bring health for all. As a young chapter we are continually learning how fostering a spirit of solidarity within our chapter contributes to the solidarity that ties together the larger GlobeMed network and with all our partner organizations as we strive together for global health equity. In Solidarity, Olivia Koshy and Michelle Truong 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
4 OUR PARTNER 5
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED 15 THANK YOU
August 22, 2011
September 19, 2011
Oct. 25-27, 2011
Executive Board Retreat
First General meeting of the school year
Global Dance Lessons
Our newly assembled Executive Board gathered for an retreat at Zilker Park to discuss inspirational hopes and goals for the upcoming year.
We were ready to start a brand new year fresh off our first ever GROW trip.
Our second Global Dance Lessons fundraiser featured student dance instructors leading fun and active classes such as hip-hop, salsa and zumba to raise money for our Chalet food cooperative project with CAM.
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December 2, 2011
February 20, 2012
March 19, 2012
World Day of Social Justice
Lecture on Hope, Haiti and Service with Arcade Fire
Our chapter engaged the Austin community in our first Bar Trek fundraiser that featured collaboration with popular local bars located on the famed Sixth Street in Downtown Austin.
On our second year observing WDSJ as a chapter, we invited other social justice organizations on campus to join us in a "Social Justice Fair" and engaged the campus in conversation to answer "What social injustice would you trash?"
Grammy-winners Arcade Fire came to UT-Austin to give a lecture on their involvement with Partners in Health in the rebuilding of Haiti and how they are personally invested in this mission. Our GlobeMed chapter got the privilege of meeting the band and discussing global health with them afterwards.
March 31, 2012
April 12-14, 2012
April 28, 2012
Spring StaďŹ€ Retreat
GlobeMed Global Health Summit
The beautiful and tranquil Lake Travis provided the perfect backdrop for our spring staff retreat that serve to bond our chapter as friends and GlobeMed members.
Eight of our chapter members served as delegates to the Summit, a weekend filled with unforgettable lessons and inspiration.
Our last event of the school year was a Benefit Concert featuring musicians Corduroi and The Gentlemen Swank who offered their time and talent to help us in fundraising.
GlobeMed at UT-Austin
Founded in Fall 2010, GlobeMed at the University of Texas at Austin is one of 46 university-based chapters working to improve the health of the impoverished around the world. Specifically, GlobeMed at UT works with its partner Clinica Ana Manganaro (CAM) in Guarjila, El Salvador, through a shared mission to fight this cycle of poverty and health inequity. This is accomplished through GlobeMedâ€™s three pillars: global health university (GHU), campaigns, and grassroots on-site work (GROW). To date our chapter has raised over $20,000, funding three health initiatives with Guarjila, went on two GROW trips and won the 2012 Swing-Out Award for Best New Organization at UT-Austin.
since our founding in fall 2010 , our chapter has grown from 10 to 40 members.
Clinica Ana Manganaro (CAM) WORKS IN GUARJILA, EL SALVADOR POPULATION: 2,400
KEY FACT: Â With a holistic approach to health care, CAM provides all services free of charge for every patient.
Almost three hours north outside San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, you will find a small town of about 2,400 inhabitants in the town of Guarjila. The clinic originally started in a small house for basic healthcare after the Salvadorans returned from Honduran refugee camps in October of 1987, despite that the war continued until the Peace Accords were signed on January 16, 1992. The refugees were tired of being treated with hostility and discriminated against so a group of them from different parts of El Salvador got together and planned to settle in Guarjila.
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ABOUT CLINICA ANA MANGANARO FOUNDED IN 1987 With the assistance of Sr. Ana Manganaro and father Jon Cortina a system was developed to educate health promoters and midwives. The health promoters originated from the refugee camps and the mountains; 300 were initially trained. In fact, the majority of the current health promoters received their initial hands on training out in the field, during the war. With international donations, Sr. Ana and Fr. Jon Cortina, S.J. (also a civil engineer) designed and built the present clinic, completed in 1990. The Clinic was supported by generous private donations as well as government assistance. In the fall of 2010, GlobeMed at UT-Austin was partnered with CAM and was visited by GROW interns for the first time in the summer of 2011. The Clinic's mission statement goes hand-inhand with the GlobeMed model: "Health is a right and at the same time, a responsibility of all. Let's conserve it by practicing a healthy lifestyle."
Clinica Ana Manganaro (CAM)
GlobeMed at UT-Austin Why capacity building? The expansion of the chalet will provide more opportunities for single mothers in the community to work and receive an income while sponsoring a nutritional program that provides malnourished children with free soymilk and snacks. Furthermore the chalet provides fresh healthy food options and hosts educational meetings to discuss benefits of breastfeeding and juvenile nutritional health. The trash receptacles will prevent the dispersion of garbage around the community and therefore curb the number of animals leaving feces inside and around homes.
100 PEOPLE WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED EACH DAY BY ACCESS TO THE NEW CAFETERIA.
$10,000 TO PURCHASE MATERIALS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EXPANSION OF EL CHALET.
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GlobeMed at UT raised over $10,000 to expand a small cafeteria at Clinica Ana Manganaro and to promote sanitation by installing trash receptacles in Guarjila, El Salvador. One of our projects this year focused on nutrition, female empowerment and education as we worked to raise a net of $7,960 for the expansion of CAMâ€™s El Chalet, a food cooperative that will play a multifaceted role in the community. Our initiatives surpassed our initial expectations and we were quickly able to raise over $10,000 in our first semester. As a result, we had to quickly collaborate to create a new project for the current semester to combat pollution in Guarjila by creating a formal procedure for waste management. The project requires an additional $5,000 for the installation of permanent trash receptacles around the community, as well as two larger transportable collection receptacles to transfer trash away from the community.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Global Dance Lessons Fall
Three day event with local dance instructors donating classes in hip-hop, zumba, and salsa.
Personal Network Campaigns
Staff raised $50, and exec raised $100 each.
Global Dance Lessons Spring
We held this event again, a three day event with local dance instructors donating classes.
Sold donated tacos, self-made bracelets and hair clips, and baked goods on campus.
Sold t-shirts, bracelets, hair pins at Summit.
Organized a Benefit Concert at Austin City Java with two local bands
Auctioned off baskets filled with items donated by local businesses
Princeton Review Course Auction
Auctioned off donated Princeton Review Course
Sold wristbands for drink deals at local bars
Pratham Co-Sponsored Event
Lunch pizza sales
Total funds raised for CAM in 2011-2012:
MONEY RAISED $399 $2,217 $143 $445.72
$1,550 $507.57 $49.47
Since Fall 2010, GlobeMed at UT-Austin has raised over $20,000 to help the community of Guarjila, El Salvador improve upon environmental health, sanitation, nutrition and women's empowerment alongside CAM.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
Silent Auction GlobeMed at UT-Austin held an event in which we auctioned off baskets filled with items donated by local businesses.
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Global Dance Lessons This was a three day event where on each different day we had a local dance instructor donate their time to teach a class. In the fall, we had hip-hop, zumba, and salsa.
Benefit Concert GlobeMed at UT-Austin organized a Benefit Concert at Austin City Java with two local bands.
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.
2011-2012 CURRICULUM ORIENTATION Chapter members were equipped with a thorough understanding of the values of GlobeMed and explored their personal values. POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.
This year I had the experience of bringing the revamped and extraordinarily wellplanned globalhealthU curriculum to my chapter. By starting with broad philosophical frameworks on health and poverty, then exploring theories in developmental economics within those frameworks, and then further focusing specifically on our roles as students and partners in this movement, we gained a much deeper understanding of the complexities of global health inequity and how we can fight to address them. The most powerful impact of globalhealthU this year was the creation of small groups, which provided an intimate setting for open discussion and reflection and allowed us to further bond as a chapter. - Priya Prakash
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS We considered the views of six developmental economists to explored the root causes and paths out of poverty. INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION Chapters conducted an indepth investigation on a topic of interest. STUDENTSâ€™ ROLE Following a critical discussion of our role in perpetuating poverty, we sought to understand how we can be effective advocates. REFLECTION Chapters reflected on the year behind them both as individuals and in the context of their chapter.
Mock Clinic Diversity in Global Health Week: November 16-17, 2011 Held in West Mall, students could participate in an interactive model portraying "the day in the life of a CAM patient".
Find Your Role in Global Health: Speaker Panel Diversity in Global Health Week: November 16-17, 2011 Carol Davis, epidemiologist at Texas Department of State Health Services, Philip Huang, Medical Director and Health Authority for Austin/Travis County Health Department, and Laramie Gorbett, Executive Director and Founder of Empower Art spoke about their efforts in global health to GlobeMed members and took questions.
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COMMUNITY BUILDING Â 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 # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS: # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:
Community building was a rollercoaster this past school year. The executive and staff retreats were an absolute success. Members left each event feeling inspired, rejuvenated and connected. Unfortunately though, at times throughout the year these familial sentiments were not enough to incur high attendance at smaller social events. Once the chapter did unite to spend time together, friendships were forged and members became more dedicated. Our main challenge was inspiring consistency as a chapter, but our Community Building successes helped strengthen a more effective partnership with CAM.
“I have always been a member kind of just half way dedicated, but after coming here and experiencing these people and seeing the clinic first hand there is absolutely no way I can return and not be completely devoted. This (GROW) really does change everything. I wish everyone could experience and understand.”– Rashi Agrawal, c/o 2013
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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
04 LENGTH OF STAY: 04 weeks MAY 22 2012 – JUNE 19 2012
# OF GROW INTERNS:
WORK DESCRIPTION: On site the GROW team worked each day in Clinica Ana Manganaro helping out with small jobs for instance making cotton balls, working in archives, or with patient administration. Furthermore, the GROW team spent numerous hours collecting firsthand interviews, images, and video footage. The accumulation of this media was used for a video project and will be incorporated into all components of our chapter, specifically campaigns and GHU. The GROW team also dedicated time, energy, and vulnerability to building further the bond and partnership between GlobeMed at UT and Clinica Ana Manganaro.
Through Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT UT-AUSTIN: joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 4th Annual World Day of Social Justice during the week of February 20, 2012, by asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study. GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: Engaging our campus community in a dialogue about social justice greatly opened up new ideas and perspectives on how our peers and educators view the concept of "social justice" and how to achieve this idea. It was interesting to learn the versatility of various academic disciplines in the fight for social justice and inspiring to see a diverse group of students participating in the conversation, answering "What social injustice would you trash?”
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In:
Participating Departments: Sociology Government Nursing Spanish
MORE WDSJ ACTION ----------------------------------Texas Fight for Social Justice organization fair/"What social injustice would you trash?": We invited 14 studentled organizations to join us in the “TEXAS FIGHT for Social Justice” fair. We asked, “Which social injustice would you TRASH?” relating to our environmental health with CAM. Students wrote their answers on trash to be put on display.
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 wellbeing and justice for all.
WDSJ Teach-Ins and More GlobeMed at UT-Austin asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study. They also reached out to their campus to ask students the question, “What social injustice would you trash?”
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
"Health inequalities across groups are fundamentally social in origin. Closing inequalities and achieving health equity across groups is going to require aggressive social policy geared toward eliminating basic societal inequalities” - Dr. Robert Hummel, Sociology "We respect the individual dignity of every person. How we treat people is based on beneficence. Doing good to people as we would have them do to us. Respecting their person-hood. Fairly distributing resources to them. Avoiding harm. Respecting autonomy." -Dr. Carole Taxis, Nursing "Latin America has the highest level of income inequality in the world, and has had for decades. This inequality is, of course, accompanied by striking inequalities in many other areas, especially in access to health care." -Dr. Henry Dietz, Government
View more photos and quotes at www.globemedwdsj.tumblr.com
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Jessica Jose, Olivia Koshy, Nicole Kruijs, Jeevitha Patil, Priya Prakash, Michelle Truong, Hina Virani
“While it was an incredible and unparalleled opportunity to be inspired by global health professionals, one of my favorite aspects of Summit was seeing the impact of students just like me. The globalhealthU presentations at this year’s Summit simply gave us a small taste of the endless buffet of wonderful things each chapter is collaborating on with their partner organizations. Our small groups and think tanks allowed for us to talk intensely and candidly with each other, all complete strangers initially but so much of the same mind that it was like we’ve been friends for years.” "
-- Michelle Truong, c/o 2013
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.
“GlobeMed has shaped why I want to be a doctor. Previously my reasons were science-based and now I realize how it’s about people. I wrote my thesis about everything I learned in ghU. You really have to realize what you’re doing and you have to love it, once you love it, it really changes who you are and what you’re doing in the future.” – Jeevitha Patil, c/o 2012
As our chapter expanded from its founding class, so did the need for better management, as we faced new situations with a growing membership. A main concern was maintaining the balance between being authoritative for organizational efficiency and friendly as we develop a deeper connection as peers and friends united for the same cause with closely aligned perspectives. We have concluded there should be a requirement system to make members more accountable, especially because membership is application-based. It would include social and service requirements, as well as a meeting attendance policy. Aside from that, there should be more opportunities for members to become better acquainted in less formal settings. In order to successfully work in a cohesive manner, members should feel at ease with each other, especially because a large component of our organization involves thought-provoking discussion and debate revolving around poverty, health and social justice. We could also improve on communication. In addition, we want to plan and announce events more in advance for better coordination. Given that we are a fairly new organization on campus, it has become necessary to draft a “constitution” of sort to help guide future executive board leaders improve their roles and ease transitions. With such a tool, it will aid board members delegate to better the development of the group as a whole. All our intended internal improvements will help us be better involved in the network and in our partnership with CAM.
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FINANCES In 2012 – 2012, GlobeMed at UT-Austin raised $10,000 for CAM to support projects in Guarjila, El Salvador. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!
Revenue! Events !
Campaign Funds from Previous Year!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves! EXISTING BALANCE!
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