GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 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
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
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 University of Washington Dear Friends and Supporters, GlobeMed at the University of Washington began as six students with a shared interest in global health, looking for a platform for students to get involved interactively with international grassroots organizations in a way that was sensitive to cultural differences and allowed tangible work and progress to be made. This is when GlobeMed entered our lives, warmly welcoming us into the global health student-based network, as a 2011 GlobeMed Founding Chapter. This past year has been a year of growth, critical thinking and the making of lasting friendships. We have learned about the culture and history of Cambodia, experienced the work of our partner, the Women Development Association, and listened to the stories of the people involved. We have spent countless hours fundraising and have gained insight to the tumultuous experience of the failures and successes within non-profit work. As a chapter, we have challenged each other to continuously move beyond good intentions, critically analyzing our role in global health.
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
Following the partnership model of GlobeMed, we have found that by first establishing a foundational human relationship with the people of our partner organization, we can move beyond the limitations of a business and donor interaction, enhancing both the established goals of the grassroots organization, as well as student awareness of health related issues.
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We entrust in organic simplicity, in the fact that our approach is utilizing the energy, passions and resources of students in the United States to partner with the real change-makers – the grassroots health organizers and leaders around the world. We share the belief of William Easterly, and acknowledge that as college students we do not “know the answers in advance ...that poverty is a complicated triangle of political, social, historical, institutional, and technological factors” but through effective collaboration with our partner, we believe we can address the root causes that perpetuate the cycle of poverty and health related issues.
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Through your support, encouragement and partnership with our chapter this past year, you have enabled us to live into our belief that students and communities may come together to combat poverty and improve the health of the world today while shaping tomorrow’s leaders across all professions who will share a deep commitment to health equity and social justice.
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In Solidarity, Marina Fitzpatrick and Julia Olson 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED
February 11, 2012 Party with a Purpose
March 10, 2012 Pub Crawl
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2011-2012 AT A GLANCE
Community building and fundraising event Partnered with the Jackson School of International Studies Annual Task Force involving dancing, music, food and good Dinner and local bars on University conversation. All for a five dollar entry. Avenue, charging eight dollars per wrist band to participate in the first official GlobeMed and JSSA Pub Crawl.
April 28, 2012
May 18, 2012
GlobeMed at the University of Washington's 5K: Run for a Cause!
Hosted a 5K on a beautiful spring day on the University of Washington's campus, with an admission fee that included a t-shirt and raffle ticket.
Local musicians donated their time and talent to play well into the evening, allowing all proceeds to go towards the WDA. A great opportunity to build community relations and spread the word about WDA's efforts.
GlobeMed at University of Washington
GlobeMed at the University of Washington was founded in the spring of 2011 and recognized as an official organization on campus in the fall of 2011, around the same time we were partnered with the WDA. Over the course of the year we grew from 6 members to a chapter of 18 fully committed and hardworking members, we raised a total of $7,133.33, began a five year health strengthening program, received $7,800 in grant money, and sent four students to intern with WDA over the 2012 summer.
since our founding in september 2011 , our chapter has grown from 06 to 18 members.
Women Development Association (WDA) WORKS IN PREY VENG PROVINCE, CAMBODIA POPULATION: 947,357
KEY FACT: Infant mortality rate: 88 deaths per 1,000 live births
The human right to health is particularly lacking in Cambodia, as the Khmer Rouge genocide effectively eliminated both the health infrastructure and the social mechanisms that previously helped rural people share and use health information. CARE estimates that only 36% of people have access to safe and clean drinking water, and the CIA states that 71% of people do not have adequate sanitation facilities.
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ABOUT WDA FOUNDED IN 1994 The Women Development Association (WDA) was founded in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1994 by three Cambodian women in a Thai refugee camp for the sole purpose of restoring the human rights that had been denied to them during the Khmer Rouge. Over time their mission has evolved to include vocational training, health education and helping women and children escape the rampant sex trafficking plaguing the country. WDA wants to see poor and vulnerable people able to solve their own problems, to seek proper health services by themselves, and to apply prevention techniques to improve the health of their family. GlobeMed at the University of Washington partnered with WDA in the fall of 2011.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER Women’s Development Association
The Women Development Association "WDA" in Cambodia is pleased to work with the members of GlobeMed as a GlobeMed’s partner in order to build capacity of WDA’s staff on the health sector, fund raising, practicing English, and doing outreach activities to improve the community health status of the target groups of WDA at the grass-root level towards the contribution of poverty reduction in Cambodia. WDA goal is to contribute to the poverty reduction through integrated community development with disadvantage and vulnerable groups in slum and rural areas to be better with peace, security and prosperity towards poverty reduction and sustainable community-development in Cambodia. We are grateful for your participation and contribution for the best future of health status of Cambodian people. Best Regards, Ms. Soreach Sereithida
Women’s Development Association
GlobeMed at University of Washington Why capacity building? Our project will bring the WDA’s model to the rural province, by training peereducators to teach their community about the value of traditional preventative care and trained allopathic diagnoses. This is very much within the core-values of the WDA: to bring knowledge to the community while simultaneously stitching the community together, so that the message and the mechanism are mutually reinforcing. In this way we will work with the WDA to bring the human right to health to a wider population that has thus far been unable to meet this basic precondition for a healthy and productive life. By enacting this project through peer-educators, we will also be working to strengthen communities, thus connecting them so that they can advocate for their rights in other ways as well.
30 VILLAGES WILL BENEFIT, WITH
$7,133 TO PURCHASE TWO MOTORBIKES, GAS, EDUCATION MATERIALS, INCENTIVES FOR PEER EDUCATORS.
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The Health Education and Public Strengthening project in the Prey Veng province aims to change health related behavior by increasing access to health education." The Health Education and Public Health Strengthening project is a five year project aiming to enable villagers in the Prey Veng province to have positive behavior change and health conscious lifestyle through health education on sanitation, hygiene and prevention of common diseases, and to contribute to the reduction of poverty of the rural communities in Cambodia through promotion of healthy practices amongst the families in the Prey Veng province. The project was launched in the 2011 – 2012 school year, focusing initially on capacity building. Peer educators from 15 villages were selected and trained, and two motorbikes were purchased to allow effective, cheap transportation between Phnom Penh and all districts in the Prey Veng province. With this new mobility, WDA can build relationships with the people of Prey Veng and begin necessary steps for behavior change communication and health education.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Sought out family and friends for donations, introducing the WDA to them as well as our first project to raise money for motorbikes.
Party with a Purpose
GlobeMed awareness event, charged admission fee that included beverage.
Partnered with JSSA, charged for wristbands that allowed for drink specials at local bars.
Run for a Cause!
Invited family and friends, charged admission fee incorporated with tickets for a drawing for prizes. Sold t-shirts as well
Invited local band/DJ to perform and charged admission fee that includes beverage.
Total funds raised for WDA in 2011-2012:
$7,399.94 Since September 2012, GlobeMed at the University of Washington has raised a total of over $7399.94 to support the Women's Development Association in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to promote health education programs into the rural provinces.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
GlobeMed at the University of Washington's 5K: Run for a Cause! April 28, 2012
We hosted an inaugural 5k run or walk for fans, family, and friends that stretched through our beautiful campus. At the event we had a DJ playing music, fuel for the runners, and we had a prize drawing from a variety of fabulous donations for all attendees at the end of the race. Also, we sold T-shirts and spoke briefly about the work our chapter does as well who our partner organization and the projects that their proceeds benefited.
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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.
GlobalhealthU this year in our first year as a chapter was very important, as we managed to organize other campaigns and fundraising, it was always good to have ghU to fall back on. At times the lessons could be a bit boring and I know that we struggled to keep everyone involved, especially through the first two tracks, but in the end I think that the knowledge that everyone gained is very applicable to the issues that we are trying to tackle. Now as a GROW intern I was brought back to the economist debate when I found myself looking for microfinance information in a piece written by Esther Duflo. Next year we hope to improve on the involvement aspects of ghU, but for a first effort I think the UW team did a decent job.
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.
They Go To Die: Film Screening November 16, 2011 We partnered with the Global Health Resource Center and hosted a multimedia presentation on human rights and access to medicines with Jonathan Smith, Director of the Visual Ethnography Project at Yale University. The event included an exclusive preview of the in-progress documentary, "They Go to Die," which highlights families caught up in the southern African HIV/TB epidemic, and an open discussion on global health innovation. It was a great way to bring the campus together for an awareness event.
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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:
We believe that any mission to improve health equity should not be done in isolation or in competition. To live into this belief, over the past year we partnered with other student organizations to promote healthy lifestyles and nutrition, engaged in critical dialog surrounding global health issues, attended panel discussions, hosted multiple film screenings, camped during the winter to test the bounds of our team moral, and learned from each other why it is that we are committed to global health over delicious Khmer dinners. It is because of events like these that we are able to grow as a strong and committed chapter, and participate in global health locally as well as internationally.
"I'll consider my life a success if I end up half as cool as Thida [WDA's executive director].â€? -- Tyler Brenton, c/o 2013
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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
04 LENGTH OF STAY: 08 weeks
JUNE 13 2012 â€“ AUGUST 13 2012
# OF GROW INTERNS:
WORK DESCRIPTION: We are working with the Women Development Association in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to help them set up a rural health education network in the Prey Veng province. This health network uses peer-topeer educators to disseminate health information on preventative care and the importance of visiting qualified health professionals when needed. We will help the WDA come up with creative and innovative methods to communicate this information, as well as helping them apply for larger grants to keep the project sustainable and expanding into the future.
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 â€œINJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.â€? MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a networkwide 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: Each of the professors had a different approach to social justice due to their fields of study. The highlight to me was how a scientist, a business teacher, and a global health expert could all come together over such an important issue. I felt Professor Christie from the College of Marine Environments had the most interesting take on social justice. Christie has devoted his life in part to the preservation of biodiversity in the oceans, especially in coral reefs. Most of the world's reefs are located in developing areas of the world in areas that are not as conscious about conservationism. Professor Christie preaches the necessity to work alongside these communities to combat the issues of overfishing and reef bleaching. He lectured about the rights of these people to their lands, and how cooperation with these groups must be part of the solution.
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In: Participating Departments:
Business American Ethnic Studies International Studies Political Science College of Marine Environments
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.
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Cole Bazemor, Mollie Holmberg, Marina Fitzpatrick, Julia Olson
"Coming to the summit reminded me that everyone in the national network can serve as a resource and support for one another, and that the better we utilize this support system, the stronger we will become. GlobeMed is only five years old.Â What will we accomplish in the next five years?"
-- Mollie Holmberg, c/o 2014
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.
“What makes GlobeMed really special is that the people who are in it are extremely passionate about what they are doing; it gives us the opportunity to do something concrete and allows us to come together to work as students for a social movement towards health equity.” – Veronica Hoy, c/o 2012
Over 2012 summer, four of our members participated in the Grass Roots On Site Work as interns with WDA for 2 months. With this new, invaluable insight to the operations of WDA and their projects, and with the strengthened relationships between members of GlobeMed and of WDA, we have high hopes for the years to follow. We have set a fundraising goal of $10,000 for the 2012 - 2013 school year, aiming for 2 fundraising events per quarter to support our health education program. Stay tuned for our newsletters on events to come! If you cannot make an event, donations can be make online at www.razoo.com/story/globemedatuwash
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FINANCES In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at University of Washington raised $7,399.94 for Women’s Development Association to support projects in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!
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Matt Sparke (Faculty Advisor), Kevin J Allais, Robin Allais, Piper A Bazemore, James D Bazemore, Leanne K Beidler, David B. Berger, Konni Black, Juliana Borges, Nancy M Brenton MD, Thomas P. Bridgman, Teresa A Burris, Christopher Collado, Jennifer Gore Dwyer, Kelly S Erickson, Debra S. Everson, A Katherine Fenimore, Anna Fenimore, Alicia Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Joan Fitzpatrick, William Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Frank, Carol Lynn Freise, Lily Fender, Angeline C. Fugere, Cindy Fruge, Hiroko Fruge, Bernie D Galve, Gail Reid-Gurian, Jessica Hamke, MarneL. Hansen, Pamela
Harman, Patricia J Heaton, Robbie Holmberg, Benjamin Horsman, Veronica Hoy, Karen Jones, David A Kositsky, Mary LaMarche, Paul LaMarche, Brianna Larsen, Wolfram Latsch, Rosanne Martinson, Somaly Neal, Eleanor Nelson, Ronald D Nelson, Kurt Olson, Lelia Olson, Adriana Potter, Denise Ratti, Meredith Regal, Susan Ross, Kathy Schneider, Julie and Steve Seguin, Dale Severance, Amy Simons, James Strieby, Karen L Tobiason, G. Earl Trevathan, Jr., Wenda Trevathan, Martina Unutzer, Cynthia E Victor, Adam M Wallas, Betty J White, Katherine A Yasi, Nina J Yu
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
ORGANIZATIONS Global Health Resource Center, Jennifer Caldwell Endowment, Center for Human Rights, Leslieane Shedd Memorial Fund, Mary Gates Endowment, Monroe Civic Fellowship, Jackson School Student Association, Critical Development Forum, GH Leadership, Student Activities Office, Feel Good, The Dip, TouchBase, Yellow Haus
THANK YOU BUSINESSES
Chow Foods, Columbia Athletic Club, The Discovery Channel, Emerald City Charters, Lets Go Sailing, Fahlman, Olson & Little, Jimmy Johns, Starbucks, The University of Washington Bookstore, water.com, Western Co Donuts, Woodland Park Zoo
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