2012-2013 Annual Report
GlobeMed at Vanderbilt University
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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.
GlobeMed at vanderbilt University Family, Friends, and Fellow GlobeMedders, As we come to the end of our second year as GlobeMed presidents, Tyler and I are preparing to finish our careers at Vanderbilt and enter the next phase of our lives. Itâ€™s both an exciting and scary period for people our age during which we leave behind what we know and move forward into the uncertain. That being said, we know that our experiences in GlobeMed have given us the knowledge and experience to be successful. Over the past three years, GlobeMed at Vanderbilt has raised more than $23,000 to support the mission of our partner, Dios es Amor. We have hosted countless global health discussions with our piers and brought people such as Dr. Joia Mukherjee of Partners in Health to campus to strengthen the student movement for global health equity. We have grown from a small group of just eleven members to a respected organization of more than thirty. Through all of this, we have had the help of an amazing group of students, staff, and supporters. We have learned that a group of young, relatively inexperienced college kids donâ€™t have to wait for the future to start working for the world they want to see. We have learned that common goals can surmount spatial, cultural, and lingual barriers to improve a community halfway across the world. Most importantly, we have learned that there are countless other young people out there who, like us, believe that all people deserve basic healthcare. That gives us hope as we move forward.
In the hopes for a better tomorrow, Joey Starnes and Tyler Merrill 2012-2013 Co-Presidents
GlobeMed at Vanderbilt university
About Us GlobeMed at Vanderbilt was founded in 2010 and that summer we were partnered with Dios es Amor located in Lima. DEA seeks to improve the education, nutrition, and health of surrounding communities in any way possible. Over the past three years we have helped fund monthly health campaigns in Las Antillas, a rural region south of Lima. In addition to funding these campaigns, we have helped fund the initial stages of a health clinic in the area. Since our chapter started in 2010 we have recruited more than 50 dedicated members and alumni, raised over $23,000 for our partner, and sent nine members to Peru on three different GROW trips.
since our founding in september 2010, our chapter has grown from 11 to 35 members.
Dios es amor
Lima, Peru Population: 7,600,000 Peru faces an overall lack of affordable and effective healthcare. While the current government passed legislation technically granting universal insurance, there simply isnâ€™t the infrastructure to back up this policy. There is a shortage of government hospitals and those that do exist are understaffed. Urban hospitals are often overcrowded to the point of forcing patients to sleep on the floor, and many people have to wait upwards of three months for an appointment. For the acutely ill, this is an unacceptable truth that they are forced to accept. While private insurance and quality care certainly exist, they are not a viable option for Peruâ€™s most vulnerable populations.
Dios es Amor Founded in 1970 GlobeMed at Vanderbilt's partnership with Dios es Amor began in the summer of 2010. The organization was originally created by Italian missionaries to provide a home for boys in Lima. When the couple grew too old to manage the organization, they turned it over to Mili and her husband Ignacio who both had a vision to expand the organization. The mission of Dios es Amor became to positively influence human development in the community with focuses in education, empowerment, health, and environmental sustainability. Now they not only house a few young boys but also provide healthcare to various communities in and around Lima, meals and after school tutoring for children in the community of La Tablada, run a recycling program that engages the community, and have various programs to improve the self-esteem of the elderly in the area.
KEY FACT: 31.3% of Peruvians live below the poverty line, including 54.2% in rural areas. KEY FACT: The average annual GNI per capita in Peru is $4,700.
COMMUNITY HEALTH IN LAS ANTILLAS
patients will be impacted
to fund monthly health campaigns and a health clinic
Why capacity building? Our project this year funded monthly health campaigns to a rural region of Peru called Las Antillas. This region has not received consistent medical care since being devastated by an earthquake in 2007. Because there is no permanent clinic in this area, these health campaigns provide the only means by which residents receive medical care. This project is important to our partner organization because it allows them to expand their operations beyond Lima to some of Peruâ€™s most impoverished people.
Supporting monthly health campaigns and the continued construction of a health clinic in Las Antillas, Peru. During the 2012-2013 school year GlobeMed at Vanderbilt funded basic supplies for monthly health campaigns and the continued building of a health clinic in Las Antillas. This continued construction included a well and housing, a bathroom, and two examination rooms with lighting. These efforts led directly to more than 1,500 individual patient encounters over the past 12 months. As this clinic continues to develop, it will eventually provide more complete and consistent healthcare to the community. Pending further development and additional funding, it will be expanded to include more frequent operation and public health outreach programs. While the program is still in its infancy, it is filling a vital need and will continue to expand with time.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Fish for a Wish
Our most recognizable annual fundraiser, we sold over 100 betta fish to students as they came back to campus.
We sold Gigi's cupcakes surrounding Valentine's Day.
Alternative Gift Fair
We participated in a fair during the holidays during which we were able to sell some of the recycled crafts made by the women of Dios es Amor.
We conducted a personal and corporate letter writing campaign soliciting donations during the holidays.
Concessions for Care
GlobeMed at Vanderbilt worked the concession stands at six Vanderbilt basketball games.
Kaplan Silent Auction
By hosting an info session, we received a free Kapplan MCAT course to auction.
Emergency Grant Funding
Due to a mistake by the wire transfer company, extra money was sent to Dios es Amor. This cost was covered by Vanderbilt via emergency grant funding
Total funds raised for Dios es Amor in 2012-2013
$11,006.42 Since 2010, GlobeMed at Vanderbilt has raised more than $23,000 to support basic health projects in Las Antillas.
Highlights from the year Fish for a Wish October 26, 2012
This year we were able to expand our annual Fish for a Wish fundraiser by partnering with several Commons Houses (freshman dorms) and the Dean of the Commons. This allowed us to sell 100 betta fish and reach the new students early in the year. We were able to gain invaluable members of our organization through this event and raise more than $1,000 for our partner.
Concessions for Care November 2012 â€“ March 2013
GlobeMed at Vanderbilt expanded their partnership this year with Sodexo, the company that runs concession stands at Vanderbilt sporting events. GlobeMed members ran these stands at six basketbal games, reaching tens of thousands of people from the Vanderbilt and greater Nashville communities. We were also able to raise more than $1,500 for our partner.
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.
This year saw significant strides in our globalhealthU sessions. Individual members were particularly inspired by the rights-based discussion and really benefitted from an increased emphasis on small group discussions. By adjusting our meeting agendas to allow small groups to meet in more relaxed locations, people really opened up and shared more than in the past. Several members went on to participate in a wide array of global health events outside of our organization including the annual Global Health Case Competition based at Emory. We were also able to expand our global health education programs by partnering with other groups on campus. We leveraged a partnership with the Peabody Graduate Student Council to host a bone marrow registry drive in conjunction with Delete Blood Cancer. We were able to register more than 100 individuals and educate hundreds more about blood cancer and global health. We also partnered with a large group of student organizations to host Rights of Spring, a series of human rights education events centered around the annual Vanderbilt spring concert titled Rites of Spring.
31 globalhealthU Discussions held
Expanding the Dialogue on Health and Human Rights KEY QUESTIONS
Why do human rights exist?
Is health a human right? Who has more rights than others?
How are rights influenced by oneâ€™s environment? How do we translate human rights into action?
Highlights from the year Save the Children Advocacy Workshop February 19, 2013
â€œWorking with Save the Children allowed me to learn about other careers in social justice and develop connections that I can use in the future.â€? - Ashley Kimery
Through a partnership with Save the Children, we hosted a oneday advocacy workshop attended by four public and global health student organizations. Representatives from Save the Children shared their experiences as advocates and the Save the Children model for political change through advocacy. As an organization primarily focused on partnerships, learning about advocacy was a great way to expand our knowledge base. Through this partnership, GlobeMed members were also able to attend a series of lectures and panels hosted by Save the Children.
Bone Marrow Registry Drive April 15, 2013 GlobeMed at Vanderbilt and the Peabody Graduate Students Association co-sponsored a bone marrow registry drive with Delete Blood Cancer. Over 200 students attended, about 100 of whom decided to sign up for the registry. This allowed us to increase our visibility on campus and educate students about the misconceptions surrounding bone marrow donation and blood cancers.
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:
This year we were able to expand our community building beyond the annual retreats that we normally do. During the second semester we hosted biweekly chapter dinners that allowed chapter members to get together in a more informal setting. This really helped build a stronger sense of community and improved attendance at mandatory meetings and events. We were also able to build community through extended volunteer activities like working concession stands. The shifts for these games ran anywhere between five and seven hours providing a great environment for members to get closer while also raising money for our partner.
04 LENGTH OF STAY: 4 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
MAY 2013 – JUNE 2013
This year our four GROW interns are working to support and facilitate the projects of Dios es Amor in any way possible. Specifically, they will be working on improvements to Dios es Amor's main project site in Lima. They will also have the opportunity to spend a week in Las Antillas, the site of our main project. The clinic there is now complete enough to allow for this extended stay, which is significantly longer than GROW teams have been able to spend there in the past. While there, they will collect information about the monthly health campaign. This data will be combined with data previously collected by Dios es Amor to inform future campaigns.
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. “GROW allowed me to build personal connections with the people at Dios Es Amor. I have seen how Mili’s drive and passion has impacted her community. Though she claims not to be wonderwoman, the time and effort she devotes each day to her project inspires me. I feel fortunate to be a part of it.” -- Anum Lalani, c/o 2014
“INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 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
Everyone deserves… BEHIND THE SCENES: We chose this question because we hoped it would provoke people to provide answers that everyone does not receive. This allows for a conversation about why there is a gap between what every person deserves and what people are actually able to get. Because WDSJ lined up roughly with our bone marrow registry drive, we were able to solicit answers from some of the participants.
We asked over people at Vanderbilt, 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.
GlobeMed at Vanderbilt University asked 25 people to fill in the blankâ€Ś
View more photos and quotes at globemed.org/wdsj
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: Joey Starnes & Sanober Ismaily
“I was completely awestruck at summit. I've never met a more dedicated group of people who share the same ideals and goals as me. Even though we come from different backgrounds, schools and face different challenges, I met people who really care about running an effective organization. Summit was a very valuable experience and I am extremely glad I attended!”
— Sanober Ismaily, c/o 2014
GlobeMed at Vanderbilt University “I have had the privilege of being part of this chapter since its founding in the fall of 2010. I am so proud of all that we have accomplished over the past three years and I know we will continue to grow as a chapter. Most of all I am thankful for the relationships I have formed with Mili, Violeta, and the other members of Dios Es Amor. They have forever impacted my life and I know that no matter where I am we will continue to stay in touch.” -- Daniela Isaza, c/o 2012
Entering our fourth year as an organization, we feel that we have a pretty firm grasp on operating a basic student organization. This puts us in a great position to expand our partnership with Dios es Amor beyond what it has been in the past. While we certainly plan to make progress in fundraising, we also hope to expand our partnership to other areas. We see several ways of doing this, the first of which is directly working with Dios es Amor to expand their reach even while not on the ground in Peru. This can be done through a variety of means, specifically through helping them develop a website to expand their social enterprise recycling program. We also plan to apply for grants and in-kind donations to directly impact projects on the ground, something we haven’t done in the past. Finally, we hope to work with Dios es Amor to create and implement a series of basic health education programs to be implemented during our campaigns in Las Antillas. We hope to use these projects as a means to involve more members directly in our partnership with Dios es Amor. This will allow us to retain the invaluable members we already have and allow new members to contribute and really feel a part of the partnership. Through these efforts, we hope to raise $12,000 for our partner and continue to provide care to the people of Las Antillas. More importantly, however, we hope to build our partnership to a point where it will be sustainable for the next twenty years and beyond.
In 2012 â€“ 2013, GlobeMed at Vanderbilt raised $11,006.42 for Dios es Amor to support projects in Lima, Peru. 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
$11,006.42 $0 $11,006.42 $0
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Executive Board Co-President
Director of Community Building
Director of Community Building
Director of Finances GROW Coordinator Director of Communications
Sanober Ismaily John Foley Brony Long
Professor Lori Catanzaro Brian Yaspan Frieda Gutfriend Beth and Richard Conen Stephen and Maria Cashin Kelly Sherman Keith and Ann Sarpolis Rosemary Marshall Amy Starnes Robert Starnes Mark and Stacey Starnes Jay and Mandy Sterns Edward Elins Pat and Amanda Madigan
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2012 â€“ 2013 year a great success:
Justice and Music (JAM) Fremont Rotary Club Dean of Students Save the Children Dean of the Commons Sodexo, Inc. AcFee Contingency Fund Peabody Graduate Students Vanderbilt Alternative Gift Fair Association
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