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GLOBEMED AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS 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

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AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

OUR MISSION

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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.

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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 Washington University in St. Louis

Dear Friends of GlobeMed at Washington University in St. Louis, It has been a pleasure and tremendous privilege to lead our chapter of GlobeMed this past year. Over the past months our chapter expanded in numbers while also gaining a sense of community in which members took ownership over various fundraising campaigns, global health awareness initiatives, and community building events. We surpassed our fundraising goal to raise a record $13,5000 to support our partner NGO’s projects in rural and peri-urban communities in Uganda by both developing new innovative campaigns and strengthening our older ones. Much of these changes came from within the members of our general body, one of our chapter's greatest achievements. In addition to outdoing our own fundraising expectations our chapter put together an incredibly Second Annual Global Health Banquet which connected dozens of public health professionals throughout St. Louis with over 60 Washington University students in an intimate dinner atmosphere. As a result of this event, as well as others, we also are proud to say we believe we have strengthened our presence on campus as a student group of committed, passionate individuals who strive to incorporate action as an integral part of their educations. This report summarizes our efforts over the past year but falls short of embodying what cannot be described in numbers and pictures: a burgeoning community of students driven by their passion for social justice and their vision of a more equitable world.

IN THIS REPORT: ! 1 

MISSION STATEMENT

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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE

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ABOUT US

4  OUR PARTNER 5 

OUR PROJECT

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CAMPAIGNS

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GLOBALHEALTHU

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

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GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP

10  WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11  GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12  OUR FUTURE 13  FINANCES 14  STAY CONNECTED

Thank you for your support in securing global health equity in our partner communities. The tireless commitment of the individuals in our chapter never ceases to inspire us and we look forward to witnessing the power of partnership and perseverance of our members for years to come. In Solidarity, Preethi Kembaiyan and Michael Harries 2011-2012 Co-Presidents "

15  THANK YOU


GlobeMed at Wash U in St. Louis

ABOUT US

Our chapter was formed in September of 2008 after our chapter founder came upon the community based non-governmental organization Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA) while working on a service project in Uganda. Inspired by the dedication and passion of the NGO’s founders and staff and the efficacy of their programs, he sought a sustainable model for supporting UDHA’s initiatives. Since then, our chapter has grown from six initial members to a chapter of fifty-seven students committed to working towards equity in health. We have sent four Grassroots On-site Work Teams to work with our partner organizations for the past four years and have raised over $35,000 for our partner organization in that time.

since our founding in september 2008 , our chapter has grown from 06 to 57 members.


Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA) WORKS IN IGANGA, UGANDA POPULATION: 482,000 UDHA is located in a relatively rural community centered around one main street. The community and its members do not have great access or capabilities to access healthcare and AIDS and malnutrition are very prevalent. UDHA has historically, and is still today, been centered on maternal and child health and these are still the main areas we assist them in.

KEY FACT: Life expectancy = 47 years old.

ABOUT UDHA FOUNDED IN 2003 Uganda Development and Health Associates is an NGO that was founded in 2003. It is a rural based organization dedicated to serving the poor and vulnerable members of our society. Initially, the organization was involved in various community-based activities in health, specifically in the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria control, sanitation, adolescent sexual reproductive health, school health and immunization. It continues to be active in these areas today.

ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

OUR PARTNER


UDHA

GlobeMed at WashU in St. Louis Why child and maternal health?

This area is very important in the communities of Iganga and Naigobya because newborns and young children are not receiving proper care. Often this is a result of their parents simply being uninformed about good practices. UDHA hopes to work past this primarily through education.

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OUR PROJECT

700 CHILDREN HAVE BEEN REGISTERED BY THE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.

$6,000 TO FUND TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENTS FOR UDHA PROFESSIONALS, SEEDLINGS AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE MODEL COMMUNITY GARDEN, SCALES, MEASURING TAPES AND RECORD KEEPING MATERIALS FOR THE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS, A COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING FOR THE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.

Malnutrition Intervention Project" We funded an education based malnutrition intervention project focused on children under the age of 5. The project utilizes 15 community health workers whose job it is to educate and inform the community members of Naigobya about what constitutes a nutritious meal, how to plant and maintain a backyard garden as well as proper care for newborns and small children.


CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.

EVENT TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Pictures for Progress

We sold students’ photographs from all over the world.

Get Weird Bar Night at the St. Louis Jive and Wail Dueling Piano Bar

We partnered with a local venue to host a charity night fundraiser at which a portion of cover charges for the evening was donated to UDHA.

$490

Get Fyred Up Party at Rue 13

We partnered with a local venue to host a charity night fundraiser at which a portion of cover charges for the evening was donated to UDHA.

$165

Caramel Apples Fundraiser

We sold caramel apples in our Student Center during the holidays.

DVD sales

Online sales of copies of "The End of Poverty" documentaries.

Kaplan Test Sale

We auctioned off two certificates for Kaplan test preparation courses which we received for free.

World Aids Day Cupcake Sale

We sold red-velvet cupcakes on World Aids Day to the student body.

$271.32

Valentines & Singles Days Cupcake Sales

We sold cupcakes in the student center on February 13th and 14th.

$223.61

Orange Leaf

Fundraiser at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

California Pizza Kitchen

Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen

RCO Banana Stand

We sold chocolate-covered bananas, strawberries, and Oreos and the Residential College Olympics

$224.03

Thurtene Carnival Banana Stand

We sold chocolate covered bananas, strawberries, and Oreos at our school's annual Carnival.

$1055.09

Total funds raised for UDHA in 2011-2012:

MONEY RAISED

$91.18

$52.32 $231 $2000

$7 $46.84

$13,596

Since 2008 GlobeMed at WashU has raised over $35,000 for our partner Uganda Development and Health Associates.


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.

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 was flat out awesome this year. This year we emphasized small group discussions and this really fostered great conversations every meeting. From discussing different economists views on foreign aid for developing countries, to discussing the difference between the words equity and equality, GHU became a highlight of every meeting for our members.

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. STUDENTS’ 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.


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:

57

# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:

04

We had a number of wonderful community building events this year, beginning with our fall retreat. The majority of our members spent the afternoon in nearby Forest Park discussing about what it means for us to be a member of GlobeMed. This event, as well as a number of smaller parties and dinners, gave our members the opportunity to get to know each other on a new, more personal level. It allowed us to hold in depth conversations about our beliefs while also seeing each other through new lenses. This ability to do so greatly enhanced our success in fundraising as we set a chapter record and way overshot our goal!


GROW INTERNSHIP

“Our experiences have enhanced our knowledge and understanding of global public health, making us more informed and passionate members of GlobeMed; hopefully we can share this with our peers.” -- Alaina Smith, c/o 2014

# OF GROW INTERNS:

JUNE 2012 – AUGUST 2012

LENGTH OF STAY:

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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]

03

08 weeks

WORK DESCRIPTION: Two of our interns are working in a Youth Center in Iganga, Uganda. This is where UDHA is headquartered. They are working on sexual health outreach to teens throughout the area and also working with UDHA to expand the youth center's reach in the community. The other two interns are working in Naigobya on the Malnutrition project. They are working with UDHA to expand the project as well as increase its efficiency in the community.

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 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS 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: Michelle Repice of the History Department talked about social justice issues in America and how she changed her graduate program from Economics to American Culture Studies because she didn't think her economics institutions factored social responsibility into most economic programs. She also talked about how she shaped her class in order to focus on areas of inequity. Sudeshna Bandyopadha, a senior lecturer in the Economics Department at WashU talked about a study done on child laborers after child labor laws had been enforced in southeast Asia in which most children (who were generally born to produce some sort of revenue for the parents) did not back to school, but instead went on to work some illegal industry where child labor laws are not enacted. This illustrated for one student how western powers can come in with the right idea, but it could have unforeseen negative impacts.

Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In:

02

Participating Departments: Urban Studies History Economics

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: Tenaya Drapkin, Preethi Kembaiyan, Michelle Knopp, Michaela Kupfer, Eli Madden, Pia Marcus, Adam Nadler, Katherine Palmer, Jenni VanderWeele, Jeremy Winkler, Alaina Smith, Kim Smith

"Each year, the Summit serves as a powerful reminder of the potential of our network. It pulls into sharper focus our vision of the world that we are striving for. Seeing hundreds of students from across the country coming together to share what drives them and sustains them gives us a chance to feel, firsthand and in-person, the support and strength of our network and never fails to reinvigorate our passion and re-energize our efforts to realize health as a human right."

-- Preethi Kembaiyan,, c/o 2012

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.


“My last year with GlobeMed has been an incredible culminating experience in so many ways: I've watched our chapter grow into a community of passionate and caring individuals who work together, and rely on one another to question our perspectives and involvement in our work. I've watched us learn from past experiences in our campaigns and ghU events and discussions and become a more powerful presence on campus than I could have imagined in my freshman year. Most notably I've seen so many people grow in their experiences, transformed from wide-eyed freshman to vocal advocates for global health equity. It's something I'm proud to have been a part of, and it gives me hope and will drive me to continue our work after graduation. I know the difference we can make, in our communities and in our world, and I'll always have my friends from our chapter to remind me of that. .” – Preethi Kembaiyan, c/o 2012

The future of GlobeMed-Wash U has never been brighter. With our highest membership yet, and members who have already exemplified their dedication to the organization, we are really looking forward to the year ahead. We will be setting our fundraising goal within the month but we hope to again exceed $10,000 in fundraising for UDHA. We hope to begin the year with a community building retreat and continue to foster that sense of community by creating consistent fun events outside of meetings for our members. It is also our goal to do a better job of collaborating with other public and global health groups on campus. We are really looking forward to the year and we would love your assistance in helping us reach our goals in any way possible!

ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

OUR FUTURE


FINANCES In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at WashU in St. Louis raised $13,596.47 for Uganda Development and Health Associates to support projects in Iganga, Uganda. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

OPERATIONS!

TOTAL REVENUE!

Revenue! Events !

$4858.04!

$4858.04!

Individual Giving!

$8829.36!

$8829.36!

University Funding!

$5372!

$5372!

$40!

$130.93!

$170.93!

$13,727.40!

$5,502.93!

$19,230.33!

GlobeMed National Office! Corporations! Foundations! Miscellaneous (i.e. member dues)! SUBTOTAL!

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

OPERATIONS & GRANTS!

TOTAL!

Current Finances! Cash Reserves! 2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!

$4982.38!

$4982.38!


Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network. globemed.org/impact/washu

“Like” us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events. www.facebook.com/pages/GlobeMed-at-WashingtonUniversity-in-St-Louis/176097125796949 Follow our blog and chime in on the discussion. washuglobemed.wordpress.com

Check out our photos on globemed.smugmug.com/ GlobeMed-at-WashU

Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/globemedwu

Find our chapter on www.razoo.com/story/ Globemedatwashu and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

WANT TO REACH US IN 2012-2013?

CONTACT: Alaina Smith E-MAIL: washu@globemed.org

ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

KEEP IN TOUCH


EXECUTIVE BOARD CO-PRESIDENT Michael Harries mdharrie@wustl.edu

CO-PRESIDENT Preethi Kembaiyan pkembaiyan@gmail.com

globalhealthU COORDINATOR Pia Marcus pgmarcus@gmail.com

globalhealthU COORDINATOR Clare Schroder clare.schroder@gmail.com

CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Vaishnavi Hariprasad vydehi13@gmail.com

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Alaina Smith alainasmith@wustl.edu

DIRECTOR OF FINANCES Adam Nadler adnadler@wustl.edu

GROW COORDINATOR Jon Lin jonathanlin@wustl.edu

SUPPORTERS

A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 – 2012 year a great success:

INDIVIDUALS Dr. Peter Benson Dr. Bradley Stoner James Kimmey: president of Missouri Foundation for Health Ariel Burgess Melinda Ohlemiller Dr. David Campbell Dr. Lauren Arnold, PhD, MPH Jessica Baverman and/or Elizabeth Dunn: Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services Carolyn Sargent Jorge Riopedre Steve Houldswoth Andrea Pipito Dr. Clifford Shanti Parikh

THANK YOU


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