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GLOBEMED at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY New York, NY

students fighting for global health equity

2010 – 2011 ANNUAL REPORT


Bucknell University

Columbia University Cornell University CU-Boulder Depaul University Duke University

Florida State University GWU Georgetown University Indiana University Lawrence University Loyola University Middlebury College Northeastern University Northwestern University Penn State University

Princeton University Rhodes College Truman State University University of Chicago UCLA University of Michigan UMKC

UNC-Chapel Hill University of Rochester USC

Pastoral

San Salvador, El Salvador

CCC-UNSCH

Ayacucho, Peru

KIHEFO

Kabale, Uganda

GWED-G

Gulu, Uganda

CEPAIPA

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Himalyan Healthcare

Jawalakhel, Nepal

ASOSAP Salud San Limite

ARM Rwanda Village Concept Project Minga Peru CEMOPLAF-Cajabamba FUNPRONID La Primavera Africa 2000 Network

Alta Verapaz, Guatemala Siuna, Nicaragua

Orissa, India Huye District, Rwanda Iquitos, Peru Cajabamba, Ecuador Riobamba, Ecuador La Primavera, Guatemala Tororo, Uganda

Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization

Masaka, Uganda

The HOPE Center

Ho, Ghana

EAPSEC

Jambi Hwasi AMOS Maison de Naissance ASPAT Amuru Youth Center

Chiapas, Mexico

Otavalo, Ecuador Managua, Nicaragua Torbeck, Haiti Lima, Peru Anaka, Uganda

Tiyatien Health Joy-Southfield Development Corp

Zwedru, Liberia Detroit, Michigan

KCRC

Bushenyi District, Uganda

Health-Alert Uganda Kallpa Iquitos Care Net Ghana

University of Texas-Austin

Clinica Ana Manganaro

Vanderbilt University

Dios es Amor

WashU in St. Louis

to improve the health of people living in poverty.

Boston College

partner with grassroots organizations around the world

GlobeMed is a network of university students that

Amherst College

UDHA

Gulu, Uganda Iquitos, Peru Hohoe, Ghana Guarjila, El Salvador Lima, Peru

Iganga, Uganda


GLOBEMED AT COLUMBIA

Dear friends,

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

MISSION STATEMENT

2

2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE

4

ABOUT US

5

OUR PARTNER

7

OUR IMPACT

9

CAMPAIGNS

11 GLOBALHEALTHU 13 COMMUNITY BUILDING 14 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 16 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 17 OUR FUTURE 18 FINANCES

It has been an honor to lead alongside members of the GlobeMed community during a year of unprecedented impact and growth. In just four years, GlobeMed established chapters at 32 universities across the United States, inspiring thousands of students to become lifelong advocates for global health equity. We completed projects in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, consisting of everything from water and sanitation initiatives in Nepal to mental health programs in Peru. The relationships we have made within our chapter, the national network, and our partner overseas have become the cornerstone of our experience. They have brought us an incredible amount of joy as well as fulfillment. Through events like retreats and the GlobeMed Summit, we learned the value of fostering a genuine sense of camaraderie and tight-knit community.

Our first personal Skype video call with Pamela Angwech, the director of GWED-G, sealed our devotion to our partner organization. We were introduced to Pamela's contagious laughter and fiery passion, qualities that would soon become common sources of inspiration. During the call, she explained all of the hard work that lay ahead of us, and told us something that we will always remember. She said, "Each day, I work to put a smile on a person's face who did not have a reason to smile before.” At its core, that is the heart of our mission. This year, everything came into focus. We have sharpened our beliefs in solidarity, social justice, and the value of human relationships as pragmatic tools for long-term action. We invite you to read about our accomplishments in the following pages, and learn how we held over 30 events throughout the academic year and exceeded our original fundraising goal of $10,000 by more than $4,000.

19 STAY CONNECTED 20 THANK YOU

Our donors provided us with unparalleled support this year. While we cannot thank you enough for your kindness and generosity, we ask that you continue to help us reach more people. This is our collective call to action. In solidarity, Jessica Northridge and Livy Low Co-Presidents of GlobeMed at Columbia University

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE


MISSION STATEMENT

GLOBEMED AIMS TO STRENGTHEN THE MOVEMENT FOR GLOBAL HEALTH EQUITY BY EMPOWERING STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES TO WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE IMPOVERISHED

AROUND THE WORLD.

our vision ONE BILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD LACK ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS*. EACH DAY, MORE THAN 36,000 PEOPLE DIE PREVENTABLE DEATHS. W ITHOUT ADDRESSING POVERTY AND POOR HEALTH, WE CANNOT BREAK THIS CYCLE OF SUFFERING. UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE THE PASSION AND ENERGY TO HELP TACKLE THIS CHALLENGE. GLOBEMED AIMS TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE BY ENGAGING AND TRAINING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE IMPOVERISHED. BY PARTNERING STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES TO COMBAT POVERTY AND POOR HEALTH, WE IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF IMPOVERISHED PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD TODAY AND SHAPE TOMORROW ’S LEADERS ACROSS ALL PROFESSIONS WHO WILL SHARE A DEEP COMMITMENT TO HEALTH EQUITY AND SOCIAL

JUSTICE. *World Bank, World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).


GlobeMed at Columbia

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2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE

Oct. 5, 2011

Oct. 22, 2010

Nov. 7, 2010

Fall Retreat

Night Market

Pamela and Bagels

To kick off the year, members enjoyed a day outside at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx to bond, brainstorm, and discuss our motivations in the fight for global health equity.

Members sold traditional Ugandan snacks and enjoyed foods from other countries at Columbia's annual cultural food festival.

All members ate breakfast with our partner organization's director, Pamela Angwech, over a Skype call and discussed the development of our collaborative project.

Nov. 11, 2010

Nov. 17, 2010

Nov. 23, 2010

GlobeMed Gala

Global Health Career Panel

Members invited close friends to a benefit dinner party and shared their achievements as part of the GlobeMed at Columbia chapter.

Mary Lou Larkin, Medical Director of Haiti Marycare; Dr. Linnea Capps, President and CEO of Doctors for Global Health; and Dr. Alastair K. Ager, Professor at Mailman School of Public Health, spoke about the potential career paths in the field of global health.

Roundtable With Village Health Works Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Founder of Village Health Works and the subject of Tracy Kidder's Strength in What Remains, talked about his experiences in Burundi and the vision of Village Health Works.

Dec. 1, 2010

Dec. 8, 2010

Jan. 29, 2011

Link On for World AIDS Day

The Public Health Puzzle: Pieces & Perspectives Panelists Dr. Sonia Sachs, The Earth Institute; Wei Wei Hsing, Acumen Fund; and T. Corcoran, Health GAP provided unique perspectives on the variety of roles needed to promote health equity.

Executive Board Retreat

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, Columbia students connected red ribbon links one-by-one in order to represent our solidarity in the fight against AIDS. We also cosponosored with Student Global AIDS Campaign to support advocacy for HIV/AIDS.

Executive board members gathered in downtown Manhattan to have fun while discussing their goals, strategies, and vision for the upcoming semester and beyond.


GlobeMed at Columbia

Feb. 20, 2011

March 6, 2011

March 28, 2011

Sound Off for Social Justice

NOM for all Moms

To honor World Day of Social Justice, students performed musical pieces and slam poetry to voice their passion for global social justice.

Our chapter partnered with NOM^3, a student-run sustainable food initiative, to sell “NOMboxes” during midterms.

Global Health Grad Student Q&A We invited graduate students from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health to speak about their varied backgrounds and experiences as rising leaders in global health.

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2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE

April 4, 2011

April 11, 2011

April 18, 2011

Women's Health Exhibit

Student Mission Trips: Help or Harm? Dr. Prabjhot Singh, Director of the Program for Health Systems at The Earth Institute, discussed the complexities of student “mission trips” abroad.

An Evening With Doctors Without Borders We invited guests to a benefit dinner featuring Dr. Darin Portnoy, former President of Doctor’s Without Borders-USA, and Denise Pease, a representative from Obama’s 100 Youth Roundtables initiative.

April 20, 2011

April 24, 2011

April 30, 2011

Water, Health, and Environmental Sustainability

GlobeMed Egg Hunt

Share the Goodness

In collaboration with EcoReps and Engineers Without Borders, we screened "Home," a film about global sustainability, water, and climate change. The viewing was followed by a discussion with Dr. Leslie Roberts of the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.

We spread Easter eggs filled with global health facts, candy, and prizes across campus as a guerilla marketing campaign.

We partnered with Pinkberry to raise money and enjoy frozen yogurt before finals week.

Using a visual display, we showcased major global women’s health themes such as maternal mortality and gender-based violence in the Columbia student center.


ABOUT US

GlobeMed at Columbia In 2008, GlobeMed at Columbia launched as the first global health organization on campus. After first partnering with Ubuntu in South Africa, our chapter formed a new relationship in 2009 with Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) in Uganda. We have since become an integral part of the international GlobeMed network, worked alongside GWED-G in the field, and raised nearly $22,000 for health projects to benefit communities in Gulu. Because of the dedication of our members, the effectiveness of our partner, and the support of our donors, we have enabled over 4,000 Ugandans to fight the cycle of poverty and gain access to the health services they deserve.

since our founding in September 2008 , our chapter has grown from to members.

35

10


GWED-G [WORKS IN GULU DISTRICT, NORTHERN UGANDA] POPULATION: 154,300 Northern Uganda endured two decades of a widely unnoticed yet devastating civil war, in which over a million people were internally displaced into camps. There, people lived in abominable conditions defined by staggering levels of squalor, disease and death, humiliation and despair, appalling sanitation and hygiene, and massive overcrowding and food insecurity.

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OUR PARTNER

Although the war has ended, broken health systems, poor governance, and high population growth undermine the nation’s ability to provide better health care for its citizens.

KEY FACT: Life expectancy at birth (m/f): 48/57 KEY FACT: Estimated number of people living with HIV: 1.2 million KEY FACT: Uganda has the youngest population in the world

Today, about two-thirds of the population in Northern Uganda lives below the poverty line. Major issues in this region include malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and lack of access to education and health care. Gender equality and human rights also present significant challenges, and are closely linked to the need for improved reproductive health services..

[ABOUT GWED-G] FOUNDED IN 2005 Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) began as a support group for war-affected women who found refuge and solidarity beneath a particular mango tree in Gulu. With the guidance of Pamela Angwech, young women started to express their struggle against violence, abuse, and neglect. Although she was then providing humanitarian relief to Northern Uganda through the World Food Programme, Pamela’s attention quickly shifted to the pressing need for women’s empowerment and community-based advocacy for human rights. Thus in 2005, Pamela founded GWED-G, an organization with the mission to strengthen the capacity of grassroots communities in Northern Uganda to become self-reliant agents of change for peace and development. GWED-G's main focus areas include: health; human rights with an emphasis on women and girls; psychosocial support and counseling; research and advocacy; and economic empowerment. GWED-G has received funding from partners such as Amnesty International, Open Society Foundations, and Care International. It also works in partnership with the local government and other agencies.

Partner Contact: Pamela Angwech


A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER

GWED-G

Dear friends,

PHOTO OF YOUR PARTNER CONTACT/STAFF, HERE

Although the goal to end AIDS is not realistic in the near future, the GlobeMed-GWED-G partnership feels that a serious dent can be made in the incidence of new HIV infections by curtailing the spread of the disease among young women, adolescents, and vulnerable communities. As the funding devoted to antiretrovirals declines, there are still millions of people who cannot access treatment for HIV/AIDS. Yet what keeps me moving are these questions: How were students able to save so many lives? How did a group of students refer 392 mothers for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and antenatal care? How did students support the blood safety of 400 war-affected people? I have studied their indicators critically and given credit for every dollar donated by GlobeMed. The beauty of working with GlobeMed students is that they do more with less. Their interventions are lifesaving. GWED-G appreciates all the support offered to help the communities of Northern Uganda. We are so grateful for the donors of GlobeMed, and ask for continued collaboration. I encourage the initiatives that seek to advance the rights of women living with HIV/AIDS, and call on the global partners and friends to promote HIV/AIDS prevention in Northern Uganda. Remember, we are fighting another fresh war with AIDS! - Pamela Angwech, Director


GWED-G

&

GlobeMed at Columbia

[Why HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention?] Combating HIV/AIDS is one of the greatest challenges in Northern Uganda. Currently, 6.7% of the Ugandan population is HIVpositive, which includes 631,000 women. GWED-G views the support for women and youth from the Gulu district as a pragmatic way to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their communities. With this project, women will become empowered and inspired to spread knowledge gained to the rest of their village and to future generations of women like them.

3,934 MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED.

$14,659.73 RAISED FOR

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS, PREVENTION, & EDUCATION

HIV/AIDS education and sensitization, maternal and reproductive health, and economic empowerment The first part of our project involves a widespread awareness and education campaign in which GWED-G staff and community health workers travel to communities and discuss some of the most important issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. These include getting tested with partners, stigma and discrimination, and clarification that the availability of treatment does not reduce the danger of the infection. This campaign puts an emphasis on the importance of safe pregnancy and birth for HIV-positive women. The second part involves testing outreach by GWED-G staff, lab technicians, and counselors to offer rapid, on-site HIV testing for rural communities. The final aspect of our project is a specialized support program for 20-30 HIVpositive women of childbearing age. These women receive personal counseling on topics such as prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), maternal nutrition, healthy pregnancy, safe delivery, and antenatal care. These women also learn to support themselves through an income-generating agriculture project.

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OUR PROJECT


&

GWED-G

GlobeMed at Columbia Project Impact for Direct and Indirect Beneficiaries 2010-2011 Age of direct beneficiariaries Gender 1. HIV-positive mothers and women of child bearing age 2. Village Health Teams 3. Peer Village Health Educators 4. Community Facilitators 5. Community Mobilizers 6. Men networks 7. Family Support Groups 8. Beneficiaries of income-generating activities TOTAL

Age of indirect beneficiaries Gender Community sensitization on HIV/AIDS preventions Referrals for antenatal services Referrals for family planning services

Referrals for HIV counseling and testing Home visit reaches Couples referrals for HIV testing Beneficiaries of clean birth kits Beneficiaries of income-generating activities & their families

0-4 F

5-17

M

F

M

F

2

0

0-4 F

2 1 6 3

F

M

F

5 8 4 12 12

12

18-24

M

F

66 10 50

34

120

20 1

45

F

7

17

10

7

Total

M

20 130 155 250

600 187 400

150 3 3

53 43 2

190 13

611 143 6 30

23

8

120

60 120 140

16

16

F

78 83 1

26

3 5

Reproductive health education to youths

0 0

100 16 9 16 16 24 48 30 259

70

10

Distribution of condoms

M

>50

M

Total

100 22 50

4 16

64

25-50

M

F

13 4 6 11 6 24

3 25 106

41

>50

M 75 3

4 3 30

5-17

M

25-50

23

2 2 6

0

Men's groups active in the project Family planning PMTCT services and ANC services

TOTAL

18-24

35

1 2

102

172 292 392

36

135

277 247 124

278

99

207

222

553

235

818

582

239

806 1478 465

1 2

3934

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OUR IMPACT


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

EVENTS TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

DOLLARS RAISED 2,035.75

Bead Sales

We sold handcrafted Ugandan merchandise, including beads, purses, and bags, to support the livelihoods of women artisans and their families.

Link On for World AIDS Day

To celebrate World AIDS Day, we sold red ribbons to our campus community.

GlobeMed Gala

This event brought together chapter members and their friends for a night of good food, company, and conversation.

Thanksgiving Thank-Yous

We made and sold bags of candy with attached thank you messages for people to give their friends for Thanksgiving.

233.50

Individual Giving

Our chapter made a video to encourage friends, family, and organizations to help support our projects.

10,993.56

An Evening with Doctors Without Borders

We hosted a dinner and discussion featuring Dr. Darin Portnoy, former president of the US section of Doctors Without Borders.

Sound Off For Social Justice

We celebrated World Day of Social Justice with an afternoon of music and poetry and asked for audience donations.

10

NOM For All Moms

By partnering with a student cooking club called NOM^3, we sold and delivered snack boxes on campus.

131.89

Yoga for Human Rights

We offered a free outdoor yoga class and encouraged voluntary donations.

Share the Goodness We partnered with Pinkberry, who gave us 10% of their profits for every coupon we distributed.

NOMBoxes

We partnered with the same student cooking club, NOM^3, and sold cupcakes on campus.

20 290

460

16 381.03 88

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR GWED-G IN 2010 – 2011:

$14,639.73

Since 2009, GlobeMed at Columbia has raised a total of $21,606.73 to support GWEDG’s economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and women’s rights initiatives in Gulu, Uganda.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR An Evening with Doctors Without Borders APRIL 18, 2011

"Hearing Dr. Portnoy was incredibly inspiring. He shared so many amazing stories of both struggle and triumph. It was an honor to work on the committee organizing this event, and judging by the high number of engaged students that participated, it was a complete success." -Nicole Dussault, globalhealthU Coordinator

In an effort to increase student dialogue and awareness of global health issues, GlobeMed at Columbia hosted a benefit dinner and with Dr. Darin Portnoy, former president of the US section of Doctors Without Borders. Drawing from his experience as a physician with the organization, Dr. Portnoy sparked conversation by discussing some of the most glaring challenges faced by humanitarian aid organizations. The dinner also welcomed Denise Pease, a White House representative who attended the event as part of the Obama administration’s 100 Youth Roundtables initiative..

Link On for World AIDS Day DECEMBER 1, 2010 Link On started off as one red ribbon tied around a railing in Columbia’s student center. Moments later, one dollar was dropped in the collection box, and another ribbon was tied to the first. The chain of ribbons extended along the ramp, all linked to one another to represent solidarity in the fight against HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day succeeded in drawing attention to the AIDS epidemic and the need for continued advocacy.

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CAMPAIGNS


GLOBALHEALTHU globalhealthU is a GlobeMed designed curriculum that enables students to develop a critical understanding of issues in global health and apply this knowledge to their work with communities around the world

by the numbers

29 DISCUSSIONS

09

EVENTS

07 TOPICS This year, globalhealthU was a vital component of our chapter’s process of critical thinking and reflection on different topics in global health. GhU is the time when we step back from our fundraising and examine why we are so committed to global health in the first place. Through our lively discussions and debates, we forged a deeper understanding of the various interdisciplinary health issues that affect the world today. These discussions helped us not only connect more deeply with each other, but also opened our eyes to the issues GWED-G faces and enhanced our ability to serve as an effective partner. We also hosted an unprecedented number of ghU campus events, such as a successful panel of graduate students from the Mailman School of Public Health.

PHILOSOPHICAL FRAMEWORKS OF GLOBAL HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASES CONFLICT AND GLOBAL HEALTH FOOD AND NUTRITION LGBTQ AND GLOBAL HEALTH GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH RELIGION AND GLOBAL HEALTH


GLOBALHEALTHU "This fight for global justice will be won by an army of compassionate people who think globally and who come together and understand the world as it truly is today." -Deogratias Niyizonkiza

Roundtable with Village Health Works NOVEMBER 23, 2010

Deogratias Niyizonkiza, featured in Tracy Kidder's Strength in What Remains, and other staff from VHW gathered with students for an intimate discussion about VHW's work, the power of communities as agents of change, and what it means to be mindful of social justice when working with impoverished populations.

Global Health Grad Student Q&A MARCH 28, 2011

Co-sponsored by Columbia's American Medical Students Association, this panel featured five students from the Mailman School of Public Health from different areas of interest. The speakers addressed an audience of over 50 people on the nature of different career paths in public health, and the diversity of the skill sets needed to pursue them.

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ON – CAMPUS EVENTS


COMMUNITY BUILDING INVESTING IN EACH OTHER 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.

35 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 09 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:

We believe that developing a sense of community makes for a more fulfilling and successful chapter. This year brought a large increase in members and with it, different group dynamics and new challenges. Community building events such as retreats, movie and a dinner nights, and karaoke in the fall semester provided opportunities for our members to bond and grow stronger as a GlobeMed family. We got over our stage fright while belting it out at karaoke after a gorgeous GlobeMed Gala, complete with friends and delicious food. During our spring semester, we came even farther with a second successful retreat and a campus wide Easter Egg Hunt. Events such as these were vital in ensuring that our chapter operated as a cohesive unit that could have fun and enjoy each other's company. Our genuine connection to one another drives our passion for global health, and makes our work with our partner more effective.


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

GLOBEMED AT COLUMBIA joined 31 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 3rd Annual World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2011, by asking students, professors, and community members on campus an open-ended, thought-provoking question related to social justice. OUR QUESTION: What do you fight for?

What do you fight for?

BEHIND THE SCENES: We chose to ask "What do you fight for?" because it could be answered in a few words; the spontaneity of the question guaranteed a candid and honest answer that really reflected what the participant found most important. Using the word "fight" instead of "hope" or "wish" elicited a more passionate response, and emphasized action toward something more personal to the participants. From humorous to incredibly moving, each response came with a unique story that contributed to the diversity of our responses.

MORE WDSJ ACTION -----------------------------------

Sound Off for Social Justice: On WDSJ, we held an open mic at a campus cafĂŠ where participants sang songs, performed poetry, and debuted eclectic original compositions all in the name of social justice.

WE ASKED NUMEROUS PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY.

HERE’S HOW THEY RESPONDED >>


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE From Times Square to the classroom, GlobeMed at Columbia asked,

What do you fight for?

View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj

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PHOTO RESPONSES


2011 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

2011 DELEGATES: Sewa Adekoya, Nicole Dussault, Livy Low, Jessica Northridge, Lillian Jin, Nicole Klein, Karina Yu, Kathryn Lau, Lexa Koenig

"The summit was the first time that I became fully aware of the sheer magnitude and strength of our GlobeMed network. I was inspired by how the summit allowed us to experience the fullness of our shared passion and explore our thoughts in small, intimate groups."

-- Karina Yu, c/o 2013

April 7 – 10 in Evanston, IL Featuring Honorary Keynote

DR. JOIA MUKHERJEE Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health


“GlobeMed helped me understand that working in global health isn't just about providing resources for healthcare – it's about giving people the tools to better their own lives. Because of GlobeMed, I now have a fundamental perspective that motivates me to continue working to give marginalized populations the medical care they need to be in a position to advocate for themselves. I have learned that illness takes away peoples' agency; effective healthcare empowers.” – Sarah Lopatin, Barnard College, c/o 2011

Reflecting on a year of challenge and growth, our chapter will approach the future with greater confidence in our leadership, grasp of global issues, and ability to serve as an instrumental partner to GWED-G. We plan to take a number of concrete steps in the next year. For example, we are working to make New York City a regional hub for GlobeMed activity by hosting the first regional summit of northeastern chapters, and by laying the foundation for an active alumni network. In terms of our projects, we plan to strengthen and expand the structures for HIV prevention that we have already created in Northern Uganda. In addition, we hope to continue to increase our membership, strengthen our partnership, and connect with more local members of the Gulu communities. We will adapt to the needs of Gulu, and take action to ensure that those who deserve a healthier, more dignified standard of living realize that fundamental right. Our vision extends far beyond the upcoming year. As we enter an era of unprecedented global inequality, our role as advocates for equity in health becomes increasingly vital. Through our commitment to global health and acknowledgement of our shared responsibility, we are demonstrating that our generation may become characterized by activism rather than apathy, engagement rather than ignorance, and empathy rather than detachment. We are working together to make meaning in the context of unrelenting injustice.

We express sincere gratitude for those who continue to support us. As we look to the future, we cannot wait to cultivate this burgeoning movement for a more dignified, just world. To get involved or support our work, please email columbia@globemed.org.

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OUR FUTURE


CHAPTER FINANCES In 2010 – 2011, GlobeMed at Columbia raised $14,659.73 for GWED-G to support projects in Gulu, Uganda. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

OPERATIONS

TOTAL REVENUE

Revenue Events Individual Giving

$3,666.17

$3,666.17

$10,393.56

$10,393.56

University Funding

$775

Corporations

$775

$600

SUBTOTAL

$14,659.73

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

$600 $775

OPERATIONS & GRANTS

$15,434.73

TOTAL

Current Finances Cash Reserves

$1878.24

2011-2012 University Funding EXISTING BALANCE

$1878.24 TBD

$1878.24

$1878.24


Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network. www.globemed.org/columbia

“Like” us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events. www.facebook.com/pages/GlobeMed-at-Columbia/147068098704542

Follow our blog and chime in on the discussion. www.columbiaglobemed.wordpress.com

Check out our photos on www.Globemed.smugmug.com/GlobeMed-atColumbia

Follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/cuglobemed

Find our chapter on www.razoo.com/story/Globe-Med-At-Columbia and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

WANT TO REACH US IN 2011 2012?

CONTACT: Livy Low E-MAIL: columbia@globemed.org

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STAY CONNECTED


EXECUTIVE BOARD Co-Presidents

Livy Low • livy.low@gmail.com Jessica Northridge • jess.northridge@gmail.com

Directors of globalhealthU

Nicole Dussault • dussault2020@gmail.com Menaka Dhingra • mdhingra1993@gmail.com

Campaign Coordinators

Kathryn Lau • klau314@gmail.com Lexa Koenig • lexakoenig@gmail.com

Director of Community Building

Abby Pucker • app2122@gmail.com

Director of Finances

Nicole Klein • nklein28@gmail.com

Director of GROW Director of Communications

Diane Wang • dianewang11@gmail.com Sewa Adekoya • ohayshay@gmail.com Gaby Dressler • gabrielle.dressler@gmail.com

A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2010 – 2011 year a great success:

INDIVIDUALS Alastair Ager, Mailman School of Public Health Darin Portnoy, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Deogratias Niyizonkiza and Melino Ndayizigiye, Village Health Works Leslie Roberts, Mailman School of Public Health Linnea Capps, Doctors for Global Health Mary Lou Larkin, Haiti Marycare Prabjhot Singh, Columbia School of International and Public Affiars Sonia Sachs, The Earth Institute, Columbia University T. Richard Corcoran, Health GAP Wafaa El-Sadr, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Wei Wei Hsing, Acumen Fund

ORGANIZATIONS Children Affected by AIDS Foundation Pinkberry AllianceBerstein


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PHONE 847.467.2143

E-MAIL info@globemed.org

GlobeMed 2010 – 2011 Board of Directors Marjorie Craig Benton Paurvi Bhatt Jobi Cates David W. Cromer, MD Lee Greenhouse (Treasurer) Brian T. Hanson (Chair) Ken Lehman Erin Linville Peter Luckow Jenny Merdinger Victor Roy Keith Sarpolis, MD (Secretary) GlobeMed is a 501(c)(3) independent non-profit based in Evanston, Illinois, with chapters at 32 universities across the United States.


GlobeMed at Columbia Annual Report 2010-2011  

For more information, see: www.globemed.org www.columbiaglobemed.wordpress.com

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