GLOBEMED AT DUKE UNIVERSITY Durham, North Carolina
students fighting for global health equity!
2010 â€“ 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!
San Salvador, El Salvador!
Ayacucho, Peru !
ASOSAP! Salud San Limite! ARM!
to improve the health of people living in poverty.
partner with grassroots organizations around the world
GlobeMed is a network of university students that
Alta Verapaz, Guatemala! Siuna, Nicaragua! Orissa, India!
Rwanda Village Concept Project!
Huye District, Rwanda!
CEMOPLAF-Cajabamba! FUNPRONID! La Primavera! Africa 2000 Network!
Cajabamba, Ecuador! Riobamba, Ecuador! La Primavera, Guatemala! Tororo, Uganda!
Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization!
The HOPE Center!
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!
Jambi Hwasi! AMOS! Maison de Naissance! ASPAT! Amuru Youth Center!
Otavalo, Ecuador! Managua, Nicaragua! Torbeck, Haiti! Lima, Peru! Anaka, Uganda!
Tiyatien Health! Joy-Southfield Development Corp!
Zwedru, Liberia! Detroit, Michigan !
Bushenyi District, Uganda!
Health-Alert Uganda! Kallpa Iquitos! Care Net Ghana!
University of Texas-Austin!
Clinica Ana Manganaro!
Dios es Amor!
WashU in St. Louis!
Gulu, Uganda! Iquitos, Peru! Hohoe, Ghana! Guarjila, El Salvador! Lima, Peru! Iganga, Uganda!
GLOBEMED AT DUKE UNIVERSITY
TABLE OF CONTENTS ! 1
2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE!
8 ! 9
COMMUNITY BUILDING! GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP!
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE! 11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT! 12 OUR FUTURE! 13 FINANCES! 14 STAY CONNECTED! 15 THANK YOU!
Dear friends of GlobeMed,! ! It has been quite the year. We started in October 2010 with just the 10 members of the founding executive board; no status as an official group on campus; and only a handful of ideas about where we would find the money to fund our project with Salud Sin Limites; but we had plenty of vision, commitment, and elbow grease. We finished May 2011 with 20 committed members; a slew of successful events; a $5,000 programmatic grant; two Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) interns travelling to Siuna, Nicaragua for three weeks; and a grand total of $4,502 dollars raised from generous donations and our events. Like we said—it’s been quite the year.! ! Yet as proud as we are of the numbers, our true successes are less quantifiable. The conversations we had with urban youth while volunteering at the SEEDS community garden in Durham. The absolute exhaustion after a day of work in the garden in Nicaragua, followed by an hour of “fútbol” with the kids. The new ties we established within our university community. The passion for global health equity that we nurtured. The connections we made with each other. The lessons we learned (sometimes the hard way). These moments are what have come to define GlobeMed for us, and what I hope you find in this report. ! ! Thank you for all you have done to help GlobeMed at Duke become what it is today. Reflecting on the past year, we know that we are now poised to do even more with our partner to ensure that health is a human right. ! ! In solidarity,! ! April Harrison and Claire Schechter! 2010-2011 Co-Presidents!
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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. WITHOUT 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.
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: A:acking Poverty (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
GlobeMed at Duke University One of the younger chapters, GlobeMed at Duke was founded just this past fall in September, 2010; in that same month, we connected with our partner, Salud Sin Limites in Siuna, Nicaragua. Our E Board didn’t assimilate until early October, but when the ten energetic and committed students came together we knew that we were off to a good start. ! ! In our first year, GlobeMed at Duke expanded from those founding 10 members to 20 committed members, hosted 4 public events, and exceeded our original fundraising goal by $3,000, at a grand total of $4,502. !
since our founding in september 2010 , our chapter has grown from to members.
SALUD SIN LIMITES [WORKS IN SIUNA, NORTH ATLANTIC AUTONOMOUS REGION, NICARAGUA] POPULATION: 73,730
KEY FACT: Almost the entire population of North Atlantic Autonomous Region lives in conditions defined as extreme poverty by the UN. ! KEY FACT: Fruits and vegetables are only available in the "urban zones" of La RAAN. In villages like Las Quebradas, they are a luxury. !
Salud Sin Limites operates in Siuna, Nicaragua, which is part of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (la RAAN). The entire region is defined as living in extreme poverty, characterized by overpopulation in houses, inadequate housing, poor water quality, low levels of education, and economic dependence. Because of the region’s political and economic status, it is mostly neglected by the central government in terms of public needs—of the 132 small communities surrounding Siuna, there are only 14 health centers, typically only one nurse per center, and one ambulance (if you don’t count Juan and the SSL truck). !
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[About Salud Sin Límites] FOUNDED IN 1993 According to their mission statement, the London-based organization Health Unlimited works with communities, service providers, policy-makers, and donors in difficult areas in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to ensure access to healthcare for people marginalized by conflict, instability, or discrimination. Since it arrived in Siuna, Nicaragua in 1993, Salud Sin Limites (as it is known there) has worked on various projects regarding the major local issues of sanitation, water quality, malnutrition, and maternal mortality and morbidity. Today their focus is mainly on youth and women, working to prevent unsafe sex, drug abuse, and domestic violence. Salud Sin Limites connected with GlobeMed at Duke in the fall of 2010 to work together on a community garden project in a small village called Las Quebradas. !
Partner Contact: Juan Herrera Urbina, Project Manager !
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER SALUD SIN LIMITES
In the name of Salud Sin Límites and the community of Las Quebradas in Siuna, la RAAN, Nicaragua, we would like to thank you for your excellent work focusing on the health of the impoverished--we believe that you are truly demonstrating leadership through your commitment to public health and social justice. In these terms, as organizations we share the same principles, and believe that health is a fundamental human right for the well-being of the peoples of the world. ! ! With this year’s experience, we saw an actual integration of GlobeMed students as part of the community, which we think helps so much to understand the realities of these people and because of this, develops your commitment to the health of the poor. Speaking for myself and my family, we are very thankful to April and Amos, who lived with us while they were not in Las Quebradas and, in spite of some language barriers, shared with us their knowledge, experiences, culture, and vivencias which were positive for our lives. ! ! Furthermore, I find it impressive what one can do to improve the conditions of living in needy communities--all you need are willpower and the disposition to change things, and united together we can all achieve it. ! ! Thanks for all your excellent work. Continue onward, muchachos. ! ! Juan Herrera Urbina (trans)! Project Manager,! Salud Sin Límites!
SALUD SIN LIMITES
GlobeMed at Duke University Name
[Why nutrition?]! In Siuna, fruits and vegetables are expensive and generally mediocre in quality. In surrounding villages, they simply don't exist. The community garden in Las Quebradas addresses the dire need for these nutrients while also providing a cooperative and egalitarian project for the production, consumption, and sale of these lucrative goods. !
120 FAMILIES WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED.
$2,500 TO PURCHASE GARDENING MATERIALS AND MATERIALS TO BUILD FENCE, PURCHASE OF SEEDS, OX RENTAL FOR PLOWING, FUTURE PURCHASE OF MATERIALS FOR IRRIGATION SYSTEM
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GlobeMed at Duke raised almost $3,000 more than our goal of $1,500 (total: $4,452) to support a community garden built by villagers, GROW interns, and Salud Sin Límites in Siuna, Nicaragua. ! Our project was the construction of a two-acre community garden in the village of Las Quebradas, Siuna, Nicaragua. The garden was designed to improve the nutrition of the 760 inhabitants of the community, and over time produce enough to bring to market and make a profit for the families as well. The implementation of the project was organized such that members from various community groups were involved— community leaders, schoolchildren and teens, and women— to promote healthy habits throughout the village and encourage gender equality. The garden project is also being supplemented by a series of workshops on cooking and nutrition. !
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for! GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.!
$ MONEY RAISED!
What It Takes to Go Mountains beyond Mountains panel!
This panel delved into the nitty gritty questions about the emotional and intellectual commitments we make in international service from various perspectives--academic, nonprofit, and student involvement.!
Exploring Your Role in Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach panel!
Our second panel gave students a look into how they can apply their own interests to their passion for global health, regardless of their major. !
DPS Global Health Week!
We worked with Duke Red Cross and Healthy Devils to prepare preventive care information, a healthy snack bar, and a cardio dance session for Preventive Health Day as part of the Duke Partnership for Service Global Health week.!
GlobeMed Hosts Shooters (x2)!
We hosted two great bar nights at a favorite student spot. !
Razoo Individual Giving Page!
We ask family and friends to support our projects by donating on this online platform. !
TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR SALUD SIN LIMITES ! IN 2010 â€“ 2011:!
In Globe Med at Duke's first year on campus, we raised $4,502 for Salud Sin Limites in Siuna Nicaragua to build a community garden, surpassing our first year fundraising goal of $1,500. !
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
GlobeMed Hosts Shooters!
Service Under Scrutiny: What it Takes to go Mountains Beyond Mountains
MARCH 18, 2011 & APRIL 16, 2011
MARCH 29, 2011
Globemed at Duke co-hosted a favorite weekend hangout spot, Shooters, with the university's chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). Before the actual event, the chapter invited others to mingle with staff and exec and find out a little more about our mission and our partner organization, Salud Sin Límites. Both nights were very successful, with over 600 people in attendance each night. It was a great way to spread the spirit of service while also having a great time catching up with friends.!
Each year, thousands of university students travel abroad to participate in health-related service activities. As part of our Service Under Scrutiny campaign with GlobeMed at UNC, this panel was held to evaluate the significance of this service and what it takes to make a positive impact on the community. The stimulating conversation was led by three guest panelists: Jason Cross, founder of Human Nature and advisor to Ministry of Public Health in El Salvador; Alyson Hyman, senior advisor at Ipas, a nonprofit organization protecting women’s health; and Maria Gibbs, undergraduate president of Duke University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders. This panel was unique in that it featured three different perspectives from people involved in various aspects of global health. Duke’s chapter of GlobeMed is partnered with an organization called Salud Sin Límites in Siuna, Nicaragua. In order to kick off the panel and bring in some of the culture of Siuna, we had a Latin American dinner with a performance by Duke’s premier Latin dance group, Sabrosura. !
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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
07 TOPICS! We joined GlobeMed with one commonality; that we are all interested in the field of Global Health. But what exactly are we passionate about, what injustices are going on in the world that we did not know about, and what can we, as individuals and as a chapter, do about them? GlobalHealthU is an opportunity set aside for half of every weekly meeting for chapter members to be exposed to what's going on in the world; to not simply acknowledge that something is happening, but to learn more about the situation, analyze how it occurred, who it is affecting, what can be done, and how another such situation can ultimately be prevented. The weekly discussions are a time to listen to and understand the opinions of other GlobeMed members and spark new thoughts and ideas. ! ! GlobalHealthU makes GlobeMed special because every meeting not only has a purpose, but will also leave you with new questions to ponder. What we learn from our discussions is applicable to and can be utilized as we work to serve our partner, Salud Sin Limites, with their current needs. Ultimately, it also helps us discover our passions within Global Health and where we feel we have the skills and knowledge to potentially act and make a difference. !
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!
COMMUNITY BUILDING 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:! ! # OF HOURS VOLUNTEERED IN THE ! COMMUNITY:! !
20 09 58
As part of our community building, we had multiple exec dinners at a fun, new restaurant on campus, including a final dinner at the end of the year for both old and new exec. We also volunteered at a community garden in Durham three times to show solidarity with the project we funded in Siuna. It was a great way for the staff and exec to bond while we gave back to the community and it also provided interesting insight into community gardens. These experiences provided the groundwork for the strong friendships that formed in our chapter this year.!
[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
Through Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) internships, students make a positive impact in the community by working alongside their partner organization to further ongoing and new projects.!
MAY 14, 2011 – JUNE 5, 2011!
"One thing I am just starting to realize is that when we travel abroad or even domestically to 'serve' underprivileged populations, we need to focus less on pitying and more on respecting/admiring. When we pity, we see ourselves as the only ones with something to offer, when in fact, quite the opposite is true. It is only when we view service as a mutual process that we can have a real impact.“ – Amos Dai c/o 2012
! # OF GLOBEMED GROW INTERNS:! ! LENGTH OF STAY:! ! WORK DESCRIPTION:!
2 3 weeks
First, the GROW interns were given tours of the hospital, the local university (URACCAN), temporary nurses' house, and other landmarks of Siuna. During the week, GROW interns travelled to the rural community of Las Quebradas, where they began work on the community garden. Working alongside members of all levels of the community, ages 5 to 50, the interns assisted in clearing the designated plot of land and building a fence to protect the area. During the final days of GROW, interns discussed the logistics of building a women's shelter for the next project. They met with representatives from the local Women's Commission, who have already begun talks of such a project but simply lack the financial support. !
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
What would you give up to provide someone with clean water?
WE ASKED OVER 10 PEOPLE
GLOBEMED AT DUKE UNIVERSITY 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 openended, thought provoking question relating to social justice. ! ! OUR QUESTION: What would you give up to provide someone with clean water?! ! BEHIND THE SCENES: Our chapter chose this question because we wanted to draw people's attention to the importance of clean drinking water. So much of the world lives without clean water, including the region in which our partner is located, so we thought this question would be relevant. Also, water is something that people in America tend to take for granted, so asking students to think what they would give up was trying to give them a greater appreciation for this luxury. To get responses, we set up a table on the plaza on campus and had cookies to draw people in.! ! MORE WDSJ ACTION -----------------------------------! ! GUERILLA MARKETING: For the week leading up to World Day of Social Justice, we painted "The Bridge"--a designated graffiti spot on campus-- with the GlobeMed name and logo and brief information about the day. On the actual day of February 20th, we tied signs with red ribbon all over the main dining hall to raise awareness about social justice and what it is. ! ! ! DUKE UNIVERSITY. AT !
HERE’S HOW THEY RESPONDED >>
GlobeMed at Duke University asked 10 people to answer the question,
What would you give up to provide someone with clean water?!
View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
2011 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2011 DELEGATES: April Harrison, Christina Chen, Jessica Oh!
“I went to the Leadership Institute in the fall and thought Summit would be basically the same, with more people--I was wrong. I left the LI feeling educated. I left Summit feeling revolutionary.” ! !
-- April Harrison, c/o 2012!
April 7 – 10 in Evanston, IL! Featuring Honorary Keynote!
DR. JOIA MUKHERJEE! Chief Medical Officer, ! Partners in Health!
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Summer 2011 marked our first GROW internship with our partner Salud Sin Limites in Siuna, Nicaragua. This event, the culmination of our first year, stands as proof of all the ground we’ve covered this year. Despite the growing pains of getting to our feet as an organization, we managed to exceed our fundraising goal and create a campus presence, all while establishing a strong, communicative, and effective relationship with the partner--truly our most important achievement. ! !
Next year, we aim to extend the GROW internship to 6-8 weeks and find the money to cover all the expenses for all the interns. They will be working on projects preparing for the future construction of a shelter for victims of domestic violence. We want to sustain the sense of family shared by the GlobeMed at Duke chapter, even as we recruit more members and broaden our chapter’s impact. We want to spread our name and message across campus, so that everyone at Duke knows about global health and social justice. We want to continue collaborating with nearby GlobeMed at UNC, as we did to win and work together on the Kenan Biddle Partnership Grant. Finally, we hope to raise $5,000-$8,000 dollars for our partner to begin our support of the construction of a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. To help us work toward our goal, please visit our website for online donations at http://www.razoo.com/story/Globe-MedAt-Duke or write a check to: ! !
GlobeMed at Duke! Box 99798! Durham, NC 27708! !
Thanks so much for all of your support, and we hope you’ll share with us in the excitement of this coming year!!
CHAPTER FINANCES In 2010 – 2011, GlobeMed at Duke University Name raised $4,452 for Salud Sin Límites support projects in Siuna, Nicaragua. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!
Revenue! Events !
GlobeMed National Office!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2011-2012 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
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WANT TO REACH US IN 2011 2012?
CONTACT: April Harrison E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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EXECUTIVE BOARD Co-Presidents!
April Harrison • email@example.com! Claire Schechter • firstname.lastname@example.org!
Directors of globalhealthU!
Olga Mutter • email@example.com!
Campaign Coordinators! Director of Community Building! Director of Finances! Director of GROW! Director of Communications! Director of Translation!
Sonya Kothadia • firstname.lastname@example.org! Alex MacLeish • email@example.com! Allison Kratka • firstname.lastname@example.org!
Alex Vaz • email@example.com! Amos Dai • firstname.lastname@example.org! Christina Chen • email@example.com!
Deen Oloko • firstname.lastname@example.org!
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2010 – 2011 year a great success:!
Advisor: Jason Cross
Duke University SOFC
Donors: Jyl Gentzler Cary Harrison Tatiana Jurdak Cynthia Halaby Vera Parker Celia Woolverton Roderick Macleish Ward Chamberlin Judith Kempe
The Kenan-Biddle Partnership Grant Shooters II
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