GLOBEMED at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
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
San Salvador, El Salvador
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
The HOPE Center
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
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
to improve the health of people living in poverty.
partner with grassroots organizations around the world
GlobeMed is a network of university students that
Gulu, Uganda Iquitos, Peru Hohoe, Ghana Guarjila, El Salvador Lima, Peru Iganga, Uganda
GLOBEMED AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Dear family, friends and supporters,
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 12 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 13 OUR FUTURE 14 FINANCES 15 STAY CONNECTED 16 THANK YOU
It has been my honor to co-lead the GWU chapter of GlobeMed through it's most successful year yet. Because we lost several of our most devoted members at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, my copresident and I were at first fearful that we would not be able to recreate the enthusiasm and passion that are so intrinsic to our organization. However, we accepted 15 new members last fall, and several new members in the spring even with turnover. We hosted several memorable events, including a Harry Potter themed bar night and a 5 k run, and were consequently able to finance the construction of a waiting room for the clinic our partner organization, RVCP, maintains. Alyssa Smaldino and I were thrilled as we achieved success after success as an organization, and our whole group was brought closer together when members from RVCP visited in early February. Overall, it has been an incredibly rewarding and educational year. Without all of your support, encouragement, and commitment, however, we would not have been able to reach our high-set goals. On behalf of Alyssa Smaldino and myself, I thank you for all your hard work and dedicated time - it has meant the difference between being a successful organization and an outstanding one. Sincerely, Eliza Mette Co-President of GlobeMed at George Washington University
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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 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 George Washington University GlobeMed at GWU was founded in the Spring of 2007. The previous December, GlobeMed's CoFounders, Victor Roy and Peter Luckow, discovered a university-based organization in Rwanda called the Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP). They partnered this organization with GlobeMed at GWU that spring and a beautiful partnership was born. Since then, GlobeMed at GWU has funded four projects that RVCP has implemented. In total, GlobeMed at GWU has raised over $30,000 and has witnessed this progress by sending a total of 16 students to intern in Huye, Rwanda with RVCP.
since our founding in January 2007 , our chapter has grown from to members.
RWANDA VILLAGE CONCEPT PROJECT [WORKS IN HUYE DISTRICT, RWANDA] POPULATION: 290,677 Since the Rwandan Genocide, the Huye District has been working on improving infrastructure and the standard of living. The majority of the population farms for a living (90%) and family incomes are low; however, the local government is focused on progress. Local government agencies cite maternal health and improving the health of the next generations as their greatest healthcare goal. There is a large emphasis on education in healthcare services, which makes sense due to the fact that the National University is in the district. Still, there is a deficit of service centers, equipment and supplies, and doctors in the area for routine procedures.
KEY FACT: Infant mortality rate is 64.04 deaths/1,000 live births.
[About Rwanda Village Concept Project]
KEY FACT: Expected fertility rate is 5 children per woman.
FOUNDED IN 2000 RVCP was founded under the goal of providing sustainable healthcare fueled by self-reliant citizens. Students from the local National University noticed that there was a great need for healthcare in rural Huye, and that they could empower local citizens to build an infrastructure for these services. Their main projects are income generation, maternal health, malaria prevention, and family health and planning. Globemed GW joined them in 2005 to support their goals of an updated clinic that would serve as an information and healthcare hub for families across the district.
Partner Contact: NDEBWANIMANA VINCENT, email@example.com
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER RWANDA VILLAGE CONCEPT PROJECT
Dear all, On behalf of Rwanda-VCP,the community we serve and the International participants, I would like to express specials thanks to the GLOBEMED GWU chapter and RVCP members for the experience and commitment they have shown and shared during this year of 2011. Rwanda Village Concept Project is an international voluntary organization run by students at National University of Rwanda. The overall goal of Rwanda-VCP is to improve the living standards and health conditions of underprivileged communities and to develop capacities of students involved in the project, it is in that regards we have partnered with that chapter to reach our goal through the Huye health clinic capacity building as well as the Maternal health care education program. This year, I have been experiencing working with this chapter , and this lead to the great achievement on behalf of RVCP and the whole community we serve in General. February 2011, I visited this Chapter for better understanding of Globe med and how they works especially where they get the funds to support our activities, during this time I have got the clear explanations about the efforts they are using to get the funds , through the events organized in Washington DC and I attended one of these event and we collaborate on the creation of the global giving pages which is the tool for online fundraising May 2011, we hosted the 5 members from Globe med to work on the fields, it has been a great achieving team, they help on the follow up of last year target group of Maternal Health care Education Program(MHEP), at the same time the Construction of the waiting room to be used as class for MHEP sessions and the place where the patients can sit and wait for service from the health clinic instead of lying down as they used to do before. After that, they helped on the initiation of the new target group made of the women with malnourished kids, they have really committed on the preparations and development of the new teaching materials .They have been also able to share the knowledge and skills with RVCP members about proposals writing and different strategies of fundraising, the information which was really important for our members and the organization in general.
Working with this Chapter, helped me to know how much is really valuable to have a certain time to communicate with partners to share updates and plan together what you want to do, not only in case of any inquiry or starting and ending the project. Based on the great partnership between RVCP and GLOBEMED GWU chapter, both studentsâ€™ volunteering organizations, we will continue to use knowledge and experience shared during this work to shape our personality for better society . VINCENT NDEBWANIMANA RVCP OUTGOING COORDINATOR 2011 RVCP ADVISOR
RWANDA VILLAGE CONCEPT PROJECT
GlobeMed at George Washington University
[Why maternal health?] Maternal health is an often overlooked issue in healthcare. With a high infant mortality rate and a lack of information accessible to mothers in the area, it is important to fill this gap in healthcare equality. When the initial assessment was run, we found that many mothers engaged in unhealthy practices while pregnant, did not have access to the healthcare they needed before, during or after delivery, and often did not have information on family planning so that their subsequent pregnancies could be positive experiences. Also, the healthcare that they did have was not sustainable.
FAMILIES WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED.
$15,600 TO PURCHASE WAITING ROOM MATERIALS, GOATS, LAND, AND, EDUCATION MATERIALS
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Supporting the he collaborative effort of students to improve the health outcomes and futures of deserving women in Huye, Rwanda. In the 2010-2011 school year we made great success by funding a new waiting room for the Huye Health Clinic, as well as an expansion of our Maternal Health & Income Generation Program. The program itself consists of fifty women, whose children are the fifty most malnourished children at the clinic. The ten education sessions that are conducted prior to the distribution of goats were held in the new waiting room this year. The clinic itself is accessible to a population of nearly 60,000 people, and we hope to screen focus groups on the television in the waiting room that all visitors can view.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad. EVENTS TITLE
A Fashion show and brunch that included Vincent, director of our partner Fashion ShowFrom the Runway organization, speaking at intermission. to Rwanda
$ MONEY RAISED
Hydrate Yourself, Help Humanity
During Colonial's Weekend, members of GlobeMed at GWU raised awareness for the right to clean, accessible water while raising money to better the health of the Huye community.
A memorable night where GlobeMedders and fellow members of the GW community competed in a large poker tournament for special prizes, including airline vouchers, while raising money for RVCP.
Bar Night/ Harry Potter Party
On the night of the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, GlobeMedders hosted a Harry Potter themed bar night at Cabanas. Guests dressed up as their favorite Harry Potter characters, ordered their favorite Harry Potter drinks, participated in raffles, and learned about some of the most prominent health issues faced in Rwanda.
Run for Rwanda
A 5K run through GW's Mount Vernon Campus where the fastest runners received passes to future GlobeMed events and learned about RVCP
GlobeMedders relieved some stress from final exams by enjoying an outdoor BBQ at GW's Kogan Plaza, sharing our mission with fellow students, and raising money for RVCP by selling donated student art.
GlobeMed at GWU utilized this incredible tool to fundraise for our cause and share regular updates, photos, and reports about our Maternal Health project. Global Giving allowed us to spread GlobeMed's message of public health equity internationally and even received support from major corporations such as Oprah.com.
GlobeMed at GWU used their knowledge of college life and maxmized profits in late night bake sales that catered to the tastes of students on the weekends. This was an easy way to support our chapter and helped campaign teams bond.
GWU students donated art to GlobeMed's cause and allowed GlobeMedders to sell their art in an art sale in the GWU's Kogan Plaza. We drummed up a lot of awareness for GlobeMed with students, professors, and DC residents while promoting our cause
TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR RWANDA VILLAGE CONCEPT PROJECT IN 2010 â€“ 2011:
Since 2007, GlobeMed at GWU has raised over $30,000 to implement electricity and running water at the Huye Health Clinic; build a new waiting room for the clinic; and provide 100 women with goats and plots of land, as well as extensive maternal health education.
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 GlobalhealthU is one of the key components of weekly staff meetings where we discuss the topics presented to us from the National Office, answer discussion questions that our GlobalhealthU coordinators bring to the meetings, and learn from each other. I think that Globalhealth U is critical to our chapter for two reasons. The first is that while we have many public health majors in the chapter who regularly read about global health issues for academic purposes, many of our staff members hold other majors. In this sense, GlobalhealthU acts as a way to make sure that everyone is on the same page. Second, GlobalhealthU sessions allow us to broaden our knowledge and perspectives of what we are working for. I truly believe that this sets us apart from other student run organizations in that our GlobeMed experience is not limited to what we learn from our partner; rather we are able to learn about public health from a global perspective.
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.
34 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 04 # OF HOURS VOLUNTEERED: 03 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
This year GlobeMed at GWU formed a partnership with Community of Hope, a local organization in Washington D.C., who provide services to homeless and low-income individuals and families, including health care. Our chapter is excited to start working with women in Hope Apartments, a transitional housing program by Community of Hope. We will start a health education program for these women that is similar to our program in Butare, Rwanda.
[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. “This experience in Rwanda has been nothing short of incredible. Working with RVCP, meeting and getting to know the women in the Maternal Health Education Program, seeing the country, hearing the personal histories of so many. All of it was well worth any discomfort we felt, well worth the travel, and well worth the lack of American daily staples like washing machines and showerheads. Experiences like this give us new perspectives on our live and the world we live in. The women we met live with perseverance, motivation, and love. They taught us how to be better women and better individuals. I know that I am even more dedicated to our project in Rwanda now and will work even harder this coming school year to ensure the success of the coming Maternal Health sessions, and to ensure the future success of the Huye Clinic. ”
MAY 2011– JULY 2011
-- Katy Stewart, 2011 GROW Internship Coordinator, c/o 2013
05 LENGTH OF STAY: 8 weeks # OF GLOBEMED GROW INTERNS:
WORK DESCRIPTION: While in Rwanda, the 5 GROW interns worked with students at the National University of Rwanda to enhance the Maternal Health Education Program. Every Sunday, the GROW team, several representatives from RVCP, and 50 women would gather at the newly constructed waiting room for a session on maternal health education. The GROW team worked to improve the teaching methods of the sessions and created an effective evaluation system to track to progress of the women and the program.
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
GLOBEMED AT GEORGE WASHINGTON 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: How many people out of 100 do you think have AIDS in DC? In Rwanda?
How many people out of 100 do you think have AIDS in DC? In Rwanda?
BEHIND THE SCENES: We took a poster board with the questions on it out into the main 'University Yard' of our campus and asked people passing by to answer the question. The back of the board (or a nearby wall) had numbers stuck to it with tape so that participants could pick the numbers they thought answered each question and place them on the board. We then took a picture of each person holding their answers on the sign. The point was that DC actually has a AIDS rate worse than Rwanda, and that if programs are implemented for maternal health, they can work in the way that the AIDS initiatives did.
WE ASKED OVER 39 PEOPLE AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. HEREâ€™S HOW THEY RESPONDED
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GlobeMed at George Washington University asked 39 people to answer the question,
How many people out of 100 do you think have AIDS in DC? In Rwanda?
View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj
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2011 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2011 DELEGATES: Alex Boulos, Britt Lockhart, Emma Morse, Sarah Grossman, Alyssa Smaldino, Samantha Danko, Eliza Mette,Jaishri Atri
“Summit went above and beyond what I expected. The keynote speakers shared some really amazing, inspiring lessons, and overall I left summit having learned a great deal about a great deal.”
-- Samantha Danko, c/o 2014
April 7 – 10 in Evanston, IL Featuring Honorary Keynote
DR. JOIA MUKHERJEE Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health
“The people that I have met in GlobeMed and RVCP have taught me more than any class ever could. I have learned the importance of listening, reflecting, and working together, in solidarity. After visiting Rwanda, not only do I know now that our work is meaningful, but I also know that it is essential.”
– Alyssa Smaldino, c/o 2013
After having such a successful year, we have spent this summer working on solidifying plans for our upcoming campaigns, planning an all-staff retreat and executive board retreat, and continuing to develop a partnership with DC's Community of Hope. We plan to raise our fundraising goal to $18,000 which we will meet by executing what we know to be successful campaigns as well as exploring new campaign ideas to better spread our message across GW and DC. This will allow us to expand our Income Generation Project with RVCP and provide the women who receive aid from the Huye Health Clinic with even more opportunities for health care and sustainable income. We also hope to further our relationship with Community of Hope by scheduling bi-monthly excursions to the Hope Apartments where we will develop maternal health programs for homeless DC mothers. We excitedly look forward to next year's challenges with renewed enthusiasm and dedication to our partners, our GlobeMed family, and our desire to promote global health equity. To learn more about our projects and to see how you can be a part of the movement for global health equity, visit: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/globemed-rvcphuye-clinic/.
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CHAPTER FINANCES In 2010 â€“ 2011, GlobeMed at George Washington University raised $16,828 for Rwanda Village Concept Project to support projects in Huye District, Rwanda. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS
Revenue Events Individual Giving
Corporations Operations (i.e. member dues) SUBTOTAL
OPERATIONS & GRANTS
Current Finances Cash Reserves
2011-2012 University Funding EXISTING BALANCE
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EXECUTIVE BOARD Co-Presidents
Eliza Mette • email@example.com Alyssa Smaldino • firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors of globalhealthU
Emma Morse • email@example.com Carolin Perez • firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign Coordinators Director of Community Building
Sara Grossman • email@example.com Carl Bruce • firstname.lastname@example.org Carrie Hopper • email@example.com
Director of Finances
Jaishri Atri • firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of GROW
Katy Stewart • email@example.com
Director of Communications
Michelle Kuhn • firstname.lastname@example.org
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2010 – 2011 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Bianca Nguyen, Maya Cohen,
ORGANIZATIONS Global Giving,
The Rwandan Village Concept Project,
Community of Hope
Arielle Krasner, Cherry Vasconcellos, Kristy Bipes, Marybeth Nayfield, Michael Hannan, Emma Martin, Mayra Espinoza
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GlobeMed 2010 â€“ 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.