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GLOBEMED at MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Middlebury, VT

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 MIDDLEBURY

Friends of GlobeMed at Middlebury:

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

MISSION STATEMENT

2

ABOUT US

3

OUR PARTNER

4

OUR PROJECT

5

CAMPAIGNS

6

GLOBALHEALTHU

8

COMMUNITY BUILDING

9

GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP

10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 12 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 13 OUR FUTURE 14 FINANCES 15 STAY CONNECTED

This year can only be described as a tremendous leap forward for our chapter. We raised over $5000 for our GROW team, doubling last years fundraising total. We became much more involved with academic departments on campus, collaborating with the sociology department and the political science department to hold symposiums, speeches, and discussions pertaining to global health to our campus.

We were able to launch two websites, an official website for the chapter and a Razoo donation page, both of which were highly successful in educating members and non-members about our mission, our accomplishments, and our hopes for the future.

Leading this chapter was nothing short of a delight, as I was able to see a true passion for knowledge, a commitment to intelligent altruism, and a dedication to reducing global health inequity. To anyone, global health advocate or not, the quality and type of our success, unified, is a truly inspiring example of the power a group of college students can wield.

16 THANK YOU

With hope and gratitude, Sam Peisch and Hannah Judge 2010-2011 Co-Presidents

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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).


ABOUT US

GlobeMed at Middlebury

The chapter was founded in 2009 by Ben Zorach and a small group of interested Middlebury Students inspired by the Northwestern Chapter.

Over the course of 3 years, the chapter has raised nearly $10,000, has led two GROW trips to assist our partner NGO (The Africa-2000 Network) in Tororo, Uganda, and currently has roughly 35 members and many more donors and supporters.

since our founding in spring 2009 , our chapter has grown from to members.

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AFRICA 2000 NETWORK [WORKS IN TORORO, UGANDA] POPULATION: 42,000

KEY FACT: The country of Uganda has one of the lowest HIV rates in Africa at 6.5%, however the rates vary wildly from region to region. KEY FACT: Women in rural Uganda typically have between 4-6 children, while women in Kampala more often have only 2.

Tororo is a small city within a larger rural district of Tororo that has pockets of significant development. The major economic force in the town is the cement factory, Tororo Cement Limited. However, chronic and widespread poverty is endemic in the city and the district. NGOs and other organizations have had a strong presence for years, and attempt to fill significant gaps in employment, health care, and general aid. Access to healthcare is limited due to economic and religious factors, malaria continues to be a major killer in the area each year despite efforts by the Ministry of Health and other health NGOs. The HIV rate is relatively low at 6.5%, however it is unclear whether the rate is low due to public health efforts or a high mortality rate in the early 1990s. HIV remains an issue however, especially in neighboring districts (Osukuru) as truck border crossings and prostitution cause spikes in the transmission rate. Tororo has been a haven for refugees fleeing Kenya during elections, however many have returned.

[About Africa 2000 Network] FOUNDED IN 1990 The Africa-2000 Network was started in 1990 as part of the Millennium Development Goals developed by the United Nations. Tasked with agricultural development, the UN identified Uganda as a fragile economy founded on mostly smallholder farmers that would benefit significantly from financial support, training, better crops and technology. The GlobeMed partnership started in 2010 in the hopes of synchronizing its focus on global health issues with A2N's agricultural experience and expertise, recognizing the multifaceted factors that effect public health outcomes. GlobeMed-Middlebury has focused exclusively on the Tororo region, but has worked in both Osukuru and Tororo district improving A2N-Tororo's village information centers.

Partner Contact: John Ereng, Director A2N-Tororo

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OUR PARTNER


AFRICA 2000 NETWORK

&

GlobeMed at Middlebury

[Why village information centers?] Village Information Centers are the major conduit through which a community receives health information, agricultural advice, and crop prices. In an area as poor as Tororo, strengthening and improving the sole mechanism for improving individual livelihoods is of paramount importance. The more effective the Village Information Centers are, the better educated, informed, healthy, and economically stable the community is.

8 COMMUNITIES WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED.

$5,000 TO PURCHASE 4 SOLAR PANEL SYSTEMS, 3 SIGNS, 12 BICYCLES, AND A LAPTOP

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OUR PROJECT

Improving the Village Information Centers in Tororo District to more effectively improve the individual livelihoods of their community. After meetings with each VIC, we determined that each center had individual, specific needs. We determined that Corner, Merikit, Kisoko, and Oriyoi would benefit most significantly from solar panel systems. Merikit, Kisoko, and Oriyoi were given 60-Watt systems to power an indoor and outdoor light and charge cellphones. The communities of Asinge C, Utro and Buyemba stated that transportation to expand their outreach programs was their most urgent need, so two bicycles were purchased for Asinge C, one for Buyemba and one for Utro. Our team was also able to secure an additional 10 bicycles from a donor that recently arrived at the district office in Tororo that will disbursed equally to the VICs.


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

EVENTS TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

$ MONEY RAISED

GlobeMed-Middlebury Ski Race

A series of race relays and events at the Middlebury Snow Bowl.

500

GlobeMed-Middlebury Grille Delivery

Our organization took orders at our college restaurant and delivered meals to students.

400

GlobeMed-Middlebury Spring 5k

Online and day-of registration for a race around the campus that finished in front of our main dining hall. The course included facts about Ugandan healthcare.

GlobeMed-Middlebury Acapella Concert

We organized the two top acapella groups on campus for a benefit concert.

450

GlobeMed-Middlebury Babysitting Night

We volunteered to watch kids of faculty and community members for an evening.

650

GlobeMed-Middlebury Razoo Page

online donations from families and friends through the Razoo homepage directly to our chapter.

700

2,500

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR AFRICA 2000 NETWORK IN 2010 – 2011:

$5,200

B y spring 2011, GlobeMed-Middlebury raised over $5,000 to support health and agricultural information centers in Tororo, Uganda.


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

33 DISCUSSIONS

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EVENTS

07 TOPICS PHILOSOPHICAL FRAMEWORKS OF GLOBAL HEALTH GlobalhealthU has been a highlight for our chapter because its educational, interactive and relevant to everyone's interests. It engages the chapter continuously brings members back to meetings each week. We usually start our meetings with globalhealthU because it is everyone's favorite part. One topic our chapter really enjoyed was the interactive photo collage of "what it's like to be a refuge."

INFECTIOUS DISEASES CONFLICT AND GLOBAL HEALTH FOOD AND NUTRITION LGBTQ AND GLOBAL HEALTH GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH

RELIGION AND GLOBAL HEALTH


GLOBALHEALTHU

Living in EmergencyA documentary about Doctors Without Borders April 12th, 2011 There were probably 70 students there, which included 1 section of an international development class and 25 members our the Middlebury Chapter. After the meeting a woman from Doctors without Borders and our President Sam Peisch who spent in Zambia held a question and answer forum.

"One of the most powerful films I have seen all year" - Sarah, c/o 2013

Global Health Lectures Two Favorites: 1. A professor from UVM who teaches a class on Tropical Disease and outlined an introduction of Tropical Medicine for our chapter. He had some great pictures.

2. A professor from the public school of health at Harvard who is also a lawyer and has done a lot of work with the anti-tobacco campaign. He covered a wide range of topics from the importance of preventative medicine, to the effects of advertisements, to whether its more effective to be a doctor or laywer if you want to go into the public health world.

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ON – CAMPUS EVENTS


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.

40 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 01 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:

# OF HOURS VOLUNTEERED IN THE COMMUNITY:

100

This aspect of our chapter needs to be significantly developed, and we are excited to start plans to develop partnerships with the local free clinic in town, Planned Parenthood, and other civic organizations in addition to our work with the John Graham Shelter.


[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 23, 2011– JUNE 22, 2011

“I think I speak for the entire GROW team in saying we are incredibly excited both for what we accomplished this summer and what we can do in the future. We learned an enormous amount about how to improve upon our work and are ready for next year to be even more successful than this year.” -- Sam Peisch, c/o 2013

05 4 weeks

# OF GLOBEMED GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY:

WORK DESCRIPTION: Most of the work that was conducted on-ground was networking, organization, and communication based. This involved meeting with LIFs, contractors, and members of A2N, overseeing the work that was being done by the companies we contracted, and working to improve the programs that the VICs operated.

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GROW INTERNSHIP


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

GLOBEMED AT MIDDLEBURY joined 31 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a networkwide 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 relating to social justice.

OUR QUESTION: What should no child live without?

What should no child live without?

BEHIND THE SCENES: This question was a spinoff to a discussion our chapter had about healthcare being a human right, which evolved into what a human right truly is. We immediately turned to debating what we take for granted and how important the life of a child is. What we wanted people to think about was the open nature of the question, as a responder could focus on the physical (a child shouldn't lack water, food, a home), the emotional (a mother, a friend), or the social (good healthcare, a free society). We expected a wide range of responses and received exactly that. Our question was quietly difficult, as people were asked to discriminate what they truly valued as a child.

WE ASKED OVER 130 PEOPLE AT MIDDLEBURY.

HERE’S HOW THEY RESPONDED >>


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GlobeMed at Middlebury asked 130 people to answer the question,

What should no child live without?

View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj

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PHOTO RESPONSES


2011 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

2011 DELEGATES: Sam Peisch, Genevieve Dukes, Rachel Madding, Maya Najaran, Ben Wagner, Katie Ruymann, Devin Perkins

"It was really inspiring to see how this is truly a movement, and it really became clear at this summit that it is growing and will be really influential in the future.“

-- Katie Ruymann, c/o 2011

April 7 – 10 in Evanston, IL Featuring Honorary Keynote

DR. JOIA MUKHERJEE Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health


"This has been an incredible opportunity for me to realize my passion for global health.“ – Katie Ruymann, c/o 2011

Goals For Our Chapter: 1)

Organize more non-fundraising and awareness events for the college and local communities

2)

Develop better partnerships with organizations in town.

3)

Meet a fundraising goal of $6500 for the GROW team

Goals With Our Partner: 1)

We hope to expand GlobeMed and A2N’s partnership with TASO-Tororo and PLAN-Uganda Shadow to improve and design better, more effective, and more expansive programs that run out of the Village Information Centers.

2)

Develop a better partnership with the Ministry of Health to allow for Village Health Team’s to operate out of the VICs

3)

Assist Annet Nandala, Director of TASO-Tororo in developing an HIV educatinon and treatment program for Osukuru district run out of Corner VIC

4)

Set up a microfinance program at Corner VIC (pilot) for community members needing small loans for medical treatments and visits via Agrinet or Kiva.

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OUR FUTURE


CHAPTER FINANCES In 2010 – 2011, GlobeMed at Middlebury raised $5,200 for Africa 2000 Network to support projects in Tororo, Uganda. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

OPERATIONS

TOTAL REVENUE

Revenue Events

$4,500

$4,500

$700

$700

Individual Giving University Funding

$1,500

$1,500

GlobeMed National Office

$500

$500

$2,000

$7,200

SUBTOTAL

$5,200

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

OPERATIONS & GRANTS

TOTAL

Current Finances Cash Reserves

$200

$200

2011-2012 University Funding

$3,000

$3,000

EXISTING BALANCE

$3,600

$3,200


Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network. http://community.middlebury.edu/~globemed/Welcome.html

“Like” us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events. http://www.facebook.com/pages/GlobeMed-at-MiddleburyCollege/202686953090556?v=info

Follow our blog and chime in on the discussion. http://globemedatmidd.wordpress.com/

Check out our photos on http://globemed.smugmug.com/GlobeMed-atMiddlebury-College

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

WANT TO REACH US IN 2011 2012?

CONTACT: Sam Peisch and Hannah Judge E-MAIL: middlebury@globemed.com

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STAY CONNECTED


EXECUTIVE BOARD Co-Presidents

Katie Ruymann • kruymann@middlebury.edu Sam Peisch • speisch@middlebury.edu

Directors of globalhealthU

Rachel Madding • rmadding@middlebury.edu Owen Teach • oteach@middlebury.edu

Campaign Coordinators

Phoebe Carver • pcarver@middlebury.edu Alexa Dessy • adessy@middlebury.edu

Director of Community Devin Perkins • dperkins@middlebury.edu Development Director of Communications

Anoushka Sinha • asinha@middlebury.edu

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

We would like to thank Africa-2000 Network, the Middlebury College Education in Action Office, JJ Boggs, the Director of Student Activities at Middlebury College, and the Middlebury community for their help and support. We would also like to thank the many individuals and families who have supported us throughout the year.


GlobeMed | National Office MAIL P.O. Box 292 Evanston, IL 60204

WEBSITE www.globemed.org

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.


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