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GLOBEMED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR Ann Arbor, Michigan

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 THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR

Dear friends,

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

MISSION STATEMENT

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2010 – 2011 AT A GLANCE

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ABOUT US

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OUR PARTNER

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OUR PROJECT

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CAMPAIGNS

11 GLOBALHEALTHU 13 COMMUNITY BUILDING 14 GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP 15 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 17 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

The 2010-2011 academic year has proven that the members of GlobeMed at the University of Michigan have the courage to match their big dreams and even bigger hearts. Throughout the year, they jumped on any opportunity that might turn their ideals into tangible progress, matched with the maturity to honestly reflect on those actions and improve their strategy. Progress, however, could not have been possible without a commitment to partnership: partnership with the JoySouthfield Community Development Corporation in Detroit, Michigan and Tiyatien Health in Zwedru, Liberia, partnership with the University of Michigan, and finally partnership, or rather, friendship with each other. The community borne from ties of friendship becomes a formidable force when in pursuit of an ideal; so when these ties stretch from within us, to our neighbors, to halfway around the world, imagine the potential our far-reaching amity holds. As a Rwandan proverb says, “To go fast, walk alone. To go far, walk together.” In the following pages, we share with you the work we have done this past year. I ask, however, that you not focus too much on the facts presented, but on the unwritten achievements we are now able to accomplish because of them. On our part, we will strive to use our past not as a map, but as a lens with which to guide the future, so as to build a strong foundation from which future members will grow. My greatest hope is that this becomes the over-arching mentality in striving for health equity.

18 OUR FUTURE 19 FINANCES 20 STAY CONNECTED 21 THANK YOU

Thank you for your support and belief in our work! In solidarity, Amy Yang Graduating Co-President 2010-2011

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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).


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Sept. 14, 2010

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Sept. 2-5, 2010

Sept. 8, 2010

Leadership Institute

Festifall

JS Farmer's Market Kickoff

Two e-board members from the UM chapter traveled to Evanston to meet and learn from other GlobeMed chapter leaders. Lessons learned – from fundraising strategies to conflict resolution methods – were brought back and applied to functions specific to GlobeMed at UM.

GlobeMed at UM set up a booth at the University of Michigan’s biggest annual recruiting event for student organizations. Returning members signed up to stand by our poster and introduce GlobeMed to new and interested students.

Sept. 29, 2010

Sept. 30, 2010

First Staff Meeting

Staff Potluck

Over the summer, members from GlobeMed at the University of Michigan had traveled to Detroit to work with children in JSCDC’s Healthy Empowered Youth in Detroit (HEY Detroit) program. Together, they planted, watered, and weeded two community gardens; the vegetables grown from these efforts were then sold, alongside other vendors, in an abandoned lot across the street from JSCDC’s clinic. The Kickoff Celebration in the fall was an official, albeit belated, initiation of the Cody-Rouge community’s first farmer’s market.

After membership applications were submitted, reviewed, and selected, we held our first general staff meeting less than a month after classes started. Over 40 members showed up for the first staff meeting, where they were oriented to the structure of the organization and introduced to the responsibilities of each committee in the chapter. By the next meeting, they had been assigned a committee based on their preferences and would begin planning their first campaign or event with their committee members.

There are few opportunities for Staff Retreat members to properly meet each other at a staff meeting, so e-board For the majority of our chapter members hosted a staff potluck at members, 2010-2011 was their first the beginning of the year for year in GlobeMed. Weekly staff everyone to become better meetings during fall semester were acquainted. We held another only an hour long, packed with ghU potluck at the beginning of second sessions and event-planning, so we semester to become reacquainted held a Day Retreat to more clearly and reinforce relationships between and thoroughly explain GlobeMed’s fellow members so as to more mission, our chapter’s partnerships effectively work together. with JSCDC and TH, the nation-

Oct. 3, 2010

wide network including the National Office, and available online resources specifically for members utilize in and enhance the work they do for GlobeMed.


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April 4-7, 2011

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Nov. 5-7, 2010

Feb. 14-18, 2011

Hilltop Conference

GlobeMed Week

Global Health Summit

GlobeMed at UNC set an exciting precedent when they hosted HillTop, the first regional health conference GlobeMed has ever seen – so of course GlobeMed at the University of Michigan had to participate in this historic event! Our chapter sent seven members and drove 11 hours each way for a weekend full of challenging discussions and personal discernment over at-times controversial issues in global health, not to mention the new friendships that inevitably form at these sorts of these events.

To build excitement around the World Day of Social Justice on February 20, our chapter hosted a week of events which included Post-It-ing campus with global health facts and figures, a Campus Community Dinner, a discussion with visiting Professor Stephen Jubwe, a bar night, and Diag Day, an outdoor day-event in the middle of campus. This co-functioned as an opportunity for GlobeMed at the University of Michigan to get its name out. (Also, see WDSJ, Campaigns, and ghU sections)

Every year, the National Office hosts a Global Health Summit in Evanston, IL. This year, our chapter sent 12 members to this event, which was attended by representatives from all 32 chapters around the country. With inspirational guest speakers, provocative workshops, and equally amazing peers with whom to engage in discussion, the GlobeMed Global Health Summit never fails to deliver what many would consider, a life-changing experience.

June, 2011 GROW Interns Travel to TH and JSCDC The summer of 2011 is the first time we have had summer GROW Internships with either of our Detroit and Zwedru partners. With JSCDC, our interns worked with local children to bolster their community gardens project, complimenting JSCDC’s initiative to fight childhood obesity. With TH, our interns traveled to Zwedru to document the lives of the accompaniers, providing more qualitative resources to enliven the dire but dry health statistics so as to more completely engage donors.


ABOUT US

GlobeMed at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor GlobeMed at the University of Michigan is a reincarnation of the Global Medical Relief Program (GMRP). In 2006, leaders from UM’s GMRP chapter had met with those spearheading a reevaluation of GMRP’s mission, helping to develop their new model for addressing issues of global health: GlobeMed. A partnership with the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation (JSCDC) in Detroit, Michigan began immediately in 2006. By 2007, GlobeMed at UM had started its global partnership with the Mali Health Organizing Project (MHOP). In 2009, the partnership with MHOP came to an end, and a new relationship was formed with Tiyatien Health (TH) based in Zwedru, Liberia. Since 2009, GlobeMed at UM has grown tremendously, raising over $16,000 for TH, starting three community gardens and a farmer’s market in Detroit, and nearly quadrupling its membership to accomplish all of the above.

since our founding in September 2006 , our chapter has grown from to members.

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TIYATIEN HEALTH [WORKS IN ZWEDRU, GRAND GEDEH COUNTY, LIBERIA] POPULATION: 23,903

KEY FACT: In 2003, the end of the civil war, Liberia was left with 50 government medical doctors.

Liberia has recently emerged from a 14-year civil war that left the country with intense poverty and a fractured health care delivery system. Since the war, Liberia has been rebuilding its health infrastructure and increasing its capacity for providing comprehensive healthcare. The town of Zwedru, where Tiyatien Health is based, is located in rural, Southeast Liberia, where sources of basic health services are sparse. The largest hospital in Southeast Liberia is located in Zwedru and its patients often travel for hours on foot to receive basic healthcare.

[About Tiyatien Health] FOUNDED IN 2007

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OUR PARTNER

KEY FACT: Liberia has an unemployment rate of 85%, due in part to lack of infrastructure and opportunities.

Tiyatien Health (TH) was founded by survivors of Liberia’s civil war in 2007, when the urgent need for community-based health care was realized. TH believes that the sustainable rebuilding of Liberia relies greatly on the promotion of healthcare and the fundamental rights of the rural poor. The GlobeMed chapter at the University of Michigan felt immediately connected with Tiyatien Health’s grassroots, community-based model when their partnership began in the fall of 2009. Since beginning its partnership, the GlobeMed chapter has supported TH’s initiatives involving micro financing and its core community health worker program. In addition to these project areas, TH also focuses on the areas of mental health, psychosocial support, economic development, and women’s empowerment.

Partner Contact: Peter Luckow, Director of Operations


JSCDC [WORKS IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN] POPULATION: 713,777

KEY FACT: In the Detroit area, childhood obesity and overweight rates are about 20% higher than the national average. KEY FACT: The childhood obesity epidemic threatens to make this the first generation to experience a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

Detroit residents, including those in Cody-Rouge, experience increased morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) from chronic diseases like asthma, obesity, diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), compared to the rest of the State of Michigan. In fact, this area has some of the highest rates of end-stage renal disease (kidney failure) in the country due to poorly managed type 2 diabetes and hypertension. The good news is that most of this excess illness and disease can be prevented. The sooner we teach young folks (and their families) how to maintain healthy lifestyles, the better the long-term outcomes will be.

[About Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation] FOUNDED IN 2001 The Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation (JSCDC) was founded in the basement of Second Grace United Methodist Church in 2001 with a mission of neighborhood revitalization through family life-skill support and community economic development. Its health and education center has grown to provide free healthcare and prevention resources to the un- and under-insured living in the Cody-Rouge community of Detroit, Michigan. The JSCDC utilizes an environmental model of health that is based on the idea that the reduction of environmental risk factors to health is essential for community health and that access to health should not be determined by where one lives. The partnership between the JSCDC and the GlobeMed chapter at the University of Michigan began in 2006, and since then, the GlobeMed chapter has been helping to coordinate and lead health workshops for Detroit families, along with aiding the establishment of a farmer’s market and two community gardens.

Partner Contact: Dave Law, Executive Director

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Tiyatien Health

&

GlobeMed at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

[Why community health workers?] Tiyatien Health’s community health workers (or “accompaniers”) make up the backbone of the organization’s community-based efforts to promote the health and fundamental rights of those living in rural Liberia. Tiyatien Health’s accompaniers bridge the enormous gap between the destitute sick and essential health and social services. The accompaniers deliver life-saving medications directly to their communities, refer patients to more advanced medical care if needed, and provide vital health lessons and psychosocial support.

$40 THE MONTHLY SALARY OF ONE OF TIYATIEN HEALTH'S COMMUNITY

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OUR PROJECT

Our chapter is supporting Tiyatien Health's community health worker program in Zwedru, Liberia.

The GlobeMed chapter's project with Tiyatien Health aimed to enable 40 Liberian accompaniers to earn a living while providing vital health services and social support to patients in and around HEALTH WORKERS. Zwedru, Liberia. Results show that patients with long-term care have 60% better health outcomes than patients without long-term care, and Tiyatien Health deploys accompaniers to provide longterm care and support to individuals in Southeast Liberia living with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, epilepsy, and depression. The health TO FUND THE DESERVED outcomes of this program will be documented and the program will SALARIES OF TIYATIEN be used as a model for future community-based health initiatives HEALTH'S PAID COMMUNITY across all of Liberia.

$10,000 HEALTH WORKERS.


JSCDC

&

GlobeMed at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

[Why community health?] In the United States, clinical health care is a relatively minor health determinant, accounting for about 20% of health outcomes. Behavioral, environmental, and socioeconomic factors account for an additional 80% of health outcomes. These factors play a huge role in driving health inequalities within underserved urban communities. This is especially apparent in areas of Detroit with little economic development and few sources of healthy foods (“food deserts”). The JSCDC takes a broad approach to health and addresses these root causes of illness.

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OUR PROJECT

Our chapter is augmenting the JSCDC's urban environmental model of health in Detroit, Michigan through education and community engagement.

Our GlobeMed chapter’s project with the JoySouthfield Community Development Corporation aimed to complement the JSCDC’s broad approach to health promotion. Our chapter helped to plan and lead healthy eating and living classes that provided attending community members with healthy cooking demonstrations, recipes, and sources of physical activity for both adults and children. Additionally, we helped to develop and expand the Sowing Seeds, Growing Futures Farmer’s Market, as well as its two nearby community gardens. Through these sustainable health education initiatives, our GlobeMed chapter and the JSCDC hope to change the way people think about their health, their well-being, and their community.


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

EVENTS TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

$ MONEY RAISED

4th Annual GlobeMed Benefit Dinner

University faculty, family, and friends supported Tiyatien Health by attending a dinner and participating in a silent auction.

4,930

The 40 with 40 Campaign

The chapter's year-long individual givings campaign pairing 40 student members with Tiyatien Health’s cadre of 40 community health workers.

2,700

Kaplan Test Prep Course Scholarship Auction

The proceeds from an auction of a test preparation course scholarship directly supported Tiyatien Health and its community health workers.

1,250

GlobeMed Week Fundraisers

The World Day of Social Justice was acknowledged by a week of campus awareness events that were based on social justice issues.

695

Restaurant Nights & Bake Sales

The chapter catered to the student body’s appetite by holding bake sales and partnering with restaurants to help support Tiyatien Health.

630

GlobeMed Bar Nights

Local bars donated portions of their profits to the GlobeMed chapter’s project with Tiyatien Health.

925

Ann Arbor Art Fair

GlobeMed was able to sell authentic Liberian art at our local art fair.

100

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR TIYATEIN HEALTH IN 2010 – 2011:

$11,230

Since 2009, GlobeMed at the University of Michigan has raised over $16,000 to support Tiyatien Health’s comprehensive approach to community health through economic empowerment and its community-based healthcare delivery system.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR 4th Annual GlobeMed Benefit Dinner APRIL 1, 2011 The 4th Annual GlobeMed Benefit Dinner was held on the campus of the University of Michigan and consisted of over 90 individuals gathered in support of Tiyatien Health. Guests were able to learn about the incredible work of chapter’s partnering organizations from Dr. Patrick Lee of Tiyatien Health and Dr. Dave Law of the JoySouthfield Community Development Corporation. Donations were accepted and a silent auction was held for guests to support these organizations and the movement for global health equity.

The 40 with 40 Campaign YEAR-LONG The 40 with 40 year-long campaign was the campaign through which the GlobeMed chapter rallied the support of individuals to support its project with Tiyatien Health. Tiyatien Health employs 40 community health workers (“accompaniers”) to disperse life-saving health services all around Southeast Liberia. Each of these 40 accompaniers was paired with one of the 40 GlobeMed members at the University of Michigan in order to galvanize a personal sense of solidarity between students in Ann Arbor and TH’s accompaniers in Zwedru, Liberia.

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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

26 DISCUSSIONS

04

EVENTS

07 TOPICS While most of our weekly discussions were based on a set, network-wide curriculum and centered on global health issues prevalent in developing nations, we were fortunate to have our Joy-Southfield Coordinators lead a couple sessions on health problems in Detroit. They were able to use examples from our work with JSCDC and even placed the issues we currently address into the context of Detroit’s political history. Finally, globalhealthU sessions served not only to educate members about current events and debates concerning global health, but also for members to inspire each other to think about prevalent and potentially controversial issues from different perspectives. GlobeMed is unique in this respect because it provides a forum for open discussion on issues only skimmed over in classes and gives students the opportunity to think critically about current health initiatives.

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 “At first it was difficult agreeing with some of the ideas surrounding global health politics; however, my eyes have been opened up to the devastating health conditions around the world.” -Nick Majie, rising sophomore

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ON – CAMPUS EVENTS

Screening of "Grown in Detroit" DECEMBER 1, 2010 The award-winning documentary "Grown in Detroit" spotlights a school for pregnant women and single mothers, especially important as most income-generating opportunities are closed to them. Because of limited access to fresh food and a paucity of jobs in Detroit, the school combines business and agriculture education so women can create their own opportunities to support their families. As our project with JSCDC involves urban gardening, this was a great way to expose our peers to other gardening initiatives in Detroit.

Campus Post-It-ing FEBRUARY 14, 2011 Throughout the day, GlobeMedders stuck up PostIts with health facts and figures all around campus. They could be found anywhere from bathroom mirrors to the backs of chairs, or from vending machines to a hand sanitizer dispenser. The aim was simply to create awareness of health disparities both in the U.S. and abroad.


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.

42 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 5 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:

Our chapter’s community building activities primarily consisted of fostering friendships and solidarity within our chapter. Ultimately, our social events allowed members to connect outside of fundraisers and globalhealthU sessions and led to a more cohesive and friendly atmosphere within which we could work to support our partner organizations. In addition to this, we were able to learn from each other’s personal experiences, which made being a part of the GlobeMed network even more rewarding.


[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 11, 2011 – JUNE 19, 2011

“During our first GROW trip to Liberia, we created friendships with the Tiyatien Health community. Listening to the voices of Liberian employees, community health workers and patients, enabled us (the GROW interns) to bring back first-hand accounts of the work Tiyatien is doing for the rural poor.” -- Emily Schiller, c/o 2011

02 LENGTH OF STAY: 6 weeks # OF GLOBEMED GROW INTERNS:

WORK DESCRIPTION: The chapter’s two GROW interns worked to gain an in-depth understanding of Tiyatien Health’s community health worker program, which works to extend health and psychosocial services beyond the hospital and into communities of rural Liberia. The interns followed and learned about the lives and work of Tiyatien’s “accompaniers” during their patient home visits, where they provide assistance with adherence to medication, and psychosocial counseling. A collection of photographs, videos, and written narratives will be produced to aid Tiyatien in advocating for their innovative community health worker program located in Southeast Liberia.

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GROW INTERNSHIP


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

GLOBEMED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR 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 relating to social justice. OUR QUESTION: You don’t have to be rich to give, you just have to…

BEHIND THE SCENES: Many have been compelled to action by the concept of “the white man’s burden,” with the underlying logic that those who are privileged should help those who are not. However, our chapter wanted to contradict the perception that being able to help is dependent on being financially wealthy. We wanted our peers to think about ways to aid others that did not involve donating money, so as to inspire creative methods of furthering worthy causes as well as increase involvement in efforts to alleviate the maladies plaguing our world today. The source and inspiration for this was a quote by Dharma Master Cheng Yen: “Giving is not the privilege of the rich – it is the privilege of the sincere.”

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

"You don't have to be rich to give, you just have to

__________.

COMMUNITY DINNER: GlobeMed at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor hosted a dinner featuring food from favorite campus hotspots and attracted over 80 students and upwards of $425 dollars for Tiyatien Health. It was a wonderful evening full of friends and food! DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSOR STEPHEN JUBWE: GlobeMed at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor was honored to have Prof. Jubwe of the University of Liberia share his thoughts on his home country. He left us with great insight into life in Liberia and an understanding of the type of impact that GlobeMed has through our partnership with TH. DIAG DAY: All day, GlobeMedders stood out on the Diag and chatted with passersby about WDSJ, social justice and health equity, GlobeMed, and Tiyatien Health. Students participated in our Wall of Change and offered their thoughts on how to answer our WDSJ question. Not only did we raise awareness and spread our mission, we engaged with campus at large and had the opportunity to hear our fellow students’ thoughts and ideas.

WE ASKED OVER 40 PEOPLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR. HERE’S HOW THEY RESPONDED >>


PHOTO RESPONSES

GlobeMed at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor asked 40 people to answer the question:

You don’t have to be rich to give, you just have to_________.

View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj

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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE


2011 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

2011 DELEGATES: Aileen Xu, Caitlin Dane, Colin Yee, Michael Budros, Emily Schiller, Hiten Patel, Jae Kwak, Jeremy Kratz, Jessica Lai, Kari Vredenburg, Katie Schmidt, Emily Chiu, Monica Walls, Nick Majie

“The Summit was definitely one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had with GobeMed, as it really helped me understand GlobeMed as an organization, a network, a movement. It was inspiring to hear from so many diverse voices, from fellow students to renowned social justice/global health advocates. Most notably, it was really incredible to see the network at large - to be surrounded by so many young people all passionate about making an impact on the world. It was extremely encouraging, as their passion fueled my own. Being able to listen to and learn from them was a truly unique experience I will never forget. I can't wait for next year!”

-- Emily Chiu c/o 2013

April 7 – 10 in Evanston, IL Featuring Honorary Keynote

DR. JOIA MUKHERJEE Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health


"GlobeMed opened my eyes to the health disparities that exist both locally and abroad while our chapter addressed specific contextualized issues of social injustice. By challenging the fundamental understanding of health, GlobeMed transformed my unmolded passion for the health sciences, further shaping a lifelong passion in the field of medicine.“ – Jeremy Kratz, c/o 2011

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OUR FUTURE

Over the summer of 2011, the GlobeMed at the University of Michigan chapter completed our first grassroots on-site work (G.R.O.W.) internships with Tiyatien Health in Zwedru, Liberia and with the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. The G.R.O.W. interns will be able to bring back much deeper understandings of our chapter’s partner organizations to the rest of our GlobeMed chapter, as well as a renewed sense of purpose and solidarity for our partnerships. Through these G.R.O.W. internships, our chapter has made incredibly deep, personal connections to our partner organizations that will continue to develop in the years to come. During the 2011-2012 academic year, our GlobeMed chapter will focus greatly on fostering personal connections to the communities that our partner organizations serve. This will further reinforce our partnerships and provide a solid foundation on which successful fundraising and advocacy initiatives can occur. Additionally, we will continue to collaborate with and emphasize the work of our Detroit-based partner, promoting the fact that global health does not transcend our local communities. It is through the development of these partnerships that the GlobeMed network is able to function as a pipeline for new and innovative leaders in global health and social justice. Our GlobeMed chapter will continue to build off of the generous support provided by both individuals and organizations. Please visit http://www.razoo.com/story/GlobeMed-At-University-Of-Michigan-40-With-40 to support our chapter’s future work with our partner organizations in Liberia and in Detroit and to help drive the student movement for global health equity and social justice.


CHAPTER FINANCES In 2010 – 2011, GlobeMed at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor raised $11,230 for Tiyatien Health to support projects in Zwedru, Liberia CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

OPERATIONS

TOTAL REVENUE

Revenue Events

$7,350

$7,350

Individual Giving

$3,140

$3,140

University Funding

$2,780

$2,780

Corporations

$100

$100

Foundations

$500

$500

Operations (i.e. member dues)

$140

$140

SUBTOTAL

$11,230

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

$2,780

OPERATIONS & GRANTS

$14,010

TOTAL

Current Finances Cash Reserves

$114.30

2011-2012 University Funding EXISTING BALANCE

$976.32

$1090.62

TBD

114.30

976.32

$1090.62


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Find our chapter on http://www.razoo.com/story/Globe-Med-At-UniversityOf-Michigan-40-With-40 and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

WANT TO REACH US IN 2011 2012?

CONTACT: COLIN YEE E-MAIL: umich@globemed.org

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STAY CONNECTED


EXECUTIVE BOARD Co-Presidents

Amy Yang • a.shih.yuan@gmail.com Colin Yee • colinyee@umich.edu

Director of globalhealthU

Tina Ozbeki • tina.ozbeki@gmail.com

Campaign Coordinators

Jeremy Kratz • jdkratz@umich.edu Jae Kwak • jaek331@gmail.com

Director of Community Building

Mary Charleson • mcharles88@gmail.com

Director of Finances

Hiten Patel • hitenp@umich.edu

Directors of GROW

Directors of Communications

Joy-Southfield Coordinators

Kari Vredenburg • kariv@umich.edu Colin Yee • colinyee@umich.edu Emily Schiller • emischiller@gmail.com Alexandra Pasanen • alexandra.pasanen@gmail.com Emily Chiu • emchiu@umich.edu Jessica Lai • jslai@umich.edu Emily Schiller • emischiller@gmail.com Aileen Xu • xua@umich.edu

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

ORGANIZATIONS The University of Michigan's Ginsberg Center

Trisha Hopkins Dr. Charissa Shawcross Peter Luckow

President Mary Sue Coleman and the University of Michigan The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, & the Arts

Dr. Patrick Lee The University of Michigan Student Assembly Dr. Rajesh Panjabi Kaplan Christina Bethke Dr. Brian Chan


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UMich 2011 Annual Report  

GlobeMed at University of Michigan's annual report for the 2010-2011 school year.

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