GLOBEMED at UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Los Angeles, CA
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 USC
As Co-Presidents of USC GlobeMed, we have had the beautiful opportunity of engaging in our nation's global health revolution. A movement that is ever-increasing in its momentum, the fight for achieving global health equity has moved the hearts of our chapter's members, families, and friends.
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
10 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 11 OUR FUTURE 12 FINANCES
Reflecting upon this past 2010-2011 academic year, we have witnessed our chapter's unflinching allegiance to eradicating social injustice. Whether it constituted of dorm-storming corridors with baked cookies or committing time and toil to distributing pamphlets for Global Get Down, our members have exemplified wholehearted devotion. Though small in number, our chapter's resilience provided Alice and me with the drive to hope for more. With this energy, USC partnered with philanthropic supporters, ultimately bringing two computers to Care Net Ghana's elementary schools. Having been granted this unique opportunity to preside over our campus' chapter has been incredibly worthwhile. Our years with USC GlobeMed have intellectually and experientially educated us about humanity. Our own participation has broadened the parameters of our knowledge, shedding light upon the potential possibilities for change. In Solidarity,
13 STAY CONNECTED 14 THANK YOU
Jane Hwang and Alice Kim 2010-2011 Co-Presidents
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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 USC In 2005, three students at USC wanted to form a group on campus that would allow students to make an impact on global health. With that, they formed a Global Medical Relief Program. From 2005 to 2007, we were able to send supplies to a number of different clinics around the world. However, by the end of the 2006-2007 school year, the founding members graduated and Global Medical Relief Program was left with three members. At the start of the next year, it was time for a real change. We became GlobeMed at USC, and started out with our new mission and team. We formed our first partnership with Sunrise Community Counseling Center in 2008. We grew from the three original members to the now twelve core members. We have raised over $2,500 dollars for Care Net Ghana.
since our founding in August 2007 , our chapter has grown from to members.
CARE NET GHANA [WORKS IN HOHOE, GHANA] POPULATION: 40,383
KEY FACT: The Hohoe district offers limited pediatric care to its residents, with a current doctor to patient ratio of 1:62,000.
Hohoe is the second largest town located in the Volta Region of Ghana in West Africa, and holds a rich diversity of history and culture of tribal life in the region. Care Net was founded in 1993 by a group of young Ghanaian university graduates to promote adolescent reproductive health among young people of the Volta Region of Ghana. Among its greatest accomplishments, Care Net lists successfully completing the construction of a community health Center in AveAfiadenyigba to provide pre-natal, delivery and post natal care for pregnant women and treat other common diseases within the community, such as malaria.
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[About Care Net Ghana] FOUNDED IN 1993 GlobeMed at USC and Care Net Ghanaâ€™s (http://www.carenetghana.org) partnership was solidified in 2009 with the help of the National Office. Young university graduates founded the organization in 1993 to promote adolescent reproductive health among the young people of the Volta Region of Ghana. Care Net Ghana is a grassroots organization dedicated improving the living condition of the marginalized groups in Ghana, particularly women and children, through programs focusing on education, health, child rights, and environmental conservation. Currently, GlobeMed at USC is partnered with Care Net to aid in the overall improvement of Maternal and Child Healthcare. One of the achievements made by Care Net Ghana was the establishment of the Care Net Community Hospital in Hohoe. There, Care Net hopes to provide pediatric care among others medical services to residents of the Hohoe district.
Partner Contact: Patrick Ahumah, Executive Director
CARE NET GHANA
GlobeMed at USC
[Why children’s rights and empowerment?]
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Computers, especially those with access to the Internet, have the potential to significantly enhance children’s education, engaging them in their own learning process and giving them access to a global perspective in addition to teaching a valuable skill for the future. The computer lab at Care Net will also draw children into the organization’s other programs to support their health, development, and rights, and empower current and future generations with the knowledge and capacity to achieve greater health equity.
SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE DESKTOP COMPUTERS FOR THEIR STUDENTS TO USE
$2,000 TO PURCHASE DESKTOP COMPUTERS
Raise $2,000 to help establish a public computer lab for children in Hohoe, Ghana. As initiatives like One Laptop Per Child have shown, computers, and especially access to the internet, dramatically enhances children's education, engaging them in their own learning process and giving them access to a global perspective. In addition to improving literacy and school attendance, experience and comfort with computers gives them a highly marketable skill for the future. Children who are initially drawn to CareNet by the computer lab can then be brought into the organization's programs to support their health, development and human rights. When combined with comprehensive programs such as CareNet's, the introduction of computers into a community helps the next generation lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
$ MONEY RAISED 520.77
Diddy Riese Dorm Storming Cookie Sales
USC GlobeMed dorm stormed residence halls and apartments selling freshly-baked cookies!
Trojan Parents Weekend
GlobeMed helped USC's staff and faculty welcome the matriculating class' parents by setting up and cleaning up the campus.
Partnership with Yogurtland
USC GlobeMed advertised Yogurtland's deliciously creamy yogurt to USC students and Los Angeles locals.
Change and Razoo Website Campaign
USC GlobeMed's members, friends, and families donated through the website.
Beta Fish Sales
USC GlobeMed sold pet Beta fish, artistic fish bowls, and fresh fish food on USC's campus.
Global Get Down
USC GlobeMed hosted a multicultural showcase of talent consisting of choral, dancing, and comedy groups.
Summit Bracelet Sales
USC GlobeMed sold jewelry at the 2011 GlobeMed Summit, integrating Ghanaian culture into a beautifully woven leather bracelet.
USC GlobeMed partnered with Kaplan, a testing company that donated a full course of preparation for the MCATs, LSATs, GREs, and much more! We held a silent auction, receiving bids through emails. The highest bidder was announced at our Global Getdown on Tuesday, March 29th.
TOTAL FUNDS RAISED FOR CARE NET GHANA IN 2010 â€“ 2011:
Since 2007, USC GlobeMed has raised a total of over $6,000 to support CareNet Ghana's marginalized groups' access to basic medical and educational needs.
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 feel very proud of what USC's chapter accomplished this year in its GlobalHealthU program. This year, thanks to the diverse resources provided by our national office and hard work of our globalhealthU coordinators and copresidents, our discussions reached a new level of depth and relevance. GlobalhealthU became a source of consistency in our busy schedule and a time to reflect on the meanings of our actions, not to mention a constant forum for ongoing debate and interaction. One of my favorite moments from this year's globalhealthU was the discussion on LGBTQ issues and global health, a highly controversial and relevant topic that I had never before placed in a global context. Making the connections between local and global phenomena and hearing the diverse perspectives of our group was an amazing experience. I believe globalhealthU has become a vital means of reasserting our focus as a chapter, and I hope to see this role deepen in the coming year.
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.
12 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 05 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
Our chapter at USC grew closer as a group by tabling for different events, hosting our Global Get Down, and revealing random fun facts about ourselves sprinkled throughout meetings. Within our community, we set up a booth as part of another student organization's health fair to talk about different foods around the world. Working together on this and other projects provided a wonderful opportunity for everyone to speak about global health in a dynamic setting and learn from each other.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
GLOBEMED AT USC 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: What does everybody have a right to?
What does everybody have a right to?
BEHIND THE SCENES: USC GlobeMed's partnered nonprofit organization, Care Net Ghana, has helped to solidify Right of the Child (R.O.C.) communities. One of the many programs pioneered by Care Net Ghana, R.O.C. gives children the space and the freedom to stand up for their rights. Children in HoHoe, Ghana are beginning to learn their basic rights to education, privacy, health, and participation. USC GlobeMed asked this question to engage individuals at USC with Care Net Ghana's R.O.C. program.
WE ASKED OVER 19 PEOPLE AT USC.
HEREâ€™S HOW THEY RESPONDED >>
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GlobeMed at USC asked 19 people to answer the question,
What does everybody have a right to?
View more responses: www.imagine2030.org/wdsj
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2011 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2011 DELEGATES: Alice Kim, Charlene Nguyen
"The annual Global Health Summit was phenomenal! We had the opportunity to listen and talk to leaders and professionals in global health, engage in discussion about global health and GlobeMed as a social movement with chapters from all over the country, and brainstorm ways for our GlobeMed community to better execute its mission statement.â€?
-- Charlene Nguyen, c/o 2013
April 7 â€“ 10 in Evanston, IL Featuring Honorary Keynote
DR. JOIA MUKHERJEE Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health
“GlobeMed gave me a broader, global perspective of health that goes beyond medicine. It inspired me to be around a group of people dedicated to helping improve the social, psychological, and physical well-being of those in need and feeling like I too could make an impact across the world.” – Sean Matsuwaka, c/o 2011
Looking back on our year, we are more excited than ever for next year!
We are working to reassert Globemed at USC's presence on campus and expand our influence and staff. This includes recruiting a motivated, passionate and multitalented executive board and staff for the next year, building on our relationship with our partner organization, CareNet Ghana, and developing truly innovative and successful events to help reach our fundraising goals! We would also like to build connections with different Globemed chapters in the surrounding areas and reaching out to chapters across the country, making full use of the Globemed network. Among ourselves, we hope to build a close-knit and fun community within USC that serves as a platform to explore our interest in global health and social justice through different perspectives. Above all, we will strive to honor our commitment to our partner organization and the incredible work that they have been doing in Hohoe, Ghana. Not just involved with health care, CareNet truly embodies the Globemed spirit of promoting social justice through its innovative and successful youth mentoring programs and education services. We are so proud to be working alongside this organization, and we are working to make this year our most successful yet! To learn more about CareNet Ghana and support their efforts, please visit http://www.razoo.com/story/GlobeMed-At-Usc to donate
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CHAPTER FINANCES In 2010 – 2011, GlobeMed at USC raised $2,760 for Care Net Ghana to support projects in Hohoe, Ghana.
Revenue Events Individual Giving
GlobeMed National Office
Operations (i.e. member dues)
OPERATIONS & GRANTS
Current Finances Cash Reserves
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EXECUTIVE BOARD Co-Presidents
Alice Kim • email@example.com Jane Hwang • firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors of globalhealthU
Anu Ramachandran • email@example.com Lu Zhang • firstname.lastname@example.org
Dot Jin • email@example.com Sonam Kapadia • firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Community Building
Tisa Thomas • email@example.com
Director of Finances Director of Communications
Sean Matsukawa • firstname.lastname@example.org Charlene Nguyen• email@example.com
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2010 – 2011 year a great success:
Julia Browne (Kaplan Representative),
Saved By Grace,
TC Dance, Dance Club, Zeher, Taekwondo, Asli Baat, Hawaii Club, Troy Tones
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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.