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2010 2011 ANNUAL REPORT
GLOBEMED AT YOUR BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
students fighting for global health equity!
Amherst College! Pastoral ! San Salvador, El Salvador!Boston College! CCC-UNSCH ! Ayacucho, Peru !Bucknell University! KIHEFO! Kabale, Uganda!Columbia University! GWED-G! Gulu, Uganda!Cornell University! CEPAIPA! Guayaquil, Ecuador!CU-Boulder! Himalyan Healthcare! Jawalakhel, Nepal!Depaul University! ASOSAP! Alta Verapaz, Guatemala!Duke University! Salud San Limite! Siuna, Nicaragua!Florida State University! ARM! Orissa, India!GWU! Rwanda Village Concept Project! Huye District, Rwanda!Georgetown University! Minga Peru! Iquitos, Peru!Indiana University! CEMOPLAF-Cajabamba! Cajabamba, Ecuador!Lawrence University! FUNPRONID! Riobamba, Ecuador!Loyola University! La Primavera! La Primavera, Guatemala!Middlebury College! Africa 2000 Network! Tororo, Uganda!Northeastern University! Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization! Masaka, Uganda!Northwestern University! The HOPE Center! Ho, Ghana!Penn State University! EAPSEC! Chiapas, Mexico!Princeton University! Jambi Hwasi! Otavalo, Ecuador!Rhodes College! AMOS! Managua, Nicaragua!Truman State University! Maison de Naissance! Torbeck, Haiti!University of Chicago! ASPAT! Lima, Peru!UCLA! Amuru Youth Center! Anaka, Uganda!
University of Michigan! Tiyatien Health!Joy-Southfield Development Corp!Zwedru, Liberia!Detroit, Michigan!
UMKC! KCRC! Bushenyi District, Uganda!UNC-Chapel Hill! Health-Alert Uganda! Gulu, Uganda!University of Rochester! Kallpa Iquitos! Iquitos, Peru!USC! Care Net Ghana! Hohoe, Ghana!University of Texas-Austin! Clinica Ana Manganaro! Guarjila, El Salvador!Vanderbilt University! Dios es Amor! Lima, Peru!WashU in St. Louis! UDHA! Iganga, Uganda!to im
TABLE OF CONTENTS !
1 MISSION STATEMENT!!2 ABOUT US!
3 OUR PARTNER!
4 OUR PROJECT!!5 GLOBALHEALTHU!
6 COMMUNITY BUILDING!
!7 GRASSROOTS ON-
SITE WORK INTERNSHIP!
!8 GLOBEMED GLOBAL
9 OUR FUTURE!
11 STAY CONNECTED!
12 THANK YOU!
2010 2011 Annual Report!
GLOBEMED AT BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
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.
ONE BILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD LACK ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS*. EACH DAY, MORE THAN 36,000 PEOPLE DIE PREVENTABLE DEATHS. WITHOUT ADDRESSING POVERTY AND POOR HEALTH, WE CANNOT BREAK THIS CYCLE OF SUFFERING. UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE THE PASSION AND ENERGY TO HELP TACKLE THIS CHALLENGE. GLOBEMED AIMS TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE BY ENGAGING AND TRAINING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE IMPOVERISHED. 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 TOMORROWS LEADERS ACROSS ALL PROFESSIONS WHO WILL SHARE A DEEP COMMITMENT TO HEALTH EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.
*World Bank, World Development Report 2000/2001: A:acking Poverty (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
ABOUT US GlobeMed at Bucknell University
GlobeMed at Bucknell was conceived when two students from Bucknell attended the GlobeMed Global Health Summit in 2006. They returned with the inspiration and passion of the Summit and founded GlobeMed at Bucknell soon afterward. Our chapter was officially established and recognized by the University in 2007.!!Our chapter formed our first partnership in 2007 with SEHC (Students for Equity in Healthcare), a group of medical students in Uganda striving to help their impoverished community. In the spring of 2009, the team decided to take a new direction and began partnership with the existing Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO) to open a nutrition center, to be named the Kigezi Nutrition Rehabilitation Center. The center received its first patient in January 2010 and is admitting new patients as funds continue to stream in. Two students conducted our chapters first GROW trip in the summer of 2011 to visit our partner and continue strengthening the relationship we have developed.!
since our founding in , our chapter has grown from to
members. 03 25
OUR PARTNER 2010 2011 Annual Report!
[KIGEZI HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION]
KEY FACT: At roughly 50%, Kabale is the district with the highest rate of child malnutrition.!
[About Kigezi Healthcare Foundation] FOUNDED IN 2000
The Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO) opened in December 2000 to provide counseling, treatment, nutritional advice, social support and advocacy for local people living with HIV/AIDS. Gradually, KIHEFO expanded to adopt a more multifaceted approach to improving the health of Kabale by establishing a general health clinic, outreach programs with ill and impoverished community groups, agricultural enterprises and, most recently, the Kigezi Nutrition Rehabilitation Center. With support from GlobeMed at Bucknell after the partnership was founded in 2009, the nutrition center opened at the beginning of 2010 to help fight the districts high rates of malnourishment, child illness, and infant mortality.!!
[WORKS IN KABALE, UGANDA] POPULATION: 44,600 Kabale is located nearly 400 km southwest from Kampala, Ugandas political and economic center. Kabales location along transportation routes to Rwanda and the DRC provide most economic activity, coupled by wildlife tourism. Decades of political instability and devastating economic policies rendered Uganda one of the worlds poorest countries at the beginning of the decade. Most families work in agriculture and many are limited to one meal a day causing malnutrition, especially among the children. Kabale suffers an infant mortality rate of 181 per 1000 children born (nearly twice the national average) and 50% stunted growth for children under 5. High mortality rates result in high fertility rates for women and unregulated population growth, which in turn has lowered the value of labor and jeopardized economic stability in the region.!!
Partner Contacts: Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo - Executive Director/ Founder, !Martin Ngabirano -Team Leader, Finance & Volunteer Projects!
& OUR PROJECT 2010 2011 Annual Report!
[KIGEZI HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION]
GlobeMed at Bucknell University
[Why nutrition?]!The severely high rate malnutrition in the Kabale region stunts community development and weathers the communitys health in a number of ways. Living on a single, unchanging meal each day, children go to school too hungry to take advantage of their education, while men and women fall too ill to work. Therefore, in order to really get at the heart of the issues of health and poverty, we start at the bottom with the most basic of human needs - food.!
Reducing the prevalence of malnourishment in the children of
GlobeMed at Bucknell supported KIHEFOs Nutrition Rehabilitation Center by funding nutritional treatment supplies
such as protein supplements and powdered milk, outreach programs that
identify sick and malnourished children in the surrounding communities and
miscellaneous supplies such as weighing scales and mosquito nets.!
Sitting with some friends earlier in the semester, I remember listening to them talk about fundraising for various clubs and charities as if it was a chore and wondering, what makes fundraising for GlobeMed different? I dont think its that our cause is any nobler or that the money we raise is better spent, but the fundraising we achieved for our partner was far from forced. While there are surely many reasons for this, I think the most prominent explanation is GlobalHealthU: a weekly reminder of what were all working toward. Through GlobalHealthU, we come to appreciate the extent and necessity of our task, as well as where progress is being made and where major issues remain. These discussions put all of our efforts in perspective and drive our work with the vital base of knowledge and commitment that other organizations can sometimes overlook.!
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
PHILOSOPHICAL FRAMEWORKS OF! GLOBAL HEALTH!
!CONFLICT AND GLOBAL
FOOD AND NUTRITION!!
LGBTQ AND GLOBAL HEALTH!
!GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH!
!RELIGION AND GLOBAL
!TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:!!# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:!!One of the best things about GlobeMed at Bucknell is that for all that we accomplished throughout the year, it never really seemed like work. Through our club dinners, late-night baking sessions and weekends at the Farmers Market, what started for most as just another club quickly turned into a group of f