GlobeMed

Mission

GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world.

Approach

Partner: We partner students with grassroots organizations to address health disparities.
Learn: We educate and train student advocates for global health equity.
Ignite: We build a movement of people who believe in health and justice for all.

The Network

Founded by students in 2007, the GlobeMed network engages over 1,500 undergraduates at 50 university-based chapters throughout the U.S. Each chapter is partnered one-to-one with a grassroots health organization in one of 19 countries throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. Fundraising and on-site efforts at each chapter contribute to one or more of six key areas of impact: Maternal Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Nutrition, Income Generation, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Capacity Building. Through their involvement today, our students and partners commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.

Throughout the year, GlobeMed chapters strengthen long-term partnerships through frequent communication, fundraise through innovative initiatives for health projects that help partner organizations achieve their mission, educate students about global health issues through a signature curriculum, and intern on-site with partner organizations.

GlobeMed at Washington Univerisity in St. Louis

Our chapter was formed in September of 2008, only months after our chapter founder came upon the community based non-governmental organization Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA) while working on a service project in Uganda. Inspired by the dedication and passion of the NGO’s founders and staff and the efficacy of their programs, he sought a sustainable model for supporting UDHA’s initiatives. GlobeMed at WashU was born, and since then, our chapter has grown from six initial members to a chapter of fifty-eight students committed to working towards equity in health. We have sent three to four interns on Grassroots On-site Work Teams to work with our partner organization each of the past five summers, and our chapter has raised over $48,500 for our partner organization in that time period.

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