This October 25th will be the first-ever Global Day of Action for the Right to Health. On that day, people all over the world will be launching movements in their communities to make “Article 25″—the universal declaration for the right to health—a reality. Over 100 grassroots actions, from marches and rallies to candlelight vigils and teach-ins, are currently planned for Oct 25th by a [...]
GlobeMed has been on a journey toward inclusion since its inception. You may be familiar with the founding story of GlobeMed, in which a group from Northwestern sent medical supplies to a clinic across the Atlantic, a student named Victor visited the clinic to find the supplies still in their boxes, and a local leader explained the situation by telling Victor, “We are African; [...]
This year, the GlobeMed National Office welcomed 160+ delegates from 54 chapters to Evanston, IL for the 8th Annual Leadership Institute. With a year of change – from a new Executive Director and COO to the roll-out of GlobeMed’s advocacy component – coming up, the Leadership Institute served as a place for Co-Presidents, globalhealthU Coordinators, and the National Office to create a clear and common vision for the [...]
Desi Hartman, GROW intern from GlobeMed at Colorado College, discusses her partner organization’s work in fighting HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
We have just passed the half-way point of our GROW internship here in Mumias, Kenya—and yet I am still being blown away every day by WOPLAH’s inspiring work within this community. WOPLAH’s mission to address the pain and suffering of orphans, vulnerable children, and people [...]
In 10 days, over 160 students from 57 GlobeMed chapters across the country will be coming together in Chicago, Illinois for the 8th Annual Leadership Institute. This weekend will be a chance for the co-presidents and globalhealthU coordinators to be equipped with the skills, best practices and connections for a brilliant year of partnership ahead.
This year we are thrilled to welcome two new members [...]
Helen Zhou, GROW intern from GlobeMed at Columbia University, talks about her experience as a “muzungu” in Gulu, Uganda.
In the famously diverse city where I go to school, I will feel at any given time just like another person on the street. I can be “one of them” (on campus) or just “somebody” (in a museum, a store) or just “me” (in a city full [...]
We are thrilled to welcome our summer intern, Bryana Schoen!
As a former Director of Communications, Bryana will spend her 10-week internship plugging in on the 2014 Leadership Institute and a variety of exciting projects. She is working closely with globalhealth U this summer, helping to develop tools, resources and a variety of new media for our 2014-2015 ghU Coordinators.
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I am honored to join the GlobeMed family as the Chief Operating Officer at the National Office! My background is in global health and operations and I am eager to use these skills as we continue to strengthen the GlobeMed National Office and our ability to support the GlobeMed network at large.
Originally, I’m from Washington, D.C. I completed my undergraduate degree in [...]
Dan Torres, GROW intern from GlobeMed at Rutgers University, shares his thoughts on the motivation behind and execution of community based work.
As critical as I am regarding people doing service for self-gratification and to have that happy feeling like maybe they made a difference, it really doesn’t matter too much. Someone with the best intentions could have an awful plan with an awful execution, only [...]
Meygan Lackey, GROW Coordinator from GlobeMed at Brown, writes out her thoughts on safety and security in Kenya. (This post was originally written in June 2014.)
Last year before traveling to Nairobi as an intern on the 2013 GROW team, I was incredibly nervous — Kenya was on the US State Department’s Travel Warning List and the Google search I had performed after accepting [...]