GlobeMed at CU Boulder

Mission: To engage students in the movement for global health equity by training students to generate resources and awareness, developing knowledge bases and skill sets, and providing opportunities to work and learn alongside Himalayan HealthCare, our partner organization in Nepal. We believe that every person has a role to play in global health equity and part of our mission is to help students find their place in the movement. Vision: To be the most effective student-run nonprofit organization in the state of Colorado, giving students the knowledge, exposure, and skill sets to be effective within the movement for global health equity and social justice while making a tangible impact in...
Jan 2, 2013

2013

New Year's Day 2013 marks the haflway point of GlobeMed at CU-Boulder's fourth year of partnership with Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) of Kathmandu, Nepal.  After the first semester, the staff at GlobeMed at CU-Boulder has successfully raised over $11,000 to support various projects that HHC directs in the most remote regions of Nepal.  GlobalGiving alone has raised nearly $600 directly for the Women's Empowerment program since our last update.  Numerous other campaigns including a benefit dinner and Holiday giving campaign have proven successful to contribute to our $11,000.  

Per the title of our GlobalGiving page, we also are supporting a cook stove and latrine program.  HHC has trained various village personnel to build cook stoves so that they are as effective and efficient as possible.  Composed of mud, water, straw, and dung, these stoves will filter the smoke up and out of the house.  The stoves will also allow more efficient burning of firewood by filtering the heat directly to the pots being used.  The Cook Stove program is a program that immediately benefits the health of families who cook over an open fire, in their house.  Not only does it reduce the amount of smoke inhalation that occurs, but it saves firewood so that women do not have to spend as many hours hiking up to the jungle to gather firewood.  

The latrine program totally restructures the water and sanitation situation in the villages. This project is a long term project that will provide every household with an improved latrine in HHC’s villages, thus vastly decreasing open defecation and health detriment due to poor sanitation.  Each latrine can provide a family of four proper disposal of human waste for 15 years.  

On behalf of all the staff at GlobeMed at CU-Boulder, we want to thank you for your support.  We wish you a Happy New Year and may all your resolutions prosper.

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Oct 2, 2012

New Year, More Goats...

It was a terrific summer for Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) and GlobeMed's partnership.  Because GlobeMed operates on the schedule of the University of Colorado, students are now back and passionate as ever for GlobeMed and its projects with HHC.  Overall in 2011-2012, GlobeMed finished with nearly $30,000 fundraised for HHC and its programs, $4,500 coming from Global Giving, and a total of $7,000 going to empowerment of women.  We offer our sincere thanks to all who have assisted in our cause.

Moving forward, we look to continue our partnership with HHC and the empowerment programs.  Our fundraising efforts will support this same program.  Multiple Kami women are already benefitting from the 30 goats that resulted from this project's fundraising efforts.  Each family received 4 goats.  Two of the goats can be sold immediately to provide a savings account for the family.  The savings can be used for a child's school, more goats, or investment in land that will provide sustainance for the family.  The two remaining goats can be utilized for the consumption and selling of milk and production of cheese, among other purposes.  This project is only a miniscule of the work that HHC commits to the people in these areas.  Feel free to learn more by following the links below to website of GlobeMed at the University of Colorado and Himalayan HealthCare.

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Jul 2, 2012

Update for "30 goats in 30 days"

This year has been a great success for GlobeMed at CU-Boulder. We not only hit our goal, but exceeded it. We helped fund various programs, ranging from education, health care to women’s empowerment.

From our Global Giving campaign, we were able to help Himalayan Health Car, our partner, to provide 10 women with 3 goats a piece. Our campaign “30 goats in 30 days” was very successful. Not only were we able to provide 30 goats, but we were able to help fund for cook stoves and latrines to several families as well. We are helping make vast changes for the better in the lives of these Kami women.

Over 1,500 lives have been impacted by this project, due the importance of the women in the care taking of many people in those communities. However, there is always a need for more goats, cook stoves and latrines in these rural areas of Nepal. With the use of goats, cook stoves and latrines, women in rural areas are able to feed and keep their families healthy.

Thank you for your continued support! You are making an immensely positive impact on the lives of thousands of rural Nepalese, through your support of the Kami women!

If you would like to get more information on our projects, or have any questions or concerns please visit us at httlp://www.globemedcu.org

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