GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati

GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati (UC) is charged with inspiring the next generation of global health leaders through the mobilization of undergraduate students for the movement for global health equity. We believe that health is a human right and a matter of social justice. By doing what we can from where we are, we can help to ensure that no one needs to die of a treatable disease because of where he or she was born. On a local level, GlobeMed at UC uses the national GlobeMed curriculum to hold GlobalhealthU educational sessions every week. These are open to staff and general campus community members with an interest in learning more about health disparities around the world. We also...

GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati
557 Ludlow Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
United States
7405015089
http://www.globemed.org/cincinnati

Board of Directors

Ceejay Boyce, Codee Boyce, Mahima Venkatesh, Linda Venturato, Juliana Madzia

Project Leaders

Ceejay Boyce

Mission

GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati (UC) is charged with inspiring the next generation of global health leaders through the mobilization of undergraduate students for the movement for global health equity. We believe that health is a human right and a matter of social justice. By doing what we can from where we are, we can help to ensure that no one needs to die of a treatable disease because of where he or she was born. On a local level, GlobeMed at UC uses the national GlobeMed curriculum to hold GlobalhealthU educational sessions every week. These are open to staff and general campus community members with an interest in learning more about health disparities around the world. We also hold fundraising events on campus raise money for our partner organization, Social Action for Women. On the international level, GlobeMed at UC has partnered with Social Action for Women (SAW), a non-governmental organization based in Mae Sot, Thailand, on the border between Thailand and Burma. SAW began in 2001 in an attempt to provide healthcare, refuge, and education for female Burmese refugees prone to exploitation due to their undocumented status. SAW has since expanded to providing educational and healthcare programs, and safe-houses for at risk women, men, and children. In 2011, GlobeMed at UC and SAW created the Community Healthcare Outreach Project (CHOP) to reach out with education and healthcare to some of the most rural Burmese refugees in this area of the world. All of the funds raised by our chapter go to the implementation of CHOP. The final aspect of GlobeMed at UC's model is a yearly travel internship for students to work on the ground at SAW. The goal of this internship is to grow the relationship between the chapter and SAW, to plan the next school year's healthcare project, and to monitor and evaluate the previous year's projects. We believe that this collaborative approach creates a sustainable, just, and respectful model for global healthcare delivery.

Programs

Through our model for partnership, GlobeMed UC works collaboratively with Social Action for Women (SAW) based in Mae Sot, Thailand. SAW, a non-governmental, grassroots healthcare organization since 2001, has experience leading and implementing healthcare education workshops in this area of the world. Each year, GlobeMed at UC and SAW together create a healthcare project that will have meaningful impact on the lives of the community's members. In 2011, with our Project Coordinator, Ko Myo, we founded the Community Healthcare Outreach Program, Phase I (CHOP I). This project initialized a baseline survey and educational workshops for a rural migrant community along the Thai-Burma border, Phrop Phra, previously unaccessed by other NGOs. CHOP I is being administered from October 2012 to June 2013. The results of the surveys and post-workshop tests will inform the training of Peer Educators in CHOP, Phase II. In 2012, GlobeMed at UC is working to fund and administer CHOP II, which will run from August 2012-July 2013. CHOP II will train 20 community members to be Peer Educators (PEs) who will remain in their respective communities. These PE will disseminate knowledge as well as to serve as a monitoring post for SAW of the health issues in the area. This project will expand the sustainability of CHOP I project and provide the data for future interventions in this yet-underserved area of the world.

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