GlobeMed at UChicago

Founded in 2010, GlobeMed at the University of Chicago is one of 55 branches of the wider GlobeMed organization, which partners college students with grassroots leaders worldwide to combat healthcare inequity. GlobeMed at the University of Chicago works alongside the Asociacion de Personas Afectadas por Tuberculosis del Peru (ASPAT-Peru) in the poorest districts of Lima, Peru and the nearby seaport of Callao. GlobeMed at the University of Chicago and ASPAT-Peru are in the third year of their partnership, have contributed almost $21,000 to the fight against tuberculosis, and are continuing to improve the quality of life of tuberculosis patients, to alleviate the stigma they face, and to i...

Patients and Organizational Staff at the Clinic

Patients and Organizational Staff at the Clinic
Everyone together after an educational seminar. (view small | med | large | orig)

Attending an Educational Seminar

Attending an Educational Seminar
A patient and her son attend a TB seminar. The little boy is currently on 6-9 months worth of prophylactic treatments to prevent him from catching his mother's illness. (view small | med | large | orig)

Yhosmel

Yhosmel
Yhosmel contracted TB from his grandmother as an infant, after which he was abandoned by his family, as they were unable to care for him. The TB has now spread to his brain - he can't walk or talk. (view small | med | large | orig)

TB Patient Receives Medicine

TB Patient Receives Medicine
For drug-susceptible TB, patients must take up to 11 different pills a day for the first 2 months of treatment, 5-6 a day for the next 2 months, and finally just 2 a day for the final 2 months. (view small | med | large | orig)

TB Patient with Her Children

TB Patient with Her Children
Meet Sussy, a mother of two, who was diagnosed with TB while pregnant with her second son. (view small | med | large | orig)
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