GlobeMed at Northwestern

GlobeMed's mission is to connect the assets of a student-led network to grassroots health organizations working in communities around the world. By inspiring and training university students to mobilize resources for global health, we seek to build a movement fighting for a more sustainable and secure world.
Jul 21, 2014

Exciting Summer Updates!

This spring, our new Executive Board members jumped head first into planning and executing our short and long-term goals! As the school year came to a close, we wrapped up the year by hosting our 3rd annual Globemed 5K/Fun Run over Memorial Day Weekend. This year, we were fourtunate to have many individuals from the Evanston community participate, as well as many families! This was a great way for us to connect not only with our campus, but also with our local community. 

Globemed at Northwestern also participated in and won $1000 in a video competition! The competition was hosted by Northwestern Student Holdings, a student group that houses a number of student-run companies. Globemed competed with 6 other social justice and philanthropic student groups in a week long competition where each group posted a video explaining who they were and the impact of their work, and whichever group’s video received the most votes won. Globemed came in first with over 1,200 votes! Although winning the prize money was a wonderful way to help us reach our funding goal for Adonai, our chapter agreed that another incredible reward of winning was knowing that we were able to spread awareness of who we are and what we are doing to so many people! 

If you would like to see the video, it is still online at this link: http://www.nshimpact.com/globemed/

In a few weeks, the GROW (Grassroots On-site Work) team will return back to Namugoga, Uganda. This will be our second trip to the Adonai Centre! They will be staying for about a month, conducting research, implementing current projects, and seeing the results and impact of our fundraising. We are so excited for the GROW team to come back with updates and meaningful experiences so that we can continue to build this relationship!  

Thank you so much for your support throughout the 2013-2014 year. We would not be able to accomplish our goals without you and we are so grateful! We can’t wait to share what the coming year will bring with you!

Apr 22, 2014

Spring Time Brings Exciting Changes and Growth!

GlobeMed at Northwestern has had an exciting and dynamic past couple of months. We have had a few smaller fundraising campaigns such as bake sales and selling other items- raising altogether over $450. Many of our chapter members have just attended the GlobeMed National Summit. It was an opportune time to connect with other chapters, think critically about our own chapter, and reinvigorate our passions to continue partnering with the Adonai Centre to better the health of the Namugoga community. Shortly after the National Summit, Chicago GlobeMed chapters also held their own smaller conference and this was an important experience for Northwestern members. It not only gave us a chance to network with other chapters to improve the member experience, but also was a chance for Northwestern chapter members to strategize about our future and laying out concrete details for next steps. 

Looking forward, we are planning our spring quarter fundraising events. Our 3rd annual 5K/Fun Run is happening at the end of May and is open to anyone in the Evanston/Chicago area. During our weekly global health discussions, members have engaged in serious conversations about our partnership. We talked about the projects we are currently administering at Adonai and the importance of the partnership. These conversations are critical starting points for evaluating our partnership, understanding our impact, and improving measures for the following year.

As always, we want to continuously thank all of our supporters and donors! The global health equity movement involves everybody adn we cannot do what we do without all of you! We are extremely ecstatic of the new chapter co-presidents, Matt Zhou and Brittany Zelch, to take over and lead the chapter to great accomplishments next year. We hope you all are too! 

Jan 27, 2014

Thank you to everyone for their holiday donations!

The holiday season has always been a time of generosity. GlobeMed at Northwestern is so incredibly grateful for the all of our donors and partners for letting us continue to make an impact in our chapter as well as in Uganda. Your thoughtfulness and kindess is how we can continue doing the great work we do.

 

The past couple months have been an exciting time for GlobeMed and our projects in Uganda. We have just completed the process of picking the next team to travel to Uganda this summer. This team has been working fervently on their goals and projects for the summer. They have been in constant contact with Aloysious and the Adonai Centre on expectations. There has been frequent collaboration and both sides are really excited for the trip. 

The chapter just engaged in a meaningful conversation about Ugandan history and current politics. It was a great chance for the members to learn not only about our partner more deeply, but a confirmation of why our project and partnership is so important. The Adonai Centre is an amazing organization for its community and we are incredibly excited to continue this relationship for the second year. We are looking forward to skyping with Aloysious and having more conversations about the clinic and visitors' center being built.  

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