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.
Apr 8, 2015

Spring Updates

GlobeMed at Northwestern has had an exciting and successful past few months! Our World Day of Social Justice programming included a canvas board in which students wrote what mental health meant to them and a world cafe on hunger and food insecurity. Many of our chapter members just attended the GlobeMed National Summit, whose theme was partnering for systemic change. It was an incredible 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.

Looking forward, we are working hard on planning our first ever benefit dinner taking place on May 13. This GlobeMed night of appreciation will highlight the accomplishments of GlobeMed at Northwestern by honoring alumni and contributers to this wonderful organization. We are so excited for this event and hope that its fundraising results will have a substantial impact on Adonai.

Our weekly meetings in the past few months have been dedicated to exploring health as it relates to gender and sexuality around the world. These discussions have brought about a wider understanding of public health and the complexities of the systems that govern the field. In the Spring, we will be delving deeper into GlobeMed's advocacy component, in which we will commit ourselves to discussing the importance of engaging with the world around us.

We are also extremely excited to introduce a new executive board led by the chapter co-presidents, Victoria Zapater and Natalie Sack. This board is a team of passionate and committed individuals who are dedicated to seeing Adonai thrive, and we cannot wait to see what they will do in the next year.

As always, we want to continuously thank all of our supporters and donors! The global health equity movement involves everybody and we cannot do what we do without all of you! 

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Jan 14, 2015

Back at it!

We hope everyone had a good and relaxing holiday season. We are very excited to be back on campus to learn more about global health and engage in new fundraising efforts for Adonai. Last season was extremely successful, as we raised over $3,000 for the child health center through a two day holiday sweater sale, the most a Northwestern GlobeMed campaign has ever raised.

We also selected our GROW team last month; these four students will be traveling to Uganda this summer to see how our work and your donations are impacting the Adonai Center. This team has been working fervently on crafting the itinerary and a research product for the trip. We are all very excited that in March, Aloysious and his wife Abby will be coming to visit the United States and will make a stop in Chicago to meet our chapter! This is an incredible opportunity for all of us to be able to interact and learn about Adonai firsthand, as well as for Adonai to actually see the work we do here in Evanston.

The chapter has been constantly learning and asking questions about Adonai and the history and society in Uganda. All of our members care deeply about our partners and bettering the world, and this clearly permeates throughout our discussions during all of our meetings. The Adonai Centre is an amazing organization for its community and we are incredibly excited to continue this relationship for the third year. We are looking forward to meeting Aloysious in a few months and to discuss hiring health care professionals at the health center as well as furnishing the center for future use.

 

Oct 15, 2014

A Fall to Remember

Hello world! The leaves are changing color, which means GlobeMed at Northwestern is back in session for another great year. We are currently in the process of recruiting our new members and we are so excited about all of our passionate and enthusiastic applicants! Our first meeting of the new chapter will be this week and we cannot wait to get started engaging our new members.

The first campaign of the year is coming up soon: our second annual Holiday Sweater Drive will be happening before Thanksgiving. We will be collecting sweaters from various thrift stores and selling it to students for low prices. This drive was a major success last year, raising over $1000 dollars from just three days of selling sweaters. We cannot wait to see what the drive will bring this year!

The GROW team came back from their trip to Adonai in Mid-September where they had the opportunity of working closely with The Adonai Center as well as conducting a research project teaching young girls about menstruation. Many of these girls end up missing large portions of their schooling due to limited access of sanitary napkins and other necessary supplies so our team is hoping to spread awareness and begin to change that.


Our partnership with the Adonai Center has been thriving, as our GROW team also cultivated a strong relationship with the directors, whom we will plan to welcome to Chicago in March! Thank you so much for following GlobeMed at Northwestern and we truly appreciate your continued support!

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