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.
Nov 1, 2011

Save Lives: Help Nourish the Children of Ho

Nurse Love putting the nutrition program to action
Nurse Love putting the nutrition program to action

GlobeMed at Northwestern hopes to nourish the children of Ho, Ghana through empowerment.  By helping give people the resources and information they need, Ghanians will improve their lives and learn how to do so on their own in the future.  Through teaching mom’s about nutrition and giving them resources, like soy beans, the children of Ghana can have access to nutritious food that they desperately need. With a donation of just $10 you provide enough food to support a family for one month! Thank you for keeping up with GlobeMed and for all of your support. 

Oct 18, 2011

October Updates and Funding Push!

We are really excited for the new direction of our nutrition program this year with vegetable and protein supplements to enhance diets of malnourished children and know that it will make a huge impact on the villages of Ho. This is especially true given that over 50% of deaths past early infancy can be contributed to malnutrition, specifically Protein Energy Malnutrition.1  Our project started out with introducing soya beans and their benefits and then giving mothers access to and teaching them about soya beans. Our next goal is to help children vary their diet so that it includes vegetables and fruits in addition to protein supplements.  

Our nutrition program, which has been running for almost four years has had a lot of success, but funding is crucial to help keep it running.  With the last match day of the year coming up on October 19th, every donation and dollar really counts!  Please help us continue to help the children of Ghana; as our members who visited this summer saw, they are truly amazing children who deserve to lead healthy lives and have access to countless opportunities that only we can make possible! Thank you again for your continued support of the H.O.P.E Center and GlobeMed.  

 

1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2245943/

Oct 10, 2011

GlobeMed at Northwestern Fall 2011 Update

The school year at Northwestern has officially begun, and we were very excited to welcome both our new and returning members this year.  After some tough decision making with the application process, we picked a diverse group of students, who we feel will really contribute to GlobeMed and have a strong interest in global health.  

In our first meeting, we had a guest speaker from the Peace Corps, which was a great way to start of the year, as forming relationships with other agencies interested in global health gives our members a chance to work with them and understand their goals.  After an icebreaker to help our members get to know each other, our GlobalHealthU went over GlobeMed’s evolution, and finally members met with their committees for the first time.  We’re all looking forward to a pizza party today to get to know each other better. 

Our major fundraiser for the quarter is GlobeMed’s Rummage Sale, which has been a huge success in past years and is scheduled for November 17th.  We’ve started planning it and hope for an even more successful one this year.  We also look forward to working with Deepa, Parul, Neha, and Kerianne who visited the H.O.P.E. center this past summer to see what we can do to help the center and can’t wait to hear more about their amazing experience there.  

After raising over $10,000 last year, we hope to raise even more this year, so anything that you can donate would be greatly appreciated, and donations can be made directly on this site.  Also, on October 19th, GlobalGiving.org is matching 30% of all online donations (starting at 12:01 am EDT) with $100,000 available funds.  This is the last Bonus Day of the year, so any donation that you would really help us and make a huge difference with the added funds from Global Giving.  Thank you again for your continued support, and we’re looking forward to the new school year ahead.  

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