GlobeMed at Columbia University

GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. GlobeMed is an international community of students and grassroots organizations who form long-term partnerships, the heart of GlobeMed's model. Together, the chapter and partner organization implement specific health and development projects, communicating on every aspect from initial design to monitoring and evaluation. In just four years, GlobeMed established chapters at 46 universities across the United States, inspiring thousands of students to become lifelong advocates for global health equity. We co...

Pamela & Franny with Co-Presidents Lillian & Lexa

Pamela & Franny with Co-Presidents Lillian & Lexa
Photo from Progress Report 'GWED-G in the USA Part Two!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Our chapter with Pamela and Franny!

Our chapter with Pamela and Franny!
Photo from Progress Report 'GWED-G in the USA Part Two!' (view small | med | large | orig)

A midwife inoculates a newborn baby at a clinic

A midwife inoculates a newborn baby at a clinic
Part of GlobeMed at Columbia's project with GWED-G is to hold Voluntary Counseling and Testing clinics in rural villages. Many services are part of these clinics, including antenatal care counseling, HIV testing and counseling, HIV awareness and reproductive health education, and immunizations of newborns. Pictured is a midwife, Jackie, immunizing a woman's newborn child with the first round of vaccinations for infants. (view small | med | large | orig)

GWED-G staff member educates HIV+ women's groups

GWED-G staff member educates HIV+ women's groups
Franny Achoko, the Project Officer for GlobeMed and GWED-G's HIV awareness and maternal health project in northern Uganda, talks in front of several HIV positive women's groups. Part of GWED-G's program is to empower these women to share their stories, emphasizing that they should not be ashamed of their HIV status due to stigmatization. After speaking with Franny, many of these women felt encouraged to share their stories with the group knowing that they all stood in solidarity with one another and the community. (view small | med | large | orig)

Zainabu, HIV+ mother and treasurer of her VSLA

Zainabu, HIV+ mother and treasurer of her VSLA
Zainabu, an HIV positive mother and beneficiary, is the treasurer of her Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA). VSLA is a banking method instituted by CARE International that is meant as a way for groups of people to collectively save their money to use for community development or welfare. As the treasurer, Zainabu records weekly contributions of all VSLA members. A few years ago, Zainabu would never have been able to be the treasurer. She was deathly skinny and hid in her house for fear of stigmatization by her peers. After attending GWED-G sensitization campaigns and prevention of mother to child transmission counseling, Zainabu has developed a strong leadership role in her community and is proud that her next baby will be born HIV free. (view small | med | large | orig)
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