GlobeMed at Penn State
101 W. Nittany Ave.
BRIDGE Number: 1739813827
Erin Ewing, Megan Zuley
Erin Ewing, Megan Zuley, Ricardo Ortiz, Chen Zhang, Mee Hye Smith, Tawney Knecht, Estella Obi-Tabot, Disha Patel, Cat Medved, Kiki Gordon, Omayra Rivera, Tom Stitt, Michelle Lai, Unnati Shah
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 at Penn State partners with a community organization called ACUDESBAL in Bajo Lempa, El Salvador to increase self-sustaining agriculture and child development. With the leaders of ACUDESBAL, we plan and implement child nutrition projects, including the building of community gardens and fisheries at daycare centers, nutrition education, increased latrine sanitation, kitchen re-modeling and oral hygiene programs. On the Penn State campus, we run fundraising campaigns to support this project. Additionally, we plan educational events on campus to get students talking about issues of global health and social justice. Our most important event is an annual Global Health Conference, where professors and outside speakers are invited to lead workshops and speak in order to engage students in the movement for global health equity.