We have some exciting updates on successful initiatives on campus as well as some some exciting developments in the works for GlobeMed at Northwestern!
The highlight for our chapter this past winter was the World Day of Social Justice, which took place on February 20th. Members of GlobeMed cultivated campus-wide awareness of global health inequities by displaying and handing out balloons all over Northwestern with facts about the health care injustices around the world. We were able to use this day and event to connect with other organizations involved with social justice on campus. Plus, it was a great way to get the chapter involved and engaging with their peers about important social justice issues.
We've taken on another exciting endeavor with our local partnership at Healthy Albany Park, a community-based coalition that plans projects in the Albany Park area geared towards developing a positive youth program and community safety. We are planning on sustaining this volunteer site for the rest of the school year and beyond. Volunteers have enjoyed tutoring the school children, making arts and crafts with them, and participating in all kinds of positive and engaging after school activities.
We've recently come off of an incredibly successful 5th annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit, which took place the weekend of April 7th -10th here in Evanston. With keynote speakers including Andre Banks of Purpose, a movement-building coalition, and Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer of Partners in Health, combined with supplementary informational sessions and group discussions, the Global Health Summit was an exciting event for GlobeMed at Northwestern. Over the course of the weekend, we were we able to connect with other chapters and share best practices, form lasting friendships, and advance ways we can strengthen the movement for global health equity. GlobeMed as an organization has grown exponentially over the past few years and will continue to do so with such strong support from our loyal donors, including our friends and family (especially those who follow us on GlobalGiving!).
Our 4-student GROW Team is gearing up for an exciting summer interning at the H.O.P.E. Center. The team will stay in Ho, Ghana, at the site of our partner to administer Community Needs Assessments as well as observe and contribute to the daily rigors at the clinic. The team's main focuses will be to assess the need and demographic for sexual health education as well as maternal health education. These projects will help facilitate the partnership between the H.O.P.E Center and GlobeMed as well as strengthen existing outreach programs.
We want to thank you all for following GlobeMed at Northwestern and continuing your support for our organization. We wouldn't have the impact in Ghana or on campus without our loyal donors and positive feedback!