Empower Nepalese Women-Goats, Latrines, Cookstoves

by GlobeMed at CU Boulder
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Dear Friends, Family, Staff Members, and Invaluable Supporters,

It is with great humility that we share what we've accomplished this 2015-2016 academic year. We have raised a total of $12,000 that will be used to support our partner, Himalayan Health Care (HHC), in three Nepali villages: Tipling, Sherthung, and Lapa. The money raised will be used to build a new school in the area. This year, we were also graciously able to send two students on our GROW trip. The GROW trip allowed our students to personally see the work done in these villages and helped our chapter build a deeper relationship with our partner.

 

This year, we hosted another great benefit dinner and our third annual Colorado Global Health Conference on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.  These accomplishments do not include our other ghU, community building events, and staff meetings that were meticulously organized every week. The outstanding members of our organization are truly unique in their ability to combine empathy, discernment, and effective leadership and turn ideas into action. Each event took coordination, time, and effort from every staff member and would not have been possible without them.

 

Since our founding, we have formed a substantial presence on the Boulder campus. We have formed partnerships with other mentors, CU-affiliated organizations, and off-campus organizations and businesses. In this upcoming year we look forward to continue building these relationships and strengthening our relationship with HHC. In addition, we want to continue critically analyzing and re-evaluating our beliefs, especially in terms of global health.


All of these accomplishments would not have been possible without your helping hand. We can't thank our donors, advisors, and partners enough for the endless encouragement and support. Together, we will continue to push the status quo in global health and make a positive impact.


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Our Summit Team!
Our Summit Team!

This semester has been wrapped up after lots of hard work that paid off! Our relationship with Himalayan Health Care continues develop and we are building a tighter community with CU Boulder.

We are actively futhering our public health awareness. We hosted a public event where grad student Galen gave a talk about the post-earthquake effects on Nepal. He himself worked in Nepal before and after the earthquake, and it was incredible to see his view. We also hosted a benefit dinner with keynote speaker Dr. Cain who shared her perspective on cross-cultural communication and development. In addition, seven of our staff members attended Summit, a national Globemed conference which takes place in Chicago. Here, our members attended several panels and talks that helped broaden our understanding of partnership with Himilayan Health Care and the importance of the public health world. We believe that public health awareness is really important; if you don't understand the problem, how can you help it?

We also have very exciting news: the GROW trip is happening! Last year we were unable to send students to Nepal due to the earthquake. This year, we are sending two of our hard working staff members to work with our partner organization, Himilayan Health Care in Nepal, hands on. They will be there for approximately three months, and will work to ensure the money raised is being used the most effectively and is actually benefitting the people living there. Similar to last semester, we are continuing to fundraise money to sponsor the building of a school in the Dhading District in Nepal. We are very excited to see everything come together!

This summer, we will continue planning our major events such as the Colorado Health Conference and next year’s benefit dinner. We also have a new hard-working team for this year that we can’t wait to see what all we can accomplish this year.

For more information - please visit http://www.globemedcu.org/. If you have any other questions please feel free to email us!

Thank you again for your donations to Globemed at CU Boulder. We truly appreciate your support; we wouldn’t be able to do this without you!  


GlobeMedders on the last meeting of the year!
GlobeMedders on the last meeting of the year!

Our semester here at GlobeMed has gone by so quickly with lots of great learning opportunities for our members and fantastic events.  We are looking forward to spring semester as we have quite a few more events coming up!  Our partnership with Himalayan Healthcare continues to develop along with our relationship with our CU Boulder community.

The Colorado Global Health Conference, themed around girls’ empowerment, occurred in November and was a fantastic opportunity for us to get to know the other GlobeMed chapters in the state and learn more about Global Health.  Our Keynote speaker was Celeste Montoya, a professor in Women & Gender Studies here at CU Boulder, and we also had an incredible panel of speakers including David Hintch, Stefanie Mollborn and Sue Hammerton, all of whom have quite impressive backgrounds in public health and working with women around the world.  It was a great learning experience for everyone involved!

Our partnership with Himalayan Healthcare has also developed, and this year we have decided to sponsor the building of a school in the Dhading District in Nepal.  All of the funds that we have and will raise throughout the 2015-2016 school year will go towards the building of this new school.

Locally, our relationship with organizations at CU Boulder has also grown as we have started to talk to other health-oriented organizations about how we go about the incredible challenge of global health equity and do so in a sustainable way.  In addition, we continue to keep ourselves educated about global occurrences and healthcare around the world with the lessons provided to us by our Global Health University Coordinators.

We have also been planning lots of incredible events for next semester.  We will be hosting our annual benefit dinner and will also be adding a 5K run to our events.  Currently, our teams are working hard to find donors and supporters for these events.

Thank you again for your donations to GlobeMed at CU Boulder.  We truly appreciate your support and your boundless generosity!

GlobeMed around campus!
GlobeMed around campus!
GlobeMed members creating the GlobeMed logo
GlobeMed members creating the GlobeMed logo

GlobeMed at CU Boulder has had a great start to the new school year.  Our first meeting was on September 9th, and we have over 50 excited members ready to contribute to the GlobeMed mission and promote global health equity and social justice.  We have GlobeMedders from all different disciplines and majors that are all united by their vision for global health equity.

This year we welcome to our community advisory board Matt McQueen and Gay Lynn Olsen.  Matt McQueen is the director of the Public Health Certificate here at CU, and Gay Lynn Olson teaches Global Health for the Public Health Certificate.  We are excited to have their support and expertise in our goal of global health equity.

Our Global Health University coordinators have been working hard to ensure that all members are well informed about what is going on in the world, not only surrounding health, but also social inequalities and current events.  From presentations about the history of Nepal to different health systems to diseases like AIDS, our Global Health University coordinators have quite the agenda planned out for us this semester to learn more about global health equity.

Coming up on the first weekend of November is the annual Colorado Global Health Conference.  The theme of the conference this year is women’s empowerment, and we are currently developing the schedule and are also working on finding amazing guest speakers.  We are looking forward to this great opportunity to unite Colorado GlobeMedders in their passion for social justice.

We have also be in contact with Anil, the director of Himalayan Healthcare, a lot this year.  HHC has been continuing work on earthquake relief and is really seizing the opportunity to help rebuild a better, more advanced Nepal.  We are also working with Anil on our GROW internship, which is on track to occur the summer of 2016.

Again, thank you for your continued support.  We could not do what we do without your generosity!

In Solidarity,

Kianna

GlobeMedders in Boulder for staff retreat!
GlobeMedders in Boulder for staff retreat!
GlobeMedders at Culture Jam
GlobeMedders at Culture Jam

This year has been quite busy for GlobeMed’s CU Boulder Chapter.  From holding the Benefit Dinner to putting on the annual Colorado GlobeMed Conference, this year has been full of successful, fun events that have brought the community together with a goal of achieving global health equity.  However, this year has also held a fair share of setbacks. Our local and partner community suffered a great loss this year from the devastating Nepal earthquakes.  In light of this, our GROW trip was canceled this summer. As a GlobeMed team, we have worked hard this year to come together to raise funds so that Himalayan Healthcare can continue providing for the communities in Nepal.

Thanks to your generous donations, we raised over $18,000 to go towards Himalayan Healthcare in their efforts to provide education, health care, and earthquake relief to the populations that they serve in rural Nepal.

Himalayan Healthcare is currently working to provide earthquake relief while also working on ensuring stability for their communities.  Efforts are being put toward providing secure food and medicines for a year while also providing secure shelter until after monsoon season when the communities can begin rebuilding homes.  Additionally, HHC has been working on redoing all of the trails that lead to the villages so that continued relief can be provided efficiently.

With the school year over, the new executive board is working on ways to make next year even more successful.  Through keeping in close contact with Himalayan Healthcare, we are continuously working to support them in all that they do.  GlobeMed members at CU Boulder consistently strive to become better global citizens while helping those around them and are using the summer to do just that.

Thank you so much for all of your contributions this year.  Our GlobeMed chapter could not be successful without your support; thank you for your continued belief in and sponsorship of a goal of global health equity.  Your contributions continue to help improve the lives of those halfway around the world with education, health, and a higher quality of life.

In Solidarity,

Kianna

Student supporting CU Stands With Nepal
Student supporting CU Stands With Nepal
Supplies donated by HHC to communities in Dhading
Supplies donated by HHC to communities in Dhading
 

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Location: Boulder, Colorado - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globemedcu.org/​
Project Leader:
Nina Perez
Director of Finance
Boulder, Colorado United States

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