Nov 9, 2012

Weekly Roundup: November 9, 2012

The election is finally over, but you’re probably still on campaign overload. To distract yourself, take a look at what’s going on throughout the network, and read some interesting stories about global health!

In the network

GlobeMed at Michigan jogged their way to over $500 for their partner Tiyatien Health in Liberia.

Excited for GlobeMed at Columbia’s Hilltop? Learn more about it here.

GlobeMed at Cornell looks at mental health in a global context.

Uganda Development and Health Associates, GlobeMed at WashU’s partner organization, is in the running for the Grand Challenges Canada competition. Vote for Dr. Kiirya’s video here and Dr. Waiswa’s video here before November 22, 2012.

On the web

Wondering what the election means for you? With Obama re-elected, it looks like the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Take a look at this New York Times article to see what that means for health care in America.

In October, Marianne Cope was canonized in recognition of her care for people with leprosy in Hawaii during the 1800s — but leprosy is still around today, and affects hundreds of thousands of people.

Check out this interesting critique of NGOs versus grassroots organizations. Where do you think GlobeMed fits in?

From us

GlobeMed’s Director of Partnerships, Alyssa Smaldino, headed to Africa last weekend for a six-week tour to visit our African partner organizations. She kicked off her journey with the exciting announcement that we will be hosting GlobeMed’s first ever East Africa Forum – a regional conference for our African partners – in July of 2013!

In case you missed it, GlobeMed staff member Jill Shah reflected on the blog about her experiences at the GlobeMed at Middlebury HillTop. Read it here!

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