GlobeMed chapters join forces with grassroots health organizations on the frontlines to improve the health of communities around the world.


Our partnerships are rooted in the belief that local voices and vision must drive community change.

What makes GlobeMed partnerships unique?

On-going communication
Unlike past generations, students can stay connected throughout the year with communities they aim to serve. GlobeMed students talk via Skype, email or phone with their partner organizations at least once every two weeks. Year-round communication allows chapters and partners to build a relationship and create an ongoing process of mutual learning, action, and evaluation.

“GlobeMed lets us decide on the project we want to pursue in our communities and they are flexible and friendly.”
– Peter Mokaya, Ungano Tena, partnered with GlobeMed at Brown University

Change takes time, and real impact takes even longer. That’s why GlobeMed partnerships continue year after year, as long as the relationship is fostering mutual value. As the connection between chapters and partners deepens, impact expands and the partnership continues to strengthen.

Clear commitment
Each summer, chapter leaders and partners develop and sign a Partnership Action Framework (PAF), which formalizes their commitment to each other for the upcoming school year. Each PAF includes a communication schedule, project description, budget, and evaluation plan.

Tangible impact
GlobeMed chapters provide resources needed to bring the project to life, such as funds, academic research, media, and more. Through their partner organizations, each dollar, research insight, and new supporter students mobilize means improved life for people living in poverty.

Filling critical gaps
Because we listen first, GlobeMed students often fill crucial funding and organizational gaps that traditional donors may not be willing to support. We don’t go in with our own agenda, but rather with open ears and minds. We work with our partners to identify what they most need from us in order to strengthen their capacity and deliver better health.

Why do GlobeMed partnerships work?

GlobeMed partner organizations were started by individuals committed to improving a community they care deeply about, often the one in which they were born. They understand the community, have the trust of its members, and are committed longterm to fighting for their rights and quality of life. It is only by working hand in hand with these visionary leaders and organizations that GlobeMed students are able to be effective and improve health around the world.

Learn more about GlobeMed Partner Organization and Project Criteria here.

Interested in working with us?

Contact [email protected] to find how to become a GlobeMed partner organization.

5 Years of Partnership: GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati + Social Action for Women
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