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Oct 20, 2017

GlobeMed blogpost in the HuffPost

Director of Partnerships for Africa, Brittany Zelch, wrote a blogpost about her insights and learning after spending the summer conducting partnership facilitation visits in Africa.

This summer, I had the pleasure of visiting ten GlobeMed grassroots partner organizations in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, and Botswana. Thanks to the support of Segal Family Foundation, I was able to […]

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Oct 16, 2017

GlobeMed feature in Borgen Magazine

Director of Communications, Balungile Belz, recently spoke with Brock Hall at Borgen Magazine about GlobeMed’s mission to advance healthy equity, its unique partnership model, and how students can be a part of this community-driven movement for social justice.

SEATTLE — GlobeMed is an organization focused on alleviating global health disparities by partnering college students with grassroots organizations across the world. Several organizations dedicate funding and resources […]

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Oct 2, 2017

#GROWCommunity17: Bright Future

Author: Malu Satheesh

The moment we stepped out of the Bhubaneswar airport into the hot, humid air of Odisha, India, we were greeted by SOVA staff. With huge smiles on their faces, they handed each of us interns a fresh, red rose, and with that gesture, a great deal of my nerves instantly eased. Coming to this unfamiliar place, full of new people that spoke […]

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Sep 27, 2017

#GROWCommunity17: Just a Few Meters Longer

Author: Ellie Esbrook

“Just a few meters longer” Prasant Jie said, as he looked off into the looping trail in the forest ahead of us. Prasant was from our partner organization, Social Organization for Voluntary Action (SOVA), and one of the main people who we discussed logistics with over the course of our three-week stay in Odisha, India. We were at […]

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Sep 26, 2017

GlobeMed Jobs: Operations Associate

GlobeMed is seeking an Operations Associate to join the Global Headquarters as an integral member of the operations team. The Operations Associate will work closely with the Director of Operational Systems to improve GlobeMed’s technology systems, support program operations, and manage office logistics. S/he will contribute to implementing solutions that increase organizational efficiency and benefit GlobeMed’s network of 2,000 students and more than 4,000 […]

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Sep 12, 2017

#GROWCommunity 17: The Little Things

Author: Reena Goswami

Once when I was working in the pharmacy, a young woman carrying her baby brought a prescription up to the window. The pharmacist on duty retrieved the medicine and informed the woman of its price. Immediately, she froze, then responded that she didn’t have the money and would have to come back later to get it. The pharmacist insisted that she needed […]

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Sep 6, 2017

Enter the 2017 GROW Photo Contest!

From Nicaragua to Nepal, this year’s Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) interns have truly captured the magic of GlobeMed.

Let’s keep the momentum going! Share your favorite #GROWCommunity17 memories in the annual GROW Photo Contest.

This year’s categories are:

Category 1: Partnership in Action

Category 2: Project Impact

Category 3: Community

Category 4: Spontaneous Moments

All entries for the $100 Grand Prize and People’s Choice awards must be submitted by Sunday, […]

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Aug 30, 2017

Letter to the GlobeMed Network

Dear friends and GlobeMedders,

We condemn the awful events in Charlottesville – racism, anti-semitism, bigotry, and xenophobia – because they have no place in any country.

But, it is too easy to simply state that we oppose the people and groups that promote these worldviews (the alt-right, KKK, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, etc), because these beliefs and worldviews are diametrically opposed to everything GlobeMed values and […]

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Aug 25, 2017

#GROWCommunity17: I Don’t Want Riches

Author: Charlene Kotei

During my internship in Ayacucho, Peru I began to actually understand the core mission and focus of medicine – to wholeheartedly help those in need no matter how difficult it may be. Prior to this trip, my reasoning for choosing to become a doctor was quite unclear. Why medicine, Charlene? Why medicine? I would either shrug my shoulders and smile, or I would […]

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Aug 23, 2017

A Recap of the 2017 Leadership Institute

Every fall, GlobeMed welcomes hundreds of chapter leaders to Evanston for our annual Leadership Institute (LI). A three-day training for Co-Presidents and globalhealthU Coordinators, LI equips students with the knowledge, skills, and resources that will help their chapters thrive throughout the year.

GlobeMed, a nonprofit empowering college students to lead in global health equity, hosted its annual Leadership Institute on August 10 – 12 on Northwestern’s campus. The three-day, immersive conference prepared […]

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