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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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Jul 27, 2017

Applications Open: 2017 – 2018 Student Fellowship Program

We are excited to announce six new open fellowship positions at GlobeMed Global Headquarters for 2017 – 2018! If you are a student at Northwestern University or Loyola University and believe in GlobeMed’s mission, we want to work with you. 

Priority applications will be accepted through August 14, 2017 and regular applications will be accepted through August 25, 2017. Please follow the links below full position descriptions, responsibilities, […]

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Jul 26, 2017

#GROWCommunity17: Sylbina’s Story: Community Health Promotion in Rural Nicaragua

Author: Erin Burman

When Sylbina was just seventeen years old, she volunteered to leave her rural community in Chinandega, Nicaragua, and go to the capital city of Managua to be trained as a Community Health Promoter by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health. She has been serving in her community of Calderón ever since.

Over the years, Sylbina has treated hundreds of people in her community, […]

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Jul 14, 2017

#GROWCommunity17: Mrs. Toch Mabb

Mrs. Toch Mabb is the CSV (Community Support Volunteer) for her community. She sells palm tree fruit as well as vegetables and coconuts. Her husband climbs trees for her in order to collect the palm tree fruit. She currently sells at markets and villages near Male and Female Mountain in Kampong Cham. Her customers are locals who are loyal to her business. Mrs. Mabb makes […]

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Jul 10, 2017

Promoting GlobeMed Partnerships at the Grassroots Level

Ask anyone about how GlobeMed makes an impact in global health, and you will get several answers. Some people say that we make a difference through our leadership development programs. Others say our globalhealthU curriculum is what caught their attention. Most people say “Definitely, the GROW internships” or highlight aspects of our partnership model.

Changing the way change happens

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Jul 7, 2017

#GROWCommunity17: Meet Nai Boy

Author: Michelle Rodriguez

Pictured above are Nai Boy, 26, and his four-year-old daughter. Ten years ago when his parents divorced, Nai Boy left Myanmar and came to Thailand to find a job and have a better life. On New Years Eve of 2015, he was in a motorcycle accident and was not able to be compensated since his motorcycle did not have any warranty. After […]

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