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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

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 over 120 students for a year of leadership within their GlobeMed chapters at universities around the United States, tackling social justice issues with grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

In previous years, Leadership Institute welcomed distinguished speakers such Donna […]

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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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