GlobeMed at Arizona State University partners with ICOD Action Network in Lyantonde, Uganda to improve the health of vulnerable communities.
GlobeMed at Arizona State University + ICOD Action Network
GlobeMed at Arizona State University | Tempe, Arizona
ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda
Due to the effects of drought, poverty and ill health, over 80% of vulnerable households in Lyantonde go without food or have one meal per day.
“ICOD Action Network is interested in working with students because of their passion and commitment towards community development projects. Students can contribute to our effectiveness, provide ideas on how to improve our projects and also support our work. Our projects are inspiring and can be good learning experiences for students. That’s why we always encourage them to directly get involved in planning and implementation of the project alongside our staff and volunteers.”
– Ahabwe Mugerwa Michael, Founder of ICOD Action Network
About the Partnership
ICOD Action Network envisions a Ugandan society empowered, free from disease and suffering and where human rights are observed. Their overall objective is to respond to socio-economic challenges in society such as HIV/AIDS, high unemployment rates, insufficient health care, poor sanitation and famine. ICOD Action Network has continued to inspire individuals in Southwestern Uganda’s poorest communities to find innovative and sustainable local solutions to end extreme poverty, hunger and diseases. The GlobeMed chapter at Arizona State University was drawn to ICOD Action Network’s human rights-based approach to their grassroots health initiatives. Their partnership launches in the fall of 2012 and both ICOD Action Network’s and GlobeMed at Arizona State’s leadership are excited to kick off project design and fundraising.
GlobeMed at Arizona State University aims to raise $3,000 to fund the construction of a two bedroom house to serve HIV/AIDS effected orphans under the age of 15 with our partner organization ICOD Action Network in the Lyantonde District in Uganda. Most households in Uganda do not have access to proper, housing facilities. Surveys in Lyantonde District indicate that over 85% of orphans, and other vulnerable populations, lack appropriate shelter due to high levels of poverty. This project will ultimately fund 10 two-bedroom houses.
Proper housing provides protection, reduces the incidence of preventable diseases, crowding effects of faulty housing, and most importantly, provides a stable home that safeguards their welfare and encourages positive growth and development.