our impact
GlobeMed at the University of Rochester partners with Social Organization for Voluntary Action in Odisha, India to support community-based health and education programs.

GlobeMed at the University of Rochester + Social Organization for Voluntary Action

GlobeMed at Rochester

Chapter
GlobeMed at the University of Rochester | Rochester, New York

Partner
Social Organization for Voluntary Action (SOVA) | Odisha, India

Key Fact
SOVA aims to achieve high SROI (social return on investment) to practice and promote good governance.

“The power of collaboration, exchanging ideas, and continued communication cannot be underestimated. Truly understanding the passion and success behind a network full of partnership, both nationally and abroad, brought this to light.”
– Shouling Zhang, University of Rochester ’13

About the Partnership
GlobeMed at the University of Rochester and Social Organization for Voluntary Action (SOVA) began their partnership in 2015.

Founded in 2008, SOVA is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political organization that supports marginalized populations in the Odisha, India region. Through its education, healthcare, and livelihood programs, SOVA empowers youth and women to bring sustainable change to their communities.

Different project areas include awareness programs, youth programs, health & family welfare, and agricultural programs.

Project
GlobeMed at the University of Rochester is supporting SOVA’s Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) Training Program. In this program, ASHA’s are trained by medical professionals to become accredited health service assistants. Once accredited, ASHA’s are able to perform local outreach in local and regional hospitals and primary healthcare facilities, improving the quality of patient care around Odisha.

Impact
GlobeMed at the University of Rochester hopes to raise $6,000 for SOVA’s Accredited Social Health Activists Training Program. These programs will provide training for two sets of assistants.

Get Involved
Read GlobeMed at the University of Rochester’s annual report and donate to their cause. Interested in joining the chapter? Contact [email protected].

1. 2012-2013 Annual Report

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