GlobeMed is a national organization that aims to strengthen the movement towards global health equity by empowering students and communities to collaborate together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world.
GlobeMed at WashU is heavily involved in the movement towards advocating for global health equity. We have been partners with a grass-roots organization in Uganda called Ugandan Development and Health Associates (UDHA) for the past eight yeras. As a chapter, we support their maternal and childhood nutrition project and a program to train youths about reproductive and adolescent health. The programs implemented in the communities surrounding UDHA are important because they strive to better the quality of health and life of those who live in these communities. 100% of the proceeds go directly to UDHA.
Here are some more details on UDHA's work, and what our money supports:
- $80 funds the electricity in UDHA's office for a year!
- $100 funds bi-annual school outreaches to support the peer health educators and the youth sexual health project in ten schools.
- $350 funds three peer health educators, working in their schools to educate their peers about youth sexual health, for one year -- this includes yearly training, monthly meetings, and supplies.
-$500 funds monthly community health outreaches, including immunizations, Vitamin A supplements, health education, and food demonstrations.
- $1000 funds crucial supplies for a health center in the rural village Naigobia for one year.
For more information, please visit our website at www.globemedwu.org
Also, please watch the video that showcases some of UDHA's work!
This year, we are building a team to run in GO STL races while fundraising to support UDHA's work. With UDHA's focus on health and nutrition, and GO STL's mission to support community health, it excites us that St. Louisans can improve their own health and well-being while supporting the health of community members in Uganda.
Thank you so much for your support!