Promoting Global Health Equity Through Partnerships and Sustainability
Who We Are
Globemed is a non-profit, student-run organization that has university-based chapters throughout the nation. Each Globemed chapter is partnered with a grassroots organization in high-need areas and works to sponsor projects that improve nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene in different areas all over the world.
Founded in 2008, the UCLA Globemed chapter is partnered with Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative. Located in South Central Uganda, Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative has been working on the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project. The goal of our project is to improve water access by building boreholes to reduce the distance people must walk to get to the nearest water source. In addition, our WASH project is coupled with education on sanitation such as the Sanitary Pad Project, and information on other important health practices for many different communities. GlobeMed focuses not only on alleviating struggles and providing resources and educational opportunities but also does so with a sustainable model.
Our On-Campus Commitments
Our chapter is divided into 7 committees: Campaigns, Communications, Community Building, Internal ghU, External ghU, Finance, and Partnerships. As a member of GlobeMed at UCLA, you will have the opportunity to be a part of one of these committees!
We have weekly meetings every Thursday, from 6-8pm. Besides meetings, we also volunteer around LA, fundraise on campus, and spend a lot of time bonding together!
Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative | Lukojjo, Uganda
Mpoma Community HIV/ AIDS Initiative, located in Lukojjo, Uganda, was founded in 1999 by a group of people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Today, Mpoma aims to empower the community members to improve their own well-being through education and healthcare initiatives. The current projects include Family Planning Outreaches (condom and contraception distribution), HIV Testing, Malaria Prevention (distribution of malaria nets), and Food Security and Nutrition Programs (food growth). Additionally, Mpoma is partnered with other organizations including the Segal Family Foundation, Komo Learning Center, Global Health Corps, Niguro Teenage Center, and Kyetune Community Based Health Care Program.
Globemed as a National Organization
“We believe every human life has equal value. This belief has drawn us together from all corners of the world. Health for all is within our grasp if we work together.”
Founded by students in 2006, the GlobeMed network engages over 2,000 undergraduates at 60 university-based chapters throughout the U.S. Our chapters are partnered one-to-one with community-based health organizations in 18 countries throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. Fundraising and on-site efforts at each chapter contribute to one or more of six key areas of impact: Maternal Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Nutrition, Income Generation, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Capacity Building. Through their involvement today, our students and partners commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.
Throughout the year, GlobeMed chapters strengthen long-term partnerships through frequent communication, fundraise through innovative initiatives for health projects that help partner organizations achieve their mission, educate students about global health issues through a signature curriculum, and intern on-site with partner organizations.
To learn more about GlobeMed National, visit their website.