Welcome to GWU!! We really enjoyed meeting you all at Colonial Inauguration, and we would LOVE for you to become a part of the GlobeMed family. We will release member applications via email and this site in early August, so look out for that. Please email email@example.com with any questions, and check out our site to learn more about what we do!
Each year, GlobeMed at GWU sends 4-5 students to Rwanda to work with our global partner, The Rwanda Village Concept Project. After a long journey, this year’s GROW team has arrived in Butare, Rwanda! Over the next 9 weeks, Abhi, Hannah, Maddie, Molly, and Natasha will work with RVCP to expand the Huye Health Clinic, run our Maternal Health Education Program, collect data to help improve our programs in future years, and more.
On Friday, GlobeMed at The George Washington University was in attendance for the opening plenary, held in the Smith Center. Both of our commitments, centered around our partner organization, the RVCP, were in attendance for the evening. Speakers including President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Usher participated in a panel discussing community service.
“What you’re doing can change the lives of thousands & thousands of
people.” – President Clinton at #CGIU 2012
On Saturday, the GlobeMed members attended a conversation about the youth in global health and how the youth can affect change. Both Maya Cohen, the executive director of GlobeMed and Vincent Ndebwanimana, an advisor for the Rwanda Village Concept Program participated in the panel and discussed the ways youth involve themselves in the global health discussion.
“This is something that unites the entire human species” -Maya Cohen #CGIU #GlobeMed #GWU
Later in the day, for the afternoon and evening plenary sessions, panelists discussed futurenomics and the future directions of foreign aid and sustainability. In the evening, CGIU attendees participated in a conversation with President Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart from Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
International Women’s Day is a holiday which has been celebrated since the early 1900s. The day, March 8th, serves as a day of awareness and appreciation for women’s rights and equality. Originally called the International Conference of Working Women, the day calls for equality, especially in the workplace, concerning wages and other career-focused interests.
In Rwanda especially, where the ratio of women to men is one of the highest in the world, International Women’s Day is an important celebration. Although MHEP and the RVCP don’t specifically hold an International Women’s Day event, our maternal health education courses and our microfinance program educate and empower women to be responsible for their own choices, both physically and financially.
We hope everyone had a great winter break! We’ve started this semester at full speed, just finishing our Coffee House at Bourbon Coffee on 21st and L! A broad array of performers —singers, comedians, actors, and more— were in attendance and provided a unique dynamic to the audience. Make sure to check out the video synopsis created by the GW Hatchet (link)! We hope to have many more events like this over the course of the semester, so stay tuned!
This semester, watch out for our annual Benefit Dinner, set to be held in the CIty View Room at the Elliott School of International Affairs, where Pamela Barnes, President and CEO of EngenderHealth will be a speaker! Also, later in the semester, we plan to hold another Run for Rwanda, just in time for the spring weather!