GlobeMed is a national non-profit organization that aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world. Through involvement at over 50 universities today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.
GlobeMed at GWU specifically aims to improve the health of the impoverished in solidarity with our partner, Set Her Free, based in Kampala, Uganda. We do this by working with Set Her Free to support a reusable pad program initiative piloted in rural schools in the Rakai district of Uganda in addition to the longterm development of a tailoring center in order to provide a sustainable means of continuing the program.
Additionally, GlobeMed at GWU is committed to spreading awareness and education through our local community. We do this through campus events and hosting discussions about current global health issues. We also partner with Community of Hope, a non-profit in Washington, D.C., to bring weekly maternal and child health education sessions to their women-focused transitional housing program, Hope Apartments.
GlobeMed at GWU believes that our partnerships are our greatest asset. Through continued collaboration with Set Her Free, COH, the GlobeMed national office, and within our chapter, we are able to affect positive change and improve health outcomes in our local and global communities.