Who We Are
GlobeMed is a network of university students who each partner with a different grassroots organization in order to improve the health of those living in poverty. Together we aim to strengthen the movement towards global health equity by working hand-in-hand with communities around the world.
“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.” -GlobeMed Global HQ
There are now over 50 chapters at universities around the nation that partner with organization in over 19 countries around the world. Our long-term, sustainable relationships with our partner organization enable us to have the communication, mutual learning and lasting partnerships needed to fully impact the community.
Our chapter at Northeastern
We were founded in 2007 and have partnered with Kitovu Mobile LTD in Masaka, Uganda since 2010. While working with Kitovu we have funded their health hygiene and sanitation program. We have provided pit latrines (bathrooms), tippy-taps (hand-washing stations), and shallow wells to try and improve villagers’ lives.
With over 50 members, we have currently raised over $41,000 and we continue to strive to improve health conditions for the Kyanamukaaka sub-county in the Masaka region. Through our annual GROW trips since 2012, we have truly seen the impact we are making alongside our partner.
In 2016, we were presented with the Global Influence Award by Northeastern University for our dedication to promoting global awareness through educational programming and demonstrating an awareness of global concerns by improving the lives of others. We hope that the following years will bring us more success in our mission to improve the life of Ugandans.