Continuing Active Citizenship: Tufts GlobeMed


One of the newest student groups on campus seeks to continue our tradition of active citizenship by strengthening the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world. Founded in June 2011 at Tufts by Kanu Tewari, A13, Tufts GlobeMed is part of a network of 46 colleges and universities around the country. The chapter focuses on improving the health of people in Nepal by assisting Nyaya Health, an international non-governmental organization (INGO) focused on providing free community-based healthcare in rural Nepal to strengthen the public sector, and developing and disseminating effective strategies of health delivery in resource-poor settings throughout the world.

The excitement of the young group is palpable:

So motivated after “Our Chapter, Our Partner” tonight at #tufts! We can’t wait to welcome new staff members to the @GlobeMed family :)

- @GlobeMedTufts

As we solidify and develop our chapter, we at Tufts aim to help Nyaya Health expand its current programs to decrease deaths from unnecessary health burdens in Achham. This includes preventative and curative treatment, ambulance rides, and using community health workers to spread awareness about decreasing rates of disease in the region. Amazingly, all services that Nyaya Health provides are free. We are committed to strengthening our partner organization and are eagerly looking forward to helping them continue their impressive development!

For more, check them out on Facebook.

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