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GlobeMed at Tufts University

GlobeMed at Tufts is a group dedicated to building a movement of people who believe in health and justice for all. They partner with Nyaya Health,  a U.S. non-profit that works to provide free healthcare to the people of Achham, Nepal.

In 2012, Nyaya Health treated more than 30,000 patients as they began to implement a sustainable healthcare system in the region. Tufts GlobeMed is proud to be  a partner of this dynamic organization.

Check out GlobeMed’s new promo video:

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GlobeMed Looks Back

GlobeMed at Tufts, a group on campus that is “committed to improving the lives of people in impoverished communities around the world through better healthcare,” recently took a look back on their impressive fall 2012 semester. Their “Photo Review of Fall Semester” chronicles fundraisers, new members, and new adventures. Visit their blog for complete look at their year in photos.

What will they tackle spring semester?

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Tufts GlobeMed in Achham

This past June, Tufts GlobeMed reached their one year anniversary! GlobeMed is a student organization that partners with Nyaya Health to strive to bring health equity to rural Nepal. In their short time as an official organization at Tufts, they have accomplished an impressive goal:  they reached their fundraising goal by 161%. Three of their members are currently interning with Nyaya Health in Achham, Nepal, as an international GrassRoots On-site Work (GROW) team creating sustainable healthcare and providing knowledge to the Achham community. They detail their eye-opening experiences as they grow abroad in their blog, GROWing in Achham. In one of their entries, David Meyers, A13, describes the difficult contrast between his surroundings the reality of the area that he’s helping:
There is so much beauty here. Beauty in the scenery, and in tricks of the light. Beauty in the wedding of two staff members, and all of the staff’s incredible commitment to the hospital. Beauty in the resilience of the patients who walk for hours in the morning to get their treatments, and then walk hours back at night to go work in their fields. Beauty in the son who stays by his mother’s side as she struggles through MDR TB, and in the kid that pulled through from a case of Kala Azar.
But there is also hardship here in Achham. In the patients who we can’t help and who don’t make it back home.
This is a land of beauty that deserves beauty. That is why we do our work.

Keep it up, Tufts GlobeMed! Feel free to send some praise their way on their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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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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