GlobeMed at Boston College partners with CORD Siruvani in Tamil Nadu, India to support community health and empowerment.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Boston College
Founded in 2010, GlobeMed at Boston College is one of 50 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. In the first year of partnership, GlobeMed at Boston College works with CORD Siruvani in Tamil Nadu, India. Working together, we hope to empower the women of the community and promote health education while providing access to healthcare.
Our Partner // CORD Siruvani in Tamil Nadu, India
CORD works to facilitate integrated, sustainable social help programs in local communities through processes of self-empowerment and enrichment. A typical Indian village faces several social and economic issues, all of which are connected and cannot be handled in isolation. CORD’s strength and success in alleviating these issues has been due to its coalition with villagers, where there is cooperative eﬀort to organize, build, and ﬁnd relevant solutions to personal, familial, and communal concerns. GlobeMed at Boston College looks forward to the success the partnership will have in it's first year 2013-2014.
Our Project // $6,000 to work on both a sanitation project and distribute Hepatitis B vaccinations
GlobeMed at Boston College is working with CORD Siruvani on two projects. The first is to raise money for the construction and maintenance soakage pit toilets. The area currently has two of these toilets, so GlobeMed at BC is working to drastically improve the sanitation infrastructure of the local community. In addition to building and maintaining the toilet, we are also going to be involved with a sanitation education campaign. The second project GlobeMed at BC is working on with CORD Siruvani is the payment and distribution of Hepatitis B vaccinations. With government subsidies, Hepatitis B vaccines because a relatively inexpensive and highly effective project. Along with the physical vaccines, GlobeMed will also be working on an education campaign to raise awareness of the transmission and treatment of Hepatitis B.
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