A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at ASU partners with ICOD Action Network in Uganda to build houses for HIV/AIDS affected orphans to improve health & fight poverty
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Arizona State University
Founded in 2012, GlobeMed at Arizona State University works with ICOD Action Network in Lyantonde, Uganda. Our partnership's goal is to build houses for HIV/AIDS effected orphans under the age of 15 to support their health and fight poverty.
Our Partner // ICOD Action Network in Lyantonde, Uganda
ICOD Action Network is a registered NGO headquartered in the Lyantonde district of Uganda. ICOD is an acronym for Integrated Community Efforts for Development. The organization envisions a Ugandan society empowered, free from disease and suffering and where human rights are observed. Their overall objective is to respond to socio-economic challenges in societies affected by HIV/AIDS, high unemployment rates, insufficient health care, poor sanitation and famine. ICOD Action Network has continued to inspire individuals in Southwestern Uganda's poorest countries to find innovative and sustainable local solutions to end extreme poverty, hunger and diseases.
Our Project // $3,000 to build housing for HIV/AIDS affected orphans under the age of 15
GlobeMed at ASU is partnered with ICOD Action Network in Lyantonde, Uganda. This partnership provides flexibility that caters to Lyantonde district’s unique needs by working directly with the community. This is drastically different from many groups that impose Western views and interventions on foreign countries.
Most households in Uganda do not have access to proper, housing facilities. Surveys in Lyantonde District indicate that over 85% of orphans, and other vulnerable populations, lack appropriate shelter due to high levels of poverty. Therefore, through engaging and consistent communication with our partner, we selected a project to address this problem by building homes for vulnerable children under the age of 15. This year, we strive to raise a minimum of $3,000 to construct a single, two-bedroom house. Additional funds will be utilized for further construction, until the partnership goal of ten 2-bedroom houses is completed. The importance of this project cannot be stressed enough! Proper housing provides protection, reduces the incidence of preventable diseases, crowding effects of faulty housing, and most importantly, provides a stable home that safeguards their welfare and encourages positive growth and development.