GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati

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GlobeMed at UC partners with Social Action for Women in Mae Sot, Thailand to provide Burmese migrants with health education.

Who We Are // GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati's chapter of GlobeMed was founded in 2011 and is partnered with Social Action for Women (SAW) in Thailand and Burma. GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati has a three part mission: campaign to raise money for SAW, raise awareness of our movement for global health equity and social justice, and maintain and strengthen our partnership with SAW.

Our Partner //Social Action for Women in MaeSot, Thailand

Social Action for Women (SAW) was founded on June 25, 2000 to assist displaced women from Burma who were in crisis situations after having fled to Thailand. Due to Burma’s long history of oppressive military rule and ongoing ethnic conflict, migrants and refugees have continued to flee to neighboring countries in search of security and opportunity. SAW is based in Mae Sot and initially supported women facing difficulties through the provision of shelter, health education, rights awareness, counseling, and vocational training. Since then, SAW has expanded its focus population to include men and children in Burmese communities along the Thai-Burma border. Currently, SAW has over 20 growing programs aimed at caring for and educating Burmese migrants and refugees in the Mae Sot and Phop Phra districts. SAW has been partnered with GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati for the past three years to address community health issues and provide sustainable community health education.

Our Project // $10,000 for Community Health Outreach Program

Since September of 2011, SAW has been responding to health issues in partnership with GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati. Through the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP), SAW provides health education to Burmese communities through workshops organized and led by community peer educators and SAW staff.

During the first phase of CHOP, SAW identified health education focus areas to discuss in training and workshops, increased community reproductive knowledge and basic preventative health knowledge, and increased access to and use of birth control and condoms. During the second phase, SAW trained 20 peer educators, two in each target community, to hold workshops, increase community reproductive health and basic preventative health knowledge, and increase access to and use of birth control and condoms. The third phase, in which peer educators hold health education workshops in their communities and SAW staff provide personal and dental hygiene awareness to the migrant schools, is currently taking place. For the fourth phase of the project, SAW will provide training to new peer educators and extend CHOP workshops to more communities in Phop Phra.

Since fall of 2011, GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati has raised over $36,000 for our partner and sent a total of 15 students to intern in Thailand.


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GlobeMed
601 University Plc
Suite 08-17 Evanston, IL 60208

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http://globemed.org/

Mission:
GlobeMed partners university students with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty.

EIN: 760708721

Reports: Guidestar

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