BENEFITING: Global Medical Relief Program NFP dba GlobeMed
EVENT: 2015 GO! FOR A CAUSE
EVENT DATE: Apr 11, 2015
GlobeMed is a national organization that aims to strengthen the movement towards global health equity by empowering students and communities to collaborate together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. There are currently 56 university globemed chapters nationwide that are actively apart of this movement.
GlobeMed at WashU is heavily involved in the movement towards advocating for global health equity. We do this by partnering with a grass-roots organization in Uganda called Ugandan Development and Health Associates (UDHA). As a chapter, we support thier nutrition project and program to train youths about reproductive and adolescent health. The programs implemented in the communities surrounding UDHA are important because they strive to better the quality of health and life of those who live in these communties. Every year, GlobeMed at WashU campaigns fundraisers in which 100% of the proceeds go directly to UDHA.