What is GlobeMed?
GlobeMed is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of people in impoverished communities around the world through better healthcare. It is a student-run network comprised of 56 Chapters at universities across the United States, each of which partners with a grassroots health organization in the developing world. GlobeMed believes that students are in the best position to contribute to health equity given the vast resources present in the university setting. These resources include access to other students, professors, experts in a given field, funding, and more. Learn more at the website here.
Why was it founded?
GlobeMed was founded by a group of students at Northwestern University who had a vision for how to best spread health equity across the globe. These students realized that in order to make a meaningful impact on the health of individuals in impoverished communities, one must build and maintain a strong relationship with that community so as to provide sustainable change.
What is our mission?
GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world. This collaboration allows for the rational design of projects to both disseminate knowledge and provide basic healthcare to the partner community. Each GlobeMed Chapter thus contributes to an immense network functioning to provide sustainable change in the form of healthcare and knowledge to impoverished communities around the world.