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  1. Holiday Giving 2016

    December 5, 2016 by Kevin Zhang

    As part of GlobeMed at Middlebury’s mission to raise awareness for, and improve upon the health issues that affect those living in poverty, we partner with a grassroots health organization, Gardens for Health International (GHI). GHI is a nonprofit in Rwanda providing holistic community solutions to malnutrition via agriculture, local government clinics, and health education. This year GHI expects to serve over 2,000 families, which entails equipping patients’ families with resources like seeds and small livestock to create home gardens that support their basic nutritional needs, technical assistance on farming techniques, cooking demonstrations, and training on proper nutrition and health practices to ensure sustainability. Their work can dramatically improve lives, as just one season after enrolling in GHI’s program 81% of children were at a healthier weight. If you would like to learn more about GHI, I’d be happy to to tell you about how amazing they are, or you can visit their website: www.gardensforhealth.org.

    This year, our project is to raise funds to support GHI’s overhead costs including its office maintenance costs, transportation costs of staff to and from the office, and staff salaries – costs that are difficult to fundraise for but that are crucial to GHI’s operations. 90% of GHI’s team is Rwandan and all of the field staff is from the communities they serve, so overhead is beneficial to the local economies as well. To support our project this year, we have set a fundraising goal of $15,000, and have begun achieving it through various events on campus. Holiday giving is our most substantial fundraiser however; so I’m asking that you please consider contributing any amount to support our project with GHI. You can mail a check to the address listed below, or use our website, http://www.razoo.com/story/Middlebury, which allows you to donate on behalf of someone else, in the spirit of this holiday season! If you have any questions about our organization or our project, please let us know!

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  2. Finals Care Package

    November 20, 2016 by Kevin Zhang

    Support GlobeMed and Gardens for Health International by purchasing a Finals Care Package from the Middlebury College Box Office (go/finalscarepackage)

    All packages will be delivered to the student’s room during finals week.

    For $20.00, you can choose from three different options:

    1. Chocolate Lovers: Chocolate bars, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered espresso beans, chocolate chip granola bars, brownie granola bars, and Swiss Miss.
    2. Health Nut: Dried fruit, mixed nuts, tea, coffee, gum, apples, granola bars, and instant oatmeal.
    3. Finals Survival Guide: Chips, popcorn, Cheeze-itz, Chex Mix, candy, crackers, tea, coffee, stress balls, and Easy Mac

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  3. World AIDS Day 2015

    December 1, 2015 by Madelaine Hack

    Hey, GlobeMed! Today is World AIDS Day. In honor of this event, we are holding a discussion featuring a panel of Midd professors. Come join us this Thursday!

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  4. Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

    November 16, 2015 by Madelaine Hack

    Hey, GlobeMed! From Nov13-Nov20 it is Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, check out this great calendar of events!

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  5. Spring 5K Race

    April 24, 2015 by Madelaine Hack

    Hey GlobeMed! Looking for something to do this Saturday, April 25th? Come out to the annual Globemed 5K race (run, walk, skip, whatever)

    There will be music and a BBQ on Proctor lawn after the race!

    Cost for the race is $10, and the BBQ is a suggested donation of $5.

    We’ll be tabling at the library every night if you want to stop by to sign up and pay in cash, or pay through this link: http://www.razoo.com/story/Middlebury

    Also, you’ll be able to sign up on Saturday before the race!5K 2015 Poster


  6. United Nations Millennium Development Goals Conference

    March 8, 2015 by Madelaine Hack

    Hey Midd! Check out this conference hosted by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs. Session 3 on Friday deals specifically with Global Health but all of these sessions will give you plenty of opportunity to think critically about the role of the U.N MDGs :

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  7. GhU This Spring

    March 2, 2015 by Madelaine Hack

    Hello GlobeMed! This weekend we introduced the GhU curriculum for this semester…check it out!

    Themes

    VT Cares partnership
    Stigma/ rethinking assumptions
    Non traditional interventions/ current controversies
    Marginalized communities
    Advocacy

    Schedule

    3/8 : Harm reduction strategies/ cutting edge health solutions
    3/15: Advocacy and Media
    4/5: Rwandan day of remembrance session
    4/12: A closer look at social determinants of health
    4/19: US health policy
    4/26: Mental health and stigma
    5/3: Disability


  8. Looking For Summer Opportunities?

    February 23, 2015 by Madelaine Hack

    Hey GlobeMed! Although it’s cold and snowy here, summer is coming up soon and we have some great internship opportunities you should check out this week.

    Monday, Feb 23, there’s an info session in Axinn 229 from 4:30-5:30 for on-campus internships, research positions and volunteer opportunities.

    Tuesday, Feb 24, there’s an info session for the Saha Global Leadership Program, a 3-week program in Ghana to train local women how to launch clean water and sustainable electricity businesses.

     


  9. MiddHackathon

    January 19, 2015 by Madelaine Hack

    Are you interested in leading a life of social impact? Do you believe in social impact through global health? Do you want to generate solutions to health challenges, both local and global?  Do you believe in meeting of minds to hack solutions to chronic health problems? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then join us at our first MiddHackathon this January 23rd at Middlebury College where students, with support from locally and internationally recognized mentors, will meet to present challenges, share ideas, and propose possible solutions to tackle some of the pressing health problems of our time. A panel of leading experts in the field will select the best solutions in the fields of HIV AIDS, Ebola, and Collage Sexual and Drug Abuse.

    Dates: January 23-24, 2015 

    Locations: Wilson Hall

    Schedule

    Friday 01/23 – Wilson Hall

    2:00 PM -Kickoff, keynote speaker

    2:15 PM – Challenge Pitches

    2:30 PM – Mixer and Team Assembling Networking

    3:00 PM – Hacking Begins

    3:30 PM – Sanity Check (Mentors circle around teams)

    4:30 PM – Hacking Continues

    5:30 PM – Teams Spread to Continue Hacking

    9:30 PM – Live Skype line Sanity Check

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    Saturday 01/24 – Wilson Hall

    9:30 AM – Students gather to continue working on their challenges

    10:30 AM – Live Skype Line Sanity Check

    1:00 PM – Solution Presentations

    1:30 PM – Judges’ Deliberation

    2:00 PM – Prizes and Closing Remarks


  10. Holiday Giving

    December 6, 2014 by Madelaine Hack

    Happy Holidays! To donate to our Holiday Giving Campaign and support Gardens for Health International in their capacity-building efforts click on the link below!1505499_999382573420986_3803576449279104986_n

    http://www.razoo.com/story/Middlebury