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GlobalMed at Columbia University partners with Gulu Women's Economic Development and Golablization to promote HIV awarness and gender equity in Gulu, Uganda

GlobalMed at Columbia University partners with Gulu Women's Economic Development and Golablization to promote HIV awarness and gender equity in Gulu, Uganda

GlobeMed at Columbia University + GWED-G

GWED-G is a nonprofit non-governmental organization founded in 2004 to empower women and youth to create sustainable change. GWED-G helps women gain access to education, skills training, and a powerful local network. This grassroots organization was started in response to a war-torn Uganda, and now focuses on health, women’s rights, psychosocial support, economic empowerment, and human rights advocacy and research. GlobeMed at Columbia’s project with GWED-G aims to increase awareness for HIV/AIDS and provide much needed testing services in local areas. The chapter also supports 20-30 HIV positive women of child-bearing age by providing counseling, education, and testing around the issues of mother-child HIV transmission, healthy pregnancies, and maternal nutrition. Since 2008, GlobeMed at Columbia has raised over $43,800 for GWED-G’s projects.

About GlobalMed

Founded by students in 2007, the GlobeMed network engages over 1,500 undergraduates at 50 university-based chapters throughout the U.S. Each chapter is partnered one-to-one with a grassroots health organization in one of 19 countries throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. Fundraising and on-site efforts at each chapter contribute to one or more of six key areas of impact: Maternal Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Nutrition, Income Generation, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Capacity Building. Through their involvement today, our students and partners commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.

Throughout the year, GlobeMed chapters strengthen long-term partnerships through frequent communication, fundraise through innovative initiatives for health projects that help partner organizations achieve their mission, educate students about global health issues through a signature curriculum, and intern on-site with partner organizations.