Founded in 2008, GlobeMed at Columbia is one of 58 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. We partner with Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWEDG), a human rights organization based in Gulu, Uganda, to provide health services, economic empowerment, psychosocial support, and human rights advocacy for the communities surrounding Gulu.
WHAT WE DO
Each summer, GlobeMed at Columbia sends 4-5 interns to Gulu, Uganda to complete on-site work with our partner organization, Gulu Women's Economic Development and Globalization. GROW interns spend about 6 weeks in Uganda to learn more about the projects GlobeMed is assisting with, provide aid, and connect with GWED-G staff and beneficiaries.
CALL FOR ACTION
We are currently focusing our efforts on raising money to support our partner organization, GWED-G, in navigating the pandemic crisis. Due to COVID-19, Gulu, Uganda, has been under lockdown and Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) is tirelessly working to continue their project aims and assist with COVID-19-related support! They are a women-led grassroots NGO made of Ugandans working proudly for Ugandans to provide health services, economic empowerment, psychosocial support, and human rights advocacy for their communities. You can learn more about their efforts HERE. To aid our cause, venmo @covid19uganda or click the link below!
HUMANITARIAN AID AND COVID-19
Read the blog post from one of our members about how COVID-19 has redefined what non-profit humanitarian work looks like for organizations such as the WHO and Doctors Without Borders.
STAYING SAFE DURING UNPRECEDENTED TIMES
Read this blog post from WearingIsCaring, a Columbia organization dedicated to answering questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, for guidelines on mask-wearing and staying safe during the holidays.