About Us

Welcome to our blog!

This is the official blog of the GROW component of the Tufts GlobeMed Chapter. GlobeMed is an international network of global health equity advocates, which includes both students and practitioners. 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. There are currently 46 active GlobeMed chapters across the US, each with a different partner organization in a developing country. To learn more about GlobeMed and the work of the student led national movement, please see http://www.globemed.org/.

Tufts University has had the honor and pleasure of partnering with Nyaya Health (http://www.nyayahealth.org/) since 2010. Nyaya Health is a Nepali organization with an international arm that provides free community-based healthcare to Nepalis living in Nepal's Far Western district. Nyaya Health has been recognized as one of the premier non-profit/for-purpose organizations in the US for its transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in providing much needed health care in a region that would otherwise not have any.

An integral part of the GlobeMed model and the Tufts/Nyaya Health partnership is an internship program called GROW (Grassroots On-Site Work). Every year, 3-5 students from each chapter intern on the ground for 3-8 weeks with their partner organization. The mutual learning that results strengthens the capacity of both sides. Back on campus, students share their learning with their chapters, equipping them with the firsthand knowledge to be improved advocates for the following year.

The members of the 2013 Tufts GROW team are Malina Filkins, Alon Slutzky, and Greg Zhang. A little about us: Malina is a rising senior at Tufts. Following the GROW internship this summer, Malina will serve as the Tufts GlobeMed president. Alon graduated in May with a degree in International Relations concentrating in global health. Alon sits on the Tufts GlobeMed executive board as the GROW coordinator. Greg is a rising sophomore and new to the GlobeMed family.

To learn more about our chapter, please see our website at http://tuftsglobemed.wordpress.com/. You can also check out our facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/globemedtufts.

We want to thank all those who have made it possible for us to work in Achham this summer: GlobeMed National Office, Tisch College of Active Citizenship at Tufts University, USAID, Public Health Initiative, the Borghesani family and the wonderful people of Nyaya Health.

If you're inspired to help in our efforts, please consider a tax deductible donation http://www.razoo.com/story/Globemed-At-Tufts. 100% of all donations go directly to support the community health programs in Achham.

We are very excited to share this experience with you and hope that this is an interactive experience. Please send us any questions, comments, or reactions!

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