GlobeMed at Whitman College
GlobeMed at Whitman, a chapter of the national non-profit GlobeMed, strives to educate and engage the Whitman community in issues of global public health through discussions, events, films, and a close collaborative relationship with Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM).
Since our founding in August of 2011, we have raised over $32,000 for BHM.
From 2013 to 2016, we have raised over $22,500 for Minmahaw School and the Back Pack Health Worker team.
Since 2014, GlobeMed at Whitman has funded a vocational health class at Minmahaw School taught by Back Pack Health Worker medics. The funding allows local partnerships to form, and has benefitted over 100 students. Every student at Minmahaw has been able to benefit from the class.
2015-2016 funds provided by GlobeMed at Whitman to Minmahaw School were able to completely sustain the school's financial needs for three months.
The 2015-2016 funds helped 19 migrant students from Burma go to school for a year at the CDC.
In 2015, several high-quality promotional videos featuring Minmahaw School were made for BHM and Minmahaw School's use in fundraising efforts.
Together, GlobeMed at Whitman and BHM work with grassroots,community-based healthcare and education organizations in both Thailand and Burma to improve the lives of youth from Burma.
This collaboration allows GlobeMed at Whitman to support the Minmahaw Education Foundation; located in Mae Sot, Thailand, Minmahaw School provides free education to migrant youth from Burma. Additionally, our project helps BHM support a team of trained local medics called the Backpack Health Worker Team (BPHWT), who provide the people of Burma with necessary medical care. Together with the Burma Humanitarian Mission, GlobeMed at Whitman works to provide education that empowers independence within the ethnic communities of Burma and to greatly
increase positive health outcomes for villagers in Burma that have been displaced due to conflict, violence, and oppression from the brutal Burma regime.
By fostering an intimate partnership between Whitman students and BHM, GlobeMed at Whitman aims to instill Whitman students with a sense of personal investment and efficacy in the broad fight for global health equity.
GlobeMed at Whitman funds a health vocational class at the Minmahaw Education Foundation Post-10 School. This health vocational class will be taught by Backpack Health Workers from the organization based in Mae Sot, the Backpack Health Worker Teams (BPHWT). The class will be taught for three hours, one day a week throughout the 2015 calendar year. Classes will cover first aid and CPR, sanitation and environmental health, family planning, infectious diseases, and assessing when a person should seek medical care.
GlobeMed at Whitman is also supporting the health and educational needs of students at Minmahaw School. These funds will be used to cover supplies, clinical costs, food, and general operational costs. Health-promoting schools are instrumental to promoting educational outcomes and healthy populations. By pairing the health vocational class with funds to support the immediate health and educational needs of Minmahaw school, we aim to support youth from Burma in attaining their educational goals and in becoming grassroots health leaders in their communities.
During the 2014-2015 year, GlobeMed at Whitman College raised over $8,000 to fund a year-long health vocational class for 48 students at the Minmahaw Education Foundation Post-10 School in Mae Sot, Thailand. This class will provide its students with basic knowledge of first aid and CPR, sanitation and environmental health, family planning,
infectious diseases, and assessing when a person should seek medical care. GlobeMed at Whitman also supported a healthcare clinic in the Karen State of Burma through the BPHWT. Burma Humanitarian Mission
currently supports more than twenty mobile clinics and GlobeMed at Whitman joined them in their pursuit of making healthcare accessible to the Karen people of Eastern Burma.