In light of Earth Week, we hope you consider donating to GlobeMed to help us promote health equity and social justice in India!
Our GlobeMed chapter is partnered with the Indian grassroots organization SOVA (Social Organization for Voluntary Action), located in rural Odisha.
We support and fund SOVA's Healthcare Duty Assistant Training program, which aims to educate local youth through hands-on career training. This program takes place at the Srimula Public Health Center where 30 young trainees are given medical instruction over a 3-month period. As the assistants begin their work in the rural regions of Dhenkanal and Angul, the outcome of stable employment opportunities and increased quality health service for the region creates long-term benefits reaching far beyond the training process.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, GlobeMed at the University of Rochester aims to fundraise $9,000 for the continuation of the Medical Assistant Training Program. The funds raised will pay for the training instructors, class supplies for the assistants, and other incidentals for the training of health care workers.