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Nutrition


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Nutrition


In an effort to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality arising from malnutrition, the Nutrition Project uses a community health worker model to educate and empower families in Bukooma sub-county of Luuka District to adopt healthier nutritional practices.

New CHWs look on as Monic demonstrates the preparation of a nutritious meal for infants

New CHWs look on as Monic demonstrates the preparation of a nutritious meal for infants

CHWs conduct both community outreaches and individual household visits to monitor pregnancies and child development, perform cooking demonstrations, encourage home gardening, promote food hygiene, and facilitate dialogues surrounding community health.

Group picture with all of the CHWs, old and new!

Group picture with all of the CHWs, old and new!

Recently, the project has begun partnering with local primary schools, supporting the development of demonstration gardens and health clubs to ensure that children are educated about the importance of nutrition and proper sanitation and hygiene practices from a young age. 

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Youth Sexual Health


Youth Sexual Health


In Iganga, UDHA runs a Youth Resource Center that educates youth about HIV/AIDS, other communicable diseases, and reproductive health by partnering with local schools to train peer educators and install confidential question boxes.

Posters created by 2015 GROW Team for 12 primary schools, local health centers, and UDHA's Youth Resource Center. 

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Local Partner


Local Partner


We have been working to develop a local partnership with Beyond Housing, a non-profit in St. Louis, for the past year. Beyond Housing works in the Normandy district, an area in Northern St. Louis County where the public schools have lost their accreditation. Through Beyond Housing, we have been connected with the Pink House and St. Vincent Home for Children and we will be working with their community gardens. In addition to physical work on the gardens, we will be creating a gardening curriculum for the garden leaders and children to use as a guide for how to garden properly.

 

 

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Campaigns AT WASHU


Campaigns AT WASHU


Throughout the academic year, our chapter runs campaigns on campus to raise money for UDHA.  Some of our favorite and most successful campaigns have been ugly sweater sales in the winter and chocolate covered frozen banana sales during the warmer months.  

While they're lots of hard work, spending time running campaigns together strengthens the bonds within our chapter.

Last year, we raised over $18,000!  

One of our staff members modeling our ugly sweaters! 

One of our staff members modeling our ugly sweaters! 

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Banquet and Hilltop


Banquet and Hilltop


The Annual Public Health Banquet is our largest event in the Spring.  We invite local public and global health experts to have dinner with GlobeMedders and other WashU students interested in the field.  After a speech by a keynote speaker, students and experts form connections and learn from each other.  Our latest banquet centered around the theme "Intersection of Violence and Health: Sexual, Structural and Armed Attacks on our Access and Understanding" and brought together over 70 students and 20 professionals!  

Hilltop is a conference that we hold in the Fall.  The goal of Hilltop is to engage members of our chapter in exploring a specific theme.  

This year, our theme was "Re-Think, Re-Examine, Re-Ignite: Applying Global Perspectives to Local Communities". The weekend started with a keynotefrom Dr. Paul Farmer, a founder of Partners in Health. WashU GlobeMedders and members from other universities exchanged ideas, held think tanks, and ran small group discussions.

Hilltop delegates listen to Bob Hansman, Sam Fox professor and creator of City Faces.

Hilltop delegates listen to Bob Hansman, Sam Fox professor and creator of City Faces.