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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Global Medicine

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Raised toward our $7,000 Goal
25 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 30, at 11:59 AM EST
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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Global Medicine



Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Global Medicine inspires, educates and equips medical students, medical residents, faculty and others to provide healthcare in medically under-served communities, locally and globally.


Students and residents gain valuable, first hand exposure to tropical medicine and different cultures that they likely would not encounter during normal rotations in the United States.


Funding is needed to support future activities and our efforts around Global Medicine and include:

  • Support local educational and networking events
  • Provide scholarships for students to attend and present their global health research projects at national global health conferences
  • Medical relief trips to Haiti, Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ghana, Congo, India and other developing countries
  • Purchase medications and medical supplies for patients seen by the UB international medical relief teams
  • Support other needs that the medical relief teams may have such as translators, ground transportation, housing, etc.



Our overall goal, on the medical relief trips, is to serve those in need and learn from them. We aim to do this with competence, humility, compassion and ingenuity. We seek to provide excellent service by optimizing:  

Sustainability – ensuring our efforts are both worthwhile and long-lasting.

Education - equipping ourselves and those we serve. Our goal is to empower others so that they will eventually be able to meet their own needs.

Relationship building – getting to know people and their culture and learning from them.

Visioneering – where students at UB and in the communities we serve develop a vision for their talents and careers to make a positive and significant difference in the world.

Interprofessional teamwork – where students and health professionals from all different disciplines work closely together and learn from each other.

Creative problem solving and ingenuity is needed to provide optimal care and assist others in meeting their needs in low resource settings.

Empathy and compassion for others – the core of why we do what we do.








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Help us hydrate

Rehydration Therapy for dehydrated children and adults


Help our patients play

Balloons, bubbles, stickers, coloring books and crayons for kids to play with while seeing the doctor


Help us nourish

Did you know that 3 plumpy nut packets a day can help an undernourished child gain up to two pounds in one week? Donation will provide 150 plumpy nut packets - promoting health and well-being


Help the very sick

Help us transport our very sick patients to the hospital (2-3 hours away on a dirt road) and pay for their hospitalization.


Help equip students in GH

Send a Student to National Global Health Conference to learn best practices and effective clinical care and research around the world


Help provide medical supplies

Help us purchase much needed medical supplies for patient care


Help provide education

Help us provide global health education locally Support local global health dinner seminars and conferences


Help provide medications

Medications to give to patients on a one week medical relief trip


Help support travel costs

Support needs equivalent to one medical student's travel expenses


Help grow UB Global Medicine

Contribute to the sustainability and expansion of the UB Global Medicine Program

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