Tell us about your partnerships
Our most important and close partnership is with CEPAIPA, the grass-roots organization for which we do most of our fundraising. This relationship is truly a partnership, we do not consider ourselves to be in higher esteem, nor does CEPAIPA consider themselves to have a more valuable opinion. We value each other's advice and opinions equally, and work together towards a better future. We also emphasize partnerships within our community; especially with other health organizations with similar ideals. In this way, we can draw more attention to CEPAIPA and the issues at hand.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
The emphasis of our organization, as well as CEPAIPA, is youth. CEPAIPA is attached, physically and metaphorically to a High School; we both believe that due to lack of proper sexual education, Ecuadorian youth is an extremely at risk demographic. Through education and empowerment, we hope to lessen the cultural dependency of teenage girls to men,and therefore ameliorate much of the sexual subservience of young women in the community. Furthermore, we believe by educating certain youth, and training them to reach out to others, we can create a sustained, permanent change in their lifestyles.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
The staff size is a huge factor to our success: by limiting our staff size to under thirty people, each member of our staff feels a certain responsibility and motivation to truly change Global Health. Furthermore, a smaller staff size builds a sense of family within the organization. This leads to a more conducive environment for the sharing of ideas. Furthermore, the organization of the Entire GlobeMed Network contributes to our success. Since each chapter is connected to each other through the National Network, a successful innovation is not confined to a single chapter. Furthermore, the National Organization provides us with a nationally recognized body that gives us access to the leaders in the Global Health field as well as a channel with which we can gain widespread recognition.
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