Created in 1996 by a group of graduate students in public health, the UNC Student Global Health Committee is an organization committed to creating awareness of international health issues among the UNC community through education, advocacy, and service. The SGHC fosters an environment within which UNC students can apply their acquired knowledge and skills to engage in the promotion of health at a global level.
A Drink For Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that raises awareness of the lack of access to clean, safe water in impoverished communities around the globe, as well as funds to provide clean, safe water to those who lack this fundamental human right. At A Drink For Tomorrow, we believe that everyone should have access to clean, safe drinking water, not one filled with dirt and disease. It is our goal as an organization to inform students about the terrible effects of the global water crisis and creatively raise funds for clean water projects to benefit those among the 884 million people who lack clean water. A Drink For Tomorrow will encourage the campus community to use the drinks that they consume today to help provide clean water for someone in a developing country tomorrow.
American Red Cross Club of UNC-Chapel Hill
The purpose of this club is to provide Red Cross services to the local community and students on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while following the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Amnesty International UNC
Amnesty International works to free prisoners of conscience; gain fair trials for political prisoners; end torture, political killings and "disappearances;" abolish the death penalty throughout the world; and promote economic, social and cultural rights.
Carolina for Kibera
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. (CFK) is a 501(c)(3) international non-governmental organization housed at the University Center for International Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Supported by private donations and grants from the Ford Foundation, CFK has established a youth sports association, girls' center, and medical clinic in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
Engineers Without Borders at Carolina
Mission: EWB helps disadvantaged communities improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students.
Vision: EWB's outward vision is of a world where all people have access to adequate sanitation, safe drinking water, and the resources to meet their other self-identified engineering and economic development needs.
GlobeMed is a network of university students which partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty. The UNC Chapter was started by a group of undergraduate students a couple of years ago. Through their involvement today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice. Relationships are the heart of GlobeMed's model of engaging students to make an impact in the health of communities around the world. Each of the 33 Chapters at universities across the United States have a Partner in a grassroots health organization in the developing world. Together, the chapter and partner organization work to collaborate on specific projects, organize a global health curriculum on campus, and lead trips to work with partners in communities abroad.
Honduran Health Alliance
The Honduran Health Alliance is an international alliance of organizations working together in the areas of education, capacity building, health and development. Member groups are dedicated to common ideals of cooperation and partnership coupled with self-determination to facilitate our on-going work. The current focus of our work is promoting women's health and community development.
International Health Forum
This is a student group at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine that encourages the understanding of international health issues through lunch meetings, projects, and providing information on international opportunities available to UNC students.
Minority Student Caucus
The Minority Student Caucus consists of all students of color in the School of Public Health who wish to join. The Caucus was founded in the early 1970's as a vehicle for bringing the concerns of minority students to the attention of the School's Administration and for working to attract more students of color to the School. The Caucus founded the Minority Health Conference in 1977 and has conducted it annually since then. The Caucus also works with the School Administration on Project Reach to link to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, especially in North Carolina, and to institutions serving other minority groups.
Nourish International bridges the gap between college students and impoverished communities. Through this process NI alleviates poverty in a sustainable way while simultaneously developing socially responsible leaders. NI sponsors Hunger Lunches on the UNC campus; NI has raised approximatley $30,000 since 2002 to support sustainable activities through NGOs.
The mission of S4Si is to create educational opportunities for high-achieving students in the developing world, with the belief that education is essential to community leadership and a country's development. We are a university-based, nonprofit organization that provides these opportunities through collaboration with the local communities of our Scholars.
Student Health Action Coalition
The Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) is a student-run organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that provides free health and social services to local residents and their communities. SHAC is run by entirely by student volunteers from the UNC Schools of Social Work, Public Health, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, and Dentistry. The students, under the supervision of UNC doctors and professors, combine their skills to hold weekly dental and health clinics, to care for home-bound elderly citizens, to create sustainable community health promotion programs, to build an annual Habitat for Humanity house, and to partner in activities with local health and social service organizations.