Author: Arianna Yanes

Arianna is a junior studying Psychology and Global Health. She believes that words can educate, empower, and enable all individuals to gain the understanding necessary to make lasting change. She is passionate about writing about global health and hopes to make the field accessible to all who are interested.

New York Times Video Journalist shares reporting experiences with Ebola

Ben Solomon, New York Times International Video Journalist, spoke to students and faculty on Monday about his experiences around the globe. He particularly focused on his recent months in Liberia, one of three countries impacted most by the current Ebola outbreak. Through his videos, Solomon brings a human element to the numbers and statistics of

Director of “A Doctor of My Own” attends screening with Q&A

Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the global burden of disease, yet only 3% of the world’s healthcare workforce. Recently, these statistics have become especially salient with the current Ebola outbreak. The recruitment and retention of physicians in these countries is challenging, especially with the lack of medical schools. In Namibia, the first medical school was

Introducing Peter Locke: New Global Health Studies faculty member

Peter Locke, a new faculty member in Global Health Studies and Anthropology at Northwestern, is bringing new perspectives and experiences to enhance undergraduate global health education. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Locke debated whether to become a humanitarian practitioner or to focus on critical thinking and research in global health. Drawn to

Ebola and food security: local impacts of the outbreak

Ebola has been all over the news for the past few months. We’ve heard stories about American aid workers and journalists contracting the disease and being flown back to the U.S. for treatment. We’ve heard about the increasing numbers of deaths in West Africa. We’ve heard about the breach in infection control protocol at Texas

Northwestern researchers identify first depression blood test

Globally, over 350 million people suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO quantifies the burden of diseases through a calculation called Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY), where one DALY can be thought of as one lost year of “healthy life.” By the year 2020, depression is predicted to reach second place