Author: Emily Drewry

Junior at NU, majoring in journalism and international health and minoring in global health. I have been passionate about travel as long as I can remember, and writing about my experiences has been one of my biggest joys. Some of my favorite experiences abroad have been spending part of my junior year in Germany and teaching public health in Ghana. I love learning about global health because it appeals to my interest in global understanding and my lifelong belief in health equity.

The Pebbles Project: A Reflection

Emily Drewry participated in the Northwestern Public Health and Development in South Africa study abroad program in Spring 2014. As part of her studies, she spent six sessions working with a local NGO to integrate her understanding of South African health systems with understanding of community development. The Pebbles Project is a nonprofit organization whose

Traditional healer offers wisdom to NU students abroad

Students participating in IPD’s Public Health and Development program spent a week traveling along the Garden Route, a scenic area of coastal South Africa. The week focused on the worldviews of health, and students visited various locales to get a thorough understanding of South African traditional medicine. Our first day on the Garden Route was

The Case: Envision a New World Health Organization

Five Northwestern University representatives attended the 6th annual Emory University Global Health Case Competition March 27-30 in Atlanta. The team consisted of undergraduate students Pooja Garg and Emily Drewry, Feinberg School of Medicine students Smith Sarma and Suvai Gunasekaran, and Northwestern School of Law student Abena Hutchful. Emory hosted 24 teams from schools across the

Northwestern Professor Discusses Food Security

Amanda Logan, assistant professor at Northwestern’s Anthropology Department, spoke Friday as a part of the Buffett Center Faculty/Fellow Series. Her talk, entitled “An Archaeology of Food Security in West Africa,” focused on her research in Banda, Ghana. Amanda Logan wants to disprove a commonly referenced idea surrounding food security in Africa: the idea that farmers

A Lesson in Collaboration: NU’s First Case Competition

Eight teams of undergraduate and graduate students participated in Northwestern University’s first Global Health Case Competition this past weekend, each giving a 15-minute presentation on how to decrease pneumonia-related deaths in children 0-5 in Uganda. For the week leading up to the competition, 40 undergraduate and graduate students, split into teams that represented at least