Author: Janka Pieper

Director of Communications, Office of International Relations

Working on a project that matters where it matters most

This post was originally published on International Program Development’s NU in South Africa blog. Blogger Sarah Uttal is wrapping up her time in South Africa on IPD’s Global Healthcare Technologies program at the University of Cape Town and reflects on how her group’s work had an immediate positive impact on a primary care facility in

What is “best” is not always “best”

This article was originally posted on International Program Development’s NU in South Africa blog. Blogger Sarah Uttal is currently in South Africa on IPD’s Global Healthcare Technologies program at the University of Cape Town and writes about an eye-opening immersion trip to Kwa-Zulu Natal, where she observed the ups and downs of South Africa’s healthcare system

An undergrad’s unforgettable experience: Attending the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting

Northwestern undergrad Emily Smith (Biological Sciences, Gender Studies and Global Health, WCAS 2014) got to present her summer research findings on lesbian and bisexual women’s access to healthcare in Capetown, South Africa at APHA’s Annual Meeting. She wrote about her experience for the Global Health Portal: Last summer I had the opportunity to spend a

Remembering Nelson Mandela as a Public Health Hero

This is an excerpt of Kate Klein‘s post from the Northwestern Public Health Review Blog, posted on Dec 6, 2013. The full article can be found here. As we mourn yesterday’s passing of Nelson Mandela, it is an important time to reflect on his great life and the countless people his work impacted. Though many

LGBT and Healthcare: The Culture in South Africa

The Global Health Portal recently spoke with Emily Smith (Biological Sciences, Gender Studies and Global Health, WCAS 2014), who spent her summer in South Africa researching lesbian and bisexual women’s access to healthcare in Cape Town. Here’s what she had to say about her research, her time abroad, and how it reinforced her desire to