Author: Kathleen Ferraro

I'm a junior studying Anthropology, International Studies, and Global Health. Having studied or worked with global health initiatives in three different countries, I believe that health is a fundamental component of allowing a life to be lived to its fullest potential, and that that potential ought to be realized out of respect for human equality and global improvement.

Community Health Administration Associations: Community Health empowerment for Peruvians

I am currently researching the community health worker model in Peru, a project which has necessitated extensive background research on Peruvian health care and the community health worker model’s past, present, and potential in the country. This background research included information on the Community Health Administration Associations (CLAS) program, a program that diverges from the

Stress among college students

In the midst of midterms, it’s hard not to be stressed. Week after week of exams, papers, problem sets, and other assignments certainly puts varying degrees of pressure on all students, and it is something many of us have come to accept as typical of our university and perhaps school in general. Experiencing this stress

Diarrhea, leading cause of childhood malnutrition and dehydration

Up until this point, most of my coursework has focused on major global health issues like HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, and collaboration strategies (to name a few). Of course, there are innumerable other global issues that need to be addressed, and I want to have some background knowledge of issues that I have

Pneumonia, leading cause of death in children

Seeing as many of my courses and global health experiences have focused on the same few global health initiatives, I thought I would take a look at other conditions that I have encountered less frequently: for instance, pneumonia. Pneumonia–a respiratory infection in the lungs brought on by viruses, bacteria, or fungi that causes painful breathing

Why do certain global health initiatives receive more attention than others?

We have all heard about HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. We have all encountered global health organizations, political agendas, and awareness movements surrounding these and other prominent global health issues. But what about other global health initiatives for polio, obstetric fistulas, pneumococcal diseases, or diarrhea? Though all of these issues are addressed within the global health