Who knew five days could include so many challenges and even more learning experiences? This trip, just as the rest of the RISHI trips, started in chaos where we barely made our connecting flight from the Delhi airport to Chandigarh but after the chaotic start, every moment seemed to go right. We had two goals
Author: Mary Poliwka
Mary Poliwka currently works as the Global Health Program Assistant for the Office of International Program Development (IPD) at Northwestern University. Mary discovered her passion for public health and international development when studying abroad on IPD programs in Uganda and Brazil.
Three members of the Northwestern chapter of GlobeMed (Natalie Sack, Alissa Zhu, & Matt Zhou) spent part of their summer in Uganda conducting needs assessment research at GlobeMed’s new partner organization, the Adonai Child Development Center. Alissa Zhu writes of their experience abroad: GlobeMed’s new partnership with the Adonai Child Development Center meant a fresh
Recently, the Global Health Portal spoke to members of Project RISHI (Varshini Cherukupalli, Chintan Pathak, Devashish Singal, Akansha Singh, and Pooja Avula) who spent their summer in Charnia, Haryana studying the effect of community health worker systems in encouraging adherence and reducing the prevalence of anemia in Charnia. Tell us about your project. What inspired your
Recently, the Global Health Portal spoke to Supriya Rastogi (Anthropology Major, WCAS 2014), who spent her summer in Barcelona researching the policies that influence the usage of tobacco in the Spanish community. Tell us about your project. What inspired your work? Since I have first-hand witnessed cigarettes’ terrible effects on my uncle, I have always
Recently, the Global Health Portal spoke to Nouha Boundaoui (International Studies, Political Science and Global Health Studies, WCAS 2014), who spent her summer in Algeria identifying the socioeconomic and cultural factors that influence the prevalence of high levels of hypertension amongst Algerian women. Tell us about your project. What inspired your work? My project aimed