Category: Chicago

Student Reactions to CUGH 2019

Each year, the Consortium for Universities in Global Health (CUGH) hosts their annual conference, uniting global health practitioners from around the world in discussions of global health issues. CUGH’s 2019 conference, “Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health”, was held in Chicago and co-sponsored by Northwestern University, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, the University of

A Chat with UNICEF’s Whitney Cross

Whitney Cross, the Global Citizen Fellow for Chicago’s regional UNICEF office, recently came to speak to Professor Diamond’s Global Health 390 class about the work that UNICEF does around the world, from trick-or-treat programs to vaccination campaigns. Cross first discovered UNICEF when she researched global efforts to alleviate the poverty in Haiti, after she witnessed

Northwestern takes a field trip to a Baby-Friendly hospital

Early in March, a group of Northwestern students in Professor Young’s “Ecology of infant feeding” class had the chance to visit Advocate Trinity Hospital on the southeast side of Chicago. From the outside, it looks like a regular clinic, but the hospital is really quite special–it’s Baby-Friendly. Shouldn’t all hospitals where mothers deliver be “baby

The Power of Patient Narrative

“The whole world, all human life, is one story.” We as humans are hard wired for the listening and telling of stories. Our stories define who we are as individuals, and as a community. If we wish to have meaningful and strong relationships in our lives, we must be able to listen effectively. We can