Category: Chicago

U.S. not immune to hunger pains, new study says

With McDonald’s and Starbucks popping up on every street corner, it seems the United States is the last country plagued by hunger. Yet food insecurity continues at high levels throughout the nation, according to new research reported last week by Feeding America, a hunger-relief charity based in Chicago. “Map the Meal Gap 2014” analyses 2012

First man cured of HIV speaks at Northwestern hospital global workshop

On the seventh anniversary of his cure from HIV, Timothy Ray Brown told a group of global HIV/AIDS scientists and health researchers gathered at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital that he was grateful to everyone who helped keep him alive. “For awhile there I thought that people were interested in my story because I’m a freak

A Better Understanding of Humanitarian Aid

My favorite panel from the recent International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium was titled “Relief and Rebuilding in Times of Crisis: Refugee and Humanitarian Aid.” The speakers were Dr. Deane Marchbein, the president of Doctors without Borders (MSF), and Dr. Reza Yassari who works with The Virtue Foundation, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that renders assistance

Young food waste activists confront issues at summit

“Our generation was not so good at teeing up prosperity for the next generation. We assumed someone else would come in and take care of it later. Young brothers and sisters, that’s you.” Those were the words of Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen and a speaker at the Food Waste and Hunger Summit

International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium a Success

Last month The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted its second International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium. The event brought international health leaders together at the Fairmont Chicago for a day of discussion on international public health issues pertaining to women.  Attendees included members of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as well as a number