Category: Child Health

A New Way Forward

Though they lie thousands of miles apart, the countries of Guatemala and Peru continue to fight against the same seemingly unconquerable struggle: childhood malnutrition. In both countries, nationwide data masks the severity of the problem. In Guatemala, childhood stunting affects around 50% of children under five, yet the prevalence soars to 70-80% in many indigenous

The Pebbles Project: A Reflection

Emily Drewry participated in the Northwestern Public Health and Development in South Africa study abroad program in Spring 2014. As part of her studies, she spent six sessions working with a local NGO to integrate her understanding of South African health systems with understanding of community development. The Pebbles Project is a nonprofit organization whose

Food for Thought | In search of solutions

Hey, everyone! My name is Elizabeth Larsen, and I’m a rising senior, studying Economics and Global Health. This summer, thanks to the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant, jointly funded by Northwestern University, the Circumnavigators Club – Chicago Chapter, and Weinberg Colleges of Arts and Sciences, I will travel to six countries across the world to pursue a research project entitled, “Tackling

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