Category: Community Health

In Sickness and in Health: Panel Discusses Health Trends in Evanston and Skokie

Last Tuesday, the Evanston Public Library in collaboration with the Village of Skokie, the Erie Family Health Center, and NU International Program Development, hosted a discussion on current health trends in the Evanston and Skokie neighborhoods. The event was titled “In Sickness and in Health” and consisted of a panel of three speakers: Evonda Thomas-Smith,

Director of “A Doctor of My Own” attends screening with Q&A

Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the global burden of disease, yet only 3% of the world’s healthcare workforce. Recently, these statistics have become especially salient with the current Ebola outbreak. The recruitment and retention of physicians in these countries is challenging, especially with the lack of medical schools. In Namibia, the first medical school was

Students of Global Health: Michael Aleman

For Michael Aleman, all it took was a three-week trip to Haiti to change his life. The Northwestern senior fondly recalls his time volunteering with The CRUDEM Foundation as a “key experience that changed my life.” Aleman’s experiences abroad, as well as his work on campus, have shaped him to become an impressive figure in

AYZH: Changing Lives Through Sanitary Childbirths

I recently had the privilege to attend a conversation titled “Innovation Around the World,” part of Chicago Ideas Week. The speakers of the conference were described as some of the “most talented young innovators from around the world,” who were gathered “to share their exciting emerging technologies. From health to education, climate change to policy

Researching culturally appropriate health interventions in Peru

The Global Health Portal spoke with undergraduate student and blogger Kathleen Ferraro about her summer research project in Peru. Kathleen, an anthropology and international studies major and global health studies minor, spent the summer researching the use of the community health worker model by Peruvian community health organizations. Tell us about your project. What inspired