Category: Community Health

Global Health Corps and the Fight for Health Equity

Founded in 2008, Global Health Corps is an organization with the goal of attaining global health equity. As Northwestern University’s Class of 2015 begins to search for their post-graduation plans, whether it is employment, research, or higher education, GHC should be on the mind of anyone interested in global health and development. One of the

Equipping Dominican HIV providers with the tools for best patient care

Guest post by Dr. Ramona Bhatia, Clinical Research Associate, Center for Global Health, and Instructor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine Physicians such as myself practicing in high-income countries are privileged to utilize the latest medical technologies for patient care. In the majority of healthcare settings globally, however, even the most basic medical supplies, such

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

Community Health Administration Associations: Community Health empowerment for Peruvians

I am currently researching the community health worker model in Peru, a project which has necessitated extensive background research on Peruvian health care and the community health worker model’s past, present, and potential in the country. This background research included information on the Community Health Administration Associations (CLAS) program, a program that diverges from the

Apna Ghar: Empowering Asian American Victims of Domestic Violence

Last quarter I took a class on Asian American women and different issues they face in the United States. One assignment was to look up an organization in the Chicago area serving these women. I chose Apna Ghar, an organization in Uptown Chicago, which tries to fill the gaps in domestic violence relief services in