Category: Bolivia

Bringing emergency care to Bolivia

It is easy to take for granted in the United States the advanced system of trauma care, especially here in Chicago. If your were the victim of a serious car accident along Lake Shore Drive, for example, it is likely you would talk to a trained emergency medical dispatcher at 911, be quickly treated by

People have so much more to offer than material goods

The Global Health Portal recently spoke with three Northwestern undergraduates who received a John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Public Health Research and got to spend their summer at a rural clinic in Bolivia. Roshni Bhatnagar WCAS/HPME 2014 Major: Psychology, Minor: Economics Saya Jacob WCAS/HPME 2014 Major: Economics, Minor: Spanish Marie Donaldson WCAS/HPME 2015 Major:

Offering Culturally Appropriate Solutions to Global Problems: Northwestern SCS Students Conduct Diabetes Research in Palacios, Bolivia

Brooke Bachelor, Ashley Thorne, and Marc Deheeger embarked on a research trip to Palacios, Bolivia this past spring break to study diabetes. Their research took place at the Centro Médico Humberto Parra (CMHP), a primary care clinic created by Northwestern University physician Dr. Mark Molitch and his wife, Dr. Susan Hou of Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Mark Molitch brings affordable health care to Bolivia

With cold and flu season upon us, people are flocking to the nearest CVS Pharmacy to get their annual flu shot. But what if it wasn’t that easy? What if all that stood between you and the nearest pharmacy was a 100-kilometer dirt road that may or may not be conducive to a four-wheel drive