Amanda Logan, assistant professor at Northwestern’s Anthropology Department, spoke Friday as a part of the Buffett Center Faculty/Fellow Series. Her talk, entitled “An Archaeology of Food Security in West Africa,” focused on her research in Banda, Ghana. Amanda Logan wants to disprove a commonly referenced idea surrounding food security in Africa: the idea that farmers
Doctors are working to deliver misoprostol— known as the “abortion drug”– to women in developing countries to prevent thousands of deaths due to postpartum hemorrhaging. “We have the answers. This is not a complex question… We know how to get women, in most cases, to have a healthy delivery,” said Stacie Geller, professor in the
“Things are changing. It’s a great opportunity for young people to join the bandwagon.” Those were the words of Dr. Ricardo Araya, MD, PhD, speaking to approximately 50 people on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus recently about how mental illness is increasingly being treated—and perceived—around the world. Dr. Araya, a professor of psychiatry at the University
Name: Veena Sriram (2006, WCAS) Major: History Minor: Global Health What did you do after graduation and where are you now? After graduating from NU in 2006, I moved to Accra, Ghana for a year on a Fulbright scholarship. I studied sexual and reproductive health in urban Muslim communities, and also interned with the United Nations Population Fund.
Matthew Zhou, Ragini Bhushan, & Sasha Jones GlobeMed’s Grow Team Location: Ho, Ghana John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Global Health Research In Ghana, the traditional greeting to welcome guests is “Woé zɔ”, literally translated as “You are welcome”. Ghanaian hospitality exemplified this idea, unreservedly welcoming us into their country, culture, and homes. GlobeMed at