Category: Guatemala

Seeking sustainable solutions abroad during med school

Last year, Joseph Brown was working in a tiny emergency room with a single lamp—a lamp he said received electricity about 80 percent of the time. He treated malnutrition, the affects of polio, back pain and wounds from bull goring. After taking a year off from medical school to volunteer in Peru, Brown is encouraging

Decreasing Malnourishment Rates in the Highlands of Southwestern Guatemala

Recently the Global Health Portal spoke to Maya Krasnow (Psychology/Global Health Studies, WCAS 2015), who spent her summer introducing a tablet app to help health promoters decrease malnutrition in children in a small village in the highlands of southwestern Guatemala. Tell us about your project.  What inspired your work? Guatemala suffers the sixth-worst malnutrition in the

Feinberg student finds new experiences in Guatemala

Since August of last year, Feinberg student Nicole Araneta has been working in a medical clinic in Guatemala, honing her Spanish and immersing herself in a community in need of medical care. Asociación Pop Wuj, the non-profit cooperative where Araneta spends her days, offers the services of a primary care clinic for free to families

Culture of health: Feinberg students study medicine, Spanish in Guatemala

When Anthony Cheng and Joanne Kim arrived in Guatemala at the end of January, they knew their trip wasn’t just another hospital rotation. The fourth year Feinberg students spent a month at the Pop Wuj Spanish School, where they worked in a clinic, practiced medical Spanish, lived with local families and participated in various community

21st Century Life in El Péten, Guatemala

by Laura Ruch, WCAS 2012, biology and science in human culture major, global health minor Dr. Paul Farmer once said, at a keynote address for the 2010 Northwestern GlobeMed Summit, “There are no first, second, third worlds.  There is one world.”  That line has stuck with me since I first heard it, and I think