Category: India

‘Abortion drug’ used to preventing postpartum hemorrhage around the globe

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

Treating mental illness around the world

“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

NU alum gets Fulbright to help make Indian textile factories more eco-friendly

Recent graduate Ben Shorofsky came to Northwestern with a passion for the environment. After getting a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering last year, Shorofsky went on to complete the Master’s degree program of the same field, and earned a certificate in global and ecological health engineering at the same time. In his work for the

Project RISHI: Health and Lifestyle Analysis in Charniya, Hayana, India

Written by: Manisha Bhatia Team Members: Varshini Cherukupalli, Apas Aggarwal, Shreya Agarwal Location: Charniya, India Project: Project RISHI: Health and Lifestyle Analysis in Charniya, Hayana, India Fellowship: International Group Research Fellowship in Global Health The Project RISHI summer trip was mind-blowing. Each student involved dedicated so much time and effort into ensuring the project successful started its India

Strange Experiences, Changed Perspective: Research in Rural India

Prathyusha Chenji (WCAS 2015) Major: Asian Middle East Studies Location: Tirupati, India Project: The Effects of Religious Diets on Nutritional Anemia in Women Fellowship: Radulovacki Global Health Scholars Research Fellowship When I first found out I would be able to conduct my project abroad for the summer, I was more than a little excited. I