Category: Peru

Researching culturally appropriate health interventions in Peru

The Global Health Portal spoke with undergraduate student and blogger Kathleen Ferraro about her summer research project in Peru. Kathleen, an anthropology and international studies major and global health studies minor, spent the summer researching the use of the community health worker model by Peruvian community health organizations. Tell us about your project. What inspired

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

Food for Thought | In search of solutions

Hey, everyone! My name is Elizabeth Larsen, and I’m a rising senior, studying Economics and Global Health. This summer, thanks to the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant, jointly funded by Northwestern University, the Circumnavigators Club – Chicago Chapter, and Weinberg Colleges of Arts and Sciences, I will travel to six countries across the world to pursue a research project entitled, “Tackling

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