Category: Rwanda

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

Full bellies: Program created by NU alumni helps African farmers

The origin story for a top international charity begins at Northwestern University, and the director returned to campus on April 23 to talk about the organization’s successes and challenges as a part of the One Book One Northwestern series. “This really is a very special moment for me,” One Acre Fund Director Matt Forti said.

What Global Health Needs Most are People Ready to Listen

It takes all of one day of field work in Sub-Saharan Africa to realize that the culture surrounding development is a real problem. No matter how old you are, how qualified or unqualified you are, your status as somebody from the Global North guarantees you a seat at the table, and when you talk, people

Cancer care in post-genocide Rwanda

When thinking of diseases that affect sub-Saharan Africa, HIV/AIDS is perhaps the health crisis most immediately associated with the region. But in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa such as Rwanda, health experts are seeing a shift in the way disease manifests itself. In many global health classes at Northwestern, we learn that a model of

Rwanda’s Success Story

Like many others in global health, I am astounded to hear about the successes that Rwanda has made in providing health care to its citizens in a time frame just shy of two decades since the small African nation was in the midst of a genocide that killed nearly a million of its citizens. According