Category: South Africa

The Pebbles Project: A Reflection

Emily Drewry participated in the Northwestern Public Health and Development in South Africa study abroad program in Spring 2014. As part of her studies, she spent six sessions working with a local NGO to integrate her understanding of South African health systems with understanding of community development. The Pebbles Project is a nonprofit organization whose

Traditional healer offers wisdom to NU students abroad

Students participating in IPD’s Public Health and Development program spent a week traveling along the Garden Route, a scenic area of coastal South Africa. The week focused on the worldviews of health, and students visited various locales to get a thorough understanding of South African traditional medicine. Our first day on the Garden Route was

Working on a project that matters where it matters most

This post was originally published on International Program Development’s NU in South Africa blog. Blogger Sarah Uttal is wrapping up her time in South Africa on IPD’s Global Healthcare Technologies program at the University of Cape Town and reflects on how her group’s work had an immediate positive impact on a primary care facility in

What is “best” is not always “best”

This article was originally posted on International Program Development’s NU in South Africa blog. Blogger Sarah Uttal is currently in South Africa on IPD’s Global Healthcare Technologies program at the University of Cape Town and writes about an eye-opening immersion trip to Kwa-Zulu Natal, where she observed the ups and downs of South Africa’s healthcare system

Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies designs and delivers low-cost medical technologies to partners abroad

On the table in a small office at the Technological Institute on Northwestern’s campus, Matthew Glucksberg, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT), turns over a white padded cloth– something that looks more like a small heating pad than what it is: a blanket for newborn infants. When he flips a