Category: Uganda

A Lesson in Collaboration: NU’s First Case Competition

Eight teams of undergraduate and graduate students participated in Northwestern University’s first Global Health Case Competition this past weekend, each giving a 15-minute presentation on how to decrease pneumonia-related deaths in children 0-5 in Uganda. For the week leading up to the competition, 40 undergraduate and graduate students, split into teams that represented at least

“Ugandan memories are always with me”: Reflections on GlobeMed’s Summer Research

Three members of the Northwestern chapter of GlobeMed (Natalie Sack, Alissa Zhu, & Matt Zhou) spent part of their summer in Uganda conducting needs assessment research at GlobeMed’s new partner organization, the Adonai Child Development Center. Alissa Zhu writes of their experience abroad: GlobeMed’s new partnership with the Adonai Child Development Center meant a fresh

Ugly Sweaters for a Meaningful Cause

Ryan Werffeli knows instantly that this is the one: a beige-brown sweater with an embroidered “winterscape” of snow-speckled pine trees, woodland creatures and a cozy cottage. There’s no doubt that this is one ugly sweater. But Werffeli can’t wait to wear it. “Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is prime time for the ugly sweater. Winter parties.

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

The power of collaboration: uniting communities for sustainable action

Northwestern global health minor Elizabeth Larsen traveled to Uganda this summer to attend GlobeMed’s East Africa Forum in Kampala. For the Global Health Portal she writes about the power of collaboration and the theme from the Forum: Uniting Communities for Sustainable Action.   “No one person, no one alliance, no one nation, no one of