Category: Uganda

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

Uganda, Mali, and Burkina Faso… and maybe an MPH/MSW? But that’s for the future! Global Health Alumni Interview with Jorie Larson (2010, SESP)

Name: Jorie Larson (2010, SESP) Major: Social Policy Minor: Global Health Only a few weeks after graduating from Northwestern University in the Spring of 2010, Jorie Larson was already on her way to Mali to work as a health education specialist with the Peace Corps. Two years later she is back in the US, temporarily, while

Is Circumcision the Best Way to Prevent HIV in Africa?

Circumcision is the most effective and promising tool that currently exists to prevent the spread of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in developing countries, an international health consultant and medical researcher said at a global health lecture on campus Wednesday afternoon. The lecture, entitled “The Cutting Edge of HIV Prevention in Africa,” was the first of

Research Update from Global Health Student Sarah Cohick on the Ugandan Hydrocephalus Project

By Student Guest Blogger: Sarah Cohick Biomedical Engineering McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science 2012 Research Topic: Ugandan Hydrocephalus Project Research Location: Mbale, Uganda Research Update: I am in Mbale, Uganda with a fellow Northwestern student, Emily Laning, working at a pediatric neurosurgery hospital. Most of the patients are infants with hydrocephalus or spina