Category: General

Savior or Helper? Debating short-term volunteer efforts

It’s a typical image you might find in your Facebook feed. There’s a tall white man or woman, perhaps dressed in scrubs, surrounded by a group of smiling children in some remote part of Uganda or India. Maybe the individual is handing out some vitamins, or bandages, but it is clear that they are helping

Sustainable Student Initiatives in Global Health

Trying to repair medical equipment in an area without a guaranteed power source can get frustrating. McCormick junior Aaron Shoemaker knows a lot about dealing with power and infrastructure issues after spending last summer in Tanzania volunteering as a medical technician. “At the end of the day you could try your hardest to fix a

Health Care for All

This Saturday, April 7th, marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the World Health Organization. Like any other year, the WHO is celebrating the milestone with World Health Day, a yearly call to action on a specific health issue affecting the globe. Since the day its constitution first came into effect 70 years ago,

Making a Difference with Mabie

Not sure what to do this summer? For any undergraduate student interested in making a difference, opportunities abound. March is here, which means the deadline to apply for the John and Martha Mabie Public Health Fellowship is fast approaching. The grant offers undergraduate students a chance to research global health issues, both in America and