In April of 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan changed its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. Filled with industrial chemicals, waste, sewage, and road salts, this river was undoubtedly unfit for drinking. Immediate complaints about its unusual odor, taste, and color were ignored. The local government turned
Independent medical economist and health futurist Jeff Bauer opened Monday’s “The Future of Professions and Opportunities in Healthcare Panel” with a startling message for audience members in the Norris Arch Room. “I really think healthcare as a growth industry is done,” said Bauer. “We all think that if you’re going into health care you won’t
At the Buffet Institute on Thursday night, students of all disciplines came together to discuss issues of cultural competency in international aid and research. The roundtable discussion— organized by Engineering World Health, Engineers Without Borders, and Global Brigades—provided the opportunity for both undergraduate students and professors to share their experiences and opinions on the matter.
We live in a dangerous world, according to Jeffrey D. Sachs, with “horrific” terrorism attacks such as those in Paris and Beirut challenging our trust in humanity. However, it is in these moments when the world must come together in solidarity and peace, as 150 world leaders are converging in Paris for the next two
This summer, the Northwestern GlobeMed GROW team traveled to Namugoga, Uganda and worked with the Adonai Medical Centre to learn more about the community’s perception of malaria and bed nets as part of the John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Public Health, which helps fund student research. The GlobeMed team comprised Weinberg seniors Victoria Zapater-Charette and Carol Feng,