Category: General

New York Times Video Journalist shares reporting experiences with Ebola

Ben Solomon, New York Times International Video Journalist, spoke to students and faculty on Monday about his experiences around the globe. He particularly focused on his recent months in Liberia, one of three countries impacted most by the current Ebola outbreak. Through his videos, Solomon brings a human element to the numbers and statistics of

Director of “A Doctor of My Own” attends screening with Q&A

Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the global burden of disease, yet only 3% of the world’s healthcare workforce. Recently, these statistics have become especially salient with the current Ebola outbreak. The recruitment and retention of physicians in these countries is challenging, especially with the lack of medical schools. In Namibia, the first medical school was

Introducing Peter Locke: New Global Health Studies faculty member

Peter Locke, a new faculty member in Global Health Studies and Anthropology at Northwestern, is bringing new perspectives and experiences to enhance undergraduate global health education. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Locke debated whether to become a humanitarian practitioner or to focus on critical thinking and research in global health. Drawn to

American Soda Makers Join in Effort to Cut Calories Americans Consume in Drinks

“Today we announce a profoundly important commitment to combat the obesity epidemic by cutting calories in America’s soft drinks – outside of school and beyond children,” said Bill Clinton, announcing a new soda initiative. On September 23, at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting in New York, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group made

Global Health Corps and the Fight for Health Equity

Founded in 2008, Global Health Corps is an organization with the goal of attaining global health equity. As Northwestern University’s Class of 2015 begins to search for their post-graduation plans, whether it is employment, research, or higher education, GHC should be on the mind of anyone interested in global health and development. One of the