Category: Global Health Initiative

On the Brink of Eradication: The Polio Epidemic

Polio is a highly infectious and crippling disease that primarily infects children. The poliovirus attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis within hours. Perhaps the most devastating nature of the disease is that it is completely preventable, yet twenty-five years after the polio vaccine was assembled, only seventy-five percent of the world has access

Global hits local for emergency medicine students at Northwestern

It’s time to think local about global health, according to Dr. Stacey Chamberlain, Assistant Director of International Emergency Medicine and Global Health Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois- Chicago. “When you think about the health sector here, we’re already global. The practitioners are global. The patients are global,” she said to an auditorium of

Medill’s Global Residency Students Cover Health Abroad

When Simone Del Rosario covered her first health story in India, she only had one day to prepare. “I had been researching the idea and my boss turned to me and said, ‘If you can make something happen with this story, we’ll go,’” said Del Rosario, who worked in New Delhi for Russia Today television,