Category: Global Health Initiative

The battle against malaria in Africa: A fight for a million kids’ lives

(MEDILL REPORTS – CHICAGO)

Charles Llewellyn survived the frontlines of an ongoing war.

Though the enemy is of microscopic proportions, total victory is yet to come.

But Llewellyn warns that if global prevention efforts cease, malaria-carrying mosquitoes would surge to pre-intervention levels and that could cost the lives of a million African children each year. The former Foreign Health Service Officer spoke at Northwestern University on Wednesday about “Malaria and Public Health in Africa, Reflections on a Career with USAID.”

Northwestern sends team to Emory’s Global Health Competition

Five Northwestern University students presented solutions to an international health crisis during this year’s Global Health Case Competition at Emory University’s Global Health Institute in Atlanta. Drawing teams from both American and international universities, the competition called for participants to offer solutions to fictional health case study.  This year’s scenario was set in post-war Sri

A champion for fertility preservation and quality of life after cancer

  Reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Teresa Woodruff  pioneered the field of oncofertility. Source: Woodruff Lab A pioneer in the world of fertility preservation for young cancer patients, Dr. Teresa Woodruff of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, coined the term oncofertility and champions the idea of looking beyond the lab bench to the cancer patients affected by

NU-AID establishes new site in Oaxaca

For more than 10 years, the Northwestern University Alliance for International Development (NU-AID) has been sending medical students to Latin America to provide care for underserved populations. This past summer, for the first time, 10 students traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to establish a new project site. “Prior to this trip we were going twice a