Category: Global Health Studies

Student Reactions to CUGH 2019

Each year, the Consortium for Universities in Global Health (CUGH) hosts their annual conference, uniting global health practitioners from around the world in discussions of global health issues. CUGH’s 2019 conference, “Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health”, was held in Chicago and co-sponsored by Northwestern University, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, the University of

A Deeper Look at GESI

When I first heard about the study abroad program offered by the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) I was a little reluctant to apply. GESI combines two of the things I enjoy the most: community service and exploring unfamiliar territories. As someone who has always been interested in community service, spending a summer abroad engaging

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