Category: Global Health Studies

Seeking sustainable solutions abroad during med school

Last year, Joseph Brown was working in a tiny emergency room with a single lamp—a lamp he said received electricity about 80 percent of the time. He treated malnutrition, the affects of polio, back pain and wounds from bull goring. After taking a year off from medical school to volunteer in Peru, Brown is encouraging

A Lesson in Collaboration: NU’s First Case Competition

Eight teams of undergraduate and graduate students participated in Northwestern University’s first Global Health Case Competition this past weekend, each giving a 15-minute presentation on how to decrease pneumonia-related deaths in children 0-5 in Uganda. For the week leading up to the competition, 40 undergraduate and graduate students, split into teams that represented at least

Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies designs and delivers low-cost medical technologies to partners abroad

On the table in a small office at the Technological Institute on Northwestern’s campus, Matthew Glucksberg, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT), turns over a white padded cloth– something that looks more like a small heating pad than what it is: a blanket for newborn infants. When he flips a

Western Misconceptions Regarding Female Genital Cutting

I took a class last Spring titled Global Bioethics, in which we discussed controversial health topics and their ethical implications. What I found most fascinating was the topic of female genital cutting, or FGC. Although it was something I had only briefly heard about before, what I knew about FGC led me to believe it

A Look at the Public Health Mentorship Program

Applications are under review for the second year of the International Program Development’s Public Health Mentorship. The program will begin January 2014, with a set of 28 undergraduate students participating. Following last year’s successful program, minor changes have been made to better offer productive conversation about public health to students. For more information on the