Category: Global Health Studies

Jeffrey Sachs: SDGs and the Path to Universal Healthcare Coverage

We live in a dangerous world, according to Jeffrey D. Sachs, with “horrific” terrorism attacks such as those in Paris and Beirut challenging our trust in humanity. However, it is in these moments when the world must come together in solidarity and peace, as 150 world leaders are converging in Paris for the next two

Working Toward Positive Change — A Global Health Alumna Interview with Grace Galloway (WCAS 2013)

Grace Galloway, WCAS ’13 Major: Psychology Minors: Global Health, English Grace Galloway has always known that she wanted to work internationally, to join the fight to make the world a better and more equal place. However, she said it wasn’t until she studied abroad through the International Program Development office’s Public Health in Uganda program

Radulovacki Global Health Research Fellows Anna Rietti and Petrina LaFaire And Health Care For All

This summer, Anna Rietti and Petrina LaFaire traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to research whether noise levels harmed infant health at a local hospital as part of the Radulovacki Global Health Research Fellowship, which helps fund student research. Tell us about your project. What inspired your work? For 10 years, students from Northwestern University enrolled in the University

WHO and WTO: Essential Medicines as a Human Right

Even though some days it already feels like winter, the beautiful colors of autumn leaves remind us that the exciting spirit of fall is still among us: as old and new friends come back from distant lands and enlightening (or pencil-pushing) internships, and classes have just begun. In few places is this spirit more alive

Beyond the WHO Profile: Guatemala

The World Health Organization has statistical profiles for every country in the world, but we’re missing something from these dry numbers. We are missing real stories- the pains and illnesses of everyday life that do not end up on a mortality distribution curve, and the people who fight every one of those days against the