Category: Global Health Studies

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

Northwestern’s Response to the Crisis in Nepal

On April 25th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, about 50km northwest of Kathmandu. Two weeks later, Nepal was struck again with a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Over 8,000 have died and thousands more have been injured. Nepal’s infrastructure, cultural centers and spirit have been devastated. I am heartbroken. Last summer, I spent five weeks in

Rebecca Seligman closes Faculty & Fellows Colloquium with talk on cross-cultural mental health

To close the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium, Rebecca Seligman spoke to a room crowded with professors, students, and Northwestern community members about cross-cultural mental health. More specifically, her talk used the examination of dissociation to illustrate larger issues in studying mental health across cultures. Dissociation is triggered by highly stressful experiences that are