Category: Global Initiatives

Kim Simplis Barrow and Cancer Prevention in Belize

I graduated from Northwestern in 2014 and moved to the Bay Area where I currently work in health tech at a company called Collective Health. I recently reached out to the global health blog to see if I could cover some of what is going on in the Bay Area global health scene to stay

Global Partnerships Lead to Empathetic Storytelling in Lebanon and Nigeria

Journalist interviewing local

Access to Health, Northwestern’s interdisciplinary health and human rights project, links Medill journalists with local partners, shedding light on global health and human rights issues. This article was originally published by the Office of International Relations. October 17, 2018 By Mira Wang In 2017, Elijah Atinkpo and his entire community were forcefully and violently evicted from

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

Global Health Studies: A model for campus internationalization

Popular undergraduate program honored for advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities This article was originally published by the Office of International Relations. Northwestern University’s Program in Global Health Studies is among a select group of university programs awarded with the 2018 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, the Institute of International Education

Northwestern expands faculty collaborations in health-related fields

In a step towards continued cross-cultural collaborations, eight Northwestern faculty members and administrators traveled to Havana, Cuba, this past June to explore possible joint research opportunities with Cuban peers. Four days of back-to-back meetings with University of Medical Sciences of Havana faculty and visits to family doctor offices, hospitals and specialty clinics highlighted Cuba’s public