Category: Global Initiatives

An Undergraduate Student’s Reflection on Attending the Fifth Meeting of the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care

During the summer of 2013, I was granted the privilege to work in the office of Dr. Meena Cherian, the Director of the Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (EESC) Program at the World Health Organization. Through discussing the Program with Dr. Cherian and analyzing the current EESC data, I became enlightened on how surgical care

Northwestern Participates in World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day is December 1, and Northwestern is gearing up to offer events that will increase awareness and action on behalf of the student body. This year’s theme is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Each year, various nonprofit organizations, government bodies, and individuals join together to design programming surrounding the theme

Applying What We Learn Abroad Back Home

If you’ve spent time in the field of global health, you’ve probably been asked the question, “Why focus your time internationally, when there is so much need here at home?” While it is an interesting and certainly important question, I think it rests on an assumption that is fundamentally flawed. Quite simply, the question creates

Summer Global Health Roundup

Welcome back, Wildcats! Hopefully your summers were filled with thrilling travel, catching up with old friends, and some rest & relaxation. Maybe you were diligently following the news, but if you weren’t, I’ve got you covered. For those of you too busy with summer activities to follow the news, I’d like to share some things