Category: Global Initiatives

Female circumcision: A practice hard to change

Bettina Shell-Duncan, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Washington and a Northwestern University alum, shared her research on female genital cutting in an event on campus Wednesday afternoon. The lecture, sponsored by International Program Development and the Program of African Studies, was entitled “Between Law, Religion and Tradition: Contesting Female Genital Cutting

Initiative addresses maternity care concerns in Tanzania

Imagine being pregnant, without a car and more than six miles away from the nearest hospital. This is the reality for many women living in rural north-central Tanzania. As a result, giving birth can be dangerous and even fatal. But, global public health agendas, like the Safe Motherhood Initiative and 2015 Millennium Development Goals, have

Halting pandemics in their tracks: EpidemicIQ

Students of Global Health 301: Introduction to International Public Health had the chance Thursday morning to talk to alumnus and researcher Lalith Polepeddi about his work tracking and preventing epidemics. The talk, which took place in Northwestern’s Frances Searle building and was attended by about 40 students, focused on Polepeddi’s work at Global Viral Forecasting,

NU students unite for global health

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Northwestern medical students came together to share their work in global health with colleagues, peers and professors. At the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Poster Session, students presented posters that showcased projects from around the world, and offered first-year med students a glimpse of what they too can achieve in