Category: Health Education

Alcohol: A Key Concern for the Post-2015 Health Agenda in Ireland

After studying public health in Ireland, I noticed that my professors and authors, whose texts I read, differed from my American public health professors in one major way: the topics of focus differed largely between the two nations. In America, my studies have often tended to focus on obesity, HIV/AIDS, and global development. In contrast,

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

The Prepared Mind: Reflections on Project RISHI’s Summer in Charnia

Recently, the Global Health Portal spoke to members of Project RISHI (Varshini Cherukupalli, Chintan Pathak, Devashish Singal, Akansha Singh, and Pooja Avula) who spent their summer in Charnia, Haryana studying the effect of community health worker systems in encouraging adherence and reducing the prevalence of anemia in Charnia.  Tell us about your project.  What inspired your

Passion, People & Public Health: Tobacco Use in Barcelona

Recently, the Global Health Portal spoke to Supriya Rastogi (Anthropology Major, WCAS 2014), who spent her summer in Barcelona researching the policies that influence the usage of tobacco in the Spanish community. Tell us about your project.  What inspired your work? Since I have first-hand witnessed cigarettes’ terrible effects on my uncle, I have always

Western Misconceptions Regarding Female Genital Cutting

I took a class last Spring titled Global Bioethics, in which we discussed controversial health topics and their ethical implications. What I found most fascinating was the topic of female genital cutting, or FGC. Although it was something I had only briefly heard about before, what I knew about FGC led me to believe it