Category: Health Education

Dr. Evan Lyon epitomizes a Partner in Health

“It gives us a way of looking at big-picture stuff.” The question was about the benefits in thinking of health as a human right, and those words were the answer of Dr. Evan Lyon, during a guest lecture he gave recently to Northwestern University students. Lyon’s day job is spent as a professor of medicine

Feinberg student finds new experiences in Guatemala

Since August of last year, Feinberg student Nicole Araneta has been working in a medical clinic in Guatemala, honing her Spanish and immersing herself in a community in need of medical care. Asociación Pop Wuj, the non-profit cooperative where Araneta spends her days, offers the services of a primary care clinic for free to families

The battle against malaria in Africa: A fight for a million kids’ lives

(MEDILL REPORTS – CHICAGO)

Charles Llewellyn survived the frontlines of an ongoing war.

Though the enemy is of microscopic proportions, total victory is yet to come.

But Llewellyn warns that if global prevention efforts cease, malaria-carrying mosquitoes would surge to pre-intervention levels and that could cost the lives of a million African children each year. The former Foreign Health Service Officer spoke at Northwestern University on Wednesday about “Malaria and Public Health in Africa, Reflections on a Career with USAID.”