Category: Healthcare Industry

What is “best” is not always “best”

This article was originally posted on International Program Development’s NU in South Africa blog. Blogger Sarah Uttal is currently in South Africa on IPD’s Global Healthcare Technologies program at the University of Cape Town and writes about an eye-opening immersion trip to Kwa-Zulu Natal, where she observed the ups and downs of South Africa’s healthcare system

The Morality of Inequality

In the minutes before Dr. David Ansell’s scheduled talk on January 16 at Northwestern University, he begins chatting comfortably with the crowd, asking what year the students are, if they’re from Chicago, and what interest they have in public health. Brought to campus as a member of the Global Health Speaker Series, Dr. Ansell is

An undergrad’s unforgettable experience: Attending the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting

Northwestern undergrad Emily Smith (Biological Sciences, Gender Studies and Global Health, WCAS 2014) got to present her summer research findings on lesbian and bisexual women’s access to healthcare in Capetown, South Africa at APHA’s Annual Meeting. She wrote about her experience for the Global Health Portal: Last summer I had the opportunity to spend a

LGBT and Healthcare: The Culture in South Africa

The Global Health Portal recently spoke with Emily Smith (Biological Sciences, Gender Studies and Global Health, WCAS 2014), who spent her summer in South Africa researching lesbian and bisexual women’s access to healthcare in Cape Town. Here’s what she had to say about her research, her time abroad, and how it reinforced her desire to

Research in the Motherland: Women’s Struggles & Stories in Algeria

Recently, the Global Health Portal spoke to Nouha Boundaoui (International Studies, Political Science and Global Health Studies, WCAS 2014), who spent her summer in Algeria identifying the socioeconomic and cultural factors that influence the prevalence of high levels of hypertension amongst Algerian women. Tell us about your project.  What inspired your work? My project aimed