Category: HIV/Aids

Remembering Nelson Mandela as a Public Health Hero

This is an excerpt of Kate Klein‘s post from the Northwestern Public Health Review Blog, posted on Dec 6, 2013. The full article can be found here. As we mourn yesterday’s passing of Nelson Mandela, it is an important time to reflect on his great life and the countless people his work impacted. Though many

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

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

Deflating the Controversy over Needle Exchange Programs

One of the great joys of being an NU student is learning from the amazing experiences of your peers. My friend Michael Rossi is a Northwestern senior who studies Cognitive Science and wishes to pursue a career in medicine. Last summer he volunteered in a needle exchange program (NEP) at The Free Medical Clinic of

China’s Generational Gap: Sexual Health Concerns and Changing Values

It seems contradictory that a country could have one of the highest rates of family planning and contraceptive use in the world, yet have high (and rising) abortion occurrences each year as well. This, however, is exactly the situation that China currently faces. Spending time studying Public Health in China, I was able to tour