Category: Human Rights

Rethinking Mental Healthcare

This quarter I am enrolled in Refugee & Immigrant Health, a core class in the global health department taught by Bechara Choucair. The class discusses a wide range of topics related to the health challenges of these population groups including infectious disease, access to care, and mental health. Last week Mary Fabri, a trauma &

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

Medill’s Global Residency Students Cover Health Abroad

When Simone Del Rosario covered her first health story in India, she only had one day to prepare. “I had been researching the idea and my boss turned to me and said, ‘If you can make something happen with this story, we’ll go,’” said Del Rosario, who worked in New Delhi for Russia Today television,