Category: Human Rights

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,

Talking global health equity with NU alum and PIH employee Jonathan Shaffer

While a student at Northwestern University from 2005 to 2009, Jonathan Shaffer made his passion for health-as-a-human-right known. For two years, he served as the president of the school’s GlobeMed program, increasing the student involvement threefold and helping to raise more than $12,000 for medical efforts in Ghana. After he graduated with a bachelor’s degree

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

Land Mines and Cluster Munitions in a Public Health Context

Jackie Hansen described a scene straight out of a nightmare. Nestled in the grass, a metallic ball looks like a shiny new plaything to a child. But it’s actually a remnant of war—a cluster munition, a close cousin of the landmine—just waiting to explode when the child tosses it to a friend. “Kids might think,