Category: Human Rights

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

Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

(BY: JENNIFER-LEIGH OPRIHORY & KIRSTIN FAWCETT VIA MEDILL REPORTS – CHICAGO) A movement spreading across Illinois is creating a health care revolution for refugees from countries including Burma, Bhutan and Iraq. For them, a health care safety net is forming in small towns and big cities, alike, where health professionals with a passion for improving

Professor Kristen Renwick Monroe discusses the roles of ethics, identity and self-image in the context of genocide

During times of disorder and conflict, what causes a person to take action for what they believe in, regardless of known dangers, rather than simply standing by? Kristen Renwick Monroe’s book, “Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice,” explores these questions through analysis of the psychological mentality of people during