Category: Infectious Diseases

Issues of Contraception and Abortion in the Zika Outbreak

Director General Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency Monday, February 1. Given the intense backlash from their delayed response to the Ebola crisis, it comes as no surprise that the international agency would take little time in declaring the Zika outbreak an international emergency.

Mabie Fellowship Sends GlobeMed Team To Uganda

This summer, the Northwestern GlobeMed GROW team traveled to Namugoga, Uganda and worked with the Adonai Medical Centre to learn more about the community’s perception of malaria and bed nets as part of the John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Public Health, which helps fund student research. The GlobeMed team comprised Weinberg seniors Victoria Zapater-Charette and Carol Feng,

New York Times Video Journalist shares reporting experiences with Ebola

Ben Solomon, New York Times International Video Journalist, spoke to students and faculty on Monday about his experiences around the globe. He particularly focused on his recent months in Liberia, one of three countries impacted most by the current Ebola outbreak. Through his videos, Solomon brings a human element to the numbers and statistics of

Ebola and food security: local impacts of the outbreak

Ebola has been all over the news for the past few months. We’ve heard stories about American aid workers and journalists contracting the disease and being flown back to the U.S. for treatment. We’ve heard about the increasing numbers of deaths in West Africa. We’ve heard about the breach in infection control protocol at Texas

Feinberg Global Health Day gathers panel to discuss Ebola outbreak

Ebola has been on the global radar the past few months and the current outbreak in West Africa continues to spread rapidly. As a part of the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Day, hosted by the Center for Global Health, a panel of experts from the university came together for a presentation and panel