Category: Medical Anthropology

Meet Sera Young: anthropologist studying undernutrition in low-resource settings

  Dr. Young joined the Northwestern Department of Anthropology and Program in Global Health Studies this year. Her work focuses on maternal and child undernutrition in low-resource settings, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. “Everything I do focuses on what you call ‘the first thousand days,’ which is the year before delivery and the two years after. The

Northwestern GlobeMed Team’s Research Establishes a Foundation for Partnership Moving Forward

Northwestern GlobeMed’s research team, Udita Persaud, Jimmy Wester, Camille Cooley, and Aysha Salter-Volz, received funding from the Radulovacki Global Health Research Fellowship to conduct research in the communities surrounding their partner organization, the Adonai Child Development Centre, in Uganda. Tell us about your project. Udita: Globe Med has a partner organization in Namugoga, Uganda and

Primary and Community-Engaged Healthcare at the Frontline of Medicine

  Dr. Prasad is the kind of doctor you want treating your family and community. His story began in South India. In 1992, there was a cholera epidemic in the entire district but no one died from the infectious water-borne disease. This was due to the fact that for the past three years, the community

Revitalization of Traditional Systems of Medicine in Rural Rajasthan

Not all forms of effective medical treatment come in a pill bottle or are administered through a sharp injection to the forearm. Despite economic and medical progress in urban India, many rural villages and communities lack access to any form of health care. Access to healthcare in rural areas is an issue that the U.S.