Category: Pediatrics

Mainland Chinese “Birth Tours”

    In the past thirty years a phenomenon of “birth tourism” has arisen, describing Mainland Chinese mothers and their families traveling to Hong Kong to have their children. As the world has globalized, individuals have more access to information and more mobility. Medical tourism has stemmed exchange, as people become interested in seeking out

Nipo hapa / I am here: Coping with suffering in Usa Village, Tanzania

This past Tuesday, there was a large crowd gathering around the minor theater, or emergency room, at the local hospital. We quickly headed over to see if assistance was needed in the ward. Professor Sullivan peaked her head around the entryway and immediately turned to me with alarm on her face.  “Do not go in

The battle against malaria in Africa: A fight for a million kids’ lives

(MEDILL REPORTS – CHICAGO)

Charles Llewellyn survived the frontlines of an ongoing war.

Though the enemy is of microscopic proportions, total victory is yet to come.

But Llewellyn warns that if global prevention efforts cease, malaria-carrying mosquitoes would surge to pre-intervention levels and that could cost the lives of a million African children each year. The former Foreign Health Service Officer spoke at Northwestern University on Wednesday about “Malaria and Public Health in Africa, Reflections on a Career with USAID.”

Reflections on Summer Global Health Research in Ho, Ghana by the GlobeMed Grow Team

Matthew Zhou, Ragini Bhushan, & Sasha Jones GlobeMed’s Grow Team Location: Ho, Ghana John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Global Health Research In Ghana, the traditional greeting to welcome guests is “Woé zɔ”, literally translated as “You are welcome”. Ghanaian hospitality exemplified this idea, unreservedly welcoming us into their country, culture, and homes. GlobeMed at

Global Health students work to perfect technologies that aid in kangaroo mother care

Several students have recently returned from South Africa, where they worked testing various technologies developed for maternal and neonatal healthcare. As part of the Global Health program, students from various levels – undergrads as well as graduates – are working on developing appropriate technologies for new mothers and babies.  Among the most important of these