Category: Policy

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.”

Global Health: A Campus-Wide Internationalization Strategy

Last week, the Northwestern Alumni Association in conjunction with IPD & Global Health Studies presented “Campus Without Quizzes: A Campus-Wide Internationalization Strategy.” To demonstrate the commitment of Global Health Studies to internationalization, IPD brought back five extraordinarily successful young alumni to speak on their professional experience since graduation. Maggie Schmitt, Program Officer of the Department

Can We Craft a Livable Future? – Reflections From the Unite For Sight Conference

Recently, I visited Connecticut for the first time to attend the annual Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University. If you cannot already tell by the title, the conference covered an extremely broad range of topics – maternal and child health, design and architecture, social media and marketing, health policy, photography,

From doctor to journalist, Feinberg alum discusses career in global health

What do malaria, global health and main street journalism have to do with one another? Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, a Feinberg alum, wove together her experience in these three fields Tuesday morning for the annual alumni lecture at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Panosian had no medical expertise when she spent the summer of 1972 in Haiti.

More than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty – Dr. Dean Karlan, Yale University, Innovations for Poverty Action

Hundreds of thousands of programs exist throughout the world targeted toward solving some piece of the global poverty puzzle. How can we evaluate an individual program, and what makes some programs more effective than others? Dr. Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University, spoke on the Northwestern University Campus at the Buffet Center for