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.
Category: Public Health
Dr. Sonja Boone, the chief medical officer of Alegis Care, spoke to more than 20 students about cultural competency and health disparities in the United States in Annenberg Monday, February 8th, as part of Professor Michael Diamond’s “Managing Global Health Challenges” course. Boone opened the lecture by breaking down the factors that influence doctor-patient relations,
We live in a dangerous world, according to Jeffrey D. Sachs, with “horrific” terrorism attacks such as those in Paris and Beirut challenging our trust in humanity. However, it is in these moments when the world must come together in solidarity and peace, as 150 world leaders are converging in Paris for the next two
As a way to celebrate 20 years of global engagement and scholarship, the Buffett Institute invited a series of esteemed speakers to address the Northwestern community. The afternoon of May 15th, guests had the opportunity to hear from Laurie Garrett, one of America’s leading voices in the field of global health. Her talk, entitled “From
Teju Cole opened his presentation with a video clip. A white girl with shaggy bangs and a colorful headband plays her violin while another sings Rihanna’s song, We Found Love. The scene cuts and we discover that she is in Africa, playing her violin and smiling among native Africans, from the classroom to the field..