Category: Public Health

APEC Climate Agreement: Too Little Too Late?

Last May I wrote a post on my experience with pollution while in China. The smog was, without a doubt, my least favorite part about spending a summer in Beijing. Not only are the extreme amounts of pollutants gross to breathe in and bad for the environment, they are also bad for our health. And

Students of Global Health: Michael Aleman

For Michael Aleman, all it took was a three-week trip to Haiti to change his life. The Northwestern senior fondly recalls his time volunteering with The CRUDEM Foundation as a “key experience that changed my life.” Aleman’s experiences abroad, as well as his work on campus, have shaped him to become an impressive figure in

AYZH: Changing Lives Through Sanitary Childbirths

I recently had the privilege to attend a conversation titled “Innovation Around the World,” part of Chicago Ideas Week. The speakers of the conference were described as some of the “most talented young innovators from around the world,” who were gathered “to share their exciting emerging technologies. From health to education, climate change to policy

American Soda Makers Join in Effort to Cut Calories Americans Consume in Drinks

“Today we announce a profoundly important commitment to combat the obesity epidemic by cutting calories in America’s soft drinks – outside of school and beyond children,” said Bill Clinton, announcing a new soda initiative. On September 23, at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting in New York, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group made

Be the voices for the voiceless, says Kristof

Nicholas Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer award winning journalist whose op-ed columns for The New York Times have captivated the nation. His bi-weekly commentaries on current international events, as well as the publication of multiple books with common themes of human rights and development, have positioned him as an essential voice for those interested in