Neal Ball, founder and honorary chair of the American Refugee Committee, spoke to more than 30 students and faculty at the Feinberg School of Medicine as part of a benefit to raise funds for Pakistani flood victims Friday. Twenty million Pakistanis were directly affected by the flooding last summer, and large swaths of farmland are
How much is a kidney worth? According to Sherine Hamdy, a Brown University anthropologist, the going rate in Egypt circa 2006 was approximately $5000. It might not sound like much, but in a country where poverty is high, organ traffickers are persuasive and poor preventative care raises demand—the choice is complicated. Enter Islam into the
Participants from the The Global Engagement Summer Institute showed off their development projects from summer programs in India, Uganda, Bolivia and Nicaragua on campus November 19 from 4 to 6 P.M. Here GESI Program Manager Bethany Croasmun weighs in on why these programs are so pivotal for both students and communities.
There are 22.4 million people in Nigeria living with HIV, said a Fogarty scholar at a campus lecture Friday on the state of HIV in Nigeria. And though 750,000 affected people require antiviral therapy, only 198,000 people were treated last year—about 10 percent. “This is an area that really bothers me,” said Ifeyinwa Rita Onwuatuelo,
Counterpart relationships, a community-based approach and a focus on care above all else is what makes AMPATH a success story. The program, which is a partnership between Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, and a consortium of U.S. medical schools led by Indiana University, is one of