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How to improve Reproductive Health in Africa

Comprehensive, sustainable efforts must be taken in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve women’s reproductive and overall health, said the associate director for the Center for Global Health at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine at a campus lecture Wednesday. With 600,000 mothers lost annually to pregnancy-related causes and 80 percent of these deaths occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa,

Pakistan’s Floods: An Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis

If you widened the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New Orleans by five times, this would be the scale of devastation that occurred due to the recent flood of the Indus River in Pakistan, said Todd Shea, one of the presenters at the October 14th Pakistan Symposium sponsored by the Northwestern University Center for Global

Is Circumcision the Best Way to Prevent HIV in Africa?

Circumcision is the most effective and promising tool that currently exists to prevent the spread of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in developing countries, an international health consultant and medical researcher said at a global health lecture on campus Wednesday afternoon. The lecture, entitled “The Cutting Edge of HIV Prevention in Africa,” was the first of

Learning through Field Experience: Northwestern’s Program in Public Health Open House and Poster Session

The Feinberg School of Medicine hosts Northwestern’s Program in Public Health under the Department of Preventative Medicine. A few undergraduate students gathered in a room with Maureen Moran, the associate director of the program and a current MPH student to discuss the admission process as well as details of the program. Within the program, there