Tag: Center for Global Health

New Northwestern Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) plans to double research activity of medical school

Interview with Rowland W Chang, MD/MPH Rowland W Chang, MD/MPH Senior Associate Dean for Public Health Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) Professor in Preventive Medicine and Medicine-Rheumatology Feinberg School of Medicine Q: What is the new Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)? A: The new Institute is a collaboration of nine centers,

HIV in Nigeria

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,

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,