Tag: Global Health Initiative

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

Alcohol: A Key Concern for the Post-2015 Health Agenda in Ireland

After studying public health in Ireland, I noticed that my professors and authors, whose texts I read, differed from my American public health professors in one major way: the topics of focus differed largely between the two nations. In America, my studies have often tended to focus on obesity, HIV/AIDS, and global development. In contrast,

Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies designs and delivers low-cost medical technologies to partners abroad

On the table in a small office at the Technological Institute on Northwestern’s campus, Matthew Glucksberg, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT), turns over a white padded cloth– something that looks more like a small heating pad than what it is: a blanket for newborn infants. When he flips a

On the Brink of Eradication: The Polio Epidemic

Polio is a highly infectious and crippling disease that primarily infects children. The poliovirus attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis within hours. Perhaps the most devastating nature of the disease is that it is completely preventable, yet twenty-five years after the polio vaccine was assembled, only seventy-five percent of the world has access