Tag: HIV/Aids

Applying What We Learn Abroad Back Home

If you’ve spent time in the field of global health, you’ve probably been asked the question, “Why focus your time internationally, when there is so much need here at home?” While it is an interesting and certainly important question, I think it rests on an assumption that is fundamentally flawed. Quite simply, the question creates

Deflating the Controversy over Needle Exchange Programs

One of the great joys of being an NU student is learning from the amazing experiences of your peers. My friend Michael Rossi is a Northwestern senior who studies Cognitive Science and wishes to pursue a career in medicine. Last summer he volunteered in a needle exchange program (NEP) at The Free Medical Clinic of

Rwanda’s Success Story

Like many others in global health, I am astounded to hear about the successes that Rwanda has made in providing health care to its citizens in a time frame just shy of two decades since the small African nation was in the midst of a genocide that killed nearly a million of its citizens. According

Every single one of my experiences abroad took me further into the world of global health – Global Health Alumni Interview with Julia Harris (2007, WCAS)

Name: Julia Harris (2007, WCAS) Major: Anthropology (Human Biology) Minor: Global Health What did you do after graduation and where are you now? I graduated in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology (Human Biology) and a minor in Global Health. I was pre-med, but I was not sure exactly what I wanted to do. I took the MCAT

Global health: A political evolution

Global health is a common buzzword among grassroots organizations, independent foundations and news outlets, but what exactly led to the popularity and creation of this term? Guest lecturer Richard G. Parker spoke about his most recent work, a study of the political history of HIV, AIDS and sexual matters and the invention of global health