Tag: Malnutrition

On Taking Opportunities — Global Health Alumni Interview with Jenna Golan (WCAS 2006)

Jenna Golan, WCAS 2006 Major: Anthropology Minor: Global Health Jenna Golan graduated from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 2006 with a degree in anthropology. After Northwestern, Jenna attended Columbia University and was awarded a Master’s in nutrition, and later a Master’s in epidemiology from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Food for Thought | In search of solutions

Hey, everyone! My name is Elizabeth Larsen, and I’m a rising senior, studying Economics and Global Health. This summer, thanks to the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant, jointly funded by Northwestern University, the Circumnavigators Club – Chicago Chapter, and Weinberg Colleges of Arts and Sciences, I will travel to six countries across the world to pursue a research project entitled, “Tackling

Diarrhea, leading cause of childhood malnutrition and dehydration

Up until this point, most of my coursework has focused on major global health issues like HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, and collaboration strategies (to name a few). Of course, there are innumerable other global issues that need to be addressed, and I want to have some background knowledge of issues that I have

Decreasing Malnourishment Rates in the Highlands of Southwestern Guatemala

Recently the Global Health Portal spoke to Maya Krasnow (Psychology/Global Health Studies, WCAS 2015), who spent her summer introducing a tablet app to help health promoters decrease malnutrition in children in a small village in the highlands of southwestern Guatemala. Tell us about your project.  What inspired your work? Guatemala suffers the sixth-worst malnutrition in the