Tag: Ministry of Health

An Undergraduate Student’s Reflection on Attending the Fifth Meeting of the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care

During the summer of 2013, I was granted the privilege to work in the office of Dr. Meena Cherian, the Director of the Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (EESC) Program at the World Health Organization. Through discussing the Program with Dr. Cherian and analyzing the current EESC data, I became enlightened on how surgical care

Cancer care in post-genocide Rwanda

When thinking of diseases that affect sub-Saharan Africa, HIV/AIDS is perhaps the health crisis most immediately associated with the region. But in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa such as Rwanda, health experts are seeing a shift in the way disease manifests itself. In many global health classes at Northwestern, we learn that a model 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

Dr. Evan Lyon on current projects at Partners in Health

“Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill.” This mindset lies at the heart of the mission of Partner’s in Health (PIH), a Boston, MA based non-profit health care organization founded in 1987 by Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, Todd McCormack, and