Tag: South Africa

The Pebbles Project: A Reflection

Emily Drewry participated in the Northwestern Public Health and Development in South Africa study abroad program in Spring 2014. As part of her studies, she spent six sessions working with a local NGO to integrate her understanding of South African health systems with understanding of community development. The Pebbles Project is a nonprofit organization whose

Traditional healer offers wisdom to NU students abroad

Students participating in IPD’s Public Health and Development program spent a week traveling along the Garden Route, a scenic area of coastal South Africa. The week focused on the worldviews of health, and students visited various locales to get a thorough understanding of South African traditional medicine. Our first day on the Garden Route was

Global Health students work to perfect technologies that aid in kangaroo mother care

Several students have recently returned from South Africa, where they worked testing various technologies developed for maternal and neonatal healthcare. As part of the Global Health program, students from various levels – undergrads as well as graduates – are working on developing appropriate technologies for new mothers and babies.  Among the most important of these

Is Circumcision the Best Way to Prevent HIV in Africa?

Circumcision is the most effective and promising tool that currently exists to prevent the spread of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in developing countries, an international health consultant and medical researcher said at a global health lecture on campus Wednesday afternoon. The lecture, entitled “The Cutting Edge of HIV Prevention in Africa,” was the first of