Tag: Sub-Saharan Africa

Pneumonia, leading cause of death in children

Seeing as many of my courses and global health experiences have focused on the same few global health initiatives, I thought I would take a look at other conditions that I have encountered less frequently: for instance, pneumonia. Pneumonia–a respiratory infection in the lungs brought on by viruses, bacteria, or fungi that causes painful breathing

How to improve Reproductive Health in Africa

Comprehensive, sustainable efforts must be taken in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve women’s reproductive and overall health, said the associate director for the Center for Global Health at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine at a campus lecture Wednesday. With 600,000 mothers lost annually to pregnancy-related causes and 80 percent of these deaths occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa,