Tag: UNICEF

A Chat with UNICEF’s Whitney Cross

Whitney Cross, the Global Citizen Fellow for Chicago’s regional UNICEF office, recently came to speak to Professor Diamond’s Global Health 390 class about the work that UNICEF does around the world, from trick-or-treat programs to vaccination campaigns. Cross first discovered UNICEF when she researched global efforts to alleviate the poverty in Haiti, after she witnessed

UNICEF NU Club Attends 2016 UNICEF Student Summit

UNICEF NU was given the opportunity through IPD to attend the annual UNICEF student summit this year in Washington, D.C. Over 300 students attended the conference from all around the U.S. To kick off the conference’s theme of advocacy, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Skyped in as the first speaker, discussing what we can do now

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

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