Tag: world health organization

Health Care for All

This Saturday, April 7th, marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the World Health Organization. Like any other year, the WHO is celebrating the milestone with World Health Day, a yearly call to action on a specific health issue affecting the globe. Since the day its constitution first came into effect 70 years ago,

“Let’s talk:” World Health Day 2017

Every year, the World Health Organization marks the anniversary of its founding with World Health Day. The organization, which officially came onto the international stage on April 7, 1948, uses World Health Day to call attention to important health issues impacting a large portion of the world. Topics for World Health Day vary considerably, reflecting

Issues of Contraception and Abortion in the Zika Outbreak

Director General Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency Monday, February 1. Given the intense backlash from their delayed response to the Ebola crisis, it comes as no surprise that the international agency would take little time in declaring the Zika outbreak an international emergency.

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.

The Case: Envision a New World Health Organization

Five Northwestern University representatives attended the 6th annual Emory University Global Health Case Competition March 27-30 in Atlanta. The team consisted of undergraduate students Pooja Garg and Emily Drewry, Feinberg School of Medicine students Smith Sarma and Suvai Gunasekaran, and Northwestern School of Law student Abena Hutchful. Emory hosted 24 teams from schools across the