Participants from the The Global Engagement Summer Institute showed off their development projects from summer programs in India, Uganda, Bolivia and Nicaragua on campus November 19 from 4 to 6 P.M. Here GESI Program Manager Bethany Croasmun weighs in on why these programs are so pivotal for both students and communities.
Author: Shannon Mehner
There are 22.4 million people in Nigeria living with HIV, said a Fogarty scholar at a campus lecture Friday on the state of HIV in Nigeria. And though 750,000 affected people require antiviral therapy, only 198,000 people were treated last year—about 10 percent. “This is an area that really bothers me,” said Ifeyinwa Rita Onwuatuelo,
Counterpart relationships, a community-based approach and a focus on care above all else is what makes AMPATH a success story. The program, which is a partnership between Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, and a consortium of U.S. medical schools led by Indiana University, is one of
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,
It is essential to connect with a specific community and identify its needs before you jump in to help, said musician Will Butler at a campus event kicking off The Civically Engaged Young Alumni Week yesterday evening. Butler, who is a 2005 Weinberg graduate and a multi-instrumentalist in the award-winning band The Arcade Fire, whose