Category: General

Young food waste activists confront issues at summit

“Our generation was not so good at teeing up prosperity for the next generation. We assumed someone else would come in and take care of it later. Young brothers and sisters, that’s you.” Those were the words of Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen and a speaker at the Food Waste and Hunger Summit

International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium a Success

Last month The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted its second International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium. The event brought international health leaders together at the Fairmont Chicago for a day of discussion on international public health issues pertaining to women.  Attendees included members of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as well as a number

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

A Lesson in Collaboration: NU’s First Case Competition

Eight teams of undergraduate and graduate students participated in Northwestern University’s first Global Health Case Competition this past weekend, each giving a 15-minute presentation on how to decrease pneumonia-related deaths in children 0-5 in Uganda. For the week leading up to the competition, 40 undergraduate and graduate students, split into teams that represented at least