Category: General

A New Way Forward

Though they lie thousands of miles apart, the countries of Guatemala and Peru continue to fight against the same seemingly unconquerable struggle: childhood malnutrition. In both countries, nationwide data masks the severity of the problem. In Guatemala, childhood stunting affects around 50% of children under five, yet the prevalence soars to 70-80% in many indigenous

The Pebbles Project: A Reflection

Emily Drewry participated in the Northwestern Public Health and Development in South Africa study abroad program in Spring 2014. As part of her studies, she spent six sessions working with a local NGO to integrate her understanding of South African health systems with understanding of community development. The Pebbles Project is a nonprofit organization whose

Apna Ghar: Empowering Asian American Victims of Domestic Violence

Last quarter I took a class on Asian American women and different issues they face in the United States. One assignment was to look up an organization in the Chicago area serving these women. I chose Apna Ghar, an organization in Uptown Chicago, which tries to fill the gaps in domestic violence relief services in

Food for Thought | In search of solutions

Hey, everyone! My name is Elizabeth Larsen, and I’m a rising senior, studying Economics and Global Health. This summer, thanks to the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant, jointly funded by Northwestern University, the Circumnavigators Club – Chicago Chapter, and Weinberg Colleges of Arts and Sciences, I will travel to six countries across the world to pursue a research project entitled, “Tackling