Category: Global Health Studies

Seeking sustainable solutions abroad during med school

Last year, Joseph Brown was working in a tiny emergency room with a single lamp—a lamp he said received electricity about 80 percent of the time. He treated malnutrition, the affects of polio, back pain and wounds from bull goring. After taking a year off from medical school to volunteer in Peru, Brown is encouraging

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

Global Health in Social Media: Twitter

We’re all aware that use of social media has skyrocketed within the past few years. This blog, for example, is only one of 100 million that make up the “blogosphere,” constantly connecting readers and acting as a source of easily spreadable public opinion. Activists have taken special claims, launching plentiful campaigns via media sites. The

Northwestern University to Host First Annual Global Health Case Competition

This February, Northwestern University is hosting its first annual Global Health Case Competition. Eight teams made up of undergraduate and graduate students from various schools and disciplines will be presented with a global health case study during this two-day competition, February 14-15th 2014. They will compete to develop global health recommendations that are sustainable and

Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies designs and delivers low-cost medical technologies to partners abroad

On the table in a small office at the Technological Institute on Northwestern’s campus, Matthew Glucksberg, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT), turns over a white padded cloth– something that looks more like a small heating pad than what it is: a blanket for newborn infants. When he flips a