Posts Categorized: Global Healthcare Technologies

Wrapping Up

We have one week remaining in South Africa, and only two more days of course work. The weather is transitioning from Summer to Autumn, and I’m wearing a sweater and jeans as I write this while sitting outside a café – an unthinkable prospect when we stepped off the plane in January into the blazing… Read more »

Water

When I left for South Africa in January, I didn’t expect my friends and family to hear much about the region except for what I shared with them. I certainly didn’t expect CNN to feature Cape Town on their front page mere days after we flew there from Johannesburg. During our first two weeks in… Read more »

Contrasts

Our first two weeks in South Africa were spent traveling the northeast corner of the country, with Johannesburg acting as a sort of home base. During that time, the “rainbow nation” was on full display. The diversity of thought, culture, language, wealth, priorities, wildlife, and landscape were, at many points, overwhelming. Of course, the United… Read more »

Finally.

When I began my undergraduate studies at Northwestern, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be an engineer. What I did know was that I wanted to study global health. Upon beginning school, I immediately declared my minor (a major in global health wasn’t offered back in those days) and planned out a 4-year course schedule that… Read more »

Projects that matter

Sarah Uttal, Global Healthcare Technologies, Spring 2014 As our time in Cape Town draws to a close, we are all working hard to finish up our design projects we have worked on all quarter. This quarter has given each of us the opportunity to design a medical device to be used in South Africa, dealing… Read more »

What is “best” is not always “best”

Sarah Uttal, Global Healthcare Technologies, Spring 2014 We spent an eye-opening 10 days in Kwa-Zulu Natal to begin our South African immersion. Our time was spent traveling around the province visiting different clinics and learning about the healthcare system here. We had amazing guides, including one of the best biomedical engineers in this part of… Read more »

It’s Hip to be Squ[hair]e

By Matt Guerrieri, Global Healthcare Technologies, Winter 2013 Dreads, afros, bangs, bobs, corn rows, crew cuts, mohawks, fauxhawks, rattails, mop tops, mullets, braids: if hair means anything- and trust me, it does- Cape Town’s hair says that this city is trendy.  In a country desperately grasping at national unity, Capetonians proudly express their individuality on… Read more »