Rwanda and the importance of preventative care

We here at GlobeMed adore Paul Farmer and his work as a medical anthropologist and a physician.  When Dr. Farmer talks, we listen.  And recently, as GlobeMed alum Neal Emery writes, he’s been pushing Rwanda’s dramatic healthcare overhaul as one of the brightest global...

World Day of Social Justice!!

World Day of Social Justice is here!  Take a look at what GlobeMed chapters from across the country are doing to celebrate and raise awareness about social justice issues around the globe.  Take a look at our Facebook page for photos of students saying what they...

World Day of Social Justice Ponderings

  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to injustice everywhere” -Martin Luther King, Jr.   World Day of Social Justice is tomorrow, the perfect time to reflect on the blessings we all have and the opportunities available for us to continue to positively impact...

World Day of Social Justice is next week!

February 20, exactly a week from today, is World Day of Social Justice.  We encourage you to check this link out to learn more, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.   The question we are encouraging you to think about is, “What do all...

Living Longer versus Living Healthier

Global health is an inherently interdisciplinary field, and those studying trends in health around the world can only gain insight if they are looking into more than just the raw numbers, more than just the biological science of disease and illness.  It involves...

First Meeting of Winter Quarter 2013

Welcome back to everyone, we are excited for our first meeting of the quarter!     Global Health links to check out:   The cost patients’ bear is actually decreasing, and what that could mean for the future of healthcare Tropical diseases that...

US ranks poorly with public health

Perhaps you are not surprised, but a recent study says the US is quite unhealthy compared to other equivalently developed nations.  But this might surprise you: despite the low score, the US spends more on health care than any other country in the world.  Clearly...

Welcome back to campus

We welcome everyone back to campus for the start of a hopefully very successful winter quarter for everyone, and we hope that you all had wonderful and relaxing winter breaks.  GlobeMed at Northwestern will be in full swing very shortly, so keep it here at...

Happy New Year from GlobeMed at Northwestern!

Here’s to a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2013, a year that will be even better than the last!!   Also, check out this article about HIV/AIDS in China and how grassroots organizations (similar to GlobeMed) are stepping up to the plate.   If you’re in the...