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Global Health Summer 2020

The Applications of Mobile Health Technology (mHealth) in Reducing Maternal Mortality and Improving Maternal Health

The Applications of Mobile Health Technology (mHealth) in Reducing Maternal Mortality and Improving Maternal Health

Technology is developing at a rapid pace, serving as an invaluable resource in various disciplines — especially healthcare. This technology can be utilized in low-resource settings such as in rural areas or developing countries where there are high rates of maternal mortality. Most maternal deaths are preventable with proper antenatal care during pregnancy…

Dismantling Voluntourism: Evaluating the Effects of a Global Health Supplemental Curriculum on Undergraduate Volunteers Travelling to Haiti

Dismantling Voluntourism: Evaluating the Effects of a Global Health Supplemental Curriculum on Undergraduate Volunteers Travelling to Haiti

In the era of international volunteerism, mounting evidence suggests that the presence of unskilled and culturally unaware volunteers in the global south fosters “voluntourism,” and endangers the very populations and institutions that volunteers want to help. Northwestern does not enforce a pre-trip curriculum for student organizations that …

Prospects and Potential for Expanding Women’s Oncofertility Options

Prospects and Potential for Expanding Women’s Oncofertility Options

Within the past years, oncofertility has become an interdisciplinary field that aims to connect reproductive endocrinology and oncology in order to assess the efficacy of reproduction in cancer patients. Various treatments, such as chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation have raised survival rates for cancer patients. Unfortunately, women are often subject to an increased risk of infertility among reproductive-aged patients post-treatment.