G-local Health

Originally posted on Schistosomiasis in Senegal:
Back in 1998, when I was a college student, I landed in Senegal, West Africa, to study international health. What was international health?  Health in the context of a different nation–where dams and agricultural development and poverty and culture determined disease. Health “between” nations. One nation creating health for another. North-South…

Week One South Chicago: Salvador speaks

Today I enjoyed my day with the youth of New Sullivan Elementary school in south Chicago. We created a miniature bond and helped each other critically think through the games and team building exercise’s. We also celebrated Salvador’s “Welcoming into Becoming a Citizen” and talked about how we felt as a whole about the activities…

Week One Team South Chicago: Ashele Speaks

            This week was full of building new relationships with the high school students and the other mentors as we explored South Chicago. The first day of the week our group spent the time making life maps and playing name games to get to know each other. I was slightly anxious before meeting the students…