Uganda desperately needs surgeons. In a country of 32 million people, there are only about a hundred specialist surgeons. As a result, accident victims with critical injuries must sometimes wait weeks or months for operations.
On today's Global Activism, we talk to Beth Skorochod, who works on HIV prevention for Population Services International (PSI).The organization runs a host of health programs around the globe. These include an HIV prevention project in Togo that targets men who have sex with men.
Although it's been two years since the earthquake and billions of dollars in aid have gone into the country, Haiti is still struggling. Many of those who were displaced in the earthquake still live in tent camps.
Every Thursday on Global Activism, we hear from a Chicagoan who works to make the world a better place. Today, we focus on two individuals steeped in the world’s water crisis.Water plays a central role in global poverty. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
A WBEZ analysis suggests that residents on Chicago's South Side experience longer ambulance run times than residents in other parts of the city. In our final look at trauma care in Chicago, we examine claims that these disparities are literally costing lives.
This week marks a major breakthrough in global health policy. For the first time since the onset of the AIDS epidemic, the United Nations is hosting a high-level meeting for world leaders on a health-related issue.