Skip to main content


Global Activism: A Global Health Initiative Brings Peace Corps Volunteers, Universities and Healthcare Workers Together

When it comes to global health, there is a real divide between low income countries and wealthier nations. Most low income countries have a shortage of health care workers, particularly when it comes to primary care physicians.

Andrew Dykens is a physician at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He's also the founder of Peace Care.  It's a global health initiative that links universities, Peace Corps volunteers and healthcare workers together to help address public health issues in developing countries.

Andrew is a former Peace Corps volunteer himself and was stationed in Mauritania. This experience was part of what led him to his current project.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.