What is NU-AID?
Northwestern University Alliance for International Development
(NU-AID) is a unique student volunteer organization at the
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSoM)
in Chicago, IL.
NU-AID provides much-needed primary medical care in underserved
populations in Latin America and Jamaica, while providing a
valuable educational experience for medical students and physicians
- to provide free and compassionate primary medical care
to rural populations in Latin America and in Jamaica.
- to leave a lasting impact on these communities by partnering
with local non governmental organizations and emphasizing
preventative medicine and health education.
- to provide a profound educational experience in tropical
medicine and international health for NUFSOM students and
- to share our experiences, lessons, and excitement
with our colleagues in order to expose them to some of the
barriers to quality health care that exist internationally
and to inspire them to pursue similar projects throughout