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The role of global health organizations is more critical right now than ever, and the global health community in Seattle can be the bridge between improving healthy equity and outcomes globally and in the U.S. We have to do both.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
In short, the world needs an extraordinary response to an extraordinary moment—one that both brings substantially more resources to development and channels that funding toward uses that will drive a more equitable economic recovery.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
It’s important to do your homework, but also know when you’re not the expert and when to lean on local voices.
Malaria No More
The reason why I love working in global health is that we’re able to demonstrate the benefit to populations that we work with. Benefit and impact are slightly different. Impact, to me, is neutral, but if you focus on prioritizing benefit, then you’re really thinking about those values of diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-colonialism, anti-racism, because you’re driving towards that positive outcome.
Implementation Science, University of Washington
It’s not enough to come together in reaction to a crisis. We need systems-level change where science, business, government, and philanthropic leaders think and act more holistically as the norm. Only then can we find a better balance between human advancement and sustaining the health of our planet.
Founder and CEO, Panorama; Chair of WGHA’s Governance Board