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50 minutes for gender parity, a bigger table for Tableau, and a sanitation solution to skip for

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50 minutes for 50%

This weekend we celebrate dads and the third State of the World’s Fathers report. Unpaid labor is a big part of gender equity and from the tell-us-something-we-didn’t-know department comes news that dads play a critical role. By spending 50 minutes more each day on caretaking (aka the MenCare Commitment), the report shows that dads could help reach gender parity.

Empowering dads as caretakers empowers us all. We got some inspiration from these dads having toddler conversations and taking on hairy situations.

P.S. Still not sure what to get this Father’s Day? Check out UNICEF’s inspired gifts for dad.

Tableau’s table just got bigger

Talent and geography. That’s what Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff raved about with the $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau Software. He noted that Seattle’s tech talent pool sweetened the deal and sealed Seattle as Salesforce’s HQ2. But CEOs aren’t the only ones talking about Tableau. Outside of boardrooms and the Pacific Northwest, community health workers are using Tableau’s tech to eradicate malaria.

Skip to my loo

A promising new sanitation solution is being tested in India, thanks to years of research led by MSR Global Health and partners. Essentially a mini sanitation plant, the closet-sized Reclaimer uses three treatment modes and smart technology to turn human waste into clean and reusable water.

Going national in the land down under

The Global Health Alliance of Melbourne just got a new name and a nationwide portfolio. In three short years the Alliance has expanded its footprint from Tasmania to Townsville, aptly represented in its new name: Global Health Alliance Australia. Congrats to our friend, fellow female Alliance leader, and generally awesome Aussie – Misha Coleman.

8 is better than 1

When disaster strikes, eight of the largest international humanitarian organizations are teaming up to respond together. The Global Emergency Response Coalition, featuring WGHA members International Rescue Committee and World Vision, is a powerhouse response team that hopes to get more awareness, more money, and faster results for the people that need them most.


Your weekend to fight FOMO

This one weekend could seal your three-year plan.

Apply by Sunday, June 16 to be part of Washington Research Foundation’s (WRF’s) third cohort of WRF Postdoctoral Fellows and work on life-changing interventions at powerhouse institutions like Fred Hutch, the Infectious Disease Research Institute, University of Washington, Washington State University, or other eligible institutions.

As a WRF Fellow, your three-year plan is set and you’re eligible for up to $275,000 in funding to lead critical, groundbreaking research. Avoid FOMO and apply today.


UW Global Health wants to hear from you!

Are you with a Puget Sound organization? Interested in working with the University of Washington Department of Global Health or already working with them?

Tell UW Global Health your interests to work with faculty, staff, or students by completing the local collaboration survey by Friday, June 28.

Ebola, then and now

Partners In Health (PIH) welcomes Dr. Sheila Davis—activist, nurse, and decades-long health leader—as its new CEO. Dr. Davis helped plan and open PIH’s 300-bed teaching hospital in Haiti and led the PIH response to the 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

And responding to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, Panorama’s CEO Gabrielle Fitzgerald launched The Ebola Fund this week with advisors Ron Klain and David Nabarro. The Ebola Fund allows donors and philanthropists around the world to directly support the response on the ground.

Around town

  • June 19: Join the Global Digital Health Network to learn design tips for evidence-based data use interventions.
  • June 20: Celebrate and learn from local refugee communities at the International Rescue Committee’s ARTvocacy event complete with (you guessed it) art, music, and refreshments.
  • June 27: Join Cambia Grove’s quarterly open house to meet health care leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and other innovation professionals.
  • July 3: Catch a foul ball and help end polio while cheering on the Mariners.

A gender equal world is not only moral, it’s healthier, it’s wealthier, it’s better, and it’s achievable.

-Katja Iversen, president and CEO, Women Deliver, speaking at the closing session of the Women Deliver Conference where 8,000 advocates, changemakers, and leaders gathered in Vancouver to fight for progress, change, and the power of women and girls around the world

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