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Dinner with the Pioneers of Global Health Award Winners

June 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of learning and conversation when you dine with WGHA’s Pioneers of Global Health 2017 Award Winners, Steve Gloyd and Anjuli Wagner.

Dinner will be provided by Black Cat Caterers. A limited number of tickets are still available. Please email Tina Vlasaty to claim your spot today. 

Meet the Winners of the 2017 WGHA Pioneers of Global Health Awards

Award for Impact: Steve Gloyd, University of Washington and Health Alliance International

The fourth annual Award for Impact recognizes a creative and inspirational leader dedicated to solving global health inequity who has built partnerships in Washington State and on the global stage.

Dr. Steve Gloyd has dedicated his life to improving health equity by creating sustainable partnerships around the world for more than 35 years. Dr. Gloyd’s experience as a young physician working for the Mozambique Ministry of Health inspired him to establish Health Alliance International(HAI) in 1987. With Dr. Gloyd at the helm, HAI has provided direct support to Ministries of Health in seven countries and expanded access to HIV treatment, maternal and child health services, syphilis screening, and more. HAI is also leading sound global health practices by launching the NGO Code of Conduct which more than 60 Non-Governmental Organizations have signed on to strengthen health systems.

“Steve has always championed providing sustainable access to health and was doing it well before anyone else was. It’s far from glamorous work – it can be painful at times – but his impact on the next generation cannot be overstated,” remarked the judges when selecting Dr. Gloyd.

“Steve has been at the forefront of international health since the beginning. He is brilliant at bringing people together, working in complex situations, and creating mutually beneficial partnerships between universities and ministries of health in low-resource settings,” said King Holmes, Director of Research and Faculty Development in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, who nominated Steve Gloyd for the award.


Rising Leader: Anjuli Wagner, University of Washington, Department of Global Health

Anjuli Wagner is the 2017 Rising Leader in the WGHA’s Pioneers of Global Health Awards. The Rising Leader award recognizes a creative and inspiring young leader under the age of 35 who is dedicated to solving global health inequity while partnering with other individuals and organizations. Dr. Anjuli Wagner is a global health scientist with the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, and she has been pivotal in expanding the Department’s depth and breadth of collaborative research with in-country partners, particularly the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MOH). Dr. Wagner’s research addressing the gap in pediatric HIV testing helped shape the Kenyan government’s strategies to scale up HIV testing for children. She led the influential HIV Counseling and Testing for Children at Home (CATCH) study.

More than half a million children have been tested since the MOH implemented CATCH interventions nationally, and seven other countries are considering scaling up CATCH interventions. As a result, the judges said, “Anjuli not only emphasizes collaboration, her project has significant potential for large scale impact.”

“I’m deeply honored to be selected for this award and to be part of the vibrant global health community in Washington State. I am proud to have served with a large and incredibly dedicated team of individuals who have worked collaboratively and tirelessly for the past several years on projects to serve children and adolescents living with HIV. We thank the Washington Global Health Alliance for the acknowledgement of our work and for this great honor,” said Dr. Wagner.


June 10, 2018
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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