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Celebrating innovation, fighting disease and stigma, and a grand opening

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Celebrate impact innovation

Grab your tickets now for WGHA’s Global Health Impact Awards! Join us at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture this October 12 to celebrate the people and organizations that deliver greater health equity and demonstrate a commitment to innovation that runs the global health ecosystem every day. We are excited to announce this year’s finalists:

Rising Star

  • Claire Gwayi-Chore & Linda Oseso, Women in Global Health (WGH) Seattle Chapter Co-Chairs

  • Cyrus Mugo, University of Washington & Kenyatta University

  • Surabhi Rajaram, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Luminary Leader

  • Maria Elena Bottazzi & Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine

  • Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, The Max Foundation

  • Umair Shah, Washington State Department of Health

Organizational Impact

  • International Medical Corps

  • Partners in Health


Sponsorships for this event are available! Contact Megan Bettilyon for more information.

Pandemic fatigue

It may feel like the pandemic is over, but the threat of COVID-19 is “scarier than ever” for immunocompromised people. Fred Hutch shares advice from patients and experts on how this group can stay safe. Hint: Make sure to get vaxxed and boosted.

Extreme monsoons

Devastating floods in Pakistan have affected around 33 million people so far and killed more than 1,300. The floods, caused by an extreme monsoon season, have reportedly damaged or destroyed more than 1.6 million homes.

The International Medical Corps team on the ground is supporting the Department of Health in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindy provinces by providing essential medicines and medical supplies, as well as water purification tablets to highly affected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Fighting disease and stigma

According to the CDC, the monkeypox virus has now infected more than 60,000 people globally and has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. Along with fighting the virus, health experts are battling the stigma that comes with it. Partners In Health shares seven things to know about monkeypox and how you can stay safe.

Grand opening

On a lighter note, Henry Ford Health opened a new medical center in Plymouth, Michigan. This three-story, 120,000-square-foot building provides families access to primary care, specialty care, and emergency care. Now patients can see a specialist, do follow-up testing, and fill a prescription all in one visit.

Around the community

  • Sept. 21: Join Medical Teams International for their 7th annual Healthy Women, Healthy World 2022 Luncheon with keynote speaker Sheryl WuDunn.

  • Sept. 22: Register now for the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research #ThanksResearch Virtual Gala where they will be celebrating the people, organizations, initiatives, and communities who have worked to improve trust in biomedical research.

  • Sept. 28: Claim your spot at the Digital Impact Summit hosted by Forum One to hear from leaders and doers in the nonprofit and public sectors as they discuss the future of digital solutions. After the discussion, head over to the Digital Impact Summit Seattle Social Hour at the Forum One Seattle offices for a casual evening of fantastic food, delicious drinks, and networking.

  • Sept. 29: Join Lynden Logistics & Global Washington at the Q3 Final Mile meeting. This virtual event will be joined by Drew Arenth, Chief Business Officer of MACRO-EYES, to discuss artificial intelligence applications for global health and supply chains.


  • Panorama has a new funding opportunity, the T1D Community Fund, for community-based organizations working to support people with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in low-and-middle-income countries. If you’re interested, apply by Friday, September 23.

Note: With this issue, Field Notes is changing to a monthly newsletter.

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