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Designing motherhood, showing pride, and maximizing care

Get your tickets


Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2023 Global Health Impact Awards! Join WGHA for an inspiring evening at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on October 4 as we celebrate dedicated individuals and organizations making a difference in global health. Space is limited so make sure to get your tickets soon!


Designing motherhood


WGHA is hosting a private reception for our members at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center to experience “Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births.” This exhibition explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of art and design. Registration for this in-person event is free for WGHA members.


Showing Pride 🌈


Happy Pride month from WGHA! As a global health organization committed to equitable health for all, we proudly stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community, embracing diversity and advocating for equal rights and access to health care. We support a world where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, can receive inclusive and high-quality health care without discrimination. Here’s how some of WGHA’s member organizations are showing their #Pride this month:


Fred Hutch celebrated the start of Pride by unveiling the fourth art installation as part of their Public Art & Community Dialogue Program, featuring artist Ariadne Campanella. Watch a video of the unveiling here


Henry Ford Health shared four strategies that members of the LGBTQIA+ community can use to ensure they are receiving high-quality health care.


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation kicked off Pride with a new logo and a statement highlighting the importance of safety, access to affordable high-quality health care without discrimination, and standing in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities worldwide. 


UW Medicine is debunking myths about transgender and nonbinary people in their latest blog post. Experts at UW Medicine address and refute some commonly held misconceptions regarding trans and nonbinary people that can lead to the harmful legislation and anti-LGBTQIA+ bills that have been in the news recently. UW Medicine is also raising the LGBTQ+ Pride flag at each of their hospitals this month to show its support for employees, patients, and community members. 


Maximizing care


The Max Foundation announced the launch of treatment access for advanced breast cancer through the Max Access Solutions program. In partnership with leading oncologists in low- and middle-income countries, the program aims to provide treatment at no cost for patients with HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer in nine countries across Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women worldwide, and in developing countries, 80 percent of patients are diagnosed at the metastatic stage. These patients often face challenges like delayed diagnosis and limited access to treatment and care. The initial phase of the program will cover the Bahamas, Benin, Bhutan, Haiti, Jamaica, Mozambique, Nepal, Saint Lucia, and Seychelles, with plans to expand to more countries in 2024. 


Climate consequences

Amid increasing concern about climate change and its effects on vulnerable populations, International Medical Corps is examining the consequences that climate change is expected to have on four areas of humanitarian response: water and sanitation, health, nutrition, and food security and livelihoods. Read the full findings in The Evidence Report: Impact of Climate Change.



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