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New Year’s resolutions, dry January, and looking ahead

Looking ahead 

January is a traditional time to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to what the future holds. WGHA, as well as several member organizations, discuss what the new year has in store for them and for global health:

  • In Gates Notes, Bill Gates reflects on progress in global health and how we can make a better world that future generations deserve.

  • Experts at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation share insights on 11 global health issues to watch in 2023 and potential interventions to address these threats.

  • World Vision focuses on what we can look forward to in the new year by providing 11 reasons to have hope in 2023

  • Global Washington, in partnership with the Seattle Foundation, is focusing on education in their 2023 Global Philanthropy Guide. The guide includes stories of programs, teachers, and community leaders who have fought to support children during the pandemic. 

  • WGHA is proud to announce the launch of our Innovation Exchange along with the first Exchange member, AdAstral. The Innovation Exchange connects leading private investors, such as venture capitalists, foundations, and philanthropists, as well as strategic industry investors, with new research and innovators in global health. Our aim is to produce a forum of stakeholders interested in identifying the most impactful global health innovations and coordinating investments to bring those innovations to the marketplace. For more information on participating in the Exchange, contact


New Year’s resolutions

A new year is a great time to set goals and focus on incorporating more healthy habits. Providence shares tips on how you can improve your nutrition and make better choices today and going forward. 

And Seattle Children’s offers tips on how you and your family can recommit to healthy habits to improve not only your physical health but mental and emotional wellbeing also. 


Dry January

“Dry January”—that is, staying away from alcohol and committing to a sober month—has gained popularity over the past few years as a way to kick off a New Year's resolution, reevaluate drinking habits, or participate in a post-holiday detox. Henry Ford Health explains the benefits of taking a break from the booze and how you can stick to sobriety for the remainder of the month. 


We’re hiring!

WGHA is looking for a Director, Innovation Exchange (Consultant). This role will be directly responsible for identifying and securing new investment partners into the Exchange, as well as building WGHA’s Executive Membership base to participate in the Exchange’s new product and company offerings. The ideal candidate is an established leader who will be responsible for the overall success of our newly launched Global Health Innovation Exchange. Check out the full job description here and share with your networks!



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