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Antimicrobial Resistance Coalition

Post: Washington Antimicrobial Resistance Coalition

The recent appearance of a drug-resistant “superbug” in the U.S. is a wake-up call. It is the latest sign we need a different approach to protecting the efficacy of the antibiotics that modern medicine relies on. Washington State is home to 168 nonprofits, businesses and other entities working on global health projects throughout the world … Continued

Blueprint Regional Global Health Alliances

Post: A Blueprint for Collaboration

I got an email this week from a colleague at PATH. She was writing to several organizations about a funding opportunity for a project in Kenya. Here’s what makes the note interesting: Her organization didn’t want to be the lead contractor; instead, she thought it made sense for them to partner with others to support … Continued

Congressional Zika Briefing

Post: WGHA and IHME host Zika briefing for Congressional Staff

Zika Virus: A brief overview and its potential impact on public health Wednesday, July 6th, the Washington Global Health Alliance and the Institute for Health and Metrics Evaluation (IHME) will host a briefing for congressional staff on “Zika Virus: A brief overview and its potential impact on public health.” This informal briefing, held in collaboration … Continued

Post: A new season for global health leadership

This is commencement season—that bittersweet time of year bookended with adventures ending and new journeys beginning. This month, the University of Washington Department of Global Health and Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health honor the class of 2016. Hundreds of graduates signal a steadily growing commitment to global health by … Continued

Post: On the verge of eradicating—but will we?

This is a special partnership of Global Washington and the Washington Global Health Alliance to spotlight the work of the global health community in our state in the race to wipe out infectious disease. Want to learn more about polio, Guinea worm, and malaria? Take a look at Global Washington’s issue brief. To date, only … Continued

New York Times Photo

Post: National Recognition for Washington’s Global Health Community

Washington’s uniquely collaborative global health community was recently featured in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Geekwire. The New York Times April 8, 2016 “A study sponsored last year by the Washington Global Health Alliance said that global health — a mix of research, logistics and manufacturing — now accounts for more … Continued

Post: Rewarding global health contributions

In her 2015 remarks to the World Health Assembly, Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, said, “We have good reason to expect great things from public health, with the value it places on equity and the contribution it makes to social stability and cohesion. We have good reason to be ambitious.” We’re fortunate in Washington State—we have … Continued

Supply Chain Reception

Post: Curating space to spur innovation

It’s the year 2020 and we’ve finally done it—we’ve created a malaria vaccine. So will malaria be wiped out? Probably not. We know that creating a vaccine is only part of solving malaria. Make no mistake, it’s a very important part (just ask Bill Gates, who calls vaccines miracles). But a vaccine alone can’t eradicate … Continued

Post: Partnering to solve our next big challenge

Zika is the latest virus to capture the world’s attention. Though Zika has been around since the 1940s, we really don’t know much about it. It may be connected to microcephaly and Guillaine-Barre. There is no medication or drug for treatment. Fear often drives funding. Now there are proposals in Congress to take some of … Continued