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Post: New business models for global health sustainability

It’s the hot ticket this time of year. The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland attracts the world’s business executives, government leaders, celebrities, philanthropists, activists and even non-profit leaders. In recent years, there’s been an increasing focus on public-private partnerships. WEF kicked off this week with a major partnership announcement — a $5 million … Continued

Post: A 2015 Global Health Retrospective from WGHA

As a staff we at WGHA look back on 2015 with gratitude. These are a few of our favorite numbers as we reflect on 2015 at the Washington Global Health Alliance…  1 State governor who convened a Global Health and Life Science Advisory Council (yes, it’s in Washington and we’re co-chairing it)   168 Washington organizations … Continued

Post: A healthy, thriving global health ecosystem has to include mentorship

Editor’s note: Tina Vlasaty joined WGHA as deputy director in February 2015. Prior to joining WGHA, Ms. Vlasaty spent 20 years working in community and economic development, working both for community based organizations and local government. Her experience includes organizational development, finance, program and policy development, and collaboration and outreach. Global health technologies are, by … Continued

Post: World Toilet Day Movement (ahem)

In case you’ve avoided social media today, we’re in the midst of World Toilet Day. Yes, toilets have their own day. But seriously, let’s take a moment to pause and recognize that 2.4 billion people do not have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene around the world. SPLASH’s approach to clean drinking water brings market-ready solutions … Continued

CIDR Panel with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Post: Eventful month in global health

Wow. What a month! A stirring address from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia. A few days later, a high-spirited celebration of our global health community’s progress over the past year at WGHA’s Pioneers of Global Health. Let’s start with the Pioneers of Global Health Awards dinner. It isn’t often that we have a chance … Continued

Mark Rosenberg Landscape Study Launch

Post: Washington’s enormous global health impact

168 organizations working in 151 countries on more than 5000 projects. That is Washington state’s contribution to health worldwide. Tens of millions of lives saved. These are just a few highlights from the Washington Global Health Landscape Study released last week by WGHA. This study confirms that global health is one of this state’s greatest … Continued

Post: Launch of Washington’s Global Health Landscape Study

Washington is the most trade-dependent state per capita in the U.S. We’ve built a great reputation for our planes, food and timber, but Washington state’s greatest export may be hiding in plain sight. It could be argued that our greatest export is the research, funding, education and delivery of health innovations for those most in … Continued

Post: Three easy ways to get involved in global health

What can I do to help? That’s the question we field many times a week from many of you. This summer, there’s an easy answer. You can run. Or walk. Even go to a soccer game. Read on to learn how here. Thanks to the Seattle Sounders FC, there are three tangible things you can … Continued

Post: Bridging biotech and global health

Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you’re both speaking English, but not using words and phrases that make sense? That’s what it can be like for companies entering the global health arena. I remember an executive from a Fortune 100 company standing up at a global health conference a few years ago … Continued

Post: Landmark month for global health in Seattle

Wow. May has been a banner month for global health. The Uganda Cancer Institute-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre opens today. Seattle Biomed re-branded as the Center for Infectious Disease Research and is spearheading a petition drive for more federal support for health research. The Seattle Sounders announced that their first annual “Rave Green Run” will support … Continued