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Event: Global Oncology Lecture

Join WGHA members Fred Hutchinson and University of Washington at their Global Oncology Lecture Series titled “An open dialogue on the emerging field of global oncology: opportunities, challenges, and progress”.   Addressing the growing global cancer burden requires a collective effort that draws on both the clinical and global public health expertise of experienced clinicians, … Continued

Post: ADARA Development Appoints Deborah Lester as New CEO

Adara Development has announced the appointment of Deborah Lester as its new CEO, effective 1 June 2017. Debbie has been a key member of Adara Development’s executive and leadership team since the organisation began in 1998. She takes over from Susan Biggs, who has led the Adara with passion and distinction for the past 7½ … Continued

Event: The Syrian genocide: Dr. Zaher Sahloul Reports from the Field

Dr. Zaher Sahloul is Syrian critical care physician practicing in Chicago who has led several relief trips to Syria and the region over the course of the war. Past President of the Syrian American Society, he is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For more information contact

Post: Nominations for WGHA’s 2017 Pioneers of Global Health Awards

The Pioneers of Global Health Awards are granted to individuals and organizations operating in Washington state making an exceptional contribution to improve health equity for those in need, here at home or around the world. Nominations for the Pioneers of Global Health Awards closed Friday, May 19 at 5:00 pm PT. Stay tuned for the … Continued

Initiative: Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner & Auction

The Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner & Auction is a celebration of our global health community and the Pioneers of Global Health award winners. WGHA’s Pioneers of Global Health Awards recognize the people and organizations in Washington working relentlessly to improve health around the world. It’s rugged work that demands creativity, humility, and persistence. And it’s usually … Continued

Post: Hi, I’m Dena.

I joined WGHA in April and have been overwhelmed by your warm welcome. I recently moved to Seattle and am new to WGHA, though WGHA is not new to me. I had worked with WGHA and was aware that Washington was a powerhouse of global health expertise. I was a senior advisor in a US … Continued

Page: 2017 Pioneers of Global Health Nominations

Step 1 of 2 50% To be considered as a submission, all questions must be answered completely and according to directions. You may nominate in multiple categories, and you may nominate yourself or your own organization. Nominees are not limited to WGHA members, nor are WGHA members excluded from consideration. Nominees must have a presence … Continued

Post: CID Research Announces New President

April 20, 2017 (Seattle, Washington) — In a unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees of the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CID Research) appointed John Aitchison, professor and Chief Science Officer, as the third president and director in its 40 year history. Effective May 1, Aitchison will amplify the world recognition of the direction and … Continued

Event: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Panel

Peace Corps Volunteers in the health field work at the grassroots level in communities around the world promoting nutrition, maternal and child health, water sanitation, and the prevention of HIV, Malaria, and other illnesses. Join the UW Department of Global Health at this panel discussion to learn about Health Volunteers’ experiences in the field, and … Continued