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Event: Washington State University innovators connecting communities for health: How WSU’s work in Eastern Africa impacts health in western North America

People rely on antibiotics to fight infections and save lives. The emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria present a grim challenge for modern medicine. These tenacious bugs leave patients at risk for infections that can’t be treated. Each year drug-resistant bacterial infections cause nearly 23,000 deaths in the United States. Drug resistance often emerges in … Continued

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Post: Four lessons from WHO leader

What has the most powerful woman in global health learned over the last decade at the helm of the World Health Organization (WHO)? Director-General of WHO since 2007, Dr. Margaret Chan’s tenure coincided with major public health challenges including refugees fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries, pandemics like Ebola and Zika, and a strain on … Continued

Event: Better Health Through Better Data

Data allows us to change the world. At the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) data is being used to understand and help address the world’s most important health problems. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Washington Global Health Alliance and the World Affairs Council invite you to join us for a panel … Continued

Event: YPIN March Networking – Connect to Global Causes

How connected are you to causes you care about? Many of us are interested in issues like epidemic prevention, immigration, human rights, access to education, etc. at home and abroad, but do not know what it is like to work with these organizations, or how to best support them from your home in Seattle. On … Continued

Event: Fighting a Global Health Threat Locally: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Careers in Infectious Disease

Students are invited to learn from local professionals working on global health issues, including tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest infectious disease. The evening includes a panel discussion, networking to discuss career opportunities, and light refreshments. Panelists Daniel Zak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Infectious Disease Research (Researcher) Naomi Kern, RN, BSN, Snohomish County Health Department (Nurse) … Continued

Event: Global Oncology Lecture

Join WGHA members Fred Hutchinson and University of Washington at their Global Oncology Lecture Series titled “Planting the Seeds for Cancer Prevention in China”. Residents of Qidong, China are undergoing a rapid fluctuation in cancer incidence rates at many organ sites, reflecting a dynamic interplay of socio-behavioral, economic, and environmental factors. The two leading cancer … Continued

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Post: MED25 International Joins VillageReach

VillageReach announced today that effective immediately, MED25 International, a Seattle-based non-profit, will be integrated as a new program within the VillageReach portfolio of health system innovations. The integration represents a full transfer of MED25 operations to VillageReach. MED25 brings more than ten years of experience driving social innovation, creating income-generating businesses to support healthcare services … Continued

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Post: Twitter Reaction to UW Global Health’s 10th Anniversary, WHO’s Margaret Chan

The University of Washington Department of Global Health celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 8th with a powerhouse symposium of international leaders. Speakers including Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization and Dr. Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine joined local global health leaders for “Global Health: Next … Continued

Event: Compelling Science Storytelling: A Pacific NW Workshop for Science Communicators

Compelling Science Storytelling: A Pacific Northwest Workshop for Science Communicators is a one-day workshop and networking opportunity in Seattle. The media landscape is changing. Yet, clear, compelling communication about science has never been more important. Join fellow science and health communicators in Seattle in April to learn from innovators in the field. Who Should Attend? Science … Continued