Mother and child in Kenya
A mother and child in Kenya. Photo credit: Paul Nevin, MPH ('15) and Pulitzer International Reporting Fellow.
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The Department of Global Health seeks private investment to leverage our expertise towards the goal of improving the health of the world. Current funding priorities include the following:  

Enhancing the educational experience of the next generation of global health leaders

  • Global Opportunities in Health — GO-Health for short — provides students with first-hand, real-world international training experiences.
  • Our new doctoral degree program in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science focuses on closing the gap between what we know from research and what we do to improve health.
  • Funding for endowed professorships and chairs enables us to attract and retain the very best global health scholars to mentor and train our students.

Supporting research in emerging areas of global health

Among its more than 25 centers, programs and initiatives, the department has established a number of high-impact, interdisciplinary endeavors:

  • The Global Climate Change and Human Health initiative establishes one of the premier programs tackling the detrimental impact of climate change on human health.
  • The Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh) focuses on scientific discovery, developing leaders, and interdisciplinary strategies to improve health for women, adolescents and children.
  • The Global Injury and Violence Control effort seeks solutions to the problem of injury and violence around the world.
  • The Global Medicines program addresses access to safe, high-quality, cost-effective medicine and the growing problem of counterfeit medications.
  • The Global Mental Health initiative is dedicated to closing the gap in care for the more than one billion individuals around the world who suffer from mental health or substance abuse problems.

To learn more about how philanthropy can fuel and sustain this important work, please contact Megan Ingram, Assistant Dean for Advancement, UW School of Public Health,, 206.616.7197, or Bonnie Schade, Senior Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, UW Medicine Advancement,, 206.685.8411.

Donate online via the University of Washington Foundation.