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U.S. Provides Most Development Assistance for Health, but Lags Behind Other Nations in Spending Per Person

By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the U.S.’s assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements.

Gene Variants Found to Raise Infection Risk among HIV-exposed People

By Ashlie Chandler / UW School of Public Health

University of Washington researchers have pinpointed genetic variants that markedly increase HIV infection risk among people exposed to the virus.

These variants, described in a study published earlier this month in PLOS Pathogens, raised the risk of HIV infection by two- to eight-fold.

Q&A: Meet the UW Department of Global Health Research Assistants

For students at the UW Department of Global Health, being a Research Assistant (RA) offers an enriching experience for both personal and professional growth. In 2017 more than 13 PhD and MPH students - who are Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity and Impact recipients and Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) Top Scholar Award recipients - are undertaking Research Assistantships. Meet the current UW Department of Global Health batch of RAs, learn about their backgrounds and get their first-hand perspective of life as an RA.