Experts at the UW Department of Global Health are actively engaged in COVID-19 research, learning, and service activities to help mitigate the global pandemic.
From testing patients and implementing measures to prevent outbreaks, to vaccine research, and prevention and treatment studies, our team is working to slow COVID-19.
The trial is looking at the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine with and without azithromycin. Christine Johnston of ICRC is a co-principal investigator.
In this encouraging new study led by Alison Roxby, learn how a retirement living facility averted a COVID-19 outbreak and the implications this has for public health practice.
DGH researchers led by Ruanne Barnabas are investigating whether hydroxychloroquine – a commonly used anti-malarial and autoimmune drug – can prevent COVID-19.
Mariel Boyarsky describes the scene from her emergency room in Brooklyn, New York, where "utterly and completely flooded with COVID-19 cases".
Researchers found that the virus spread rapidly in homeless shelters with clusters of COVID-19 cases. Karin Huster (Global Health Clinical Instructor) and Helen Chu (Adjunct Assistant Professor) are authors on the studies.
Health Alliance International (HAI), a center of the University of Washington Department of Global Health, has launched their spin on a COVID information hub, providing updates on the pandemic in Mozambique, Timor-Leste, and Côte d’Ivoire while also highlighting the experiences of health workers.
In a Seattle Times op-ed, Global Health professor Peter Rabinowitz writes about the importance of learning more about the animal origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Gates Foundation grant will allow Global Health professor Paul Drain to lead a study on COVID-19 antigen-based testing "that can be used in either community-based or resource-limited settings".
Remdesivir has been shown to be effective against the new coronavirus in a preliminary data analysis. Dr. Helen Chu, DGH Adjunct Assistant Professor, explains the drug here.
Several African governments have adopted a Western approach to COVID-19, but this is "simply not practical" for most of sub-Saharan Africa (by Kingsley Ndoh, The Seattle Times).
Reserve networks fill critical human gaps, so why isn't there a network for supporting outbreaks and pandemics? (by Alison Drake, The Hill)
READ MORE ON DGH's COVID-19 RESEARCH, MEDIA INTERVIEWS, AND OUR CURATED LIST OF COVID-19 ACADEMIC LITERATURE.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
There are several important precautions and measures one can take to remain safe during the pandemic:
- Stay home, stay healthy and check out University of Washington's FAQs and other COVID-19 resources.
- Send a message of appreciation to healthcare workers at UW Medicine who are on the frontline of the pandemic every day.
- Donate to the UW Global Health Security and Pandemic Disease Prevention Fund, which supports the UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security.
- Visit I-TECH for additional resources.