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STATEMENT: Standing with all our students, staff and faculty - A response to heated language about immigration
Dear students, faculty and staff:
At the University of Washington, we are honored to collaborate with students, faculty and staff from around the globe. The Department of Global Health, our School of Public Health, and our University would not be the world-class institutions they are without their contributions.
Seattle, WA - More than 180 UW Department of Global Health (DGH) students, faculty, and staff came together for the Global Healthies, the Department’s largest annual event that seeks to strengthen connections and start new collaborations for better global health impacts.
By Disease Control Priorities (DCP3)
Disease Control Priorities (DCP3), a UW Department of Global Health program, provides up-to-date evidence on priorities that countries should consider in order to deliver universal health coverage. DCP3 launched their latest findings on December 6 at a standing-room only event in London co-hosted by The Lancet. The event began with keynote addresses from Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, and World Health Organization Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus.
In the Media
Dr. Paul Farmer, global health and human rights activist, founder of the nonprofit Partners in Health, and a Harvard anthropologist and medical professor, was recently in Seattle and took time out for a two-hour open Q&A session with UW students that centered on equity as the key to global health.
By Agnes Kyotalengerire / New Vision
The three-day meeting attracted investigators from the six collaborating countries of Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Pakistan who admit malnourished children, follow them through hospitalization and then six months after.
By Leila Gray / UW Medicine
“Current criteria using head size to diagnose Zika-related brain injury fail to capture more subtle brain damage that can lead to significant learning problems and mental health disorders later in life,” said Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, Professor Global Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Washington's Schools of Public Health and Medicine, who specializes in maternal and fetal infections. “We are diagnosing only the tip of the iceberg.”
By Matt Day / The Seattle Times
The three U.S. corporate giants say their new venture will work to improve employee care and lower costs "free from profit-making incentives and constraints."
Amazon — thought for years to be weighing an entry into health care — landed there with an unexpected splash Tuesday, revealing plans to form a joint venture with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase that’s charged with lowering the cost of caring for employees.
By Molly Walker / MedPage Today
Certain types of vaginal bacteria were associated with an increased risk of HIV infection among women, a nested case-control study of African women found.