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Advancing Access, Opportunity, and Justice for All: UW’s Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity, and Impact
May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a day for people around the globe to celebrate diversity in their own contexts, whether locally or globally. To mark the day, UW Department of Global Health (DGH) highlights the views and experiences of UW students who are recipients of the Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity and Impact and some ways that we can all get involved in promoting diversity at UW.
MEDIA ADVISORY, 17 May 2018
The mCUBE Study, Funded by Grand Challenges Explorations, Seeks to Understand Women’s Contraceptive Preferences And Behaviors in Kenya
By Alison Drake and Claire Rothschild / Global WACh
By Rebecca Andrews / The Daily UW
The UW has been a leader in research for many years with projects ranging from the Earth’s core to the stars, spanning all seven continents and all five oceans. It receives over $160 million annually to conduct its research on climate, ecology, natural resource management, marine science, earth science, and space. Research and accurate reporting is vital to understanding the world and the climate as it is rapidly changing, and the effects this will have on daily lives.
GILBERT S. OMENN AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
MPH Student, Global Health
In the Media
By Brad Plumer / The New York Times
Carbon dioxide helps plants grow. But a new study shows that rice grown in higher levels of carbon dioxide has lower amounts of several important nutrients.
By Tom Calver and Nassos Stylianou / BBC News
Women outlive men in 195 countries and in Russia they do so by 11 years. Ethiopians are living 19 years longer than in 1990 and people in the countries with the highest life expectancy live a staggering 34 years longer than those with the lowest.
By Nicole Karlis / Salon
According to the Centers for Disease Control monthly report, vector-borne diseases have nearly tripled since 2004.
Mosquito and tick-borne diseases are on the rise in the United States. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has issued its monthly Vital Signs report just in time for summer 2018.
The Economist makes a strong case for universal health care and many global health priorities in this special report. The report highlights the work of a number of UW Department of Global Health faculty and staff, including the Disease Control Priorities 3rd edition (DCP3) and IHME’s Global Burden of Disease study (GBD).
New Study Finds People Covered by Universal Health Coverage Will Fall Far Below UN Sustainable Development Goal
An estimated 5.4 billion people globally are expected to be covered under some form of universal health care (UHC) by 2030, up from 4.3 billion in 2015, but far below the related target in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, according to a new scientific study.