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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.

Four UW Faculty Tapped for UN Climate Assessment

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.

In the Media

The CDC Won’t Tell You One Reason Mosquito-borne Disease is on The Rise

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.

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.