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2020 MLK Award Winner Inspires Students of Color to be Brave, Challenges all to be Better

Marie-Claire Gwayi-Chore has spent the better part of a decade traveling the globe – examining what public health interventions work, for whom and under what circumstances, and how they can be adapted and scaled up in ways that are accessible and equitable.

It’s no surprise that she's taking the same approach to create a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment for University of Washington School of Public Health students, particularly students of color.

UW Student Advocates for Female Reproductive Rights at UN Conference

In November, Department of Global Health student Tikhala Itaye presented at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a high-level conference held in Nairobi and co-organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the governments of Kenya and Denmark.

In the Media

A Foundation for 'Safe Motherhood' Created With and For the Somali Community

On a recent Saturday evening, a dozen women gathered around a table at a community room in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle, settling in with snacks and conversation.

The evening’s program would be more education than entertainment, an opportunity to discuss topics so sensitive that, without the group of women assembled that night, might not be discussed at all.

UAE on Track to Eradicate Hepatitis C (The National - Features Stefan Wiktor)

The UAE is on course to eliminate hepatitis C within a decade with the help of a new strategy to wipe out the virus in “baby steps”.

The process of ‘micro-elimination’, which targets specific communities or at-risk groups one by one for screening and treatment, would help detect cases and treat patients who might not even know they had the condition, experts said.