Around the world, the death rate of children has been dropping dramatically. But a new study in The Lancet Global Health points out an underlying tragedy among the childhood deaths that do occur today. Too many are coming after children have been treated and often discharged from hospitals. Judd Walson, vice chair and professor of global health, is quoted.
This year’s annual Husky 100 awards have recognized 5 students within the Department of Global Health for making the most of their time at the University of Washington. These students actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future.
A huge congratulations to our student global health leaders!
Custodial workers have served diligently during the pandemic. Department of Global Health alumni Evalynn Romano, ’10, ’21, thinks it’s time they got some appreciation.
What if one of the leading contributors to disability and death worldwide wasn’t a disease, infection, or virus? What if it was a systematic failure to prioritize the question “how do you get what works to the people who need it?”
COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus — even though it’s not clear if changes are needed. Dr. Beth Bell, clinical professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.
A single dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine provides as much protection against cervical cancer as the standard three-dose regimen, a new study finds. Ruanne Barnabas, professor of global health, was interviewed.
As director of the UW Global Mental Health Program, Dr. Pamela Collins develops and delivers culturally congruent, sustainable models for mental health interventions in low-resource settings. Learn about her high-impact projects, including the UW I-TECH program in People of UW's latest issue.
While trying to be updated on the conflict in Ukraine, people should take care to limit exposure if it's affecting your mood or sleep, according to experts at UW Medicine. Michele Bedard-Gilligan, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the UW School of Medicine, was interviewed by King5, Kiro-AM, and KGMI-AM.
Scientists have a strong idea of which types of viruses could cause an outbreak. We can fund vaccines and treatments for them now.
‘There is Resilience in Resistance’: UW Faculty Discuss How to Advance Social Justice in Global Health
What is social justice in global health? Answering this question is more than an academic exercise. It has real world implications for the equity and wellbeing of historically marginalized communities.