Global Health Highlights: Health Systems Strengthening and Partnerships

Achieving health for all globally requires developing sustainable health systems locally. To support this vision, the Department of Global Health (DGH) regularly partners with Ministries of Health, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations worldwide to strengthen systems, optimize policies, and implement solutions that promote population health.

Below, we’re highlighting two DGH centers actively working with global partners to improve the quality of locally-led public health initiatives and outcomes.

Analysis: Country by country, scientists eye beginning of an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

Reuters

CHICAGO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - As the devastating Delta variant surge eases in many regions of the world, scientists are charting when, and where, COVID-19 will transition to an endemic disease in 2022 and beyond, according to Reuters interviews with over a dozen leading disease experts.

Image Credit: REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

UW Faculty Take Home Top Prizes at Global Health Industry Awards

Two University of Washington faculty were awarded top prizes at the inaugural Global Health Impact Awards held virtually on October 14.

Dr. Patricia Pavlinac, UW assistant professor of global health and co-director of the Gut Health and Child Survival scientific priority area of Global WACh, won the Rising Star Award, which recognizes an individual 40 or under who is making an exceptional impact in a global health organization or initiative.

Global Health Highlights: Addressing the Global Burden of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are one of the world’s most serious and widespread public health challenges. More than 1 million STIs are acquired every day, according to the World Health Organization. In 2020 alone, an estimated 37.6 million people worldwide were living with HIV and 1.5 million individuals became newly infected.            

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