More than 190 people and 20 global health organizations participated in the sixth annual Global Healthies, an event that brings the UW and Seattle Global Health community together to explore opportunities for collaborations, and highlight students’ global health research.
Community-based Counselors Help Mitigate Grief, Stress Among Children Orphaned in East Africa (UW News - Features Shannon Dorsey)
A first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a year after receiving therapy, new research shows.
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.
Jan. 21, 2020
A respiratory virus has spread from China to at least a dozen other countries, including the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.
An international outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has killed at least 132 people and sickened about 6,000, according to the Chinese health authorities.
Five Ways Climate Change Impacts Health — and How Clinicians Can Mitigate its Effect (Healio - Features Jeremy Hess)
Although the link between climate change and health is “becoming increasingly clear,” the medical community is generally unaware of how much climate change is impacting patients today, experts told Healio Primary Care.
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.
Carey Farquhar, professor of global health, medicine and epidemiology and vice dean in the School of Public Health, has begun a six-month consulting assignment for the World Health Organization on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted disease testing.
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.
40% of Gun Owners Reported Not Locking All Household Guns - Even Around Kids (UW News - Features Alison C. Roxby)
While waiting for free firearm storage devices at gun safety events held in sporting goods stores across Washington, nearly 3,000 people filled out a one-page survey asking how they stored guns at home and other household information.
Through the Clinical Education Partnership Initiative (CEPI), a month-long program designed for medical residents to gain experience abroad, two University of Nairobi medical students, Abdala Mohamed and Hannah Bosire, spent a month training at UW Medicine hospitals in Seattle.