Making Crowded Spaces Safer - Health Alliance International

New partnership to give Mozambique’s highest risk spaces a new attitude toward COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases climb in South Africa, neighboring Mozambique’s Ministry of Health, with support from Health Alliance International & Vital Strategies, is working to transform public spaces from high-risk to high-compliance when it comes to protecting against community transmission of COVID-19.

Global Health Fellows to Conduct Architecture and Dementia Research in Peru

With funding from the John E. Fogarty International Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH FIC), a landscape architect and architect will receive one-year research training scholarships to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia in Peru. These scholarships will go to one Peruvian and one American built environment designer, who will be mentored by Dr.

Preventing HIV in Uganda: Increasing Access to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among People Who Inject Drugs

A new grant will help deliver HIV prevention services to people in Uganda who are injecting drugs.

Renee Heffron and Andrew Mujugira are key personnel on the grant, which will support research through 2025. The project will implement pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), train a mental health staff, and also include project implementation, data collection, stakeholder engagement, and dissemination of the results to communities.

UW Team Developing Model to Help Lower COVID-19 Infections in King County, Guide Eventual Vaccine Distribution (Includes Judy Wasserheit and Jennifer Ross)

Policymakers continue to have uncertainties on how to answer important questions about the novel coronavirus — such as when and how to reopen businesses and schools, and how to distribute a vaccine once one becomes available.

Now a University of Washington team has received a $33,000 grant to develop a model that uses local data to generate policy recommendations that could help lower COVID-19 infections in King County.

Faculty Receives $3 Million to Test One-Stop Locale for Women's Reproductive Health, HIV Prevention

Kenneth Mugwanya, an assistant professor of global health at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and his research team have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to test the effectiveness of integrating methods of HIV prevention into sexual and reproductive health services for women in Kenya.

Why the Collapsing Global Birth Rate Won’t Save us From Climate Change (Quartz - quotes Kristie Ebi)

Overpopulation has been a threat to the planet since long before anyone heard of climate change.

English economist Thomas Malthus first sounded an alarm about the potential for population growth to overwhelm the planet's natural resources in 1798. The alarm rang again in 1968 with Paul Erlich's doomsday treatise "The Population Bomb," and has reverberated since in the background of the climate crisis: All else being equal, more people means more emissions, more hungry mouths, more potential victims of natural catastrophes.

MPH Student Supplies Bread, Coffee, and Masks to 500 UW Custodial Workers

Evalynn Romano, the Master of Public Health student in the Department of Global Health who began supporting UW custodial workers with bread, coffee, and masks last month, has now delivered supplies to nearly 500 workers on the UW campus. Romano’s efforts have reached approximately 280 custodial and recycling operations staff and 200 workers at UW Medical Center. 

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