Dr. Biraj Karmancharya, Department of Global Health alumnus, graduated from University of Washington with a PhD in Epidemiology in 2015 and an MPH in Global Health: Leadership, Policy, and Management in 2017. He was the founding co-director of the Nepal Studies Initiative at the South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies.
World Water Day 2019: Masters Student Tackles Water-Related Diseases Through Urban Sanitation Initiative With the Gates Foundation
March 22 is World Water Day. UN Water's 2019 theme, "leaving no one behind," focuses on marginalized groups - women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others - who are often overlooked and face discrimination as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.
Help, Don’t Eat: King Holmes Awarded the Distinguished Leadership in Global Health Award at CUGH 2019
Years ago, global health expert King Holmes was called in to help connect the disparate divisions of a large, unnamed organization. On his first day, he went to talk with a division leader and saw the following on an office white board:
Eat them or be eaten.
He thought a moment. Then he picked up an eraser and cleaned the board. In place of the carnivorous phrase, he wrote:
Help them and grow stronger together.
Globally, less than half of all people living with HIV (PLHIV) have achieved viral suppression. Delays with laboratory testing in resource-limited settings continue to present challenges for monitoring treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Mind the Gap: The Burden of HIV Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups and Their Participation in Preventive HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials
An analysis conducted by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) observed an overall increase in the proportion of racial and ethnic minorities enrolled in Phase 1 and Phase 2A preventive HIV vaccine clinical trials in the United States between 2002 and 2016 compared to 1988 to 2002. The findings were published on December 5, 2018 in Public Health Reports.
By Pauline Kairu, Daily Nation
An exciting global study on male contraception is happening in Kenya.
A phase-two clinical trial, participants in the trial will be required to apply a gel on their shoulders. This gel is intended to lower sperm count to a point at which the men cannot impregnate a woman.
Published January 17, 2019
Co-authored by Kristie Ebi, MPH, PhD, UW Professor in Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
While promising vaccines and experimental treatments are rapidly being added to our arsenal, they’re not much use if people are too afraid to seek care.
By Karin Huster, Clinical Instructor, UW Department of Global Health and field coordinator with Doctors Without Borders.
The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is delighted to announce this year's International Pilot Awards. The International Pilot Awards are for development and implementation of innovative and collaborative HIV-related research projects in developing countries by junior faculty. Awardees are funded up to $15,000 over one year.