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.
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.
While significant progress has been made in improving the lives of women and girls over the past two decades, far too often addressing “women’s health” in low- and middle-income countries is still equated to improving their reproductive health. In reality, women’s health needs are diverse and span the entire spectrum of universal health care.
by Janelle Weaver
The combination of air pollution and HIV infection may have a greater detrimental impact on the cognitive abilities of school-aged children than exposure to either factor alone, according to an NIEHS-funded study. The findings, published in January 2018 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, also reveal an alarmingly high prevalence of air pollution exposure, regardless of HIV status, in children living in urban settings in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Scant resources force low- and middle-income countries to use cost-conscious innovations to improve access to and standards of mental health care, with mobile technology and task-shifting often the tools of choice to achieve this.
In this video interview Dr. Abraham Flaxman, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, explains the importance of verbal autopsy and how updated software is improving this method.