‘Winners Take All’ Selected as 2021-2022 Department of Global Health Common Book

Every year, the Department of Global Health selects a Common Book to serve as a platform for our community of students, staff, and faculty to learn together on topics of common importance. We are happy to share that this year’s DGH Common Book, as voted on by members of the department, is: “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World” by Anand Giridharadas.  

Inside Philanthropy: Big Funders, Big Data: The Growing Quest to Learn More About Global Health

By Sue-Lynn Moses

Back in 2015, when Bloomberg Philanthropies teamed up with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to launch a $100 million Data for Health initiative, we learned something surprising: According to the World Health Organization, around two-thirds of all deaths around the world go unrecorded—that’s around 35 million people. Also, of the over 30 percent of deaths that are recorded by a death certificate, 75 percent of those fail to name a specific cause of death.

AP: Gates Foundation Gives $210 Million to UW, Largest Gift in School History

By Phuong Le

SEATTLE (AP) - The University of Washington is getting $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being of people around the world, officials said Tuesday.

The donation from the largest private foundation in the world, located just miles from the Seattle campus, is the largest single gift in the university's history.