NIH Renews Funding for Fogarty Training Consortium, Led by UW

The National Institutes of Health has renewed its support for University of Washington (UW) as a leader in developing the next generation of physicians, veterinarians, dentists, and scientists trained in global health with a $4.5 million grant to extend the Northern Pacific Fogarty Global Health Fellows (NPGH) training program for the next five years (2017–2022). Support is provided through the Fogarty International Center, which will distribute awards totaling more than $25.9 million to six consortia that include 24 U.S.

BBC World Service: 'Health Gardens' in Lima, Peru Improve Mental, Physical Health

BBC Health Check recently visited Lima, Peru to investigate how new 'healthy gardens' and greenspaces are improving lives in the slum community of Iquitos. Joe Zunt, a Professor of Global Health at UW, has been working closely with landscape architecture student Jorge 'Coco' Alarcon and community partners to design backyard gardens that can improve air quality, reduce vector-borne diseases, and boost mental health.