Seattle, Washington—September 15, 2017—The Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pioneers of Global Health Award winners. This year’s winners, selected by a panel of global health experts, are noted for their significant achievements in improving global health equity, advancing access to HIV testing and treatment, and forming new partnerships and innovation to end malaria in Zambia. Winners will be honored at WGHA’s annual event, the Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner & Auction, November 9, 2017, at The Triple Door in Seattle.
By Bobbi Nodell
By Kirk Johnson
SEATTLE — Inside the factory buildings at Cascade Designs, just south of downtown Seattle, camping and hiking gear for the rugged outdoor life of the Pacific Northwest has been manufactured since the early 1970s. But turn a corner and something new is coming off the shop floor: a compact, no-frills water purifier designed to bring clean water to struggling populations in rural Africa.
By Annie Zak
It's well-known that Seattle is home to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, the Infectious Disease Research Institute and others.
But a new report from the Washington Global Health Alliance shows just how massive Washington state's impact on the global health sector really is.
Washington-based global health initiatives have an enormous impact on health worldwide and economic impact in Washington State. A new report from the Washington Global Health Alliance combines new and existing data to measure and quantify this economic significance of global health to Washington State including employment figures and fiscal impacts. The findings are striking, revealing a thriving sector rich in collaboration, and uniquely positioned to address health equity around the world.