Africa

In July, UW graduate Jillian Pintye accepted a prestigious Young Investigator Award at the 20th International AIDS Conference.

In Uganda, when a woman feels a lump in her breast, she often feels resigned to getting breast cancer and dying.

UW joined representatives from 208 universities and 55 countries in May at the 5th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health meeting in Washington, D.C.

University of Washington students are helping to improve the health of women and children around the world through the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children.

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Last year, 97 countries and territories reported transmission of the disease, represented by 207 million cases, according to the World Health Organization.

Every year ivory poachers kill upward of 50,000 African elephants, reducing that population from an estimated 1.3 million in 1979 to 350,000 today. The trend could make African elephants extinct within a decade.
 

As the repression of sexual minorities in many nations around the world becomes visible, the call for social justice and equality is also gaining strength.

Saloni Parikh combines a passion for public health with talent for computer programming. As an undergraduate in the interdisciplinary honors program, she's already making an impact.

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