global health

UW professor Judith Wasserheit entered Harvard Medical School at the age of 19.

Recognition of depression as a global problem has increased dramatically over the last decade, partly through the efforts of University of Washington faculty to broaden awareness and treatment in the United States.

Josh Lacsina, an internal medicine resident, listened carefully as his patient’s daughters asked questions.

New estimates of the worldwide incidence and mortality form cancer have been determined from a systematic, global-burden-of disease analysis from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation,

Dr. Christopher Murray is an expert on the world’s health problems, and on how people live and die.

Everyone in the world should have access to 44 surgical procedures.

Last summer, the opening of a comprehensive outpatient center in Ethiopia’s historic town of Gondar was heralded as a beacon of a stronger healthcare system in East Africa.

Drawing inspiration from veterinary medicine, researchers at the University of Washington have helped developed a new prospective approach to detect tuberculosis (TB) – easy-to-obtain oral swab samples, greatly improving on standard diagnostics.

The death rate in the current Ebola outbreak, currently running above 70 percent in West Africa, could be greatly reduced if low-resourced care providers consistently applied principles of intensive care used to treat those patients in the Unite

People are living longer throughout the world, due in part to lower rates of deaths from heart and blood vessel disease in high-income countries and a reduction in child deaths in low-income countries, but disparities remain among regions.


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