global health

The world is getting fatter, and – despite progress in many countries – more people than ever are smoking. Marie Ng of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation led efforts to gather the evidence for these findings. 

Health Alliance International has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with struggling nations for 25 years.

Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and mayor of Cali, Colombia, is the first winner of the Roux Prize, a new US$100,000 award for using rigorous statistical evidence in designing public health programs.

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

Two new tools – a system to improve the process of water-sampling and a simplified diagnostic for people – may soon strengthen global efforts to detect and eradicate poliovirus.

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.

Before he was Dr. William Foege, the University of Washington scientist who helped eradicate smallpox, he was Bill, a mischief-making young man from Colville in northeast Washington. 

Nearly 30% of the world’s population is either obese or overweight, according to a new analysis of data from 188 nations.

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.


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