For students at the UW Department of Global Health, being a Research Assistant (RA) offers an enriching experience for both personal and professional growth. In 2018, 14 PhD and MPH students are undertaking Research Assistantships. Meet the current UW Department of Global Health batch of RAs, learn about their backgrounds, and get their first-hand perspective of life as an RA.
Health Care for the People by the People: Q&A with the 2018 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Lecturer Dr. Ivo Garrido
In 1978, the world’s governments came together and committed to the Alma Ata Declaration – a 20th century milestone in public health to protect and promote the health of all people. In the subsequent four decades, those called to action by the declaration have shown varied levels of commitment to its principles.
By Stephen Bezruchka / Havard Health Policy Review
Mortality increases at the national level are very rare phenomena this century. In the 1900s, mortality only increased in countries greatly affected by World War I and II, and in the 1990s in Sub-Saharan nations with high AIDS prevalence as well as after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
UW Partner in Kenya Awarded 3.2 million Grant to Strengthen Educational Programs and High-impact Research
Long-time UW partners Ruth Nduati and Dalton Wamalwa, from University of Nairobi (UoN), have received a five-year $3.2 million U.S. grant from NIH Fogarty International Center and The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to reduce the burden of HIV and improve delivery of HIV services in Kenya. The grant focuses on developing innovative, inter-professional programs in research education that target not only students but also health professionals in the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) and community teaching hospitals.
By UW SPH
Antiretroviral therapy has helped HIV-positive youth in sub-Saharan Africa to live longer lives and to reach ages at which they are likely to become sexually active. The other side of the coin comes with increased risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and some cancers.
UW Department of Global Health researchers presented new HIV prevention findings at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018) conference in Madrid. HIVR4P is the only global scientific conference focused exclusively on the challenging and fast-growing field of biomedical HIV prevention research. The conference supports global cross-fertilization among research on HIV vaccines, microbicides, PrEP, treatment as prevention, and other biomedical prevention approaches.