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STATEMENT: Standing with all our students, staff and faculty - A response to heated language about immigration

Dear students, faculty and staff:

At the University of Washington, we are honored to collaborate with students, faculty and staff from around the globe. The Department of Global Health, our School of Public Health, and our University would not be the world-class institutions they are without their contributions.

What Must Countries Prioritize to Deliver Universal Health Coverage?

By Disease Control Priorities (DCP3)

Disease Control Priorities (DCP3), a UW Department of Global Health program, provides up-to-date evidence on priorities that countries should consider in order to deliver universal health coverage. DCP3 launched their latest findings on December 6 at a standing-room only event in London co-hosted by The Lancet. The event began with keynote addresses from Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, and World Health Organization Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus. 

Leadership and Management in Health Online Course Reaches Thousands Worldwide

By I-TECH 

Led by I-TECH (International Training and Education Center for Health) Executive Director and UW Professor of Global Health Ann Downer, Leadership and Management in Health is a 12-week online course focusing on the practical leadership and management skills required for working in complex global health environments. The course is made up of weekly online modules on team building, accountability, supervision and delegation, conflict management, financial management, use of data for decision-making, and effective communication.

In the Media

‘I just wanted off the plane’: Sexual Assaults Often Unreported by Airlines, so UW Alumni Starts Campaign

Sexual assault of women on commercial flights happens regularly, yet victims often receive minimal support from airline staff and there are few prosecutions of perpetrators. Allison Dvaladze, a graduate of UW's Department of Global Health Master of Public Health (MPH) program, was sexually assaulted on a Delta flight from Seattle to Amsterdam in 2016 and since then has mounted a one-woman campaign to bring attention to what she soon realized is a recurring problem, and to push for some way to address it.

U.S. Provides Most Development Assistance for Health, but Lags Behind Other Nations in Spending Per Person

By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the U.S.’s assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements.

Gene Variants Found to Raise Infection Risk among HIV-exposed People

By Ashlie Chandler / UW School of Public Health

University of Washington researchers have pinpointed genetic variants that markedly increase HIV infection risk among people exposed to the virus.

These variants, described in a study published earlier this month in PLOS Pathogens, raised the risk of HIV infection by two- to eight-fold.

HIV Diagnoses at Record Low in Washington State

By KING-TV

The University of Washington's Department of Global Health announced Thursday that HIV diagnoses in King County are at their lowest levels in over 30 years.

The numbers of new HIV diagnoses in King County and Washington state are at their lowest levels since 1985 and 1998, respectively, according to new data from Washington state and Public Health-Seattle & King County.