HS Newsbeat: Women Took Path Through UW to Lead Nations' Efforts on Health

Liberia was in the midst of a devastating Ebola outbreak when Bernice Dahn, the country's chief medical officer, went to visit her ailing special assistant at his home on Sept. 20, 2014. When the 55-year-old father of eight died from the disease less than a week later, Dahn put herself into quarantine for 21 days. She kept her constituency aware of her situation, as well as many from her cohort at the University of Washington. Dahn, now Liberia's minister of health, has been fulfilling her vision to build a resilient health system by deploying thousands more community health workers.

Join Us For the Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation Symposium

The Department of Global Health at the University of Washington is celebrating our 10th anniversary. Together with eight other Washington-based global health organizations, many of whom are also celebrating major anniversaries, and our international partners, we are delighted to host Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation on February 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Join us to welcome world-renowned leaders in global health research, education, policy and practice. Featured speakers who will explore pressing challenges in global health include: