In sub-Saharan Africa, many young women and adolescent girls are at high risk of HIV infection. In a new research paper published in the open access journal PLOS Medicine, Kenneth Mugwanya and co-authors report on a study aiming to investigate the feasibility of providing antiretroviral drugs via family planning clinics to prevent HIV infection in young women.
The Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP) is the University of Washington’s flagship global health program for preclinical medical students. Since 2003, the program has sent students to developing countries to deepen their understanding of healthcare delivery abroad, the causes of illness, and the impacts on communities.
In late-May of 2019, Kenya’s high court voted to uphold laws criminalizing homosexual sex. This news was pertinent to Susan Graham, an Associate Professor in the UW Departments of Global Health and Medicine whose research focus is on HIV prevention and care for vulnerable populations. Graham began working in Kenya in 2004, and started research on HIV prevention and care for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) there in 2006.
More than 30 years ago, University of Washington and Kenyan researchers first began partnering to strengthen global health research and action in Kenya. Since then, collaborations have blossomed, mutually strengthening both UW researchers and their Kenyan counterparts and resulting in long-term health impacts in Kenya and beyond.
By Agnes Kyotalengerire / New Vision
The three-day meeting attracted investigators from the six collaborating countries of Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Pakistan who admit malnourished children, follow them through hospitalization and then six months after.
Source: Naval Research Laboratory
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As part of our commitment to meaningful research collaborations, Global WACh offers Integrated Health Seed Grants: one-year of seed funding for pioneering research to improve the health of women, adolescents, and children. The proposals we award recognize a global focus on community advocacy and innovative exploration.
Puget Sound Business Journal: UW Researchers Aim to Prevent Thousands of Child Deaths with New Study
By Coral Garnick
The University of Washington, in partnership with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, is part of the largest clinical trial, to date, examining diarrhea management.
A recent graduate's striking photography was honored with a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards. Paul Nevin (MPH ’15) was awarded first place prize for feature photography in Region 10 for his photography that documents maternal health issues in Kenya. A 2014 Pulitzer Center student fellow from the University of Washington and recent Master in Public Health graduate, he will continue as a finalist for the national award.
The University of Washington received a $250,000 grant this week to continue a project that allows pregnant women in remote Africa to access health care through text message.