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.
Dr. Biraj Karmancharya, Department of Global Health alumnus, graduated from University of Washington with a PhD in Epidemiology in 2015 and an MPH in Global Health: Leadership, Policy, and Management in 2017. He was the founding co-director of the Nepal Studies Initiative at the South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies.
How can mutually beneficial global collaborations help find solutions to real-world problems? What are innovative approaches to sustainable collaborations?
The recent "UW-Nepal Partnerships in Health Innovation: Multi-Disciplinary Collaborations to Advance Population Health" symposium tackled such questions in panel discussions featuring UW and Kathmandu University faculty from multiple disciplines.
By Bibhav Acharya, Mental Health Advisor at Possible and first author on the publications referenced in this column, with co-authors David Citrin, Affiliate Instructor of Global Health at UW and Scott Halliday, Program Coordinator of the UW Nepal Studies Initiative.
More than 50 percent of adults with high blood pressure in suburban Nepal don’t know they have it, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
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By Erica Pandey
For the first time in recent history, 10 University of Washington students will go to class about 7,000 miles from campus this August, in Nepal.
For 3½ weeks, they will participate in a seminar organized by the Nepal Studies Initiative (NSI), one of the few formal programs in the U.S. that focus on that country.
Student: Aradhana Thapa
Program: Master of Public Health (Global Health)
Fellowship: Global Opportunities (GO) Health
Project Title: Repeat abortion and use of contraception among post-abortion women in Nepal – A prospective cohort study
Location: Pokhara, Nepal
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