Health Alliance International

Global Health
1 Guest Op-Ed: Is global health about gizmos or people?

By Julia E. Robinson, director of advocacy programs for Health Alliance International at the University of Washington. In Liberia, a health worker takes child’s temperature at the FJ Grant District Hospital in Greenvile in the Sinoe County.AP It’s an exciting time to be fighting for the “End of AIDS.” Everyone…

Basics
0 Seattle parties to help ‘Mobile Moms’ in Timor-Leste

Melinda Gates was there. Supermodel Christy Turlington was there. So were a thousand or two others, Seattle’s young humanitarians who started a Saturday evening bash with talks about maternal health but ended it with loud, thumping dance music. This annual Seattle do-gooder event at McCaw Hall, sponsored by the Washington…

Global Health
4 Feds deny funding to UW health project in Mozambique

The Obama Administration says it wants to re-invent foreign aid and one of its mantras is to increase “country ownership” of the programs it funds for improving health and welfare in poor countries. Given this, it came as a shock to Dr. Stephen Gloyd and others at the UW’s Health…

Human Rights
0 TEDxRainier talk: Global health needs solidarity, not charity

Here’s a video of the UW’s Dr. Wendy Johnson, director of new initiatives at Health Alliance International, at a recent TEDxRainier talk. Johnson says that many of our international health efforts are “still based on the model of charity, like giving handouts to the homeless.” Too many of Seattle’s global…