Public Health – Seattle & King County

0 Seattle global health experts put talents to use in south King County

By Collin Tong for Crosscut Seattle’s global health powerhouses turn their attention to south King County A coalition of local and global health groups have banded together to bring the lessons they’ve learned in developing countries to south King County, where the health index is as bad as Nairobi. The…

0 TB here, everywhere

Tuberculosis infects one out of every three people worldwide and kills nearly 2 million every year. Two reports this week illustrate pretty clearly how this global health threat is also especially, persistently local. The World Health Organization issued its annual report, which found that overall the incidence of TB had…

2 Update on Making Global Health Local: Cutting community services

I wrote earlier about an initiative called “Global to Local” — a project that seeks to use global health strategies locally. The idea is that we can improve the health of our own poor by making use of approaches developed in poor countries. I also noted that this project, largely…

6 Seattle to make global health local, whatever that means

Global Health LocalFlickr, woodleywonderworks Like any field, global health has its share of buzzwords, slogans and sound-bites. The latest is “making global health local” as reported by my KPLU colleague Keith Seinfeld. Sounds great, even though nobody really knows what it means. But then, we can’t even agree on what…