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3 Students ask: Can you save the world?

Hundreds of students at the University of Washington packed into a classroom Monday evening for a panel discussion entitled, “Can You Save the World?” Sponsored by a new student-run organization called the Critical Development Forum, it was an acknowledged riff on an earlier event we (KPLU Humanosphere) sponsored at Seattle…

Global Health
0 PRI’s Joanne Silberner on Mental illness in Uganda

Health journalist Joanne Silberner, former health policy correspondent based at NPR’s flagship in DC and now (lucky for us) based here in Seattle at the University of Washington, has done an excellent report on the lack of mental illness care in Uganda for PRI’s The World. I’ve done a few…

Global Health
4 Five Millennials on global health

Global health is a big deal in Seattle. As a matter of worldwide significance, it is of course a big deal everywhere — by definition. But what I mean is that global health is today the cause célèbre for Seattle and throughout the region. It’s especially popular among the Millennials.…

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1 Global health trivia night

What parasitic disease is caused by the bite of a female sandfly? Where do 15-year-old boys have a better chance of reaching age 60, Peru or the US? What percentage of the world’s poorest 1.3 billion people are women? What percentage of the world’s medical research budget is spent on…

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5 Young biz entrepreneurs compete for social good

If you walked into the dimly lit, wood-paneled room and listened to the fast-paced talk by Cynthia Koenig, you might be forgiven for thinking she just sounded like another one of those young, profit-oriented entrepreneurs looking for money from venture capitalists or other kinds of investors. Koenig is, actually, one…

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