Washington Global Health Alliance

1 The Sudden Death and Rebirth of the Global Health Council

The global health community was left bewildered when the Global Health Council suddenly announced last April that it was closing. Members of the prestigious, decades-old organization were not warned in advance, participants in the upcoming annual meeting had to abruptly cancel their plans and the GHC’s cryptic explanation (scroll…

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…

0 Changemakers: Enlisting spiders to fight malaria

By Cyan James, special correspondent A fresh crop of Changemakers has been identified by the Washington Global Health Alliance’s Be the Change student competition. Among the three first place winners was a group of UW students who want to enlist a spider to fight malaria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmRsaM5hCoU Some 250 teams from…

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 Seattle’s Party with a Purpose is on again, as ‘Agency’

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Global health is sexy. At least in Seattle. The best evidence of this perhaps has been the annual Party with a Purpose, a celebration sponsored by the Washington Global Health Alliance and lavishly funded by donors like the Bill…

6 How the ‘Battle in Seattle’ led to a global health epicenter

Global health geographer Matt SparkeTom Paulson How did Seattle get to be a world epicenter for global health? Most people would say that it’s due to the simple fact that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s biggest philanthropy with an endowment the size of a middle-income country, happens…

2 A look at the local global health “industry” of Washington state

The Washington Global Health Alliance and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development has published a new report describing our region’s growing global health industry (even though they shy away from calling it that, preferring words like “sector” and such). Called the 2011 Global Health Strategic Mapping and Economic…

2 Partying with a purpose, looking for an impact

More than a thousand young (along with a few not-so-young) Seattleites got together Friday to eat, drink, dance, schmooze and Party with a Purpose. Seattle’s second annual Party with a Purpose was at McCaw Hall, a sold-out affair put on by the Washington Global Health Alliance. The event is intended…

0 Party with a Purpose almost sold out!

Okay, you don’t have much more time. Party with a Purpose is almost sold out. This Friday’s event, sponsored by the Washington Global Health Alliance, is aimed at bringing together mostly young people (and some old people like me) to eat, drink, be merry and focus on a particular global…

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