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The King of Global Health

Welcome to the Humanosphere podcast – a look at recent news in global health, aid and development as well as a guest interview. This week we interview a physician-scientist who helped make Seattle an epicenter for global health, a process that started well before the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation came on the scene. News highlights include the implications of Canada closing its development agency, the dilemma of Rwanda’s great success in health and some questions we should have asked about Seattle’s latest humanitarian pep rally aimed to inspire youth.

Produced by Ansel Herz.

Featured Guest: Dr. King Holmes, chair of the UW’s Department of Global Health, a world-renowned expert on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. King describes the evolution of what we now call global health, how Seattle established its leadership and where it’s all headed.


About Author

Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.