1,000 Days promotes action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days from a woman’s pregnancy through her child’s 2nd birthday, when better nutrition can have a life-changing impact on a child’s future and help break the cycle of poverty.
Coast Provincial General Hospital is located by the seaside resort city of Mombasa. Designated as a provincial hospital, CPGH is a Level 5 facility handling a wide array of cases and specialties referred to it from the district level within Coast Province. The 500-bed capacity hospital is the largest hospital within Kenya’s Coast province and is designated to handle the more complex medical cases from the district hospitals within its jurisdiction under the referral system.
Treatment, Research, and Expert Education (TREE) is dedicated to addressing the health needs of people living in resource-limited settings through quality medical care, academic research, training and education.
Homa Bay District Hospital is a district-level hospital also in the Nyanza Province of Kenya and the home to many Global WACh-research projects including diarrhea and neonatal sepsis etiology studies and clinical trials.
The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) is an internationally recognized health research institution located in Dhaka. Global WACh researchers and students are working with icddr,b on projects related to nutrition, diarrheal diseases, and the impact of climate change on health.
Our mission is to influence public health policy, improve the standards of healthcare and be at the centre of control and eradication of tropical and infectious diseases through research, training and practice.
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a state corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, as the national body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya. Since it’s inception, KEMRI has developed a critical mass of scientists and technical personnel, to enable it mount a competitive research infrastructure to rank as a leading centre of excellence in health research both in Africa as well as globally.
Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi is the oldest hospital in Kenya. Founded in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40 as the Native Civil hospital, it was renamed the King George VI in 1952. At that time the settler community were served by the nearby European Hospital (now Nairobi Hospital). It was renamed Kenyatta National Hospital — after Jomo Kenyatta — following independence from the British. It is currently the largest referral and teaching hospital in the country.
Kisii Teaching & Referral Hospital is a regional referral hospital in Nyanza Kenya and is the home of various Global WACh-affiliated pediatric research projects. The hospital also participates in the Seattle Children’s Global Health Pathway program.
The institution which is situated at the centre of Kisumu city, just next to Kisumu Bus Park, is said to have been established in the year 1900 during the building of Kenya – Uganda Railway. Initially it was an army barracks for the colonial government. It was where the officers in the barracks went for treatment whenever they felt sick. It served the whole Western Region.
Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care-Kenya (PECC-Kenya) is an international collaboration committed to improving the management and outcomes of critically-ill children in sub-Saharan Africa. PECC-Kenya is committed to excellence in education, research, and advocacy for critically-ill children in resource-limited settings and is dedicated to the shared global responsibility of improving quality and access to pediatric acute and critical care for children in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) project is a partnership between the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington, the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, and the North Gondar Diocese of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. With limited funding and in a short time frame, SCOPE has achieved remarkable success by developing a model of collaborative engagement between the religious and medical communities towards a common goal of improving the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS.
The UW Department of Pediatrics is a founding partner of Global WACh. Many Global WACh members are pediatricians who are also affiliated with Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The Strategic Analysis, Research and Training Program (START) is a multidisciplinary research team housed in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington (UW) that provides rigorous and timely research to Global Programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The University of Gondar is one of the oldest universities in Ethiopia. Established in 1954 as a Public Health College and Trainingcampus Center, the University has steadily grown and evolved into one of the top education institutions in the country today. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we look forward to a future as the country’s leading societal problem solving university.
UW has a long-standing collaboration (>25 years) with University of Nairobi. This includes numerous studies focused on improving outcomes for women, adolescents and children. Our partners include the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology at University of Nairobi.