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Videos of Keynote and Plenaries

The keynote lecture, “‘Nothing Less than a Revolution: Why I’m Preoccupied with Inequality, Social Justice and Health” by Kavita Ramdas is now available as well as plenary talks on global mental health and climate change. http://blip.tv/uw-global-health

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Jose Vargas speaks about undocumented immigrants at the University of Washington

Jose Vargas, a well-known journalist and Pulitzer prize winner, spoke to a communication class at the University of Washington on Tuesday about his status as an undocumented immigrant in America and efforts to change the stigma and laws surrounding illegal … Continue reading

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Influenza preparedness in the developing and developed worlds

By Sandi Halimuddin “Who believes what happens in African until it happens in America?” asked Keith Klugman, chair of Emory University’s global health department. During his presentation “Influenza and the Pneumococcus- A Deadly Synergism,” Klugman raised global health issues, such … Continue reading

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Are we helping people abroad or just using them as a means to an end?

If you thought you were going to the Western Regional International Health Conference to pat yourself on the back about being a “do-gooder”, you were likely set straight by Sunday’s closing session. The afternoon was a humility boot-camp for humanitarians. … Continue reading

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Ever heard of frog? Part of panel “Global Health and Communication Outreach”

Moderator Tom Paulson with the Humanosphere blog, kicked off the session by saying the global health narrative is narrow and clichéd and the media has not moved into serious coverage of issues, such as controversies and fights over power. But … Continue reading

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Vector-Host and their connection to climate change

By Joshua Chin On Sunday’s 9th International Health Conference, one of the topics addressed is the Vector-Host Interactions, introducing audiences to the recent invasive disease such as Bluetongue that decimated farmers’ livestock. With the assistance of moderator Judith Wasserheit, a … Continue reading

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Overlooked Diseases: An Epidemic of Neglect

By: Megan Manning With prevalent diseases such as AIDS threatening both impoverished and developed nations alike and demanding the attention of the medical world, many other proportionately fatal health problems are being abandoned on the wayside. At the 9th Annual … Continue reading

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“Queering Global Health”

By Peder Digre | @pederdigre Professor David Allen, chair of the Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies department at the University of Washington moderated the session entitled “Queering Global Health” in which a broad range of queer issues related to global … Continue reading

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Effectively using technology to improve global health

By: Erin Flemming In developed countries, technology can help streamline the healthcare system. But, extending technological innovation to international communities can be a challenging feat, especially in the areas of usefulness and affordability. Paul Yager, the Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed … Continue reading

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Researchers fight HIV Stigma and Discrimination

by Sean Duncan A panel of three speakers shared research and findings about HIV stigma in foreign countries Saturday in a session at the WRIHC, Chloë Waters, assistant to the executive director at I-TECH, shared her research results from a study … Continue reading

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