Tag Archives: global health

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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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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Alternative Approaches to Development: Economics, Social Justice, & Technology

This afternoon, Dr. Ayorinde Ayaji led a lively panel discussion on the subject of alternative approaches to development, from the benefits of technology to a debate about investing in the public versus private sectors. Ahoua Koné, a clinical assistant professor … Continue reading

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New terrain adds different stressors to the lives of refugees in the United States

By: Alisa Reznick When immigrants gain legal refugee status in the United States, one might consider the next few steps to be significantly easier than whatever situation the refugees have escaped. However, as the Marginalized Populations panel made clear, gaining refugee status … Continue reading

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Gender, Income, Education at the heart of Global Health: Keynote Speaker Address

Issues of education, income disparities and gender inequalities are all relevant in finding the answers to global health problems. That’s what Kavita N. Ramdas said in her opening address at the 9th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference Friday. Ramdas … Continue reading

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Health Impacts of Climate Change

By Peder Digre | @pederdigre LuAnne Thompson, Director of the UW Program on Climate Change and Professor of Oceanography, headed a session entitled, “Health Impacts of Climate Change.” Dr. Thompson introduced the session as an excursion into the “impacts of … Continue reading

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Want to live a longer life? You may want to move to Bosnia.

My initial reaction was to move when I heard that the US comes in  50th in life expectancy. Dr. Stephen Bezruchka had a different response – “we need to change it”. His research has identified the cause and cure for … Continue reading

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Unexpected Emerging Global Health Powers

by A. Cardon, Sean Duncan, Ilse DeOca, Katherine Mckeon When it comes to health, China, Brazil, and India are often considered places needing aid, but they may become sources of health aid themselves. This is the subject of one of … Continue reading

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