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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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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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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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Survivor, Not Victim

A Seattle counselor’s perception of refugee mental health by Erin Flemming, Megan Manning, Alisa Reznick, Azusa Uchikura You just fled to Seattle from Syria. You saw your friends and family killed before your eyes. You can’t sleep, you can’t eat, … Continue reading

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