Global Health Justice

Climate mortality: From rural Indian Women to Seattle’s homeless men

Climate mortality: From rural Indian Women to Seattle’s homeless men

The climate crisis creates a tragic reality across the globe: women in India are succumbing to extreme heat, while homeless individuals, predominantly men, in...

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Gaza – “Not a normal war”

Gaza – “Not a normal war”

No war is the same. But the Gaza War is particularly unprecedented - on many fronts - the enormous death toll, targeting of children,...

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More years of schooling improves all-cause mortality globally – Lancet

More years of schooling improves all-cause mortality globally – Lancet

A systematic review and meta-analysis by the IHME-CHAIN collaborators (Lancet 23 January 2024) demonstrated that increased "years of schooling had a significant and consistent...

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Defunding UNWRA in Gaza is ‘collective punishment’ – Lancet & Health Justice Organizations

Defunding UNWRA in Gaza is ‘collective punishment’ – Lancet & Health Justice Organizations

Health and political leaders globally have condemned defunding of UNRWA, the principle lifeline for the people of Gaza.  Sharmila Devi, in the current issue...

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The Equity Imperative: Confronting HPV Vaccine Apartheid to Combat Cervical Cancer

The Equity Imperative: Confronting HPV Vaccine Apartheid to Combat Cervical Cancer

The fight against cervical cancer faces a critical juncture. Despite the availability of a life-saving vaccine against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is known...

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USAID’s $9.5B supply chain vision unraveled at the expense of lives worldwide and billions of dollars wasted

USAID’s $9.5B supply chain vision unraveled at the expense of lives worldwide and billions of dollars wasted

In 2015, USAID unveiled the largest contract in its history, aimed at transforming health supply chains in lower-income countries. It has not gone according...

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Global Health Justice

Welcome to the Global Health Justice Website!

We aim to advance the struggle for global health justice by providing resources that explore fundamental drivers of health that are often absent in the conventional global health discourse. We recognize that global and national structures of domination, exploitation, and oppression play a crucial role in perpetuating poverty, disenfranchisement, and inequality. Our goal is to identify and better understand how injustice is perpetrated – and to work to transform power dynamics toward a fairer world.

By shedding light on these issues, we hope to promote a deeper understanding of the social and political determinants of health. To this end, we prioritize the perspectives and voices of those from the Global South, whose lived experiences and insights are essential for a truly comprehensive understanding of health justice. Our website is a collaborative effort, with contributions from students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the University of Washington Department of Global Health.