Global health is all of us. Researchers. Educators. Health care providers. Students. Communities. Friends. In 2014-2015, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute brought together health care and agricultural leaders, environmentalists, women’s advocates, engineers, policy makers, public health practitioners, and more to tackle the complex causes of health and disease.
The 4W (For Women, For Well-being, In Wisconsin and the World) Initiative launched and bloomed. The links between climate change and health moved to center state with worldwide calls for mitigation. Ebola ilustrated that health includes everything from good roads to functional hazmat suits. The GHI community worked in Wisconsin and across the world to improve health and well-being for today and for the future.
Find our stories in the UW-Madison Global Health Impact 14/15 report.
STORIES FROM THE IMPACT REPORT:
Message from Acting Director Christopher Olsen
Olsen served as GHI Acting Director during the 2014/2015 academic year while Director Jonathan Patz was on sabbatical. Message from Christopher Olsen
Expanding horizons: Students learn, help alleviate health disparities
Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional/Capstone Global Health Certificate students learn, participate in service projects and collaborate with communities. Two graduate students reflect on the benefit of the certificate. Expanding horizons
Global health spans campus: Advancing emergency medicine, women’s health, palliative care, and more
GHI grants support new research to improve health across the world. GHI awards
Forging new paradigms: Making life better for women; making the world better for all
Projects in the new 4W (For Women, For Well-being, In Wisconsin and the World) Initiative address trafficking, self-esteem, financial health and education. 4W for women, well-being, Wisconsin and the world
Tackling Ebola: GHI community confronts deadly disease
From broadcasting a radio show into Sierra Leone to working on an Ebola vaccine, the GHI community worked to thwart the disease and help Wisconsinites understand the complexity of the problem. Tackling Ebola
Defining challenges; finding solutions: GHI sparks conversation, action on climate/health issues
The links between climate change and health become more clear as GHI researchers encourage active transportation, inform policy and begin new conversations for change. Climate change and health
Building capacity and leadership: “Quality is possible here”
Education is key to improving health and well-being. Building capacity
Knowledge is a two-way street: Connecting cities and the wealth of campus
The Livable Cities Symposium shows how collaboration between campus research and communities are making lives better. Connecting campus and communities
Expanding knowledge; building community: GHI connects colleagues locally and globally
In 2014/2015, GHI brought hundreds together to explore the intertwined challenges of health and disease. Connecting colleagues locally and globally
Working for you
GHI leaders and staff turn global health into action. Working for you