An experimental Ebola virus vaccine developed at UW-Madison by scientist and Global Health Institute Advisory Committee member Yoshihiro Kawaoka will be used in a clinical trial expected to start in Japan in December.
A six-year-long, nationwide research project has concluded with solutions to help the dairy industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions while boosting profitability.
The call for proposals is open for the 2020 Women and Gender Studies Conference and 4W Summit.
In Peru, the potato plays a big role in the nations identity. Now, a trio of CALS scientists has helped extend this rich tradition by introducing a new, frost-resistant variety that can help Peruvian potato farmers contend with difficult growing conditions caused by a changing climate. It’s the latest outcome of a decades-long collaboration with Peruvian researchers that is still going strong.
As a high-risk obstetrician, also known as a maternal-fetal doctor, Helen Feltovich runs out of Kleenex in my office every single day. Women come to her when they are at risk of a preterm birth, which has recently surpassed infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in children under five years old.
This call to action was raised at the University of Wisconsin – Madison during an International Mental Health Learning exchange that brought together local Wisconsin and global African leaders in June of 2019. The event was sponsored by UW – Madison’s Global Health Institute, among other organizations. Unlocking mental health care puts a stop to shackling, imprisonment, separation and exclusion, and replaces these inhumane responses with effective care and respect for human rights and personal dignity. Please consider joining our movement by adding your signature.
In 2019, Combat Blindness International celebrates 35 years of eliminating preventable blindness. In addition to the 20,000 cataract surgeries annually, the nonprofit screens nearly 80,000 children every year. Learn more about the organization and its founder, Suresh Chandra.
The 2019 Wisconsin Science Festival, held Oct. 17 through 20, will feature more than 220 events statewide and include everything from fossil exploration and robotic engineering to animal encounters and the science of Star Wars.
Jason Vargo, a former assistant scientist at GHI, and other researchers recently published an article in the Social Science & Medicine journal. The article discusses the use of invisibility to explore biases in the understanding of climate-health risks, among other ways invisibilities arise and hinder vulnerable populations.
The African Studies Program is proud to welcome officials from Jimma University (Ethiopia) to campus, with the support of a GHI 2019 Visiting Scholars Grant, to discuss expanding cooperation between JU and UW-Madison, specifically in the medical field. Dr. Dawd Siraj, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UW-Madison and a central organizer of UW-Madison’s academic engagement with Jimma University, discusses how these connections with JU came about.
This summer, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, Mexico made a decades-old partnership official with the signing of a new, three-year cooperative agreement that will expand collaboration on projects relating to …
An article by students from the UW Global Health Ethic was published in the Harvard Journal of Health and Human Rights. The article offers a student-led perspective on global health ethics in an extra curricular space.
Pepin County and the UW-Madison UniverCity Year program recently showcased their collaboration that addressed economic development and environmental sustainability in the county. As the fall semester begins, 11 UW faculty members are ready to tackle 16 new UniverCity Year program projects, a program in which GHI is a partner of.
With its new Division of Global Pediatrics, the Department of Pediatrics in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health provides a structure to support education, develop partnerships and encourage collaboration to improve children’s health across the world.
SEPTEMBER 13 and 14: Hosted by the Global Health Institute, the Midwest Universities for Global Health (MUGH) conference convenes for the first time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The first detection of Eastern equine encephalitis in Wisconsin in 2019 was announced last week by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection. A 22-year-old quarter horse mare from Barron County was euthanized after showing symptoms of brain disease.
The health of a community depends on a strong foundation built on access to transportation and an environment that promotes well-being. Wood County’s River Rider Bike Share Initiative, supported by a UW-Madison SMPH grant, works to combat chronic disease by promoting biking and community.
An initial infection with dengue virus did not prime monkeys for an especially virulent infection of Zika virus, according to a study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Nor did a bout with Zika make a follow-on dengue infection more dangerous.
Scholars from UW-Madison, including GHI Associate Directors Chris Olsen and Lori DiPrete Brown, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a workshop at the intersection of one health, gender analysis and women in agriculture. Their study was published in EcoHealth.
UW Family Physician and former GHI Advisory Committee member David Gaus was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio after the new book Long Road from Quito was published about his innovative health care work in rural Ecuador.