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.
GHI Associate Director and 4W Initiative Director Lori DiPrete Brown was recognized for her work on women’s well-being in Wisconsin and around the world.
The Loka Initiative is a new education and outreach platform for faith leaders and religious institutions at UW-Madison Center for Healthy Minds. GHI is a Loka Initiative partner.
GHI is seeking a well-rounded communications intern who can assist with social media, website maintenance and creating newsletters. The deadline to apply is August 9.
Madison-based Combat Blindness International, founded by Dr. Suresh Chandra, 82, a now-retired UW-Madison ophthalmologist, which has supported 360,000 cataract surgeries in 15 countries over 35 years, achieved a first last month: It helped eliminate the backlog of blind people waiting for cataract surgery in an entire country, Botswana.
Every year, the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps delivers detailed data state by state, county by county, how a myriad of factors contribute to health and health equity. Dr. Sheri Johnson says this year’s rankings emphasize housing and communities to explain the interconnectedness of inequality and health.
A new study by a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers shows that Wisconsin Medicaid’s 2014 coverage expansion had a tremendous impact on making antidiabetic drugs more affordable for one of the state’s populations that needs them most: childless adults with low income.
Two GHI Advisory Committee members and environmental studies researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tracey Holloway and Greg Nemet discuss Madison Gas & Electric’s new goal of net-zero carbon electricity.
In his new book, GHI Advisory Committee member, Nelson Institute affiliate and La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet writes about the lessons solar energy can teach us about climate change innovations.
The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship is in its fourth week of programming. Every day of the program has been chock full of site visits, networking, leadership and education sessions, public speaking events, and more.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Global Health Institute (GHI) is hiring a Financial Specialist and a HOT-Wisconsin Program Coordinator.
GHI Advisory Committee member and UW Entomology department chair Susan Paskewitz discusses what you need to know about the lone star tick as it returns to Wisconsin.
Nurses Karen Lied (Wisconsin) and 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow Maxwell Kumbeini (Ghana) collaborated on a two-week educational and technical program discussing menstrual hygiene and sexual and reproductive health in rural Ghanaian schools.
2019 Community-University Partnership Awards, presented by Chancellor Rebecca Blank, recognize the work of individuals and organizations across Wisconsin that partner with UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students to address pressing public issues.