GHI receives $5,000 grant from Evjue Foundation

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) receives a $5,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation to support the Midwestern Universities for Global Health annual conference this fall.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) is pleased to receive a $5,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation to support the Midwestern Universities for Global Health annual conference this fall.

This is the first time MUGH will meet at the UW-Madison. The conference will be September 13 and 14 in Union South.

This year the Evjue Foundation awarded $1.8 million in 115 grants to area nonprofits and UW-Madison. The university will receive $370,500 for projects and programs, bringing Evjue’s total giving to more than $20 million.

“Evjue’s support for the MUGH conference will have impact in Madison, southwestern Wisconsin and across the world,” says GHI Director Jonathan Patz. “We are pleased to be able to invite community members to learn more about global challenges and to bring together colleagues who will share best practices and improve programs. GHI recognizes and thanks the Evjue Foundation and Board for their generosity.”

Because disease does not respect political boundaries, and because Madison is a cosmopolitan city, home to residents and visitors from all over the world, global issues are community issues. Clinicians, educators, researchers and students from Madison and southern Wisconsin, and their peers from other Midwestern universities, will come together to share information and build relationships, walking away with new tools to impact lives across Wisconsin and the globe.

In addition to the working conference, GHI will also host a free opening night event, inviting the general public to engage in learning and conversations about global health.

Hosting MUGH in Madison will strengthen global health education at UW-Madison, open doors for the southern Wisconsin global health community and likely lead to new collaborations across the Midwest to advance health for today and tomorrow, across Wisconsin and the world. Watch for more details at: ghi.wisc.edu/mugh6-0/

Thank you to the Evjue Foundation for your support.