Women • Well-Being

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Women • Well-Being

Women sustain families and build communities. Contribute to economic well-being and care for the earth. At University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, we believe improving the lives of women improves the lives of all. That is why GHI co-convened the 4W (Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World) Initiative.

Who works for women’s well-being? Earth scientists, consumer scientists and social scientists. Artists and teachers. Public health experts and philanthropists. Partners from across campus working with communities in Wisconsin and across the world.

Using motorbikes to bring basic health services to women in rural Kenya. Acting to end sex trafficking. Collaborating with artisans in Ecuador, Mexico, India and Nepal to bring needed financial resources to families. Contributing to a safer, healthier and more equitable world for all.

Women • Well-Being News

Global Health2020 Global Health Symposium explores many paths toward health and well-beingWith its 16th annual Global Health Symposium, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute invites indigenous scholars and community members to help explore the many ways to advance health across the world. They will join …Read more…

Ada Deer with her hands raised in greetingGlobal Health‘Making a Difference:’ Ada Deer, Champion of Women’s and Native American rights, to discuss memoir, receive 4W UNESCO Chair AwardLast year, history was made with the election of the first Native American women to Congress. Decades before, Ada Deer was busy paving the way for others to succeed. In 1957, she became the first …Read more…

Wisconsin Without Borders AwardsDecember 6, 2019UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: Native American Center for Health Professions receives $1M grant renewal for student recruitment, supportNovember 20, 2019The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report saysNovember 14, 2019Children gathered in a circle to learn about mosquitoesApply now for 2020 Global Health Institute grants and awardsOctober 9, 2019Workers in HazMat suits carry the coffin of an Ebola victim.Midwest Universities for Global Health Conference challenges colleagues to improve academic programsSeptember 26, 2019More news »


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