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.

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Global HealthUW-Madison, Flugen, Bharat Biotech to develop coroflu, a coronavirus vaccineUW-Madison researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a member of the GHI Advisory Committee, is part of an international collaboration developing and testing a COVID-19 vaccine.Read more…

Global HealthDeath Projections Can Make Us Feel Helpless. One Expert Explains a Better Way to Get People to Act.UW-Madison's Dominique Brossard discusses with Mother Jones how to convince people to take steps to slow COVID-10.Read more…

UW NOW features Nasia Safdar on COVID-19 preparednessApril 2, 2020Tokyo 2021? The decision to postpone the Summer Olympics, explainedMarch 25, 2020UW researchers study COVID-19 coronavirus to try to develop treatments, vaccinesMarch 23, 2020A Facebook image that says Tell Us What You Think of the COVID-19 craziness.Taking survey can help thwart COVID-19, spread Wisconsin ideaMarch 20, 2020State responds to increased demand for COVID-19 testingMarch 18, 2020More news »


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