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 HealthSharing solutions, facing the challenges of global mental healthJUNE 27-28. An interdisciplinary group of experts from Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Milwaukee and Madison gather for two Global Mental Health public lectures.Read more…

Global HealthYoung African Leaders Speak Out: 2019 YALI TuesdaysFourteen of the 25 Mandela Washington Fellows at UW-Madison this summer are deeply involved in ensuring health for their countries and communities. Attend a series of four YALI Global Health Seminars, July 2, 9, 16 and 23, to listen to the scholars discuss global health issues.Read more…

GHI receives $5,000 grant from Evjue FoundationJune 12, 2019The hands of children can be seen around a large basin of water. They have tubes to catch mosquito larvae and pupae in their hands.From Mosquitoes to Antibiotic Resistance, Global Health 2019 Grants Advance Projects Across the WorldJune 12, 2019Meet ‘The Monarch’May 8, 2019WKOW: Digging Deeper – Wisconsin parents and doctors on ‘high-alert’ amid measles outbreakMay 7, 2019Wisconsin Public Television: Here and Now – Vaccine WaiversMay 7, 2019More news »

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