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

Laura Hauser, a physician, and a Ugandan physician are standing next to a baby-sized doll.Global HealthNew Division of Global Pediatrics will spark efforts for children’s health across the worldWith 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.Read more…

Global Health2019 Mandela Washington Update: Week Four UpdateThe 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.Read more…

Children 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, 2019Call for proposals for 2020 Gender and Women’s Studies Conference and 4W SummitSeptember 24, 2019Two GHI Associate Directors study Gender Analysis for One Health with the USDA, published in EcoHealthAugust 1, 2019Lori DiPrete Brown receives UNA Dane County’s 2019 Global Citizen Award for work on women’s well-beingJuly 31, 2019More news »


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