Seattleites and Ugandans join forces against Malaria
by Joy Portella
“Let me take you to Uganda with me.” That’s how Dr. Ben Khingi began his presentation last Thursday evening at the Washington Global Health Alliance. The crowd was mostly of global health professionals who were eager to join Dr. Khingi on his virtual journey. Through a series of startling images and vivid descriptions, Dr. Khingi […]
Oct 11, 2012
Does the PATH to safer sex run through Seattle?
by Mali Main
Condom. Did you just picture an erect penis? Me too. That’s because female condoms aren’t as popular as their male counterparts. Frustrated with the limp response to past designs, Seattle-based global health non-profit PATH has designed a new female condom with input from couples in developing countries. They say they’re determined to raise the female condom’s […]
Dec 19, 2012
5 secrets to Seattle’s success fighting global poverty
by Brett Konen
“There is something unique about Seattle,” says Michele Frix, Program Officer with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF). “There’s a special quality here: that giving nature and that great interest in global causes.” Want proof? Look no further than the 250 women and men filling the Four Seasons Hotel ballroom in downtown Seattle this morning. They […]
Dec 7, 2012
‘I wish I had AIDS’: Is the global health sector neglecting non-communicable diseases?
by Joanne Silberner
International donors have made big progress against high-profile diseases like HIV, TB and malaria. But Cambodian doctors say non-communicable diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure are on the rise and going untreated.
Feb 25, 2013