Global Health Minor, UW Department of Global Health

The Global Health Minor gives undergraduates an opportunity to become familiar with the major problems and policy issues in global health.

Students graduating with a minor in Global Health from the University of Washington will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of:

•The burden of the most important health problems contributing to excess morbidity and mortality in developing countries and low-resource settings, including their magnitude and distribution and disparities in health status by gender, race, and economic class.

•Major historical, political, social, environmental, and economic determinants of adverse health in developing countries and low-resource settings in rich countries.

•Pathophysiology of the most prevalent infectious and chronic diseases and medical and public health approaches for prevention and treatment.

•Current and historic health programs and policies designed to address major health problems in low-resource setting and the roles of global health institutions, recommended levels of resources for implementation of interventions, and key barriers and challenges.

•How to analyze critically relevant topics in the popular press and in the Global Health literature.

By becoming knowledgeable in these core areas of global health, students should also be able to engage actively in efforts to improve health as global citizens.

UW Global Health Career Week 2017

We have two career week events today!

If you are an undergrad and are interested in learning about the Global Health Minor, join us in Raitt Hall Room 229 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Are you a current Global Health student wondering what kind of jobs are available after graduation? Or an alumnus wanting to see where others have gone? Go to Allen Library Auditorium from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. for "Stories from the Field: Careers of Global Health Alumni." Featured alumni panelists will be Peder Digre (GH Minor) MPAc, MPHc; Karin Huster, MPH, PhDc; Mateo Espionsa, MD, MPH, PhDc; and Alia Fry, MPH.

See you all there!

The University of Washington's Global Health Career Week 2017
Monday, May 8 - Monday, May 15

Click on the "Events" tab to view our featured events.

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University of Washington School of Public Health

What does public health look like in post-war Iraq thirteen years after U.S. invasion? Join us tonight, Oct. 27, in the Foege Auditorium at 7pm to find out. We'll hear from Dr. Riyadh Lafta, professor of medicine at Mustansiriya College of Medicine in Baghdad and affiliate professor at the UW Department of Global Health, GHRC. You don't want to miss this.

Team UW Global Health

Join Team UW Global Health this Saturday, September 24, for the End AIDS Walk in Seattle. Folks will meet at the Black Sun sculpture (donut ;)) in front of the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer park between 8:30a and 9:00a. Join the team and make a donation here, even if you can't make it that morning!

[07/01/16]   Vote for DGH alumni, Onyinye Edeh and Silvia Patricia Huaynoca for the 40 under 40 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Currently there are 120 candidates and voting goes until July 10. Vote daily for both and get them recognized for their amazing work! :) Onyinye Edeh: and Silvia Huaynoca,

[04/18/16]   Our student lead global health conference at the UW is THIS upcoming weekend! Don't forget to grab your tickets, and check out our website and register today! Peter Piot, keynote address Friday at 6:30p in Kane Hall! Over 70 speakers addressing global/local health!

Global Health Business Case Competition - Foster School of Business

Interesting in business and health? Want to tackle a critical global health challenge in a competitive way?

Registration for the Global Health Business Case Competition is open! See details below! The Global Health Business Case Competition (GHBCC) is a brand new initiative at the UW Foster School of Business. The competition builds on the traditional business school case competition model by bringing together students from multiple disciplines including business, engineering, and health scie…

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