SEATTLE IS FILLED with passionate advocates for global health. They are doctors, scientists, philanthropists, and students. They are hard-core workers and dedicated volunteers, academics and action-makers.
Some are utterly world-class in dedicating their lives to a single global health issue – like eradicating smallpox – while others are utterly new, wanting to participate in something so much more significant than their own singular lives…
GLOBAL HEALTH SEATTLEITES: MAKING A DIFFERENCE
(people I’ve actually met)
Encounters with these dedicated Seattleites range from meeting smallpox eradicator Dr. William Foege and discussing his new book, to the serendipity of being seated at a dinner between the founders of PATH, with two hours to ask them questions.
SEATTLE’S GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The list of global health programs in Seattle is as endless as waiting in traffic on a sunny Seattle Friday at 5. Here are few of my favorites, spanning intensely local healthcare in South King County to a Seattle-based breakthrough HIV/AIDS program in Gondar, Ethiopia.
SEATTLE’S GLOBAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Is there any place on the planet that surpasses Seattle’s density of global-health organizations within a one-mile radius? I don’t know, but I’ve culled them down to a handful, these home-grown natives and near-natives.
SEATTLE’S GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATORS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Dedicated, contrarian, insightful and inciteful, and loaded with awards, grants, and fellowships for their teaching and research: this is Seattle’s global health community of educators.
SEATTLE’S GLOBAL HEALTH MEDIA: MAKING A DIFFERENCE