UW News

February 1, 2007

UWTV program highlights UW contributions to global fight against AIDS

King Holmes, the William H. Foege Chair of Global Health who heads the recently established UW Department of Global Health, is featured in a new UWTV program, HIV: In Your Global Neighborhood. In his lecture, Holmes discusses the UW’s training, education, research, and public health efforts to improve health around the world. The program will be airing in February, and is available now on the UWTV Web site.

Holmes’ talk was part of the UWorld Global Lecture Series, a series of panels on the topic of global health, called A Just Cause: Bringing Health Care to All. Holmes is introduced by William H. Gates, Sr., co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a UW regent.

In the talk, Holmes highlights the UW’s contributions to many of the efforts to fight AIDS/HIV around the world, including the Tumaini Project, a clinic in Nairobi, Kenya, providing free medical care for patients with HIV; the International Training and Education Center on HIV (I-TECH), a consortium for training health care workers in countries affected by HIV and AIDS; and Health Alliance International, an organization that builds public health programs in the developing world.

To view the program, visit the UWTV Web site: http://uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=7235.