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Africa


May 25, 2021

Population Health: UW & Aga Khan University partnership leads to research, learning, and health collaborations

The University of Washington and the Aga Khan University have partnered substantially over the past years to advance global population health and link their institutions. Through these collaborations, students, faculty, and researchers have benefited from the shared expertise and exchange in a range of areas and disciplines. Read more about the history and impact of…


January 3, 2017

A new tool in the fight against poaching

Tusks from poached elephants

Smithsonian Magazine profiled the work of passionate UW researcher and conservation advocate Samuel Wasser. He is using wild animal dung to trace and end poaching around the world. Read the full article…


November 8, 2016

Clues in poached ivory yield ages and locations of origin

Seized ivory

More than 90 percent of ivory in large, seized shipments came from elephants that died less than three years before, according to a new study. A team of scientists at the University of Utah, the University of Washington and partner institutions came to this conclusion by combining a new approach to radiocarbon dating for ivory samples…


September 14, 2016

From Uganda to Washington: forestry doctoral student wins top prize for wildlife conservation

Carol Bogezi

When graduate student Carol Bogezi heard that Washington has big carnivores, she was sold. Bogezi, who grew up in Uganda and began her doctoral degree several years ago at the UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, was excited to track and tag cougars and investigate how the recent return of wolves affects ranchers. Her…


July 20, 2016

For MEDEX student, a life spent learning patience

Ismail Jatta

Growing up in Gambia with childhood injuries and persistent medical problems, Ismail Jatta cultivated patience that has served him well as a caregiver. Having recently completed physician assistant training at MEDEX Northwest, he reflects on his unique path. Read more from MEDEX Magazine…


June 14, 2016

Professor, researcher, detective – saving endangered animals

Samuel K. Wasser

UW Professor Samuel . K Wasser “is a Sherlock Holmes of the wildlife trade. With modern biochemical tools and old-fashioned shoe leather, he sleuths out the merchants behind the market for poached animal products.” Read more from The New York Times…


May 25, 2016

Innovative cup designed to save babies

A baby drinks from the new cup

Experts from the University of Washington and PATH have invented a special low-cost cup for feeding special needs babies. Each year in the developing world, millions of babies are born with health challenges that impair feeding and can lead to starvation. The $1 NIFTY cup provides a new solution. Read more from The Seattle Times…


February 26, 2016

UW-industry partnership manufactures clean, efficient cookstoves in Kenya

For much of the world’s population, gathering fuel to cook food is a dangerous proposition, and smoke from cookstoves poses a serious health threat. A more efficient and clean wood-burning cookstove — developed by the Vashon Island-based non-profit BURN Design Lab in close collaboration with University of Washington mechanical engineers — will reduce the amount…


February 23, 2016

New device shows great promise for in HIV prevention in Africa

Recent studies in Africa led by University of Washington researchers and others showed that a vaginal ring infused with a microbicide helped prevent HIV infection in more than half of women who used the device correctly. Read more from The Seattle Times… Read more from HS News Beat…


February 22, 2016

Re-thinking safari tourism

UW Bothell professors Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill will lead an exploration seminar called “Critical perspectives on ecotourism in Tanzania” to examine many of the issues raised in Gardner’s newly-released book “Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism” and ongoing research in the area. The seminar is funded by a Global Innovation Fund grant. Read…



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