GLOBAL HEALTH LESSONS: My Website
There’s so much to showcase in global health that I’ve created a separate website: Global Health Lessons (www.globalhealthlessons.com.) It includes the ABCs of global health; simple lessons in understanding its complex layers and key players; and why we should care from some of the most intriguing voices in global health. These include many of the guest lecturers and world-renown professors from my global health classes at the University of Washington. Here you’ll also find my short easy-to-understand YouTube video lessons on global health.
If you want to see some of my favorite global health videos that I’ve created, shot, and edited – all in one place – click on this link.
There’s also another video – just a quick question – I shot for submission to a global health discussion here in Seattle. And guess what? They used it!
1. Simple Lessons in Global Health
From Latrines to Vaccines: Determinants of Health (with video)
Checkup Time: Global Health Indicators (with video)
MDGs: Saving the World by 2015 (with video)
2. Key Players in Global Health
Keep in mind: The group(s) they serve; their history and structure; funding–follow the money; accountability– from transparent to veiled; their monitoring and evaluation; and their ethics.
3. Key Questions in Global Health
Keep in mind: Global health discussions can be very dense, intense, and intellectually satisfying. No wonder the world’s brightest minds and most generous philanthropists are devoted to deconstructing and tackling the world’s toughest health issues. Yet, it boils down to framing four main themes.
4. My Own Global Health Lessons, from Montana to Uzbekistan
Global Health Lesson 1: Sparking the Passion
As a TV news reporter/producer working on medical/health issues, I thought I knew tons. Then I got sick in Uzbekistan. Result: that sickness infected me with passion for all things global health.
Global Health Lesson 2: My Own Montana
Studied in an academic setting, global health can seem so distant, so ‘over there’–like Africa. But it’s as real as my own American birthplace, my own family history — my own Montana.
Global Health Lesson 3: “Seasick: The Explosion of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan” (excerpt)
This research paper and presentation for an introductory global health class sparked my passion for infectious diseases and vaccines.