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Global Health Events



24th International Harm Reduction Conference
Date: 18-21 Oct, 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This year’s theme – ‘Call for Leadership’ – reflects the urgent need to address critical issues faced by the harm reduction response.  The 2015 target set by the international community of reducing HIV among people who inject drugs by half has been missed by a staggering amount, a failure that is now further undermined by the growing funding gap in the harm reduction response due to changing donor priorities.  Empowered and engaged leadership among civil society organizations, including networks of people who use drugs, sex workers and people living with HIV, are key to challenging this crisis, as is leadership from national governments such as Malaysia, which through domestic support for harm reduction programming has achieved significant reductions in HIV infection among people who inject drugs.  Leadership is also demanded as the international community approaches important UN General Assembly meetings on both drug policy and HIV in 2016.

22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion-Curitiba, Brazil
Date: May 22-26, 2016
Location: Curitiba, Brazil
The conference is an international conference that focuses on promoting health and equity. The conference will be an opportunity for to create a global forum of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with the promotion of health and equity will share and discuss new knowledge, innovations, and policy.

21st International AIDS Conference
Date: 16-22 July, 2016
Location: Durban, South Africa
The biennial International AIDS Conference truly is the premier meeting where science, leadership and community meet for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV. AIDS 2016 represents a tremendous opportunity to show how much progress South Africa has made in implementing and funding evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions. Gathering in Durban, scientists, policymakers, world leaders, and people living with HIV will discuss together successes and challenges specific to that country and the current global epidemic trends. Together we will share best practices, learn from one another’s experience and develop new strategies and collaborations.






Discrimination Free Zone Campaign
“We aim to end discrimination against any individuals or groups of people based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability through the creation of Discrimination Free Zones throughout the world.  These Discrimination Free Zones are always peaceful, and they inform others that discrimination will be offensive to us and that we will not participate in any actions in which such sentiments are included.” 


Global Health eLearning Center
The Global Health eLearning Center offers courses aimed at increasing knowledge in a variety of global health technical areas from reproductive health to HIV/AIDS prevention.

The Department of Global Health at the University of Washington
The education projects by the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington offer opportunities to educate on issues of global health. Our current and emerging focus areas include: health metrics and evaluation, infectious diseases, workforce development, health system strengthening and implementation science, global environmental change, global injury and violence, global medicines safety, women, children and adolescent health, and a strong cross-cutting focus on social justice and equity.