December 12, 2019

Global Month 2019

On November 14th, multiple departments came together to hear Sheila Davis speak about the growth of Partners in Health over the past 30 years. The event started with poster presentations from students engaged in global health projects over the past year. Andrea Shelton (DNP-Midwifery), Hannah Bridgeland (DNP-FNP), Nicole Bayard (DNP-FNP), Marissa Masihdas (DNP-FNP), Rikki Peck (DNP-FNP), and Haylea Hannah (PHD Candidate – Public Health) all presented about their work in Peru, Nepal, Cambodia and Japan.

Sarah Gimbel, Co-Director of the Center for Global Health Nursing had a chance to introduce the School of Nursing and its commitment to the year of the nurse and midwife as presented by Nursing Now. She was pleased to welcome Karin Huster, an alumnus of the UW School of Nursing, who now works for Médecins sans Frontiers as a site coordinator and has worked closely with our keynote speaker, Sheila Davis.

Sheila Davis, CEO of Partners in Health, took the stage to discuss Partners in Health after 30 years and how the role of the nurse is important in the organization’s mission and in the overarching goal of global health equity. Sheila took the audience on a trip through her nursing career which has led her to become the CEO, how the organization is embracing her perspective as a nurse and the steps nurses must take in the future in order to care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The Center for Global Health Nursing wants to thank the UW School of Nursing, the Population Health Initiative, I-TECH, and the Department of Global Health for helping sponsor this event.