Press

The following are recent articles featuring WGHF or our Grantees.

PartoPants: A Valuable Tool in Obstetrics Training

Aug 19,2020
While obstetric care requires extensive training due to its high variability and the amount of risk involved, medical professionals in countries with inadequate resources struggle to provide proper obstetric care during delivery.  Read More.

SIGN Received the 2020 Patent for Humanity Award

April 11, 2020
SIGN Fracture Care International received the Patents for Humanity Award at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. The award is given to patented technologies used to provide humanitarian aid to people in impoverished areas. Read More.

OPIC & GE Finance Clean Cookstove Project in East Africa

January 31, 2020
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, is partnering with GE to finance BURN Manufacturing to establish a clean cookstove manufacturing project that will have a lasting developmental impact on both human health and the environment in East Africa Read More.
Watch Secretary Clinton’s announcement of the partnership.

WGHF awards $170,000 to two local nonprofits

December 13, 2012
Washington Global Health Fund (WGHF) awards grants to BURN Design Lab ($120,000) and PRONTO International ($50,000). Read More

WGHF releases RFP for 2020 grants

September 27, 2012
Click here to view the RFP for the 2020 grants.  Grant applications are due on November 7, 2012 by e-mail or mail.  Up to $170,000 is available during the current round of funding.  Freqently asked questions are listed on this page.

WA Global Health Fund opens up 2020 round of grant proposals

Puget Sound Business Journal, September 27, 2012
By Valerie Bauman
The Washington Global Health Fund is now accepting applications for its 2020 grant process. The organization has $170,000 to give away this round and could make one or several grants. Read More.

Exhibit highlights Seattle area’s lead role in global-health advances

Seattle Times, July 3, 2012
By: Theodoric Meyer
A new global-health exhibit opens Tuesday at Seattle Center to highlight what Seattle-area institutions are doing to combat disease and improve the health of people around the world. Read More

Mirador Biomedical Gets FDA Green Light to Expand Use of Digital Sensor

Xconomy Seattle, January 5, 2012
By: Luke Timmerman
Seattle-based Mirador Biomedical has won FDA clearance to market its medical device for a new set of uses, which doctors have been asking about for months. Read More

Three Innovative Washington Companies Receive Grants for Global Health Work

WGHF Press Release, November 21, 2012
Aseptica Inc, SpringStar Inc, and SIGN Fracture Care International have been awarded grants by the Washington Global Health Fund (WGHF) in order to further global health commercialization efforts.  WGHF’s grant competition provides funding to organizations developing technologies and programs to address global health, agricultural and chronic disease issues.  Read More

State groups work toward global health

Seattle Times, September 13, 2011
By: Sanjay Bhatt

Nearly 60 organizations in Washington are working in global health in nearly every corner of the planet, employing nearly 3,000 workers in Washington and 17,275 out of state, according to a new study released Tuesday.  Read More

Mirador Nabs EU Approval

Xconomy Seattle, July 28, 2011
By: Luke Timmerman
Seattle-based Mirador Biomedical, the developer of a device to prevent dangerous bleeding episodes in hospitals, said today it has gotten clearance from regulators to start selling the product in the European Union. Read More

Non Profit Company of the Year

Seattle Business Magazine, June 2011
By: Bill Virgin
Orthopedic surgery is a standard feature of medical care in the developed world. But, in developing countries, it’s often not even available—and when it’s not, what might seem to be a routine broken bone can leave a patient permanently disabled.The Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) is seeking to change that picture.   Read More

Mirador Biomedical, Playing ‘Small Ball’ in Medical Devices, Pockets $1.5M Financing

Xconomy Seattle, April 13, 2011
By: Luke Timmerman
Seattle-based Mirador Biomedical was able to win FDA approval of its first medical device on a shoestring budget of a shade over $1 million, and now investors are rewarding it with some more cash to see what it can do in the marketplace. Read More

Questions for Lisa Cohen

Puget Sound Business Journal, April 1, 2011
By: Clay Holtzman
Lisa Cohen is a former television journalist who, four years ago, helped found the Washington Global Health Alliance, an association for the state’s rapidly growing global health sector. Cohen talked about the alliance’s latest projects, the sector’s commercial potential and why she started a new career. Read More

Clean Water, Little Fuss: PATH and Cascade Designs Bring Purifiers to Africa

Xconomy Seattle, July 14, 2009
By: Eric Hal Schwartz
Taking a sip from a kitchen faucet rarely causes someone’s heart to pound or adrenaline to flow, but for millions around the world, drinking the local water is just another version of Russian roulette. With every mouthful of water, people in developing countries imbibe bacteria and viruses that can and often do cause lethal diseases, especially in children. Read More