Fifty years ago Seattle hosted the World’s Fair. To celebrate the anniversary, Seattle is throwing a six-month party, with July dedicated to celebrating this region’s success stories and world-class innovations in global health. IHME is cosponsoring and has helped to organize a number of activities during the month, including the "Global Health Experience Exhibit," "Groundswell: A Night for Global Health," and the "Be the Change Student Competition." Please join in the fun and learn more about what we do – and what you can do – to make the world a healthier place. All events are free.

Global Health Experience Exhibit – Visitors will walk in the footsteps of a person facing one of the world’s greatest health challenges – cancer, malaria, diabetes, and threats to maternal and child health. The exhibit is divided into four lanes, each dedicated to an actual person’s story and to the innovations developed or delivered by Washington-based organizations to help countries and families address the problems. IHME’s research is featured throughout the exhibit, putting the personal stories into a larger context. At the end of the exhibit, explore the hands-on innovations, displays, and activities of more than 30 organizations in the Pathways to Global Health Activity Tent. IHME will have a touchscreen tool on hand for audiences to dive deeper into the global health conditions introduced in each lane.

Where: The Next Fifty Plaza at the Seattle Center

When: July 3 – August 19, 2012, Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed July 4 for the holiday)


Groundswell: A Night for Global Health – IHME’s Director Christopher Murray, philanthropist Melinda Gates, and maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns join other notable speakers and an audience of up to 3,000 at "Groundswell: A Night for Global Health." The evening will highlight the importance of planning for a family, frontline health workers, and new uses of existing technology to achieve improved maternal and child health. The event will also honor winners of the student competition "Be the Change." Reserve your free ticket today through Ticketmaster.

Where: McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA

When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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