Nature Examines Washington State’s Role In Global Health Sector

Nature: Washington state’s tech billionaires pour cash into global health
“The U.S. state of Washington, in the Pacific Northwest, was once the epicenter of the information-technology world, thanks to Microsoft and its founder, Seattle-born Bill Gates — until the dotcom boom sent investors down the coast to Silicon Valley. Now, Gates and other high-profile Microsoft alumni, along with other wealthy donors, are elevating the state as a major player in another sector: global health. One survey, from the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), an industry body that encourages collaboration between global-health organizations in the state, revealed that 207 local bodies see some of their activities as pertaining to global health…” (Smaglik, 1/16).