Miller Hull

Go inside the University of Washington’s new Hans Rosling Center for Population Health

Source: Geekwire

4-14-2021 | News

A lot can change in the landscape during a year in which social isolation is the norm. At the University of Washington, the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health has been completed and photographs show a striking new addition to the Seattle campus.

The 300,000-square-foot building is the physical home to the UW’s Population Health Initiative, launched in 2016 as a collaborative effort to address the intersection of human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity.

The building was funded primarily by a $210 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and $15 million in earmarked funding from the Washington State Legislature. It’s named for for Swedish physician Hans Rosling, who has inspired the Gateses with his “rigorous analysis of the true state of the world and his passion for improving heath,” according to the UW.

Read the full story at Geekwire