How the ‘Battle in Seattle’ led to a global health epicenter By Tom Paulson • Oct 3, 2011 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 2 So what do the WTO riots and globalization have to do with global health? 'Lots,' says geographer Matt Sparke. djbones / Flickr VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 2 Global health geographer Matt Sparke Tom Paulson / Humanosphere How did Seattle get to be a world epicenter for global health? Most people would say that it’s due to the simple fact that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is here ... but Matt Sparke would say it’s more complicated than that. Read more on Humanosphere. Tags: Global healthThe Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationView the discussion thread.