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Global health alumna Himani Bhatnagar: Working to eradicate tuberculosis and improve access to medicines

Despite being a curable and preventable disease, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide – a reality that Himani Bhatnagar is working to change. The MSc Global Health program alumna is currently a program consultant with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), working with the HIV, Health and Development Team in […]

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New funding for tackling global health issues facing northern communities

McMaster University and the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) have received funding from the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) to continue their collaborative work in tackling global health issues impacting Canada’s and Norway’s High North regions. McMaster and USN have been partners since 2015 when they received four-year […]

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Global Health exchange student Liselotte van Agt: Looking beyond bedside care

Liselotte van Agt always wanted to be a nurse, but during her nursing studies in the Netherlands she became curious about healthcare on a much broader scale. Today, as an MSc Global Health exchange student from Maastricht University, she’s learning to tackle healthcare challenges from a new perspective. “What I missed in nursing was being […]

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Andrea Baumann recognized as member of the Order of Canada at official ceremony

The dangerously cold weather and winter storm conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of the six officers and 18 members – including Andrea Baumann, associate V-P global health and director of McMaster University’s MSc Global Health program – who were invested into the Order of Canada this week. Baumann received the country’s highest civilian honour at […]

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On exchange: Meet Global Health student Chloe Watson from Maastricht University

“I decided to come to McMaster because it was a brilliant opportunity to push myself outside my comfort zone, meet new people and live somewhere completely different for 3-4 months,” says exchange student Chloe Watson who is currently spending the winter term on at McMaster as part of the joint MSc Global Health program with […]

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“We must overcome inaction in the face of need” – Racism and health disparities explored in Chanchlani lecture

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones delivered a powerful lecture to McMaster’s global health community after receiving the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award this week. Jones’ talk aimed to empower people to take action to reduce racism and its negative impact on health. Sharing allegories on race and racism, Jones’ lecture called for a need to understand our common […]

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Global Health student Serena Tejpar named YMCA’s Young Woman of Excellence

McMaster University MSc Global Health student Serena Tejpar has been named this year’s YMCA Young Woman of Excellence. She is among eight London women being recognized by the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario for their contribution to the community with the annual Women of Excellence awards. Tejpar has faced horrific challenges with strength, determination, and courage. […]

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OpenCon: An eye-opening experience

Thanks to the McMaster University Library Travel Scholarship, Global Health student Amanda Giancola recently attended OpenCon, where she learned more about what she and others students can do to support Open Access, a worldwide movement to make scholarly publications, data and educational resources available without cost or access barriers. Read what Giancola said about the […]

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Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya’s vision for a futuristic work world earns second place in international innovation competition

MSc Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya’s vision for a future working world – where people and organizations work together and respectfully to care for the environment and society – placed runner-up in the recent annual U21/PwC Innovation Challenge. The competition included graduate students from Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea, and North and South America. Universitas […]

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