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Symposium day 6: Expanding our knowledge of Indian culture

Today’s day of the Global Health Symposium saw students taking advantage of optional workshops to expand their knowledge of Indian culture. Workshops focused on Indian philosophy, Indian cooking, Indian dance and hand art. Hand art workshop Michelle Kusters, a 24 year old student at Maastricht University attended the Hand Art Workshop, where participants learned about the history of […]

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Global Health grad develops new framework for rebuilding health systems after war

War is debilitating for a country’s health care system. In the aftermath of conflict, health care services stop, resources are depleted, and governance is lost. Rebuilding those health systems is a complex process that presents a significant challenge – one that MSc Global Health program graduate Spencer Rutherford aims to tackle in his research. Rutherford’s […]

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Symposium day 4: Field visits, mental health and infectious disease surveillance

Symposium events got off to a fast start on Wednesday morning, as global health students and faculty headed off to their respective field visits. Each of the groups had the opportunity to observe local healthcare practices catered to a series of cluster group topics, including environmental health, occupational health, traditional health, mental health, infectious disease […]

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Symposium day 3: Pitches, juries and tropical rainfalls

The second day of pitches The beginning of the second day of the Global Health Symposium had different cluster groups participate in group activities. Faculty members were present all day to guide sessions, discussing possible challenges and scenarios for the field visits starting tomorrow. The TMA Pai Hall hall buzzed with cracking brains and heated conversations prior […]

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Bridging Different Worlds day 2: Amazing Race, system mapping and a student’s perspective

The first day of the Symposium was brimming with excitement and curiosity as the students from all four universities came together under one roof to start their two-week journey. We started with a quick overview of the symposium booklet followed by a lecture on System Mapping and ended with an Amazing Race, introducing students to […]

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Global Health students act on Sustainable Development Goals at international symposium

McMaster’s second-place position in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact ranking highlights the university’s significant global impact and deep commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. This week, Master of Science in Global Health students are acting on those goals at an international symposium in India that offers deep dives […]

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#ghsympo2019 is here!

The 9th annual Global Health Symposium has kicked off! It’s been quite a trip getting here from all around the world, but it’s good to be here. Finally meeting face to face with many people we’ve only seen on screen, being immersed in the culture and heat of this lovely place. We’ve anticipated the gathering […]

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