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Harnessing limited resources with big impact

Dr. Eve Nakabembe, senior lecturer, consultant obstetrician-gynecologist and global health advocate, visited McMaster this week for the third annual MacGlObAS Joint Department Chair Rounds. The recipient of several awards, including Uganda’s National Heroes Medal: Golden Jubilee Medal and the Rising Star Award Grand Challenges, Nakabembe is director of the Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative of […]

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Why we need more Greta Thunbergs to achieve UN goals

Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg started a global movement of young people in more than 120 countries, calling for urgent action to address climate change. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who has been named one of TIME 2019’s 10 Next Generation Leaders, is an example of the power of youth engagement in critical global health […]

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How to be a youth advocate for global health

We all have the capacity to make an impact, big or small. The MSc Global Health program has given me the confidence to capitalize on the incredible opportunities available to students, and the passion to advocate for active youth engagement in global health. I’m currently attending the WHA (World Health Assembly) with the IFMSA (International […]

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Open-access journal showcases student and alumni research influenced by UN goals

From neonatal malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo to mental health care access among Indigenous communities across Canada, the latest issue of the Global Health Annual Review (GHAR) tackles pressing global health issues. The open-access, student-run journal contributes to the growing body of global health scholarship. It showcases new research that is carried out […]

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There’s a health care crisis in Canada’s federal prisons, says Global Health grad

The United Nations states that prisoners should enjoy the same health care standards that are available in the community, yet incarcerated persons face barriers to care, in addition to unique health challenges, and a higher risk of disease. The result is a global health crisis – one that impacts Canada’s federal prisons. An article on […]

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National award recognizes Global Health grad for knowledge translation

Recent MSc Global Health program graduate Sherry Nesbitt has won this year’s National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) Knowledge Translation Award, which recognizes graduate students in Canada for outstanding work in knowledge translation (KT). Nesbitt’s project involved using both traditional and innovative KT activities with an ultimate goal of translating new knowledge into public […]

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Symposium day 11: Mountains, views, and what’s next for the symposium

With May 1 being a national holiday in India, students were able to spend Wednesday relaxing and exploring Udupi region. The hard-working group from Manipal Academy of Higher Education organized yet another successful event, this time an excursion to view some of the area’s top attractions. First stop on the whirlwind tour: the impressive Shri Bhagwan […]

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Global Health grad’s research highlights disparities in access to mental health services among Indigenous groups

Mental Health Week, which runs from May 6 to 12, aims to open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. But to what extent do Indigenous communities across Canada have access to mental health care? This is the question posed by  Arjun Patel, a graduate of McMaster’s MSc Global Health program, in […]

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Symposium day 10: More community visits and a tutor’s perspective

It’s been another exciting day of learning and hard work, with community visits and an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the Indian health care system. Reproductive and child health Today, cluster groups had their third community visit. Within the reproductive and child health cluster, groups travelled in and around Udupi to visit sites integral […]

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