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From COVID-19 to TB: “Tackling infectious diseases requires a global co-ordinated effort,” says Global Health grad

Since January, MSc Global Health graduate Himani Bhatnagar has been working as a policy analyst with the Infection Prevention and Control team at the BC Ministry of Health as part of the province’s emergency response to COVID-19. This work has enabled her to see firsthand the government’s response to infectious disease outbreaks, and contribute to […]

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McMaster launches new PhD in Global Health

McMaster University is launching a new PhD program in global health, slated to begin in September 2020. The doctoral program builds on the success of the innovative, international and transdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health program and will strengthen McMaster’s existing partnership with Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a unique cotutelle agreement that […]

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Changes to university travel and events

McMaster is cancelling all discretionary events and encouraging all employees to avoid travelling outside of Canada. These new measures, which are effective immediately, underscore the university’s commitment to operations that focus on students and learning as the COVID-19 situation evolves. The situation is changing quickly, both globally and in Canada. Today’s announcement by the province […]

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Six questions with a global health student on exchange in Colombia

McMaster student Kaleigh Beauvais is currently in Bogota, Colombia, with four of her peers from the MSc Global Health program. The students are participating in a three-month exchange at the Universidad del Rosario as part of the program’s winter term, which prioritizes international experience and experiential learning. 1. What did you hope to gain from this […]

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What the new Coronavirus means for human rights

“We should have learned by now that human rights protections cannot be an afterthought in epidemics,” says Master of Science in Global Health graduate Roojin Habibi, who appeared on BBC News recently to comment on why the International Health Regulations matter for the Diamond Princess quarantine and for the global response to COVID-19 more broadly. […]

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