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MSc Global Health student Elizabeth Wallace
July 8, 2019

Field practicum in Norway highlights the necessity of experiential learning in global health

Experiential learning is at the core of the MSc Global Health program’s curriculum, providing students with a unique opportunity to put their knowledge into action. Elizabeth Wallace is realizing why this hands-on learning experience is not only valuable, but essential for her future career in the global health field. The soon-to-be graduate recently returned to Norway, where she spent the winter term on exchange at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

Andrea Baumann, associate vice-president global health, presenting at the Metropolis conference
June 28, 2019

Scientific knowledge exchange at global conference sheds new light on migration and diversity

This week, representatives from McMaster’s Global Health Office took part in the International Metropolis Conference 2019, hosted by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

MSc Global Health alumna Natalia Arias-Casais
June 20, 2019

Let’s make global palliative care a public health priority

Each year, an estimated 4.5 million Europeans die in need of palliative care. It’s a global health issue that Natalia Arias-Casais is working to address. The MSc Global Health program graduate and her research team have launched the 2019 Atlas of Palliative Care in Europe, a regional study that assesses the development of palliative care across the region.

Delegations from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MPH) and the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) at McMaster
June 17, 2019

International Interdisciplinary Summer Institute supports experiential learning

McMaster University’s Global Health Office is currently hosting delegations from Thailand and Norway for this year’s International Interdisciplinary Summer Institute (IISI). Now in its thirteenth year, the annual institute’s aim is to advance participants’ knowledge in health science education and facilitate the sharing of best practices in experiential learning and innovation in higher education.

MSc Global Health alumna Erin Slade
June 11, 2019

Why cultural safety is critical to the health of First Nations

Erin Slade is following her passion to tackle poor health outcomes among First Nations in her home province of British Columbia. The Master of Science in Global Health program graduate is currently working with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in Vancouver as a policy analyst in the Health Benefits department, where she develops policies that govern health benefits.

Eve Nakabembe
May 31, 2019

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.

MSc Global Health student Sarah Walji
May 29, 2019

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 over 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 issues.

MSc Global Health alumni Aloka Wijesooriya and Judah Batist
May 27, 2019

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.

MSc Global Health grad Eilish Scallan
May 22, 2019

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.

MSc Global Health graduate Sherry Nesbitt
May 9, 2019

National award recognizes Global Health grad for knowledge translation

Recent MSc Global Health 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).

MSc Global Health graduate Arjun Patel
May 6, 2019

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?

Global Health grad develops new framework for rebuilding health systems after war
April 25, 2019

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.

Master of Science in Global Health students collaborating at the international symposium in Manipal, India
April 22, 2019

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.

MSc Global Health student Carley Granger
March 29, 2019

Exchange to Norway sheds light on Indigenous global health issues

For the last three months, MSc Global Health program student Carley Granger has been living in the small coastal town of Tønsberg, just south of Oslo in Norway. The experience, which she calls a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” has been made possible thanks to McMaster’s partnership with the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN).

Professor Michael Ladouceur delivers a lecture to Niigata delegation
March 28, 2019

Primary health care and approaches to education in focus as Japanese delegations visit Mac

With Japan continuing to show leadership in the global health arena, McMaster University’s Global Health Office has been working to strengthen existing relationships and forge new ties with Japanese institutions as the MSc Global Health program expands. The past week's activities have included two delegation visits and a meeting with the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, Takato Iko.

MSc Global Health alumna Meghan Brockington
March 22, 2019

Why every day is World Water Day for this MSc Global Health alumna

March 22 is World Water Day, which brings awareness to the world’s water crisis by recognizing that billions of people are living without safe water, and that marginalized groups are often overlooked and discriminated against as they try to access it.

McMaster team at Emory Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta
March 18, 2019

McMaster team dives into 21st century global health problems at case competition in Atlanta

A team of McMaster students participated in this year’s Emory International Global Health Case Competition, which asked teams to address the risk of hurricanes in select coastal nations. MSc Global Health students Hunster Yang, Olivia McGeever and Tonya Tewari, along with Angela Lin (BHSC 2nd year student), Daniel Zhou (BScN 2nd year student), and Mike Wang (BEng 2nd year student) came up with a multi-pronged disaster management and environmental resiliency plan for the Dominican Republic.

MSc Global Health student Emily Fitzgerald
March 13, 2019

Three minutes on why adults with developmental disabilities are underemployed

“The employment rate of the general population in Canada is 74%, yet the employment rate of individuals with developmental disabilities is 22%,” explains MSc Global Health student Emily Fitzgerald, who presented her research on ‘Employment: Bridging the Gap’ at McMaster’s seventh annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, which kicked off this week.

MSc Global Health alumna Himani Bhatnagar
February 27, 2019

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 Bangkok, on a project called the Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP).

Andrea Baumann, associate vice-president global health at McMaster University and Pia Bing-Jonsson, vice-dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at University of South-Eastern Norway.
February 26, 2019

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.