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

MSc Global Health alumni Aloka Wijesooriya and Judah Batist

Global Health Annual Review senior editors: MSc Global Health student Aloka Wijesooriya and alumnus Judah Batist.


By Ruth Adair, May 27, 2019

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 by students and alumni from the MSc Global Health program and is influenced by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“The Global Health Annual Review provides yet another medium for McMaster to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to sustainability and societal health,” explains Judah Batist, one of the journal’s senior editors.  “I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to help bring about an initiative that’s contributed to these objectives.”

Senior editor Aloka Wijesooriya says the journal is an opportunity to showcase global health research to the McMaster community as well as the broader community. “Readers will find that this issue provides a roadmap to understanding how broad is ‘global health’ and the global challenges we face,” she says.

This latest issue covers four overarching themes – mental health, social services, health systems and communicable diseases – and takes the form of research articles and opinion editorials, spanning multiple disciplines and intellectual frameworks.

Read the latest issue of the Global Health Annual Review