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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 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 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.

Maastricht exchange student Liselotte van Agt
February 21, 2019

Global Health exchange student Liselotte van Agt: Looking beyond bedside care

Liselotte van Agt always wanted to be a nurse, but during her nursing studies in the Netherlands she became curious about healthcare on a much broader scale. Today, as an MSc Global Health exchange student from Maastricht University, she’s learning to tackle healthcare challenges from a new perspective.

Order of Canada officers, and members at the Citadelle of Québec
February 14, 2019

Andrea Baumann recognized as member of the Order of Canada at official ceremony

The dangerously cold weather and winter storm conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of the six officers and 18 members – including Andrea Baumann, associate V-P global health and director of McMaster University's MSc Global Health program – who were invested into the Order of Canada this week.

Maastricht exchange student Chloe Watson
February 12, 2019

On exchange: Meet Global Health student Chloe Watson from Maastricht University

“I decided to come to McMaster because it was a brilliant opportunity to push myself outside my comfort zone, meet new people and live somewhere completely different for 3-4 months,” says exchange student Chloe Watson who is currently spending the winter term on at McMaster as part of the joint MSc Global Health program with Maastricht University.

Sonia Chanchlani, Jaya Chanchlani, Camara Phyllis Jones, Tina Chanchlani, Sonia Anand
February 8, 2019

"We must overcome inaction in the face of need" - Racism and health disparities explored in Chanchlani lecture

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones delivered a powerful lecture to McMaster's global health community after receiving the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award this week. Jones' talk aimed to empower people to take action to reduce racism and its negative impact on health.

MSc Global Health student Serena Tejpar
February 7, 2019

Global Health student Serena Tejpar named YMCA's Young Woman of Excellence

McMaster University MSc Global Health student Serena Tejpar has been named this year’s YMCA Young Woman of Excellence. She is among eight London women being recognized by the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario for their contribution to the community with the annual Women of Excellence awards.

MSc Global Health student Amanda Giancola
February 7, 2019

OpenCon: An eye-opening experience

Thanks to the McMaster University Library Travel Scholarship, Global Health student Amanda Giancola recently attended OpenCon, where she learned more about what she and others students can do to support Open Access, a worldwide movement to make scholarly publications, data and educational resources available without cost or access barriers.