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The online Global Health Course Platform has been launched!

The online Global Health Course Platform has been launched!

Have you ever tried to take an online global health course but were unsure whether the course would contain useful content delivered in an efficient and engaging way? The newly launched UBC online Global Health Course Platform could be somewhere to start your global health learning journey.  View the introduction video.  Go to the platform. […]

Houses located near the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in Northern Uganda.  The region is now peaceful, but is still reeling from over 20 years of civil war and conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army – a rebel group notorious for committing atrocities and using child soldiers.

The Gulu-UBC Department of Medicine Partnership and Global Health Equity

Submitted by Dr. Jan Hajek The number of field-based global heath electives is increasing as the pressing need to address global health inequities is recognized among trainees, educators, and clinicians. The growing partnership between the UBC Department of Medicine and Gulu Referral Hospital in Uganda serves as a model program of a mutually beneficial platform […]

Global Reporting Centre Receives Grant for New Project on Rh Disease

Global Reporting Centre Receives Grant for New Project on Rh Disease

Submitted by Ashley Nicholson, the Global Reporting Centre    One hundred thousand newborns die every year of a condition called Rhesus Disease, a blood condition that occurs when there is an incompatibility between a mother and fetus’ blood type, which can be treated simply and inexpensively. The Global Reporting Centre has partnered with the Toronto […]

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 1-5, 2017

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 1-5, 2017

Date: May 1-5, 2017 An intensive, week-long course for physicians, nurses, public health practitioners and other healthcare workers who intend to practice in the tropics or who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other major tropical diseases. The course emphasizes three broad areas: Clinical tropical medicine, Parasitology, Public health

The Guyana Asthma Education and Spirometry Program (GASP)

The Guyana Asthma Education and Spirometry Program (GASP)

Submitted by Dr. Robert Levy Since 2013, a Vancouver-based respiratory team has been working to empower local nurses and doctors to perform diagnostic testing for asthma and COPD and to deliver education and self-management skills at Georgetown Public Hospital. Getting Started In the winter of 2013, Dr. Robert Levy, a lung specialist and Professor of […]

UBC Global Health Conference

UBC Global Health Conference

Please look to the bottom of this post for opportunities on how YOU can get involved and help shape the GHC 2016! Even if it is with just a small and quick comment about this post. Global Health Conference The GHC is an annual event that had its greatly successful inauguration as a historic UBC […]

UBC Flexible Global Health Resource (FGHR): An invitation to participate

UBC Flexible Global Health Resource (FGHR): An invitation to participate

Submitted by Wafa Asadian   The UBC Clinical Global Health Network is currently developing the Flexible Global Health Resource (FGHR), which is a comprehensive, flexible, and curated collection of global health education materials out of pre-existing international online resources. As part of this project, we are inviting you to participate in this project as a […]

New Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care!

New Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care!

The Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) is to be launched by the Branch for International Surgical Care (BISC) at UBC. It is designed to meet the growing need for professional development of students interested in focusing on the global health problem of the burden of unmet surgical care […]

UBC Clinical Global Health Network

UBC Clinical Global Health Network

In 2013 a group of post graduate faculty members formed a network of post graduate and under-graduate programs within the school of medicine with a shared interest in global health in clinical work, research, project development and education. The Clinical Global Health Network (CGHN) seeks to coordinate the efforts of faculty members, students, and residents […]