UBC UAEM – Global Health Conference

UBC Universities Allied for Essential Medicines is hosting a Global Health Conference on March 16th, with a keynote from Dr. Julio Montaner. With a focus on the international access to medicines crisis, the conference aims to identify the hurdles preventing life-saving drugs from effectively reaching patients in low and middle income countries. From a multidisciplinary prospective, it will introduce you to the current status quo through talks by leaders in the field.

My Experiences with GHI Project Kenya

My Experiences with GHI Project Kenya

This past summer, I had the privilege of travelling to Kenya to work with Partners in Community Transformation (PCT), a local NGO in Kit Mikayi (a small village in Kenya). I went with three other medical students for one month, during which we initiated and monitored several projects, and educated the community on various topics. Our overall goal as a GHI team was to implement projects that matched the community’s needs and desires, while also addressing several vital social determinants of health – nutrition, income and education.

February 6 – AHI Speaker Series: The First Nations’ Health Authority

Grand Chief Doug Kelly will be coming in to discuss The First Nations’ Health Authority and The Health Council which he Chair’s. This talk will provide an overview of the history and development of the First Nations’ Health Authority, as well as its future implications and its impact on Aboriginal health both in the communities and with respect to Canada as a whole.

January 30th – Aboriginal Health Initiative Speaker Series

The Aboriginal Health Initiative Speaker Series is presenting it’s first speaker: Victoria Smye PhD RN January 30, 2013 6pm-8pm. The goal of this speaker series is to raise awareness and knowledge of the Aboriginal patient population, its challenges and particular needs today, as well as its culture and how health is generally approached traditionally. Dr. Syme’s research program focuses on access to mental health and addictions care with particular attention in women’s mental health and Aboriginal mental health.