Sibongole’s Community Health Project in Cooperation – ZimCanHealth Elective Placement

Sibongole’s Community Health Project in Cooperation – ZimCanHealth Elective Placement

Background Sabongile is a resourceful, strong leader who lives with her two daughters and husband in her village near Lake Chivero, outside of Harare. The community health project at Sabongile’s community is a cooperative effort between Sabongile, her community, and the not-for- profit Gecko Society, spearheaded by Susan (Ray’s friend who looks after much of […]

Karanda Mission Hospital – ZimCanHealth Initiative Elective Placement

Karanda Mission Hospital – ZimCanHealth Initiative Elective Placement

Karanda website: http://www.karanda.org Theatre Performs a variety of major and minor procedure. Common ones Scrubs – theatre staff prefer if you bring your own scrubs to change into or wear their scrubs. Scrubs worn outside of the theatre are not allowed in. Same goes for shoes but there are always shoes to wear there and […]

Climate and Health Talk – Nov. 9 2016

Climate and Health Talk – Nov. 9 2016

A talk by Dr. Courtney Howard, emergency physician in the Canadian arctic. Date: 5 pm November 9, 2016 Location: Room 1221, Forest Science Centre, UBC Why did the Canadian Medical Association just divest from fossil fuels? Why can Canada’s MDs now invest in a fossil-free fund? Why did Dr. James Orbinski, the doctor who accepted […]

UBC Global Health Conference – Oct. 14-15, 2016

UBC Global Health Conference – Oct. 14-15, 2016

Dates: October 14th – 15th, 2016 Location: the Life Sciences Centre at UBC’s Point Grey Campus Conference website: www.ghcubc.com  Registration: Available online                        Early-bird rate (Sep. 14th-30th): $15                        Regular rate (thereafter): $20 Abstract submission for poster […]

Members of the 2016 Spiti Team, including Shandel Riedlinger, Rebecca MacLean-Angus, Alex Mezei, Megan Shurey, and Colin Tan.

UBC Medical Students Share Their Global Health Experiences 2015/16

This past summer, over 30 first year students from the UBC Faculty of Medicine participated in Global Health Initiative projects across the globe. From conducting mental health workshops in Kenya to sickle cell disease education in Nepal and health screens at a boarding school in India, the work the students performed was as diverse as the locales they visited. One thing is […]

The Annual GHI Recruitment Night – Sep. 12th 2016

On September 12th, the Global Health Initiative (GHI) will be holding the annual Global Health Recruitment Night. GHI is a student-led initiative including students with various backgrounds and different levels of global health knowledge. Students, through GHI, have the opportunity to learn more about global health in both workshops and lecture series. GHI also offers […]

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 […]

GHI Workshop: Vision Village – Oct. 3rd 2016

Welcome back to school! The Global Health Initiative’s first exciting workshop of the school year will be creating a “Vision Village”. This workshop will be taking place on October 3rd, at 6 pm. This workshop will be hosted by the GHI student leaders. They will be facilitating the workshop that gives students an opportunity to imagine and […]

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course – May 2-6, 2016

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course – May 2-6, 2016

Purpose This course is to be offered by the School of Population and Public Health, UBC. The main purpose of the course is to offer a training opportunity for health professionals to learn an approach to preventing, diagnosing, evaluating, treating and managing people with tropical diseases. Course Objectives Through didactic lectures, interactive problem-solving discussions and […]

UBC Centennial Session in Global Health – April 28, 2016

UBC Centennial Session in Global Health – April 28, 2016

The Neglected Global Diseases Initiative is pleased to present an evening with world-renown global health expert, Dr. Peter J. Hotez. This Centennial Session is an important opportunity for the UBC community and members of the public to understand the issues around global health, neglected tropical diseases and complexities of implementing systemic change in areas of need. […]