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Global Health Newsletter – June 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome to the June Global Health Initiative newsletter! How crazy is it that we are halfway through 2020 – this year has seen much strife and chaos. I hope everyone is safe, well, and healthy. Top Local News  Coronavirus live updates – a great source of up-to-date news in this pandemic BC Marks […]

Global Health Newsletter – May 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome to the May Global Health Initiative newsletter! As with the previous newsletter, the world has seen a lot of change this month, and many nations are cautiously and slowly-reopening! We are flattening the curve! Top Local News  Coronavirus live updates – a great source of up-to-date news in this pandemic 250,000 front-line […]

Global Health Newsletter – April 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome to the April Global Health Initiative newsletter! Apologies for not having a newsletter up for the month of March – the world has seen a lot of chaos and change this March, and it had honestly slipped my mind. Apologies for the lack of variety in news stories and opportunities; there is […]

Global Health Newsletter – February 2020

Welcome to the February Global Health Initiative newsletter!   Top Local News  Second case of coronavirus reported in Metro Vancouver area Body of third missing man found near Sooke River Road   Top World News Turkey plane: One dead, 150 hurt as jet skids off runway in Istanbul Coronavirus: Hong Kong to quarantine visitors from […]

Global Health Newsletter – January 2020

Global Health Newsletter – January 2020

  Happy new year! Welcome to the Global Health Initiative newsletter!   Top Local News BC government resists intervention in LNG Canada pipeline dispute Vancouver-based TRIUMF says it has produced the “rarest drug on earth” for cancer treatment Significant increases in health spending planned for BC   Top World News US braces for possible “tit-for-tat” […]

The Centre for International Child Health Quarterly eUpdate – Opportunities Inside!

The Centre for International Child Health Quarterly eUpdate Issue 14: Dec 2019 Centre Updates Are you a medical student, resident or fellow? Apply now for CICH Trainee Grants 2020 Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 The Centre for International Child Health and the Medical Staff Association at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital are once again offering $1000 […]

2020 Public Health in Colombia Scholarship – Opportunity for Medical Students

Please see below for an opportunity from Ana Maria, the Program Manager from Red Tree Study. Please email Dr. Videsh Kapoor (videsh.kapoor@gmail.com) if you are interested. The 2020 Public Health in Colombia Scholarship is offered by Universidad de Los Andes in partnership with Red Tree Study. This scholarship will offer recipients the chance to learn first-hand […]

Remembering Dr. Jay Keystone, January 28th 1943-September 3rd 2019

Remembering Dr. Jay Keystone, January 28th 1943-September 3rd 2019

              On Tuesday, September 3rd 2019, after a year-long battle against cancer, Dr. Jay Keystone, CM, MD, MSc, FRCPC, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Dr. Keystone will be remembered and missed by his wife Margaret Mascarenhas and his five children, Danielle and Amos Adler, Kathryn Keystone, Jen Keystone, […]

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 6-10, 2019

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 6-10, 2019

Date: May 6-10, 2019 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

Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Pollution: a global public health crisis ~ Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

This week the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health released study reports on the gravity of impact pollution has on health.  Pollution has emerged as the “world’s largest environmental cause of disease and premature death.”