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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.”

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 […]