Ten people who mattered this year. ... Ones to Watch in 2015 Joanne Liu, International president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) MSF has shone in the global response to the Ebola epidemic, and Liu will be a big player in next year's efforts to end it. Read full article: Nature, December 17, 2014
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Imma Franco as Interim Director, Technical Services, Planning and Real Estate Management for the MUHC.
Henry Mintzberg has received the 2014 McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning for his extraordinary contributions to teaching and learning at the University over the last four decades.
Vacations are a time for relaxing at the cottage or sunning on a beach – unless you’re Joanne Liu, the Canadian physician who is the loudest and most insistent voice in the global rally to contain the Ebola epidemic. ... “She wants to save the world,” said her good friend Conrad Sauvé, the Red Cross Canada CEO who studied with her at McGill for a master’s degree in health leadership.
Dr Ghada Selim, MD, Lecturer of Cardiology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Founding Director of cardiac rehabilitation unit, Ain Shams University, International Masters of Health Leadership participant, McGill University, Canada. Ghada Selim, Class 5 participant, establishes first comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation center in Egypt. Read full article: European Society of Cardiology, October, 2014
The West Africa Ebola outbreak is "a growing threat to regional and global security," U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, telling a high-level meeting on the deadly epidemic at the U.N. General Assembly that only an international response can prevent "a humanitarian catastrophe across the region."
Halton Region’s new Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health (MOH) is looking forward to beginning what she characterized as a ‘dream job’ in a community she already knows. The Region announced the appointment of Oakville resident Dr. Hamidah Meghani (IMHL participant) to the position Wednesday. Read full article: Inside Halton, April 17, 2014
It is alarming, but obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Kuwait. Oil has not only brought great wealth to the Gulf, but a huge change in lifestyle and food habits. Fast food, fast cars and everything else that money can buy has led to the rise of obesity so much so that today at least 88 percent of Kuwaitis are considered overweight.
Joanne Liu is president of Médecins Sans Frontières, an international medical humanitarian organisation that has 30,000 medical professionals delivering emergency aid in more than 60 countries. She trained at McGill University School of Medicine and has a fellowship in paediatric emergency medecine from New York University School of Medicine.
As the NHS faces a perceived crisis of management, and clinicians are forced to shoulder more non-clinical responsibilities, postgraduate degrees in business and management are becoming increasingly sought after in the healthcare sector.... “Subjects like marketing and finance may be important, but the mindsets of business and healthcare are quite different,” says Prof Henry Mintzberg, co-founding director of the International Masters for Health Leadership at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada.
Pédiatre-urgentiste à Sainte-Justine, professeure adjointe de clinique au département de pédiatrie de l’Université de Montréal et étudiante à la maîtrise internationale en gestion de la santé à l’Université McGill, Joanne Liu s’apprête à tourner la page. Ses effets personnels sont emballés, les démissions ont été acceptées (à regret) et son mémoire a été remis au mois d’août, même si « l’étudiante » avait jusqu’aux Fêtes…
"I've never managed to get used to seeing people die." - Dr. Bernard Rieux, from The Plague by Albert Camus (and one of Joanne Liu's favourite books) She has treated people near death from a cholera epidemic in Haiti. She was quick to respond to injured tsunami survivors in Indonesia in 2004. She braved war conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan's Darfur region.
On a tort de considérer comme des héros les médecins qui travaillent en zones de conflits, estime la nouvelle dirigeante de Médecins sans frontières (MSF), la Québécoise Joanne Liu, de l’hôpital Sainte-Justine. Le véritable courage est ailleurs, selon elle, mais il ne nous intéresse pas assez. La médecin de 48 ans réprime une pointe d’exaspération quand on lui demande pourquoi elle a dû dormir bottes aux pieds dans le Nord-Kivu. Elle avait peur des cambrioleurs et gardait près d’elle un baluchon pour pouvoir s’enfuir rapidement.
So we’re all going to have mHealth, it seems. A major March 2012 report by consultancy PwC and representatives of the global mobile operator industry predicted the worldwide mhealth market is expected to reach $23 billion (EUR 18 billion approximately) by 2017, with Europe the biggest sector ahead of Asia Pacific. Meanwhile, one supplier estimated to us that there are at least 12,000 ‘health’ mobile apps on the Apple iTunes store already.
The demands in today’s healthcare environment require those clinically prepared to have managerial and leadership skills that are not learned in traditional training. The delivery of healthcare services is ever more complex, interactive and team-oriented. A thorough understanding of the whole field and all aspects of delivery are critical to contain costs and errors as well as to improve patient outcomes.