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Physician with a mission

Joanne Liu has treated patients in the most dangerous parts of the globe as a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor. Now, as MSF’s international president, she is holding the world’s leaders to account for the way they handle medical crises.

The body of a six-year-old Syrian refugee is on the cover of every newspaper arrayed in the lobby of the Montreal restaurant where Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, has just arrived.

Published: 18Dec2015

365 days: Nature's 10

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

Published: 20Jan2015

One last look at 2014: McGill’s year in review

From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.

Published: 20Jan2015

Vacations out for Canadian chief of aid group Doctors Without Borders

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.

Published: 23Oct2014

Country of the Month - Egypt

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

Published: 23Oct2014

Obama calls for action on Ebola crisis at United Nations

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."

Published: 25Sep2014

Surgery Not A Magic Cure For Obesity

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. 

Published: 8Apr2014