A simple copper device based on an ancient method for storing water may save the lives of millions of children around the world, experts say.
The device, now undergoing year-long tests in Kenya and India, is a coil of electric copper cables that is suspended in water. It has been proven in the laboratory to kill the pathogens.
Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL Module 4 participant) has been elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, effective October 1, 2013.
Changes in how health care is delivered, the absence of significant new money for the foreseeable future, and ageing populations threaten to overwhelm our UK health system if we don't change.
In developing countries, particularly in rural villages and urban slums, people can hardly afford water-purification systems. The consequences are fatal, with infectious diarrhoea causing around 2.2 million deaths every year, most of which are children under the age of five from countries like Kenya and India.
Students in McGill University’s International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) program -- Drs. Padma Venkat, Caroline Kisia and Ahmad Firas Khalid -- are pleased to announce that a low-cost copper device, which has been proven in the lab to kill deadly water-borne pathogens, will be field-tested in poor urban and rural households in India and Kenya with a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) Phase I Proof-of-Concept Grant as part of the 2013 Global Health Stars.
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BA, University of Wisconsin, USA
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2005: Teacher of the Year, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
2004: Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
1992: Doctoral Dissertation Grant, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Agency for Health Care Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
1976: Simmons College Graduate School of Management, Beekhuis Prize for graduating first in M.B.A. class
1993: Ph.D. Dissertation Workshop Fellow, Northeast Regional Section of the American Accounting Association, Providence, Rhode Island
1991: Doctoral Consortium Fellow, American Accounting Association Annual Doctoral Consortium, Lake Tahoe, California
2009-2010: Unicef Budget and Fiscal Analysis Training – Co-PI - Project Enhancing Social Protection and Inclusion of Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Capacity Develop to Strengthen Fiscal Planning for Children’s Services
2009: Azerbaijan Needs Assessment for Executive Education - In-country needs assessment for the development of an executive education program focused on public management
2009: Regional Transportation Funding Project - Central Puget Sound Region Transportation Finance Study
2008-2009: Afghan Scholars Training Program - Training program at the University of Washington for two cohorts of MPA students from Kabul University
2006-2008: South Carolina Institute, State Budget and Control Board - Consulting teaching/training in public and financial management
Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL participant), FRCPC, winner of the 2013 Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian award! Dr. Liu is a Montreal-based emergency pediatrics physician who has had an extraordinary career with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She has worked in such countries as Haiti, Sudan, Congo, has acted as president of MSF Canada and is currently a board member with MSF Geneva. Learn more about her amazing contributions to global health.
IMHL Class 4 participant Joanne Liu is the winner of the prestigious 2013 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Every year, the Royal College allocates $1 million through its National and Regional Awards and Grants Program to honour the exceptional accomplishments of Fellows, as well as encourage excellence in specialty medicine.