Global Health Programs news
Deadline: 20 February 2015 Le Regroupement Stratégique Santé Mondiale du RRSPQ is pleased to announce its competition to support Québec graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in disseminating the results of their global health-related thesis research. The goal of the competition is to offer fellowships to graduate students to travel to their study site to present their results. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED AS ONE PDF FILE
Read the most McGill University Health Centre interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai "In its broadest sense, global health is about making the world a healthier place. Each of us can choose to make a contribution here, regardless of our discipline, training, or specialization. In addition to excelling in our chosen field, optimism is a key quality – we need to believe that we can make a difference."
On May 28 to 30, 2014, Canada made a committment of $3.5 billion to improve the health of mothers and children for the period of 2015–2020 to end the preventable deaths of mothers, newborn and children younger than age five. These efforts are threefold, focused on strengthening health systems, reducing the burden of leading diseases, and improving nutrition.
Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, supports Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health. Since their launch in 2010, Grand Challenges Canada has supported 538 projects in more than 70 countries, totaling $148M, and leveraged $190M in additional funding, including significant private sector investment.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date. Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies.
The annual Canada Gairdner Global Health Symposium is upcoming on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the MaRS Auditorium. The symposium will be celebrating the work of Dr. Satoshi Omura, who discovered the microorganism that would lead to the development of ivermectin, by focusing on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The event will be webcasted for those who cannot attend in person, and will be posting that information in the coming weeks.
As part of its 2nd Annual Trainee Research Day invites you to hear our keynote speaker: Dr. Peter Small, MD Deputy Director, TB, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Modernizing DOTS Wednesday June 18, 2014 Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ALL ARE WELCOME
President Obama opens the Consortuim of Universities for Global Health annual meeting in Washington D.C.
President Barack Obama Welcomes the 2014 CUGH Conference to Washington, DC The president and his administration support and acknowledge the work being done around the world by CUGH and its members, and affirm CUGH's partnership with the US government. Watch it here:
The 2014 Canadian National Disaster and Humanitarian Response Program is Canada's first comprehensive and collaborative professional humanitarian training program involving humanitarian NGO, UN, government and academic faculty and partners across North America. The professional certificate course is run over two consecutive weeks.
3rd Annual McGill Global Surgery Conference, May 17th 2014 at McGill University’s McIntyre Building: Palmer Theatre
The 3rd Annual McGill Global Surgery Conference is an interdisciplinary conference focused on the field of surgery in global health, which is happening on Saturday, May 17th 2014 at McGill University’s McIntyre building: Palmer Theatre. Registration is now open and payable via Paypal.
It has been estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide live without access to health care. Organizations such as Partners In Health work relentlessly to improve access to primary and secondary health care to those who need it most. Despite modern medical advancements and the ability to treat people in remote parts of the world, millions of people are still left without hospitals, without doctors, and without treatment. Join the movement today to reverse these trends and enter the discussion by attending the conference Whatever It Takes.
Gender, disability and global health: The rights of girls and women with disabilities - 19 Feb 2014 12:00 - Chancellor Day Hall
Gender, disability and global health: The rights of girls and women with disabilities19 Feb 2014 12:00 to 14:00Chancellor Day Hall : Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16), 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9
CFHI Announces New Uganda Community Health Programs — Live Program Information Webinar: January 21st — Starting in April 2014 CFHI begins community-based programs in it's newest partner country, Uganda.
The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology will be hosted in Montréal on August 17th -21st, 2014. The congress theme "Research that Resonates" was carefully selected to reflect how understanding the successful commercialization of innovation is more important today than ever before.