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
Wednesday June 18, 2014
Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME
Dr. Peter Small, Deputy Director, TB, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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. It comprises 3 modules: a 5-day Introductory Course (May 5-9), a 3-
day Advanced Course (May 2-14) and a 4-day Simulation Exercise (SimEx) (May 15-18).
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. Registration fee for students is $20.00 and non-students is $25.00
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 to 14:00
Chancellor 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 —
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. Included in the program: advances in food science and technology and key industry drivers such as food safety, regulatory and consumers.
Child Family Health International www.cfhi.org
WINTER 2013/2014 GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM OPENINGS
Live Program Information Webinar: December 16th
Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, GHP Director, participated at the annual meeting of the College of Surgeons of Central, Eastern and Southern Africa (COSECSA). Pictured are Dr. Lando Ruhungande, senior surgical resident at the National University of Rwanda, and Dr. Deckelbaum after Lando's presentation of a collaborative research project between the Centre for Global Surgery at the MUHC and the National University of Rwanda. The title of the presentation was: A descriptive analysis of surgical interventions performed in a tertiary care facility in Kigali, Rwanda.
Incentives for Global Health's (IGH) mission is to increase access to essential medicines through our flagship proposal, the Health Impact Fund (HIF). Millions of people suffer and die each year from neglected diseases because pharmaceutical companies sell their patented drugs at hugely marked-up prices. These companies are incentivized by the international intellectual property system to develop drugs for ailments that affect primarily affluent people who can afford these exorbitant drugs.