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Dr. Joanne Liu Elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL Module 4 participant) has been elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, effective October 1, 2013.  

Published: 10 Jul 2013

Class Collaboration Aiming to Save Lives

A group of students from Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal recently won a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to field test an ingenious and low-cost water purification device that could potentially save millions of lives in developing countries.

Published: 5 Jul 2013

How Can Doctors Prepare for New Roles in Clinical Commissioning Groups?

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.

Published: 12 Jun 2013

Low-cost water purifier wins Canadian $100,000 grant

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.

Published: 4 Jun 2013

IMHL Collaborators Win Grand Challenges Canada Grant

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.

Published: 3 May 2013

"Extraordinary" Canadian Physician Wins National Award for Contributing to Global Health

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.

Published: 6 Mar 2013

IMHL Class 4 participant Joanne Liu Named Winner of 2013 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award

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.

Published: 1 Feb 2013

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