On a tort de considérer comme des héros les médecins qui travaillent en zones de conflits, estime la nouvelle dirigeante de Médecins sans frontières (MSF), la Québécoise Joanne Liu, de l’hôpital Sainte-Justine. Le véritable courage est ailleurs, selon elle, mais il ne nous intéresse pas assez.
The demands in today’s healthcare environment require those clinically prepared to have managerial and leadership skills that are not learned in traditional training. The delivery of healthcare services is ever more complex, interactive and team-oriented. A thorough understanding of the whole field and all aspects of delivery are critical to contain costs and errors as well as to improve patient outcomes.
"I've never managed to get used to seeing people die." - Dr. Bernard Rieux, from The Plague by Albert Camus (and one of Joanne Liu's favourite books)
She has treated people near death from a cholera epidemic in Haiti. She was quick to respond to injured tsunami survivors in Indonesia in 2004. She braved war conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan's Darfur region.
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.
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.
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.
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.