Looking for Canadian researchers who are working in Tanzania

November 22, 2012
If you are a Canadian researcher working in Tanzania the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research wants to hear from you. The CCGHR is working with the Office of Global Health for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University to develop a network of Canadian researchers who are working in Tanzania. They ask that researchers fill […] Read More >

UBC presents Global Citizenship Award to Dr. Haile Debas

November 15, 2012
UBC Alumni Affairs presented its Global Citizenship Award to Dr. Haile Debas in a ceremony on November 14, 2012. Dr. Debas is internationally recognized for his contributions to academic medicine and global health. A gastrointestinal surgeon by training, he is a forward thinker and natural diplomat who has raised standards for medical education, advanced interdisciplinary research, […] Read More >

Trauma Registry in South Africa

November 14, 2012
UBC surgical resident, Eiman Zargaran, was troubled by the high trauma levels in Cape Town South Africa. To help address the situation, he is taking on a research project that focuses on a trauma registry. Click to view video Read More >

South-Africa workplace HIV/TB certificate program graduation

October 24, 2012
The objective of this project was to build capacity of South African researchers, students, and health practitioners on how to design, implement, and evaluate workplace-based interventions for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) prevention in a format that is feasible for busy practitioners with the ultimate goal of improving working conditions for healthcare workers. Building Capacity to […] Read More >

Interrupting Pathways to Sepsis

October 12, 2012
UBC Researchers in collaboration with the International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) have received a $2.9 million CIDA-funded Muskoka Initiative Grant. Early detection and interruption of pathways to sepsis among women, newborns and young children in least developed countries has been a largely neglected and misunderstood issue. Sepsis is the final common pathway […] Read More >

Humanitarian deed — UBC Surgical Team help Tanzanian Boy

September 27, 2012
Adam, a 12-year-old boy from Tanzania and a person with Albinism, can fulfill his dream of going to school, thanks to the humanitarian efforts of physicians from Vancouver General Hospital who repaired the child’s right hand after a vicious machete attack rendered it useless. Read more // Read More >

Sustainably Managing Environmental Health Risks in Ecuador

May 28, 2012
The Tier 1 project emerged from a highly successful University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development Tier 2 project that has been conducted by UBC and the National Institute for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology (INHEM in Cuba ) along with their respective partners. The scope of our project expands the breadth and depth of the subjects previously covered […] Read More >

Making hospitals in Ecuador and South Africa healthier places

May 28, 2012
Dr. Annalee Yassi and Dr. Elizabeth Bryce help Ecuador and South Africa with the health of their health workers. Tuberculosis, once thought to be vanquished, has made an alarming comeback – in 2012, 8.8 million people got the diseae and 1.4 million died from it, almost all of them in the developing world. But the risk […] Read More >

NGDI Associate Member receives GRAND CHALLENGES Grant

March 28, 2012
Congratulations to NGDI associate member Richard Lester who received a $100,000 “Rising Star” grant for his project WelTel through Grand Challenges Canada. WelTel: Moving Evidence to Action for Patient-Centred mHealth is a research project which utilizes low-cost cell phone technology to improve HIV/AIDS treatment. The cell phones are adapted to send scheduled reminders to patients with HIV/AIDS, […] Read More >

SPPH programs win $6m in CIHR Grants

September 19, 2011
Three research projects at the University of British Columbia have won five-year grants totaling nearly $6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to promote greater equity in global health. Jerry Spiegel, an associate professor in the School of Population and Public Health, received $1.9 million to lead a program examining the health […] Read More >