Global Health in the News

Check out this page to learn more about what is happening in healthcare, in Canada and abroad. Stay up to date about new research, amazing nurses, and global health inequities that effect us here and worldwide.

Speaker Series on Sustainability in Healthcare – Certificate Program Available (March to May 2022)

To sign up and for more information click HERE 

Climate change has profound implications for health and healthcare. But healthcare professional trainees often have little to no exposure to climate and sustainability topics during their training. This speaker series will introduce students to the impact of climate change on
health and health equity, what this means for healthcare, and how we can advocate and promote a more resilient and sustainable health system in a low carbon world.

The speaker series consists of 6 sessions in total, each ~1hr in length. GreenMeds have partnered with CASCADES and the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems to offer a certificate to students who minimum of 4/6 sessions and write a brief reflection on their experience. You are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as you would like!

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How science improved the health of millions worldwide

Check out the University of Waterloo article HERE

Meet the interdisciplinary team fighting the number-one preventable cause of death in the world.

WHO and partners call for action to better protect health and care workers from COVID-19

Check out the WHO article HERE

The World Health Organization and partners have issued a call for action to be taken to better protect health and care workers worldwide from COVID-19 and other health issues.

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Findings in SVB's Global Healthtech Report Mirror 2021 Trends in Canada

Check out the Betakit article HERE

According to Silicon Valley Bank’s report, healthtech companies across the United States, China, and Europe are projected to raise over $42 billion in funding in 2021, driven largely by the pandemic and mounting pressure for the healthcare industry to innovate rapidly.

Covid-19’s Devastating Effect on Tuberculosis Care

Check out the New England Journal of Medicine article HERE

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on every aspect of global health, but tuberculosis services have been disproportionately affected. According to the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2021, case notifications have plummeted because of pandemic-related disruptions in services. For the first time in more than a decade, tuberculosis mortality has increased.

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