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Global Health can be regarded as population health on a trans-national scale. It focuses on the determinants and distribution of health and disease in human populations that affect more than one country. Both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches are used with the ultimate goal of achieving equity in health across international boundaries. Much of the research focus in global health has recently been targeted at achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015 with the ultimate goal of reducing and eliminating poverty (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/).

The Global Health Axis of the RRSPQ was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting competitive Quebec-led research in the domain, to maximize existing and emerging research potential, and to provide opportunities for networking.



Objectives of the Axis

  1. Increase and strengthen the profile of Global Health in the Quebec research community.

  2. Facilitate knowledge exchange and networking between Quebec Global Health researchers.

  3. Increase access to knowledge and promote knowledge diffusion.

  4. Stimulate Global Health research activities and scientific production among Quebec students and young researchers working in Quebec.


Team members

AXE LEADER

Dr. Theresa W Gyorkos, PhD
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
V-Building – Room 2.18
Royal Victoria Hospital Campus
687 Pine Ave West
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H3A 1A1
Phone: 514-934-1934 x 44721
Fax: 514-934-8293
e-mail: theresa.gyorkos@mcgill.ca


COORDINATOR
Brittany Blouin, MSc
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre
V-Building – Room 2.08
Royal Victoria Hospital Campus
687 Pine Ave West
Montreal (Quebec) Canada H3A 1A1
Phone: 514-934-1934 x 44834
Fax: 514-934-8293
e-mail: brittany.blouin@epimgh.mcgill.ca



Overview of activities and projects

  1. Colloque sur les bonnes pratiques de recherche en santé mondiale :
    June 1, 2010

  2. Field dissemination of research results competition: 2010

      Student Awardees:

    • Josephine Aho (Université de Montréal) - Prévention du VIH chez les travailleuses du sexe a Conakry, République de Guinée : $3,000.00

    • Brittany Blouin (McGill University) - The effect of early and delayed umbilical cord clamping on newborn anemia: implications for clinical practice in the Peruvian Amazon, Pérou: $2,500.00

    • Charles Dabone (Université de Montréal) - Le double fardeau de la malnutrition a l’âge scolaire: une étude au Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso : $3,000.00

    • Marie-Eve Rioux-Pelletier (UQAM) - Les dynamiques de la diffusion d’informations sur les pesticides et leurs effets sur la sante dans une communauté du Costa Rica, Costa Rica : $2,500.00

    • Stephane Tremblay (UQAM) - Durabilité des plantations agroforestières et prévention primaire de la sante des populations locales dans trois communautés de la région du Tapajos en Amazonie brésilienne, Brésil : $2,500.00


Planned activities for 2011

  1. Participation and collaboration with other Global Health organizations in Quebec and in Canada (eg. Canadian Conference on Global Health, November 13-15, 2011 in Montreal)

  2. Competitions:
    • For participation in global health related conferences (Deadline to submit an application: July 1st 2011). Please consult the "Global Health Axis Competitions" section for more details.

    • To support data collection activities for Global Health research projects (Fall 2011)




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