Global Health

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 redirected to reflect the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 with the ultimate goal of reducing poverty and improving access to healthcare services for marginalized populations around the world.

The Global Health SR 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 Grouping

  • Increase interdisciplinary, interinstitutional and intersectoral research in global population health and its social determinants.
  • Support structuring initiatives in global health by fostering interdisciplinary, interinstitutional and intersectoral linkages.
  • Facilitate the exchange and utilization of knowledge stemming from global health research.


Person in charge

Lisa Merry, PhD

Professeure adjointe
Université de Montréal
Faculté des sciences infirmières

Pavillon Marguerite-d’Youville, local 6061
+1 514 343-6111 #42726


Thierry Hurlimann

Coordonnateur de recherche
Université de Montréal, IRSPUM 


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

FR/EN: Journées scientifiques du RS Santé mondiale et de SantéCap- Appel à communications et programme / Global Health and GHR-CAPS Research days - Call for poster abstracts and program

L’axe Santé Mondiale et le programme de renforcement des capacités de recherche en santé mondiale SantéCap vous invitent à réserver les dates du 4 et 5 décembre 2019 pour une rencontre sur le thème: Équité, diversité et inclusion dans la recherche en santé mondiale : quels sont les défis soulevés par l’open science, les partenariats Nord-Sud et l’accompagnement des étudiants en santé mondiale. Appel à communications par affiche ouvert! Consultez le programme,

The QPHRN Global Health axis and the Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening program (GHR CAPS) will be holding a research symposium on the theme of: Equity, diversity and inclusion in global health research : What are the challenges regarding Open Science, North-South partnerships and supervision of global health students ? December 4th and 5th, 2019, in Montreal. Call for poster abstracts ongoing! Program online.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

FR/EN - Bulletin Santé Mondiale Avril 2019 / Global Health Newsletter April 2019

Consultez le bulletin Avril 2019 du RS Santé mondiale - Read the April 2019 newsletter of the SG Global Health

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

FR/EN - Bulletin Santé Mondiale Février 2019 / Global Health Newsletter February 2019

Consultez le bulletin Février 2019 du RS Santé mondiale - Read the February 2019 newsletter of the SG Global Health

Support for research / QPHRN competitions
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lauréat.e.s du concours de bourses de restitution des résultats à l'étrangers

Découvrez les projets sélectionnés dans le cadre du concours 2018-2019.

Welcome to the Global Health Strategic Group newsletter,

Your bi-monthly peek at what is happening behind the scenes in the field of global health, with trending news, upcoming events, funding opportunities and more! Read on to find out what researchers across all disciplines of global health research have been up to in recent months.