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 de l'axe Santé mondiale et de SantéCap - programme / Global Health and GHR-CAPS Research days - program

Le programme final des journées scientifiques de l'axe Santé mondiale et du programme de renforcement des capacités de recherche SantéCap est maintenant disponible. L'événement aura lieu les 4 et 5 décembre à Montréal et aura pour 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? Consultez le programme final. Inscrivez-vous (places limitées).


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. Final program online - register! (Places are limited).

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Global Mental Health webinar series - Série de webinaires sur la santé mentale mondiale

Une série de wébinaire en santé mentale modiale soutenue par le RRSPQ. Global Mental Health webinar series supported by the QPHR.

Call for abstracts
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Friday, October 4, 2019

Journées scientifiques de l'Axe Santé mondiale et SantéCap: appel à communications par affiche et concours / Global Health Axis and GHR-CAPS Research days: call for poster abstracts - competition

Nous vous invitons à soumettre une proposition de communication par affiche pour les journées scientifiques qui auront lieu les 4 et 5 décembre 2019. La meilleure affiche se verra décerner un prix de 300$ (concours étudiants). You are invited to submit an abstract to present a poster at these research days (December 4 and 5, 2019). The best student poster will be awarded a prize of $300

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