The Global Health Learning Network is a platform for knowledge growth and exchange with the goal to build a community of practice in global health that reaches across researchers, practitioners, and learners from all global health domains to include members of the public with an interest in global health.

The School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Bruyère Research Institute, WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity, and the International and Global Health Office (IGHO) are collaborating to host a monthly global health seminar.

The learning objectives of the Global Health Learning Network are:

  • To enhance knowledge and understanding of key global health issues
  • To engage in discussions on key global health topics
  • To network with experts and peers working and studying in the field of global health

Sessions are normally held the third Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm.

Date Presenter(s) Topic, registration, video
September 15, 2022 Manisha Kulkarni Overview of the Faculty of Medicine Global Health Program
October 20, 2022 Alfredo Walker

Infectious diseases: A re-emerging global public health threat

November 17, 2022 Alison Krentel The FAST Package: Addressing female genital schistosomiasis in Ghana and Madagascar
December 8, 2022 Mzikazi Nduna Understanding mental health and HIV vulnerability in South Africa
January 19, 2023 David Addiss Compassion: Programmatic necessity and personal journey for global health practice
March 23, 2023 Vidya Krishnan The Cruelty of Charity
April 27, 2023 Amber Gigi Hoi Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria burden and control in Benin: Evidence from mathematical models and mixed-methods research
May 18, 2023 Lawrence Loh

Pandemic reflections: Food for thought, feeding the global health soul

NOTE: Sessions will be held virtually (Zoom).