CIDA's new 'partnerships'
by Gary Barr
Change is always sweeping CIDA. Prime ministers in waiting want a housecleaning at Canada's key aid agency. Newly-appointed CIDA ministers almost always install new thematic priorities for the agency. Parliamentary critics always call for agency transformation. Senators reflect about it, and think tanks push out reports about how change might happen.
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First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
Montreux, Switzerland 16-19 November 2010
The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are pleased to announce the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) - Science to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage.
Researchers, policy-makers, funders, and other stakeholders representing diverse constituencies will gather in Montreux, Switzerland to share evidence, identify significant knowledge gaps, and set a research agenda that reflects the needs of low and middle-income countries.
Please see the Summary Review of the Symposium for more information.
Nicholas White - Winner of 2010 Gairdner Global Health Award
by Priya Shetty
The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9722, Page 1244, 10 April 2010
For a man who says he never plans, Nicholas White's achievements are impressive. A renowned malaria expert who has been based in Bangkok since the early 1980s, White has just won the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for achievements in malaria research. He says it's a special award because nominees are put forward by other scientists in the field and “peer recognition is what you value”.
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The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes those who have made scientific advances in one of four areas: basic science, clinical science or population or environmental health. The advances must have made, or have the potential to make a significant impact on health in the developing world.
Global Health Research at Dalhousie
In Nova Scotia, researchers, academic institutions and government demonstrate a commitment to global health. At Dalhousie University, the leadership in global health is internationally respected and admired.
The Global Health Office supports the university’s initiative to streamline, integrate and improve the provision of services to researchers.
In support of Dalhousie's involvement in global health research activities, the Global Health Office:
- Promotes and disseminates information and results concerning global health research opportunities to both the external and internal communities
- Supports the design and development of global health projects and proposals
- Develops training opportunities for researchers and students in global health
- Creates a mentorship program
- Facilitates collaboration across the university in global health research
In 2006, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation coordinated a workshop called “International Health Research in Nova Scotia: Understanding and Seizing the Opportunities.” The workshop focused on building awareness and interest within the Nova Scotia health research community around opportunities available for undertaking internationally funded research. This workshop provided an open forum for collaboration and discussion to enable Nova Scotia researchers to develop approaches to maximize their potential in securing international health research funding.
Final Report: International Health Research Workshop 2006 (Adobe Acrobat File)
On 04 March 2009, a workshop organized by the Global Health Office and Lester Pearson International at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, and Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research addressed “Building a Global Health Research Community in Nova Scotia”. This workshop identified four areas for future work including develop competencies; improve advocacy and networking; build a global health research community in Nova Scotia; and strengthen capacity in ethics.
Summary Report: Building a Global Health Research Community in Nova Scotia (Adobe Acrobat File)