Global Health

Projects

The Global Health Initiative's projects and partnerships contribute to sustainable development for improved health. This is done in a framework that connects local and international education, research and community service.


Objectives of project development

  • Focus faculty contribution
  • Make important contribution
  • Create external country partnerships
  • Profile University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry capacity
  • Strengthen capacity of all involved

Projects

  • Maternal and Neonatal Health Project Ethiopia (2012-2018)
    • A five year project undertaken with funding from the Government of Canada (DFATD)
    •  In partnership with Mount Royal University, Calgary; St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa; Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health
  • Aga Khan Collaboration
    • Nairobi
    • Kenya and Dar Es Salaam
    • Tanzania (curriculum development for new medical school; cardiac sciences; NCD community research; family medicine; Field Station site)
  • Uganda
    • Makerere Health Sciences
    • Kampala and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (both Field Station sites)
    • CIDA Tier II Grant (September 2000)
      • Awarded to Drs. W. Kipp, S. Houston, K. Hatcher, L. Laing with University of Makerere, for health system strengthening in Uganda, including:
        • development of training programs for District Medical Officers in health program planning and implementation
        • capacity strengthening of Makerere Faculty of Medicine for teaching and collaborative research at the community level
        • development of a medical student elective in a community setting to strengthen the quality of integrated care and
        • strengthen the focus of international health for the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
        • Mozambique Primary Health Care Curriculum and Research Project (with University of Saskatchewan)
  • ICChange Collaboration
    • Kibera Electronic Medical Record Project
    • Nairobi
    • Moi University
    • Eldoret and
    • AMPATH collaboration under consideration
  • Nepal
    • Patan Academy of Health Sciences
    • Kathmandu—extensive collaboration with multiple faculty and areas of medicine and public health (Field Station site)
  • China: Programs in many areas of China
    • Fudan University (Field Station site)
    • Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau
    • Li Kai Shing Foundation, Shantou Medical School (Field Station site)
    • Capital Medical University, Beijing (Field Station site)
    • Anhui Medical College
    • Kunming, Chengdu and Chongqing Medical Colleges
    • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
  • Zambia Field School collaboration with School of Public Health (Field Station site)
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Ecuador
  • Biomedical Research Programs
    • Joel Dacks
    • Lorne Tyrrell
  • FIELD STATION PROGRAM for students, residents and faculty, currently in 8 countries and more being added.

Global health at UAlberta

  • Global Health Fair (November 8, 2012)
  • Global Health Biomedical Research Symposium (August 26, 2012 and May 2013)
  • Global Health Rounds (every Monday at 12 - 1pm in Classroom F)
  • Global Health Weekly (published every Wednesday; six pages of current global health and environmental news)
  • Global Health Film Series with UAlberta International (November 7, 15, 22, 29, 2012)
  • Global Health Advisory Committee with various committed faculty representatives
  • Global Health Student Representatives from all four years as part of a collaboration with the Medical Students’ Association
  • Membership in the UAlberta Global Citizenship Curriculum Development Program
  • Membership in the UAlberta Strategic Advisory Committee for International Education (SACIE)

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry departments involved in global health

  • Medicine (various involvements ID, Cardiology, Preventive Medicine)
  • Family Medicine (developing strong program)
  • Pediatrics (Uganda, Ghana, Nepal)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (beginning engagement in Ethiopia)
  • Surgery (new Office for Global Health Surgery; program in Kenya)
  • Emergency Medicine (strong collaboration in Taiwan, Nepal, Uganda)
  • Anesthesiology (with resident bursary)
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Pathology (with Dr. Solez in Nepal)
  • Oncology (in Nairobi at Aga Khan University)
  • Endocrinology (in Nepal)
  • Rheumatology (in Nepal)