Global health is the application of the principles of public health to the problems and challenges that affect the poor, vulnerable and underserved populations worldwide. It aims to promote health equity amongst all nations and all people.
The “global” in global health refers to the scope of the problem, not necessarily the location, because the principles of global health apply to both low and middle-income countries and for the reduction of health disparities in Canada.
Research in global health generates the information which is crucial in the planning, implementation and monitoring of basic primary health care services aiming at improving the health status of the target populations.
Our global health faculty engage in theoretical and applied research, employing multi-disciplinary research methods. They have inter-sectoral collaborations with researchers in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia the United Kingdom and Latin America.