Office of Global Health at Queen's University

Office of Global Health at Queen's University The Office of Global Health works within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University to promote global health, social accountability, and reduce health inequities in Canada and abroad.

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10/06/2017
October Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter is out!

Check out the newsletter for a message from Queen's Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator, Barb Lotan.

07/31/2017

2017/2018 is gearing up to be an exciting year! A new list of upcoming events has just been posted. Mark you calendars and get your RSVPs in! Check back for more events in September! #educationsessions #globalhealthknowledge

04/27/2017

Thank you for a great 2016/2017 year! We are looking forward to continued growth next year!

01/31/2017

Queen's University medical students will be providing a FREE educational session on 'The Brain' Feb. 14 from 5-8 at Kingston Community Health Centres Weller Ave! Everyone is welcome to drop in! Pathways For Children And Youth Limestone District School Board Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Kingston General Hospital Hotel Dieu Hospital Providence Care Make It Home Kingston - #YGK #helmetsafety #healthcare #medicine #allageseducation #ygklearns

A great initiative by Queen's University Family Medicine! Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences Queen's Universi...
11/14/2016
Kingston Community Health Centres

A great initiative by Queen's University Family Medicine! Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences Queen's University Department of Family Medicine #Refugee #Health

Great new resource on refugee health for health care providers, newcomers, sponsors and community organizations. Thanks Office of Global Health at Queen's University South East LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) - Ontario. https://t.co/rflJNY2K21

10/11/2016

Happy #International Day of the Girl! #GirlsBelongHere

The Lassa virus is one of the new viruses that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for early diagnostics and ...
04/04/2016
WHO calls for early diagnostic tests for Lassa fever

The Lassa virus is one of the new viruses that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for early diagnostics and detection of.

The Lassa virus is carried by the Mastomys rat, which is found in parts of West Africa. The virus is transmitted through direct contact between humans and an infected rat.The virus can also be transmitted through contact with an infected person’s body fluids.

Learn more about the virus in the link below.

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/lassafever/early-diagnostic-lassa-fever/en/

Lassa fever has killed more than 160 people in West Africa, most of them in Nigeria, since November 2015. Many of these lives could have been saved if a rapid diagnostic test were available so that people could receive treatment early.

“Without water, we are no more” El Niño is set to put the world’s humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of st...
02/03/2016
El Niño strikes Ethiopia: “Without water we are no more.” | Oxfam International

“Without water, we are no more”
El Niño is set to put the world’s humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of strain. In #Ethiopia an estimated additional 10.2 million people will need humanitarian assistance this year due to a drought that's been exacerbated by El Niño.
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We are providing clean water to people in Ethiopia stricken by drought, and helping them manage their livestock. It's vital the international community commits funding now to stop a major disaster.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the mosquito-borne #Zika virus to be an international public health eme...
02/01/2016
WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the mosquito-borne #Zika virus to be an international public health emergency.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan calls for an international coordinated response to improve detection and hasten the development of a vaccine and better diagnostics.

Read more:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/who-starts-crisis-meeting-on-zika-virus-amid-rising-concern/article28477186/

Disease is linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil

During our talk on Wednesday regarding global child nutrition, we highlighted the importance of breastfeeding. On Thursd...
01/29/2016
Breastfeeding

During our talk on Wednesday regarding global child nutrition, we highlighted the importance of breastfeeding. On Thursday, the Lancet published a two part series with substantial evidence which further supports breastfeeding and predicts it could save 800,000 lives.
Read the series here: http://www.thelancet.com/series/breastfeeding

With a substantial development of research and findings for breastfeeding over the past three decades, we are now able to expand on the health benefits for both women and children across the globe. The two papers in this Series will describe past and current global trends of breastfeeding, its short…

A beautiful photo series by the UNDP looking back at 2015 in Liberia, Syria, Uganda, Bhutan, and more!https://undp.expos...
01/26/2016
United Nations Development Programme - 2015: A year for people and planet on Exposure

A beautiful photo series by the UNDP looking back at 2015 in Liberia, Syria, Uganda, Bhutan, and more!

https://undp.exposure.co/2015-a-year-for-people-and-planet

2015 was a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit. At the heart of our development work are stories of people who are responding to the challenges of climate change, war, disaster, and inequality to maintain and improve their communities.

01/22/2016
Americas region is declared the world’s first to eliminate rubella

"First region to eradicate smallpox, first to eliminate polio, and now the first to eliminate Rubella" - PAHO-WHO Director Carissa Etienne.

The Americas region has had amazing achievements through immunization programs. They are now the first and only region to have eliminated #Rubella !

The Americas region has become the first in the world to be declared free of endemic transmission of rubella, a contagious viral disease that can cause multipl

#Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. It is endemic in over 50 countries...
01/21/2016
Cholera vaccine supply set to double, easing global shortage

#Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. It is endemic in over 50 countries!

Oral Cholera Vaccines (#OCV) are known to be effective in endemic countries. Following the framework provided by Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), the global supply of oral cholera vaccines is set to double!

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has made a commitment of over US$115 million to expand availability and use of the vaccine in cholera-endemic countries.

Learn more: http://www.who.int/cholera/vaccines/double/en/

The global supply of oral cholera vaccines is set to double after WHO approved a third producer, helping to address global shortages and expand access in more countries.

Pegasus Conference Call for Abstracts deadline is today! Submit an abstract on peace global health or sustainability htt...
01/15/2016
PEGASUS | May 13 - 15, 2016

Pegasus Conference Call for Abstracts deadline is today! Submit an abstract on peace global health or sustainability http://www.pegasusconference.ca/

Call for Abstracts! - Deadline has been extended to January 15, 2016. Submit Here Pegasus Conference Save the Date: May 13 – 15, 2016 Check our...

Global Health Symposium at the University of Western Ontario is this Saturday Jan 16! Learn more http://globalhealthsymp...
01/14/2016
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Global Health Symposium at the University of Western Ontario is this Saturday Jan 16! Learn more http://globalhealthsymposium.com/ & buy your tickets http://ow.ly/X4H59

Richard Booth is an assistant professor at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing (Western University) and a status-only assistant professor at...

12/10/2015

Food for thought from the World Health Organization (WHO)'s constitution:

“…the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental right of every human being.”

#HumanRightsDay #globalhealth #rightsforall

Check out the United Nations to learn more about International Human Rights Day#HumanRightsDay #Rightsforall #globalheal...
12/10/2015
Human Rights Day 10 December 2015 : Home

Check out the United Nations to learn more about International Human Rights Day

#HumanRightsDay #Rightsforall #globalhealth

http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 De…

12/02/2015
COP21 by the numbers

This is a great video done by the United Nations to provide a summary of the climate change conference currently underway in Paris, France.

#COP21 #climatechange #globalhealth #UN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm9mv141_LY

Are you ready for the COP21 Paris Climate Conference? Here's a quick by-the-numbers briefing of what the conference is all about, so you can join in the conv...

12/01/2015
World AIDS Day 2015

"We need to make sure that AIDS is about social justice, global health, maternal and child health and the rights of people"

#WorldAIDSDay2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM_mbi15djg

"All our energy and commitment will be required to reach the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the SDGs." - Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive...

Today is World AIDS Day!In 2014, it was reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) that there was approximately 36....
12/01/2015
World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day!

In 2014, it was reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) that there was approximately 36.9 million people living with HIV. We as a global community are still working towards having a generation free of HIV/AIDS.

Check out the World AIDS Day website to see how you can get better informed!

http://www.worldaidsday.org

#rethinkHIV #WorldAIDSDay #AIDSfreeworld #globalheath

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

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