UOttawa Global Health

UOttawa Global Health uOttawa Global Health is an Aesculapian Society committee which organizes events and campaigns addressing various global health issues. uOttawa Global Health is a committee of the Aesculapian Society which serves the University of Ottawa community by organizing events and advocacy campaigns which address various global health issues.

The Aesculapian Society is the medical student body of the Faculty of Medicine. The committee itself is made up of local student body and Canadian Federation of Medical Student representatives - covering a wide array of fields and interests in global health (including sexual and reproductive health, global health education, advocacy, refugee health and much more). Entrada link: https://entrada.med

The Aesculapian Society is the medical student body of the Faculty of Medicine. The committee itself is made up of local student body and Canadian Federation of Medical Student representatives - covering a wide array of fields and interests in global health (including sexual and reproductive health, global health education, advocacy, refugee health and much more). Entrada link: https://entrada.med

Operating as usual

04/12/2021

Hello everyone!

Opportunity for uOTTWA MED STUDENTS!!

We hope you are all getting excited for SimEx! Just a reminder that there are only 36 spots available, and they are filling up fast so please register to avoid missing out.

Registration form: https://forms.gle/LBqqKPSZ7ZiooHjd7
Visit our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/UJztdu56

There have been a lot of questions about what exactly SimEx is. Fortunately, we have the answers! Below, you can see a list of FAQ, as well as a video of what you will experience during SimEx.
As always, please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!

-What am I actually going to be doing that day?

Students are assigned to NGO teams, deploying into a protracted humanitarian setting to explore the need for a new intervention. They will interact with actors playing a number of roles through a series of calls, and be challenged with acute events testing their teamwork, communication, and professionalism. They will learn about a specific humanitarian setting, as well as learn directly from humanitarians what skills to hone for a career in the sector.

-What kind of activities would be involved in a sim?

The activities in the virtual simulation will involve interactions with local populations, staff, and peers. You may be required to gather information, to generate reports synthesizing field input (using templates closely mirroring actual field reports), and to respond to changing circumstances in the simulated "field".

-What exactly do you mean by "in-sim" and "out-sim"? What's the difference?

In sim refers to periods when you are playing your role (a deployed humanitarian) and interacting with actors. Out sim refers to periods when you are briefing or debriefing as students, and engaging with the facilitator team on real world experiences.

"You were out there," he said. "There was no protection. The only way we survived was that we were treating everyone, re...
02/04/2021

"You were out there," he said. "There was no protection. The only way we survived was that we were treating everyone, regardless of who they were, and had an agreement with warring factions to leave us alone." - Dr Jason McVicar

Wanna learn more about working as a field doctor with Doctors Without Borders? JOIN US Feb. 11 at 12:30

1h GHIG or EMIG

"You were out there," he said. "There was no protection. The only way we survived was that we were treating everyone, regardless of who they were, and had an agreement with warring factions to leave us alone." - Dr Jason McVicar

Wanna learn more about working as a field doctor with Doctors Without Borders? JOIN US Feb. 11 at 12:30

1h GHIG or EMIG

One of the most anticipated event of the year is right around the corner! COLLABORATION with GHIG and EMIGWe are thrille...
02/03/2021

One of the most anticipated event of the year is right around the corner!

COLLABORATION with GHIG and EMIG

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jason McVicar and Dr. Anne Duggan at our popular event : Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans frontières : Everything you've always wanted to know!

Join us on Feb 11, at 12:30!

Please fill this form and let us know all the questions you have and things you would like to see in the presentation!
https://forms.gle/71P4jkJnK14FJmik7

One of the most anticipated event of the year is right around the corner!

COLLABORATION with GHIG and EMIG

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jason McVicar and Dr. Anne Duggan at our popular event : Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans frontières : Everything you've always wanted to know!

Join us on Feb 11, at 12:30!

Please fill this form and let us know all the questions you have and things you would like to see in the presentation!
https://forms.gle/71P4jkJnK14FJmik7

Don't miss out on the Global Health Journal Club - January 27th @ 5PM 😀Open to uOttawa Faculty of Medicine students@glob...
01/27/2021

Don't miss out on the Global Health Journal Club - January 27th @ 5PM 😀
Open to uOttawa Faculty of Medicine students
@[email protected] to attend 🙌

Don't miss out on the Global Health Journal Club - January 27th @ 5PM 😀
Open to uOttawa Faculty of Medicine students
@[email protected] to attend 🙌

Thursday, 6-7 pm Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings - Humanitarian Month - GHIG/WHIG/SHOUTDr. Angel Foster is ...
01/17/2021

Thursday, 6-7 pm Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings - Humanitarian Month - GHIG/WHIG/SHOUT

Dr. Angel Foster is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and held the 2011-2016 Endowed Chair in Women’s Health Research. Dr. Foster holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Harvard Medical School and both a Master's degree (AM) in international policy studies and a Bachelor's degree (BAS) in international relations and biology from Stanford University. Dr. Foster has led multi-methods research projects on women's health in Bangladesh, the DRC, Egypt, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Thailand, Tunisia, and the US. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa she was a Senior Associate at Ibis Reproductive Health where she directed a program of work dedicated to reproductive health issues in the Middle East and North Africa and conflict-affected settings.

Thursday, 6-7 pm Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings - Humanitarian Month - GHIG/WHIG/SHOUT

Dr. Angel Foster is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and held the 2011-2016 Endowed Chair in Women’s Health Research. Dr. Foster holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Harvard Medical School and both a Master's degree (AM) in international policy studies and a Bachelor's degree (BAS) in international relations and biology from Stanford University. Dr. Foster has led multi-methods research projects on women's health in Bangladesh, the DRC, Egypt, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Thailand, Tunisia, and the US. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa she was a Senior Associate at Ibis Reproductive Health where she directed a program of work dedicated to reproductive health issues in the Middle East and North Africa and conflict-affected settings.

Tuesday, January 19, 12:30 to 1:30 : Benefits, Drawbacks, and Ethical Considerations with International Service Learning...
01/17/2021

Tuesday, January 19, 12:30 to 1:30 : Benefits, Drawbacks, and Ethical Considerations with International Service Learning – Collab with Medical Ethics Interest Group

Heather Carroll is the Director of the Virtual Teaching and Learning Centre at the Maple League of Universities (Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison and St. Francis Xavier). She holds a Master’s of Learning and Teaching from Harvard University and a Master’s of International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Her research explored the benefits and drawbacks to international service learning. Heather has presented both nationally and internationally on her experiences, and how to improve education abroad opportunities for both participants and host communities.

Tuesday, January 19, 12:30 to 1:30 : Benefits, Drawbacks, and Ethical Considerations with International Service Learning – Collab with Medical Ethics Interest Group

Heather Carroll is the Director of the Virtual Teaching and Learning Centre at the Maple League of Universities (Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison and St. Francis Xavier). She holds a Master’s of Learning and Teaching from Harvard University and a Master’s of International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Her research explored the benefits and drawbacks to international service learning. Heather has presented both nationally and internationally on her experiences, and how to improve education abroad opportunities for both participants and host communities.

The Humanitarian Month continues this week with 3 more talks on Monday and Tuesday at lunch time! Don't miss your chance...
01/17/2021

The Humanitarian Month continues this week with 3 more talks on Monday and Tuesday at lunch time! Don't miss your chance to win one of the 10 gift cards of your choice by attending!!

Monday, January 18, 12:30 to 1:30 Humanitarian work with the Canadian Forces - Collaboration with Emergency Medicine Interest Group and Medical Ethics Interest Group

Dr. Anne McCarthy is Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ottawa Hospital. She is the Director of the Tropical Medicine and International Health Clinic at the Ottawa Hospital.
Her clinical interests include directing the Tropical Medicine and International Health Clinic at the General Campus, clinical infectious diseases with emphasis on infections in the intensive care unit, transplant patients, as well as malaria and tuberculosis. Her research interests include infections in compromised hosts, implementation of vaccine delivery programs within a healthcare setting, studies on antimalarial drugs.

The Humanitarian Month continues this week with 3 more talks on Monday and Tuesday at lunch time! Don't miss your chance to win one of the 10 gift cards of your choice by attending!!

Monday, January 18, 12:30 to 1:30 Humanitarian work with the Canadian Forces - Collaboration with Emergency Medicine Interest Group and Medical Ethics Interest Group

Dr. Anne McCarthy is Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ottawa Hospital. She is the Director of the Tropical Medicine and International Health Clinic at the Ottawa Hospital.
Her clinical interests include directing the Tropical Medicine and International Health Clinic at the General Campus, clinical infectious diseases with emphasis on infections in the intensive care unit, transplant patients, as well as malaria and tuberculosis. Her research interests include infections in compromised hosts, implementation of vaccine delivery programs within a healthcare setting, studies on antimalarial drugs.

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01/11/2021

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Join us for the first uOttawa Humanitarian Month 2021!This week, we have 2 talks organized as part of the Humanitarian M...
01/11/2021

Join us for the first uOttawa Humanitarian Month 2021!

This week, we have 2 talks organized as part of the Humanitarian Month! Join us on Jan 13th and 14th!

This Wednesday, we welcome Mr. Gautham Krishnaraj

Gautham Krishnaraj is a PhD Health Policy Candidate with the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group and Michael G. DeGroote Doctoral Excellence Scholar at McMaster University. His current research focuses on ethical innovation in humanitarian contexts, conducted in partnership with the UK-based Humanitarian Innovation Fund. Gautham is an experienced humanitarian ethics and training consultant, with clients including Grand Challenges Canada, the European Commission, WFP Innovation Accelerator, Johns Hopkins Centre for Humanitarian Health, and Laval University. He has also worked in a number of capacities with the Canadian Red Cross, ranging from National Youth Advisor to Surge Logistics Coordinator. Outside of the humanitarian sector, he is an avid motorcyclist, cook, and poetry enthusiast.

****Join us for the first uOttawa Humanitarian Month 2021******Regulations on electives prevent medical students from ac...
01/07/2021

****Join us for the first uOttawa Humanitarian Month 2021******

Regulations on electives prevent medical students from accessing international learning opportunities.
This January, medical students, health care professionals and researchers will come together to share knowledge and experience and to promote the importance of humanitarian work.

Humanitarian Month is a way to learn more about Global Health during the biggest health crisis of our times.

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you one of our speaker for this month:

Dr. Christy Gombay is the Global Health Program Director for the Tula Foundation (https://tulahealth.org/about ), and the Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Global Health program. He has been working in Guatemala for two decades on digital community health systems with the Ministry of Health in Guatemala. He has also managed large international development projects in Africa, and Central and South America. His areas of interest include eHealth in developing countries, human resources for health, and health systems reform in developing countries.

MS Teams Link in Asoc Calendar!

The red ribbon is the universal symbol worn to raise awareness and support for those living with HIV/AIDs. It was create...
12/01/2020

The red ribbon is the universal symbol worn to raise awareness and support for those living with HIV/AIDs. It was created at a time when HIV was highly stigmatized and when many artists in the entertainment industry wanted to create a symbol of compassion for those living with HIV. Red was chosen as the symbolic colour because they wanted a colour that conveyed boldness, passion, heart, and love, and the relevance of this disease to everyone. This World AIDs Day please join us in wearing red to show your support for those living with HIV/AIDs

ven., 30 octobre 202019:30 – 21:00 EDTÉvènement en francaishttps://t.co/kMqy28dQuN?amp=1Congolese Women Network Le Résea...
10/29/2020

ven., 30 octobre 2020

19:30 – 21:00 EDT

Évènement en francais

https://t.co/kMqy28dQuN?amp=1

Congolese Women Network Le Réseau des Femmes Congolaises vous invite à prendre part à cette conférence afin d'en apprendre davantage sur l'expérience d'une personne vivant avec le cancer du sein .

Des professionels de santé partageront également les connaissances sur les signes et symptômes ainsi que l'importance du dépistage précoce et les aspects psychologiques de la maladie.

Ceci afin d' outiller les femmes noires à mieux comprendre et agir car le CANCER DU SEIN NE DISCRIMINE PAS.

Le cancer du sein concerne toutes les femmes quelque soit leur race.

The Global Health Concentration is an optional curriculum aimed at undergraduate medical students who wish to pursue fur...
10/06/2020

The Global Health Concentration is an optional curriculum aimed at undergraduate medical students who wish to pursue further education and training in global health. The curriculum features learning objectives that centre on seven major themes in global health.

***To learn more about the concentration, don't miss our information session this Friday, Oct 9th, 12:30 to 1:30! You will receive 1h for Global Health Interest Group!***
Link in Asoc Calendar
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La concentration en santé mondiale est un programme optionnel pour les étudiants et étudiantes de premier cycle en médecine qui souhaitent approfondir leurs connaissances et leur formation en santé mondiale. Les objectifs pédagogiques du programme ont été établis à partir de sept grands thèmes de santé mondiale.

***Pour en apprendre plus au sujet de la concentration, ne manquez pas notre session d'information ce vendredi, 9 octobre, 12h30 à 13h30! Vous recevrez 1h pour le Groupe d'intérêt en santé mondiale!***
Le lien est dans le calendrier SocE

REGISTER NOW FOR FREE! Conference (deadline to register is TODAY, 10 pm): https://forms.gle/c9DoP5fAZX3VKZ23ACase Compet...
10/02/2020

REGISTER NOW FOR FREE!

Conference (deadline to register is TODAY, 10 pm): https://forms.gle/c9DoP5fAZX3VKZ23A

Case Competition (deadline to register is TODAY, 12pm (noon)): https://forms.gle/k8s6zZbtvTjdAT6n7

Case Competition Participation Guide : https://1drv.ms/b/s!Av8fm2Y3aBsLhfswz36wH-cZtTa-Uw

Anifa Kalay is a global health project manager at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and adjunct faculty at the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa.

She has been involved in the implementation and evaluation of projects focusing on maternal and newborn care in Malawi, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She worked as a clinician in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where she is originally from. She teaches global health at the medical school of the University of Ottawa.

Anifa Kalay holds an M.D degree from the University of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and a PhD in preventive and environmental medicine from the University of Kumamoto (Japan).

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Global Health Team presents Dr Raywat Deonandan, one of the 7 speakers at this ...
09/29/2020

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Global Health Team presents Dr Raywat Deonandan, one of the 7 speakers at this year's conference! You don't want to miss it!

REGISTER NOW!
Conference: https://forms.gle/c9DoP5fAZX3VKZ23A
Case Competition: (deadline to register is Oct 2nd, 12pm (noon)): https://forms.gle/k8s6zZbtvTjdAT6n7
Case Competition Participation Guide : https://1drv.ms/b/s!Av8fm2Y3aBsLhfswz36wH-cZtTa-Uw

Dr Raywat Deonandan is an Epidemiologist and Associate Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. He is a former Chief Scientist with the federal government, and both the founder and Executive Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences. Dr Deonandan is also an award-winning author and journalist, having been awarded the national book award of the nation of Guyana in 2000. In 2016, he was named one of the Ontario's best teaching professors by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. In the past few months, he has been active on various provincial, national and international media discussing the epidemiology of COVID-19.

Take a look at our most up to date schedule for the 2020 Global Health Conference on The Multifaceted Effects of the Cor...
09/25/2020

Take a look at our most up to date schedule for the 2020 Global Health Conference on The Multifaceted Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Global Health

Register now for free: https://forms.gle/Ry7gaSYMy6dd6AW88

And don't forget to resgister for our quick and high-reward case competition, $750 to top 3!!!!! https://forms.gle/23prUnxeBcTyPeyw7

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