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Detaining Ebola: Professor Ross Upshur on the ethics of quarantine

By: Liam MitchellTo quarantine or not to quarantine?That is the question that has surrounded nurse Kaci Hickox since she returned to the United States from Sierra Leone where she treated Ebola patients. While some — notably New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — have insisted that she be quarantined for 21...

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Global Health Summit: Creating a Pandemic of Health is underway

From November 3 to 5, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health is hosting a Global Health Equity and Innovation Summit, “Creating a Pandemic of Health,” that aims to shift the emphasis in health care away from the traditional focus on disease and towards a concentration on health and well-being....

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Dean’s Message: November/​December 2014

As we approach the holiday break, I’ve reflected on the last year and feel tremendously proud of our School. This autumn in particular was a busy time for our School’s faculty, staff, alumni and students. I often mention our steep growth trajectory and this was very true this fall with...

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Global Health Summit: The Grand Convergence

By Elaine SmithThe issue: In a widely read 2013 article, "Global Health 2013: The Grand Convergence," The Lancet revisited the case for investment in health and developed a new investment framework to achieve dramatic health gains by 2035.The lead author, Dean T. Jamison, now a professor emeritus at the University...

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Global Health Summit: Improving health though innovative city design

Photo by Howard Hu in Shanghai, ChinaBy: Elaine SmithAs more and more of the world’s population migrate to cities to seek employment, health-care professionals are thinking about ways to ensure that those cities provide healthy environments for large numbers of people.The Global Health Summit, slated for November 3 to 5...

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Renewing partnerships to strengthen circumpolar health systems

On a recent trip to Yellowknife, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Director Adalsteinn Brown took his capacity building role very seriously.The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is closely partnered with the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research and Professor Brown visited the Institute September 17 to 19 to...

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Global Health Summit addresses effects of power, politics and privilege

By: Elaine SmithPublic health is intimately connected to the world and to people’s lives. Often, factors such as politics, power and privilege dictate access to health information, education and resources, which may hinder people’s ability to live healthy lives.Power, Politics and Privilege is one of the sub-themes of the University...

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Nutrition and Dietetics Program launches

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto Public Health and University Health Network are partnering to create a comprehensive dietetic education program to improve nutrition services throughout the city and beyond. The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition and Dietetics is one of the only programs in Canada...

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Global Health Summit: Big data invaluable in assessing health and health trends of nations, communities

By Elaine SmithBig data are large information sets that — when interpreted accurately — can illustrate the success of public health and healthcare delivery. But can they also provide an effective means for understanding both global and local health problems and creating solutions?At the Global Health Summit, Creating a Pandemic...

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Making prevention a priority

By Elaine SmithWhat shape should the ideal health system take if health promotion and prevention were valued as much as disease treatment?The potential answers to that question will be up for discussion as part of the Global Health Summit, Creating a Pandemic of Health, being convened by the Dalla Lana...

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