Making the case for supervised injection services

Five years after Associate Professor Carol Strike and Professor Ahmed Bayoumi said that Toronto would benefit from opening at least three supervised drug injection sites, their research is now influencing public health leaders and policy-makers to make safe-injection services available in the city. “We’ve been saying for a long time...

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A Future of Hope for Afghanistan: Researchers lead first systematic analysis of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and survival in Afghanistan

By Tanya Reid, Senior Communications Manager, Centre for Global Child Health A Countdown to 2015 case study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that despite conflict and poverty, Afghanistan has made reasonable progress The first comprehensive, systematic assessment of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and survival in Afghanistan over...

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LGBTQ Health Research-​to-​Action on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

DLSPH Student Blog By: Kinnon Ross MacKinnon On May 17, 130 countries around the world will celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.  May 17 is significant for international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ) and ally communities because it was on that date in 1990 that the...

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Professor Steven Narod receives prestigious Killam Prize

Congratulations to world renowned breast cancer researcher Steven Narod, who will receive the Killam Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts at a ceremony on May 3, 2016. Read more about the Killam Program. Narod is a Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute,...

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Professor Prabhat Jha receives CIHR Trailblazer Award

By: Marc Dodsworth, St. Michael’s Hospital The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded Dr. Prabhat Jha its inaugural Trailblazer Award in Population Health Solutions. The CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer award recognizes Dr. Jha’s exceptional policy and practice contributions to population health. Dr. Jha’s wide scope of research with health policy impact...

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Dr. Xiaolin Wei named Associate Professor of Health Systems and Clinical Public Health in Asia

Dr. Xiaolin Wei is the Faculty’s first Associate Professor of Health Systems and Clinical Public Health in Asia  — a shared core faculty position with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Division of Clinical Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation — as of April...

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In the Loop: Zika virus

Two public health experts explain Zika virus within the global context at alumni event Two days following an announcement from the World Health Network Organization (WHO) that Ebola is no longer a public health emergency of international concern, two U of T public health leaders discussed the latest global infectious...

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Poverty is chief reason reported by youth for being on the street

Poverty is the most common reason reported by children and youth globally for why they were on the streets, according to a large international study led by a Dalla Lana School of Public Health researcher. It is estimated that there are tens to hundreds of millions of children and youth...

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Canada’s first ethnicity, culture and health course underway at Dalla Lana School of Public Health

One of the first ethnicity, culture and health course offered at a Canadian health sciences faculty teaches students to view culture as a facilitator, not just a barrier, to health. “Health professionals must be mindful of how ethnicity influences health and able to provide counsel that is reflective of personal...

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VIDEO: Dean’s Leadership Series: Can we Innovate our way to a Sustainable Health System?

Watch the full presentation of the inaugural Dean's Leadership Series featuring keynote speaker Dr. David Naylor, University of Toronto President Emeritus, and an expert panel addressing the question: can we innovate our way to a sustainable health system? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axp5vy_Vg3c Panellists: André Picard, Globe and Mail columnist; Susan Fitzpatrick, Toronto Central LHIN...

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