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 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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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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Two Public Health Professors Receive Canada Research Chairs

Examining and improving societal health with enhanced prevention strategies, equitable resource allocation and innovative policy design are the focus of two new Canada Research Chairs awarded to Dalla Lana School of Public Health professors. Assistant Professor Laura Rosella and Associate Professor Arjumand Siddiqi received Canada Research Chairs from the Tri-agency...

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New, online quality improvement course for personal support workers made possible by Closing the Gap Healthcare Group

Personal support workers (PSWs) across Ontario will soon have access to a comprehensive, online course on quality improvement – thanks to a generous donation from Closing the Gap Healthcare Group. The company has committed to contributing, over the next three years, to a new e-learning fund which will be administered...

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Dalla Lana School of Public Health hosts distinguished panel on health system innovation

An expert panel of thought leaders with distinctive viewpoints on Canada’s healthcare system met on February 3, 2016 at the University of Toronto to address the question: can we innovate our way to a sustainable health system? More than 350 students, alumni, faculty, staff and partners attended the event where...

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Professor Alex Jadad appointed Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation

Professor Alejandro (Alex) Jadad is the permanent Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation (IGHEI) as of January 1, 2016. His primary institutional home will shift from University Health Network and the Faculty of Medicine to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “This is an important...

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JCB Working Group Explores the Ethical Dimensions Related to Implementing Physician-​Assisted Death

On Feb. 3, 2016, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) released the discussion paper An Ethics-based Analysis and Recommendations for Implementing Physician-Assisted Dying in Canada by Nadia Incardona, Sally Bean, Kevin Reel and Frank Wagner. This paper is the first in a series that the JCB is...

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