Advocates & Leaders in Global Health

Deconstructing the Term “Visible Minority”: A Call to Action for Inclusivity and Equity

June 28, 2024

In contemporary discourse, the term “visible minority” is increasingly scrutinized for its profound... (Read the full article)

Telemental Health: Equity Opportunities and Challenges

May 29, 2024

Telehealth innovations have reshaped mental healthcare by breaking down geographical barriers. Many argue... (Read the full article)

The Importance of Social Capital in Community Health Initiatives: A Reflective Journey

May 06, 2024

The semester brought me insights into social capital's role in community health, notably as I participated... (Read the full article)

Global Health Equity Imperatives

April 09, 2024

The poem explores the nuances of global health, especially with regard to COVID-19. It draws attention to... (Read the full article)

Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Technology in Public Health Surveillance

March 18, 2024

Technology, as demonstrated by the COVID-19 Alert App, was crucial in improving public health in Canada... (Read the full article)

Allyship in Action: Bridging Divides For Sustainable Healthcare in Kibera, Kenya

January 22, 2024

This blog was inspired by my work term in Kenya this past summer, exploring the challenges in providing... (Read the full article)

Does Greater Health Mean Greater Wealth? An Analysis of Health Disparities Within Canada.

January 22, 2024

In their Global status report on physical activity 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified... (Read the full article)

Blood donation: Leveraging the power of technology to save lives.

September 25, 2023

Against the backdrop of blood-saving millions of lives and a key component in advancing Kenya's Universal... (Read the full article)

Swab to Save a Life: The Diversity Problem in Canada’s Blood Supply

September 16, 2023

Canadian Blood Services, established in 1998, is a not-for-profit organization that plays an essential role... (Read the full article)

The Subtlety of Ageism

September 12, 2023

This reflection critically explores ageism in social media, the Grammy awards, and my own ageist views as a... (Read the full article)

Kwibuka: Bringing Rwanda to the World

April 11, 2023

Since 1994, the months of April to July, which cover the period named Kwibuka (to remember), have been... (Read the full article)

To Reconcile, the Truth about Indigenous Health Care needs to be acknowledged

April 03, 2023

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was launched in 2008. The commission was established based... (Read the full article)

My cancer battle: An unsettling compromise

March 27, 2023

I was born with a condition called microtia, a congenital malformation resulting from incomplete... (Read the full article)

Artificial Sweeteners - Not That Sweet

March 14, 2023

When I go grocery shopping, chances are I will come across a product that has “0g sugar/low sugar” labelled... (Read the full article)

Rare Diseases: Think Zebras, Not Horses

February 27, 2023

Beginning with a trip to Ethiopia, which was life-changing in multiple ways, Layla Adrianovska describes... (Read the full article)

911! Paramedics are essential

January 28, 2023

At the end of a 911 call are paramedics. As an essential service, these healthcare workers carry a pivotal... (Read the full article)

Structural Violence Close to Home: Homelessness in London, Ontario

January 15, 2023

This blog post brings attention to the homelessness issue in London, Ontario. Highlighting the... (Read the full article)

Ontario’s Indigenous Population Health System Delivery: A Call to Action

January 07, 2023

The healthcare system delivery of Indigenous people in Ontario, especially rural Ontario, is complex.... (Read the full article)

“Abre tus ojos” - Open Your Eyes: A Glimpse of Health Care Insecurity in Honduras

December 20, 2022

With half of the global population unable to obtain essential health services, health insecurity remains a... (Read the full article)

“Where is Dhaka?” : Reflections on exploitation in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry

December 07, 2022

Over the past decade, my home city of Dhaka, Bangladesh has seen a surge in economic growth within the... (Read the full article)

Lessons on aging and care from Scandinavia

October 17, 2022

Globally, our population is aging. By 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be 60 years or older (World... (Read the full article)

What does enacting commitments to Health Equity imply in a Rural Community Health Team?

October 11, 2022

An interview with Sara Dalo, Executive Director Tilbury District Family Health Team (Read the full article)

A Journey of Reflection in Uganda

October 04, 2022

Over the past year, I pursued a Masters in Global Health Systems at Western University. My degree focused... (Read the full article)

Dr. Gerald McKinley: Research with Indigenous Communities

September 05, 2022

Dr. Gerald McKinley is an Assistant Professor and Anthropologist in the Department of Pathology and... (Read the full article)

I Like My Hospital Like I Like My Government: A Call for Secular-Only Healthcare in Canada

August 30, 2022

Research on how Catholic-based healthcare impacts the health of women is largely American. However,... (Read the full article)

“I am because we are” – Exploring “Ubuntu” in Global Health Systems

August 22, 2022

A born and bred Canadian girl, raised in suburban London, Ontario, I spent the majority of my childhood... (Read the full article)

Healthcare Equity in Ecuador: Operation Walk

August 16, 2022

Many people take for granted the ability to walk. It is not something that everyone thinks about, even... (Read the full article)

The Value of Value-Based Healthcare: OHIP+ and Sexual and Reproductive Health

August 09, 2022

Since the inception of universal healthcare in Canada, financial barriers to accessing care have diminished... (Read the full article)

The Power of Family in Indigenous Communities

June 21, 2022

I am currently completing the 12-month Master of Public Health program at Western University. As a... (Read the full article)

Fighting Ageism and Ageist mindset: Taking a public health approach

June 13, 2022

Ageing is an interaction of multiple factors that promote health and wellness, the lack of which would... (Read the full article)

Focus on Obstetric fistula: A consequence of child early and forced marriage

May 27, 2022

According to Medical Encyclopedia, a fistula is “an abnormal connection between two body parts, such as an... (Read the full article)

Global Health Disparities: What Can We Learn from the Genocide Against the Tutsi People?

May 19, 2022

Dr. Glorieuse Uwizeye is an Assistant Professor at The Western University of Ontario in London, Ontario,... (Read the full article)

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