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Welcome to the Office of Global Health website

The Office of Global Health opened in October 2010 under the direction of Dr. Jenn Carpenter and Dr. Karen Yeates, with Program Manager Jessica Sleeth. The OGH works with undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculty in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Institute of Medicine defines global health as “health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries, may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in other countries, and are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions.” A strong directive of global health is to model social accountability and decrease health inequities around the world, regardless of race, culture, gender, or social class. Global health spans both domestic and international health, for example, Aboriginal health, healthcare in prison systems and marginalized populations such as the homeless, immigrants, and refugees. Global health education, research, and clinical outreach are all major priorities of the OGH. Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Yeates are the Advocate Competency leads within the undergraduate medicine curriculum, which includes curricular and extra-curricular global health education, community based projects, and population health education. An important component of the OGH is to produce peer-reviewed research activities in Canada and abroad and support global health research projects and critical inquiries within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Linking Queen’s faculty, staff, and students who are interested in global health education, research, and clinical outreach is a high priority of the OGH.


Dr. Wael Haddara "Between Scylla and Charybdis: A year in the Egyptian Presidency."

Dr. Wael Haddara
 trained and worked as a pharmacist before entering Queen's University School of Medicine, subsequently specializing in intensive care and endocrinology at the Schulich School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. His academic interests are in the area of communications and critical discourse analysis with an emphasis on the work of Michel Foucaullt. Dr. Haddara served as an adviser to former President Mohamed Morsi during the 2012 election campaign and over the course of the president's first year in office, during which he divided his time between Cairo and Canada.

When? October 24th at 12pm
Where? Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202

Public lecture: Dr. John Bartlett, Duke University Medical Center, will be presenting a keynote presentation titled, "Addressing the Health Care Worker Gaps in Tanzania: Experiencs from the Medical Education Partnership Initiative"
Tuesday June 4th at 7pm to 9pm in the new medical building (room 132A)

Global Development Studies, The Office of Global Health, and the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research are hosting a Global Health Summer Institute Program "Knowledge Translation for Global Health", June 3-7, 2013 at Queen's University.
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Congratulations to Paxton Bach, Queen's Meds '13, on being awarded the Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership for his work in global health, social accountability, and health advocacy.

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Yeates who has been awarded a Rising Stars in Global Health grant from Grand Challenges Canada. More details can be found on the Queen's News Centre site and via the Grand Challenges Canada announcement.

On November 23rd, Dr. Yeates' grant announcement was featured on CNN International and in the Kingston Whig Standard.