By: The Global Health Office
It is with great pleasure and respect that we announce the 2021 Global Health Awards recipients. These awards were established to recognize the outstanding contribution made to the global health community by our Medical faculty and residents as well as students in Medicine, Health and Dentistry. These annual awards are presented to individuals who advance the global health community at Dalhousie through:
- Demonstrated leadership in global health
- Work experience with marginalized communities
- Engagement in global health research
- Mentorship in global health (Residents and Faculty only)
- Promotion, development and enhancement of global health at Dalhousie (Residents and Faculty only)
We are grateful for the many nominations we receive each year and for the global health community that continues to grow; at Dalhousie and beyond. We hope you will consider submitting a nomination for the 2022 Global Health Awards.
2021 Recipient: Dr. Douglas McMillan
This award was established in 2003 in memory of Dr. John Savage, a friend and colleague of the Dalhousie Medical School and a tireless champion of the need to promote healthy communities worldwide. The Dr. Savage Memorial Award for Faculty leadership in Global Health recognizes an outstanding humanitarian contribution to global health by a Dalhousie Medical School faculty member.
Dr. McMillan has dedicated his career to improving the health of women and children locally and globally. He has acted as a mentor to numerous faculty, staff, and students, and exhibits true dedication to the ongoing development and integration of newborn care programs in the developing world. He has fostered longstanding collaborative multidisciplinary partnerships to deliver training programs in numerous countries. His contributions and commitment to the Helping Babies Survive (HBS) Program has contributed to its global success. Dr. McMillan has also been an advocate for capacity building initiatives that have trained the trainer to allow these initiatives to thrive. Giving freely of his time to ensure that sustainable solutions exist for women and children has been the cornerstone of his work. Dr. McMillan believes strongly that working in partnerships to advance global health requires an open mind and flexibility to understand, appreciate and learn from cultural and contextual differences and that together, partnerships can use creativity and resourcefulness to find strategies to overcome the challenges to improving health outcomes globally.
Dr. Jock Murray Award for Resident Leadership in Global Health
2021 Recipient: Dr. Henry Annan
- PGY2, Pediatrics
- Past President, CFMS
This award was established in 2010 to recognize excellence within residents at Dalhousie Medical School who demonstrate commitment to global health as they advocate for marginalized populations and explore new ways to engage in clinical service, education and research in underserviced populations in Canada and abroad.
Dr. Annan brings his passion for leadership in health policy and health delivery for marginalized populations to every aspect of his practice. Among his focus is the health of women and children, the African Nova Scotian community as well as Francophone health programs. He has been involved at a national level as a health advocate and works to highlight the health equities in our communities; working collaboratively to find solutions.
2021 Recipient: Justine Dol
- PhD in Health
- QES Scholar in Tanzania (with the Global Health Office)
This award was established in 2006 and is given to a student of Dalhousie Medical School or in the faculties of Health or Dentistry, who has demonstrated leadership in global health and a commitment to improving the health of marginalized communities during their time at Dalhousie. This award honours Dr. Stewart’s personal, professional and educational support and dedication to global health, and the advancement of social capital worldwide.
Dr. Dol has prioritized academic and research excellence during her education and she has achieved both. She has been involved in many research projects locally and globally, that have focused on improving the health of women and children. She has worked on interdisciplinary teams to learn from the communities and provide solutions that respect cultural and clinical outcomes. Justine has both lead and assisted in program delivery adding to her skills as a health advocate.