By: Jennifer LeBlanc, Dalhousie Global Health Office
On September 25, 2019 we hosted Global Health Day; our annual event to showcase the variety of global health activities taking place at Dalhousie. This year we were proud to host a variety of displays, during the afternoon session, which included participants from various faculties, schools, organizations and community partners. Thank you to everyone who dropped by including the Dalhousie Tiger himself!
We also had displays and information available on many of our programs including:
- Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS)
- Service Learning
- Indigenous Health in Medicine
- Global Health Education Opportunities
What does Global Health mean to you?
Global health is defined as “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide.” Each year we ask our attendees and participants to share their thoughts on why global health is important. They are always keen to share their thoughts and remind us that global health is all around us. Here are a few of the messages we received, we hope they inspire you as they did us. Thank you to Matt, Nnamdi, Said, Rachel, Chloe and Samiah!