Written by Matt Jalink, MSc Candidate in CH&E
Canadian Global Health Conference – Day 1 – October 29, 2017
It is exciting being at my first Canadian Global Health Conference here in Ottawa! The first day of the conference opened up with a stellar line-up of global health celebrities including Partner’s in Health Co-founder and internationally recognized humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer, former MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) director Dr. James Orbinsky. Fellow panelist Shakira Choonara walked everyone through a simulation of what visually impaired individuals have to experience when taking their own medicine, which involved a blindfold and the reading of a prescription.
The concurrent sessions throughout the day were informative, educational, and captivating! Discussions about building capacity in different country contexts, implementation research in the context of HIV and HCV, and insights into community engagement in the context of Ebola were all fantastic symposiums and workshops to learn and talk about global health issues.
Tomorrow’s program looks just as impressive as today’s, and I am looking forward to more exciting, interesting, and creative discussions about global health!
For more information on these sessions please see the Conference Program.