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January 2022:  Happy New Year!
In this issue:
Global Health Rounds: Patent AbsurditiesCanada & Global Vaccine (In) Equity
Call for Abstracts
Global Health Fair 2022
Cancelled:  Rich Man Poor Man Dinner Fundraiser 
Global Health Rounds:  Mark your Calendar!
 If You Have Heart (Lib Yaleh) Radio Project Fundraiser
Career Opportunity:  Global Health Projects Senior Coordinator, Indigenous Local & Global Health, Cumming School of Medicine
Global Health Rounds Archives
University of Alberta International Newsletter
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Global Health Rounds: 
Patent Absurdities
Canada & Global Vaccine (In) Equity
with Adam Houston
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 12:00 - 12:50 pm via Zoom
Register here
Canada's oft-presumed role as a positive force in global health has been shaken by COVID-19, with regular proclamations that the pandemic is not over anywhere until it's over everywhere being undermined by actions like securing for itself from the limited global supply the world's most doses of COVID-19 vaccine per capita. This presentation will explore Canada's role in vaccine (in)equity, from issues of patents and access, to COVAX and vaccine nationalism.
Adam R. Houston focuses on law and policy at the intersection of global health and human rights, with a particular emphasis on infectious disease and access to medicines. He has worked with organizations across Canada and around the world on issues such as United Nations accountability for the Haitian cholera epidemic, and reconciling disparate legal/policy approaches towards HIV and tuberculosis. He is currently completing his PhD in law at the University of Ottawa, focusing on access to Essential Medicines, and serves as the Medical Policy & Advocacy Officer for Médecins sans frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada (MSF).
Call for Abstracts
Global Health Fair 2022
Thursday, Feb. 3 & Friday Feb. 4, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST (US & Canada) via Zoom
For more information go here
Register here
(One Zoom link for all sessions)
The annual Global Health Fair is focused on global health education and research relating to biomedical science, individuals and communities. The Global Health Fair provides an opportunity for researchers, clinicians and educators to share their medical knowledge and scholarship on various topics related to global health, as well as provide an opportunity for networking and bridge-building across disciplines. As with previous Fairs, the 6th Annual Global Health Fair will be held in conjunction and in collaboration with the Biomedical Global Health Research Network (BGHRN) and University of Alberta International (UAI) International Week events Feb. 1 - Feb. 7, 2022.
From Arboviruses to Justice: Efforts To Create a Sustainable World and Populace Using an Arboviral Perspective
Dr. Desiree LaBeaud, MD, MS, FASTMH
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Impact of War on Women and Children
Dr. Andy Knight, FRSC, PhD, MA, Hons BA
Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Climate Change and Health:  Moving Local Research Into International Policy
Dr. Sherilee Harper, MSc, PhD
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Vaccination Among Newcomers to Canada
Dr. Shannon MacDonald, PhD, RN
9:40 am - 10:10 am
How Might Climate Change Impact Communicable Diseases?
Dr. Stan Houston, MD DTM&H FRCPC
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Examining Psychosocial Adaptation with Syrians using
Community Learning for Empowerment Groups
Dr. Sophie Yohani, PhD, RPsych
9:40 am - 10:10 am
The Supportive Role of Technology in the Future of Psychiatry
Dr. Xin-Min Li, MD, PhD, FRCPC
10:30 am - 11:00 am
The Effect of Covid-19 on Maternal Health
Dr. Vincent Okuuny, MBChB (GULU), Mmed Family Medicine (MUK)
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cancelled:  Rich Man Poor Man Dinner Fundraiser 
Due to the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic we have made the decision to cancel the Rich Man Poor Man Dinner Fundraiser for another year. 

Global Health Rounds: 
Mark your Calendar!
Jan 11 Adam Houston
Feb 15 Drs. Michael Hawkes, Nick Conradi, Qaasim Mian and Abdullah Saleh
Mar 1 Ellen Gunn, SIHA
Mar 15
Dr. Manfred Accombessi
Apr 5 Dr. Delphine Autheman
Apr 19 Dr. Wayne Clarke
 If You Have Heart (Lib Yaleh)
Radio Project Fundraiser
If you would like to donate to this project and would like more information, go to this link.  Consider making a donation in honour of someone special in your life!
Tragically, in Ethiopia over 1 in every 250 pregnancies results in the death of the mother, and 1 in 30 the death of a newborn baby. The Ethiopian government is working to ensure access to skilled care during childbirth by increasing the number of hospitals and health centres across the country. Health facilities provide staff with the technical capacities, supplies, medicines, and equipment needed to manage complications and prevent deaths.  But due to lack of knowledge in their communities, many expectant mothers don't make use of these facilities. With greater community awareness most of these senseless deaths can be prevented.  
In response, Dr. Michael Frishkopf, Professor & Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), Dept. of Music at the U of A and his associates Dr. Roger Turnell & Dr. Khalid Aziz produced the song “If You Have Heart(Lib Yaleh) featuring two of Ethiopia’s biggest stars, Zeritu Kebede and Tadele Gemechu, singing in the country’s two most widely understood languages (Amharic and Oromo). Dr. Frishkopf and his associates are using radio to broadcast this song and deliver its life-saving message to Ethiopian communities. 
The Global Health program encourages the public to join us in supporting Dr. Frishkopf's important work by donating funds to the Canadian based charity Farm Radio International. These funds will go to pay for radio air time to disseminate the song's vital message. 
Donations made to Farm Radio International are eligible for a Canadian tax receipt.
Go to this link for more information about the Maternal Newborn Child Health Project and read the article "Song Aims to Reduce Maternal Deaths in Ethiopia" here for background information on this project.

Career Opportunity:  

Global Health Projects Senior Coordinator, Indigenous Local & Global Health, Cumming School of Medicine

The Office of Indigenous, Local & Global Health in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Global Health Projects Senior Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 23 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.  Deadline for submissions is Jan. 14/22.  More information here.
The mission of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is to  support academic institutions and partners to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet through education, research, service, and advocacy. Their vision is to support the university as a transforming force in global health.
Did you know that the University of Alberta is a member of CUGH?  This means that you can register for their conferences, webinars etc at a reduced rate.  We encourage our faculty, staff and students to check out what CUGH has to offer!
Global Health Rounds Archives
If you miss any of our Rounds presentations this academic year, go to this link to access the Global Health Rounds Archives.  
University of Alberta International Newsletter
Reading Your World is the UAI Global Education Program's weekly e-Newsletter. It promotes global citizenship by engaging UAlberta and Edmonton communities in dialogues on critical global  issues, advancing understanding of rights and responsibilities in a global community and furthering understanding of cultural diversity. For more info and to subscribe to the Reading Your World eNewsletter go here.
Global Health Now is a newsletter out of John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that provides a scan of various global publications (New York Times to the Journal of Biologic Chemistry) featuring scientific developments and the status of COVID-19 in countries around the world. 
To receive a free subscription of Global Health NOW go to:
For up to date information on number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, affected countries, mortality rates go to Worldometer
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