Global Health Learning Network

NEW Global Health Learning Network

Seminar Series


The School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Bruyère Research Institute, WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity, and the International and Global Health Office (IGHO) are collaborating to host a monthly global health seminar.

The Global Health Learning Network is a platform for knowledge growth and exchange with the goal to build a community of practice in global health that reaches across researchers, practitioners, and learners from all global health domains to include members of the public with an interest in global health.


The learning objectives of the Global Health Learning Network are:

  • To enhance knowledge and understanding of key global health issues
  • To engage in discussions on key global health topics
  • To network with experts and peers working and studying in the field of global health


Timing and Schedule

Sessions are normally held the third Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm.

Schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year:

Date Presenter(s) Topic, registration, and video
September 16, 2021 Dr. Ronald Labonté and Dr. Mira Johri Vaccine (In)equities: Treating the symptoms or rooting out the disease?
October 21, 2021 Dr. Margaret Gyapong

Neglected tropical diseases as a barometer for progress in health systems in times of COVID-19

November 18, 2021 Laura Mkumba Decolonizing global health: What does it mean for academic institutions?
January 20, 2022 Dr Luis Gabriel Cuervo and Sandra Orcí Gutiérrez Digital app technology to assess equity: Spatial analysis and equity for health services
February 17, 2022 TBD TBD
March 17, 2022 TBD TBD
April 21, 2022 TBD TBD
May 19, 2022 TBD TBD

NOTE: Sessions will be held virtually (Zoom).

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