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Significant Progress at The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at Canada's York University

The past six months has been a busy period for The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. A world-renowned team is being assembled to support the Institutes' core objectives to provide leadership and innovation in improving global health. Spearheading the Institute is Dr. James Orbinski, OC, OOnt, MSc who has been named inaugural Director. Dr. Orbinski is a physician, […]

DIGHR Director, James Orbinski to speak @ Water for Peace Event

Prominent Canadians Support Refugee's Response to Global Water Crisis Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, Dr. James Orbinski to Speak at First Annual Water for Peace Event in Support of the Rainmaker Enterprise TORONTO, May 14, 2018 /CNW/ - One-third of the world's population now lives in water stressed areas, and by 2025, two-thirds of the world's […]

DIGHR Fellow, Byomkesh Talukder, presents @ Pegasus Conference

Dr. Byomkesh Talukder presents his research on Health Effects among Farmers of the Coastal Agricultural Systems of Bangladesh at the 2018 Pegasus Conference in Toronto, Ontario. To understand the health impacts of the agricultural practices among farmers of five different agricultural systems in coastal Bangladesh (i.e., shrimp-based, shrimp-and-rice-based, improved rice-based, rice-shrimp-and-vegetable-based and traditional), this study utilizes data from […]

DIGHR hosts a workshop on "Shaping the Global Health We Want: Debating Future Research Needs"

On April 19, 2018, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research partnered with CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health to host a one-day academic workshop on “Shaping the Global Health We Want: Debating Future Research Needs” at York University. Over 30 prominent global health researchers and practitioners, including four Canada Research Chairs, participated in […]

DIGHR hosts a forum on the Development of a Ghana-Canada Global Health Research Partnership

Forum on Development of a Ghana-Canada Global Health Research Partnership Held on March 29, the forum brought together academics interested in Ghana with an opportunity to network and discuss research interests that may lead to Ghana-Canada research collaborations. This forum was sponsored by York’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR), which has recently undertaken […]

New Grant: Chemical water quality and impacts on the treatment of severely malnourished infants and children

DIGHR has been awarded an Innovation Grant from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (UK) to investigate the role chemical water quality has in affecting the treatment and recovery of severely malnourished infants and children in humanitarian crisis zones. Recent experiences in the Horn of Africa food security crisis have raised concerns that variable levels of certain […]

Inaugural think tank session strengthens collaboration

Inaugural think tank session strengthens collaboration The inaugural Social Innovation Think Tank recently hosted by York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health offered a unique opportunity to discuss and learn from participants’ collective experience and insights. The intent was to launch a global collaborative network to strengthen research and community capacity to address the United […]