Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research

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Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research


We are global health leaders, researchers, practitioners, and students addressing 21st century global health challenges


We value effectiveness, excellence, and equity in global health


We research, teach, and form partnerships in three areas:




James Orbinski

We are stewarded by real-world insights.

Prior to joining the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research as inaugural Director, Dr. James Orbinski provided medical humanitarian relief in situations of war, famine, epidemic disease, and genocide with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). He was elected International President of MSF from 1998-2001, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to MSF in 1999, and co-chaired the founding of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative in 2004, and co-founded Dignitas International. He is a Board Member of Grand Challenges Canada, and has been a member of several bodies committed to improving health equity both in Canada and around the world.


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