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The Global Health Unit aims to stimulate discussion and awareness among department members and the local community about obstetrical and gynaecological issues in global health.


The Global Health Unit has developed a comprehensive resident curriculum in global health.  The curriculum is covered over multiple units (including academic sessions, journal clubs, grand rounds and OSCEs).  Residents with a particular interest in global health can deepen their global health curriculum through international electives and/or global health research

Global Health Curriculum

Each unit of the Global Health Curriculum addresses the following overreaching goals:

*    Knowledge of factors that contribute to inequities in maternal, fetal and neonatal care and outcomes
*    Knowledge of challenges to safe obstetric and gynaecological practice in limited resource settings and and skills to determine and apply possible solutions
*    Knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide culturally competent care that respects and integrates local tradition, practice and belief.


Bethune Round Table 2016

The Bethune Round Table (BRT) will be hosted at Dalhousie University, June 3-4, 2016. The theme is “Building Collaborative Teams to Strengthen Global Surgery,” including collaboration for clinical service, education and research.

The BRT is an annual interdisciplinary scientific meeting hosted at Canadian academic centres to discuss the challenges and solutions to improving surgical care to underserviced and marginalized populations in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of the BRT is to bring together health professionals from a variety of disciplines, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pathologists and nurses, as well as public health and government health workers, to share their research and experiences in the delivery of surgery in low-resource settings.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in collaboration with the departments of Surgery, and Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine, as well as the Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS), is leading the development of this exciting conference.

For more information on the Bethune Round Table, contact Megan Chipp, megan.chipp@dal.ca

Dalhousie Global Health Office Events Calendar

To learn more about global health events taking place in the Dalhousie community, visit the upcoming events page of the Dalhousie Global Health Office.

Video Recordings

Panel Discussion on September 14, 2017