Education and Events

What’s happening

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


Global Health Equity and Advocacy Unit Grand Rounds

• GHEAU members give Departmental Grand Rounds on global health-related topics at least once each academic year.

Global Health Equity and Advocacy Unit Academic Half-Day

• The GHEAU coordinated 1-2 teaching sessions, usually facilitated by visiting experts and community leaders, on global health-related topics. Recent sessions have included topics such as:

o Intimate partner violence

o Environmental racism

o Environmental impacts on maternal health

o Obstetrical outcomes in patients with limited English language proficiency.

Global Health Equity and Advocacy 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.

Dalhousie Global Health Office Events Calendar

The global health units of Dalhousie Departments of Anesthesia & Surgery collaborate to organize informal discussion events every quarterly that is open to Residents and Medical students from each department. Recent events have included:

o Opportunities in Global Health Discussion Event

o Navigating Global Health Partnership Discussion Event

o Steps to Decolonizing Global Health: Views from Our LMIC Partners.

o Out-of-Pocket Cost of Surgical Care Delivery in LMIC