Global health transcends boundaries. But it also transcends domains and disciplines of practice. The field of global health is drawing an increasingly diverse group of Canadian young people who have a wide range of interdisciplinary experience, backgrounds, and interests.
The bloody civil wars that wracked Sierra Leone and Liberia in the 1990s did more than kill hundreds of thousands over the course of a decade. They also decimated the health systems of both countries, setting the stage for the rapid spread of Ebola and threatening global health security.
The world is currently home to the largest number of youth (aged 10 to 24) to have ever reached reproductive age in history.
Life, death, power and politics
In our “rate-your-experience” digital world, it’s great to read the feedback of some of the students and young professionals who have participated in the program.