Community health workers play an important role in reducing maternal and child mortality, but as international researchers in the field, our experience shows that much more can be done to support them.
As an emergency physician in Toronto, Canada's largest city, I am privileged to have access to the latest research evidence, medical tools and technology. I also have access to a network of professional colleagues who I can call on for advice and assistance.
Surely it is high time to "go to the community and just listen.
Pr Seni Kouanda est un Chercheur senior à l’Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé et Enseignant au département de Santé Publique de la faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso.
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.