We work with leading researchers and young global health professionals to uncover important health topics affecting sub-Saharan Africa. We do this through several initiatives including:
#GlobalSpin Podcast Series
Through our #GlobalSpin Podcast Series, we have created a platform where leading global health scholars and emerging professionals can connect to discuss challenges, successes and important issues impacting health research and practice, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Questions being explored in this series include: What are critical topics affecting health in sub-Saharan Africa right now? Who are leading experts in this field, and what are they currently focusing on in their work? What happens when global health projects go sideways, and what can we do about it?
You can listen to some of our podcasts at this link.
The UHRA generously thanks the University of British Columbia's AMS Student Initiatives Fund, which has provided us with funding to carry out our podcast series.
Workshops and Academic Events
Spreading the word on emerging global health topics requires that we get out into communities to take part in important local events. Through our "Catalyst Seminar Series" we have brought people together to examine critical issues, like the need for community consultation to have taken place in the Ebola outbreak in 2014. We have also partnered with UBC to jointly host the book launch of the fourth edition of the Global Health Watch in 2016, and were invited to present at Canada's national Student and Young Professional Global Health Summit in October 2017 & November 2016.
We look forward to taking part in similar upcoming events so that we can continue meeting more individuals, hearing new perspectives and sparking further discussions on these issues.
In addition to our workshops and podcasts, we have created a blog that provides people with a platform to share their insights and explore important issues affecting sub-Saharan Africa. Check out our Blog page to read some of our latest posts.