Forum on Development of a Ghana–Canada Global Health Research Partnership

When:
March 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
2018-03-29T09:00:00-04:00
2018-03-29T11:30:00-04:00
Where:
109 HNES

stylized map of Africa with Ghana set in a different colourThe purpose of the forum is to provide academics interested in Ghana with an opportunity to network and discuss research interests that may lead to Ghana-Canada research collaborations.

A York team will be visiting several universities in Ghana from April 14 — 30 and relaying information about York academics’ interest in, or current collaborations with existing and prospective partners in Ghana.

The forum will begin with a brief presentation on the emerging Ghana-Canada Research Partnership, CCGHR’S principles for Global Health Research, and the York team’s plans for the Ghana visit. James Orbinski will then provide an overview of DIGHR research themes. Subsequent discussions will focus on forum participants’ research interests and how these might align with the existing research interests at UHAS and beyond. The wrap-up will comprise a recap of core ideas from the discussion, which will be shared during the upcoming visit with various Ghanaian colleagues.

The forum is sponsored by York’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR), which has recently undertaken to serve as a “hub” for an emerging Ghana-Canada Research Partnership, under the auspices of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR).

About the Forum

  • Learn about the emerging Ghana-Canada Research Partnership, CCGHR’S principles for Global Health Research, and the York team’s plans for the Ghana visit.
  • Get an overview of the Dahdaleh Institute’s research themes.
  • Participate in a discussion on research interests and how these might align with the existing research interests at UHAS and beyond. The core ideas from the discussion will be shared during the upcoming visit with Ghanaian colleagues.

About Ghana

  • Ghana is a member of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) with an estimated population of 25 million. Now considered a lower middle-income country, it has a multi-party democratic system of government, with a president and parliament elected every 4 years.
  • Expenditure on health is approximately USD$30 per capita, with a gradual shift to increased public funding (approximately 70% in 2010), and a concomitant decrease in international funding.
  • The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is the main administrative body for health care delivery in the country.

RSVP by March 26

Co-chairs:

James Orbinski, Director, Dahdaleh Institute for
Global Health Research (DIGHR)
Beryl Pilkington, Associate Professor,
School of Nursing, and Coordinator,
Global Health BA/BSc Program