Dalhousie Global Health Office (GHO)

Located in the same city as ACIC’s main office, the Dalhousie Global Health Office (GHO) is making a difference locally and globally. They are an office within Dalhousie University, giving students, faculty and staff different opportunities and training and their programs are dedicated to Global Health Education, research and clinical outreach. Dal’s GHO also provides support to international students through the IMU and IMG programs in Medicine as well as under-represented populations through the PLANS program (Providing Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians).

2015 global health photo contest. Ho Chi Minh Commute Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 2012 Carolyn Reardon

Coming up this fall, the office will have their hands full with planning and hosting their events centred around the 2015 theme of “Shaping the Future through Partnerships”. This is an opportunity to celebrate the various partners at Dalhousie and in our communities.  This year’s events will discuss community engagement, sustainability, reciprocity and the successes and challenges of the partnerships.

This past Saturday, October 3 2015, the Office hosted their Annual Open House in partnership with the Dalhousie Medicine student group, the Global Health Initiative (Dal Med GHI).  This joint event involved a living library with local experts speaking about various global health topics such as:

  • pharmacare
  • ethics
  • refugee health
  • homelessness
  • food safety
  • health advocacy

As well as a poster showcase highlighting the diverse global health programming and research activities at Dalhousie.


GHO Open House poster displayOn October 21, they will be hosting their first Global Health Rounds session for 2015-2016. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Robert Huish Global Health Rounds is a public lecture series, and it is free as well. The goal is to offer monthly sessions to highlight and discuss the global health activities at Dalhousie as well as contemporary global health challenges with leaders in the field.  This year the sessions will connect to the theme “Shaping the Future through Partnerships”.

Two children arm in arm, Honduras, February 2011 Laura Stymiest

Want to get involved? The Global Health Office is always looking for volunteers for their events. And they are always interested in hearing about new and exciting partnership opportunities on campus or in the community.

Upcoming events and deadlines!

Global Health Travel Bursary

 Dal Med Class of 72 Global Health Education Bursary


2016 Global Health Awards

2016 Global Health Photo Contest

  • Deadline March 1, 2016
  • Open to Dalhousie staff, students and faculty to showcase the power of images to tell a story about global health. Topics include:
    • Food security
    • Education
    • Maternal child and newborn health
    • Advocacy
    • Social determinants of health
    • Aboriginal health

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