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COVID-19's impacts on migrant workers from Bangladesh: In search of policy intervention

COVID-19's impacts on migrant workers from Bangladesh: In search of policy intervention

Abstract Migrant workers play a significant role in the economy of Bangladesh, pumping approximately USD15 billion into the economy that directly contributes to the socio-economic development of Bangladesh every year. These workers and their dependents are in a socially vulnerable and economically difficult situation due to the dire impacts of the COVID-19. Migrant workers from […]

Recommendations to the Marrakech Partnership

Recommendations to the Marrakech Partnership

On 30 July 2020, the Synergies of Planetary Health Research Initiative submitted Recommendations to the Marrakech Partnership. The Recommendations were a response to the Invitation to Provide Feedback to The High-Level Champions on How to Improve the Marrakech Partnership for Enhancing Ambition. The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action supports implementation of the Paris Agreement […]

Addressing structural racism and violence within global health

Addressing structural racism and violence within global health

Members of the Dahdaleh Institute collaboratively wrote the statement Addressing structural racism and violence within global health. The statement reflects on the ways racism intersects with areas of work at the Dahdaleh Institute, particularly Global Health & Humanitarianism and Planetary Health, and unequivocally states the signatories' commitment to decolonizing global health in and through the […]

Think 7 USA 2020: Report of the Think 7 Summit

Think 7 USA 2020: Report of the Think 7 Summit

Think 7, a group of high-level experts from all G7 member countries, met in May 2020 to make recommendations in the five key areas identified by the G7 presidency for the 2020 summit. The five key areas are: health, economic recovery, trade, energy and environment, and peace and security. Dahdaleh Institute Director, Dr. James Orbinski, […]

WHO Consolidated Guidelines on Tuberculosis, Module 4: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

WHO Consolidated Guidelines on Tuberculosis, Module 4: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

In 2019, new evidence pointed to the safety and efficacy of new all-oral, shorter treatment regimens for drug resistant tuberculosis (DRTB), tuberculosis (TB) that is resistant to the most common anti-TB drugs available. It had been over 50 years since the last new TB drug was developed. The guidelines are the result of a commissioned […]

Rethinking the Central Role of Equity in the Global Governance of Pandemic Response

Rethinking the Central Role of Equity in the Global Governance of Pandemic Response

Abstract Our initial response to COVID-19 has been plagued by a series of failures—many of which have extended inequity within and across populations, especially in low- and middle-income countries. The global health governance of pandemic preparedness and response needs to move further away from the advocacy of a one-size-fits-all approach that tends to prioritize the […]

Calibrating to scale: a framework for humanitarian health organizations to anticipate, prevent, prepare for and manage climate-related health risks

Calibrating to scale: a framework for humanitarian health organizations to anticipate, prevent, prepare for and manage climate-related health risks

Citation Nayna Schwerdtle, P., Irvine, E., Brockington, S. et al. ‘Calibrating to scale: a framework for humanitarian health organizations to anticipate, prevent, prepare for and manage climate-related health risks’. Global Health 16,54 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-020-00582-3

Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities

Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities

On 18 June 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) released A Global Framework To Ensure Equitable And Fair Allocation Of Covid-19 Products, a briefing for WHO Member States. The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) and the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) issued a joint statement in response titled Global solidarity requires addressing […]

Modeling Resource Allocation for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Modeling Resource Allocation for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Byomkesh Talukder, Planetary Health Research Fellow, with Simone Philpot and Keith W Hipel of the University of Waterloo, prepared these proceedings for the 20th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation. The conference, scheduled to take place 7 - 11 June 2020 at Ryerson University, was cancelled due to COVID19. The GDN Council and GDN […]