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Join us in Fall 2022 for the popular Humanitarian Water Engineering Online Intensive Course at the Dahdaleh Institute

Join us in Fall 2022 for the popular Humanitarian Water Engineering Online Intensive Course at the Dahdaleh Institute

Last December, our first cohort of thirty participants completed the inaugural Humanitarian Water Engineering Intensive Course. The course offered an exceptional opportunity for experienced participants to grapple with the real-world challenges of safe water supply in complex emergencies. Over ten weeks, participants learned how to apply technical engineering and humanitarian practices to provide safe water […]

Podcast on Environmental Emergencies: Climate Crises and Humanitarian Response

Podcast on Environmental Emergencies: Climate Crises and Humanitarian Response

Everyday Emergency · Environmental Emergencies: Climate Crises and Humanitarian Response Check out this newly released podcast by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) featuring Director of the Dahdaleh Institute Dr. James Orbinski, Community Scholars Carol Devine and Linn Biorklund Belliveau. In this episode, the host hears from MSF staff and scholars working with some of the populations […]

Dr. Amrita Daftary featured in podcast to highlight diagnosis and treatment of TB

Dr. Amrita Daftary featured in podcast to highlight diagnosis and treatment of TB

A recently released episode of the RawTalk Podcast features Dahdaleh Institute Faculty Member Dr. Amrita Daftary in which she discusses Tuberculosis. The RawTalk Podcast is a graduate student-run podcast at the University of Toronto about medical science, and focuses on the journeys, perspectives, and expertise of health researchers, professionals, students, patients, and community members. On […]

Decision-making Tool for Allocating Resources to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Decision-making Tool for Allocating Resources to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Dahdaleh Institute Planetary Health Fellow Byomkesh Talukder worked alongside Simone Philpot and Keith Hipel to develop a newly published report at the 2020 EEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC). The report seeks to provide a proposed framework which assist in allocating resources strategically to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Abstract With many […]

Assessment of COVID-19 Reporting Discrepancy in Bangladesh

Assessment of COVID-19 Reporting Discrepancy in Bangladesh

Reporting discrepancies between officially confirmed COVID-19 death counts and unreported COVID-19–like illness (CLI) death counts have been evident across the world, including Bangladesh. Assessing the reporting of the death counts in the country, Dahdaleh Institute's inaugural Planetary Health Fellow Byomkesh Talukder co-authored a recently published article in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. […]

New Research Grant: Safe Water Optimization Tool awarded WASH Evidence Challenge Grant from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund/Elrha

New Research Grant: Safe Water Optimization Tool awarded WASH Evidence Challenge Grant from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund/Elrha

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research has been awarded a major WASH Evidence Challenge grant from the Elrha Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) for the Safe Water Optimization Tool. HIF’s WASH Evidence Challenge grants support the generation of rigorous evidence to drive the scaling and uptake of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) innovations in the […]

Virtual Launch of Safe Water Optimization Tool

Virtual Launch of Safe Water Optimization Tool

On Wednesday, November 25th, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR) hosted a Virtual Launch Event for the Safe Water Optimization Tool.   The event was kicked off with opening remarks by York University President, Dr. Rhonda Lenton, and DIGHR Director, Dr. James Orbinski. The event featured a presentation from Dr. Syed Imran Ali, SWOT Lead, on the story of the SWOT—from its origins during a major waterborne disease outbreak in refugee camps […]

Opportunity: Conference Rapporteur, Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization conference

Opportunity: Conference Rapporteur, Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization conference

York University is hosting the Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization Virtual Conference, co-organized by York International, the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education Towards Sustainability and international partners, from January 20th to 22nd, 2021. The Conference will bring together scholars, international mobility professionals and practitioners, policy makers, sustainability experts and other stakeholders to discuss the evolving status […]

Innovative new data analytics technology to help improve access to safe water in refugee camps

Innovative new data analytics technology to help improve access to safe water in refugee camps

York University's Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research launches first of its kind web-based tool TORONTO, November 5, 2020 – A new web-based tool will help aid workers ensure that water is safe to drink in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. Researchers at York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, in partnership […]

Opportunity: Associate/Full Professor, Experiential Learning in Global Health

Opportunity: Associate/Full Professor, Experiential Learning in Global Health

The School of Global Health in the Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream, tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Experiential Learning in Global Health to commence July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses […]