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Global Health Resources

Online Global Health Educational Resources

Listed below are a few links to online educational courses and lectures in global & international health offered by reputable international agencies – best of all, they are FREE!

USAID (United States Agency for International Development) Global Health e-Learning Center 

  • Quick and easy registration
  • Most popular courses include: HIV Basics, Monitoring & Evaluation Fundamentals, Malaria, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease
  • Find more information about the Global Health Learning Centre.

Global Health Education Consortium Teaching Modules 

  • Has 100+ peer-reviewed global health modules on various topics, including “Global Health and Development – The Basics”, “Gender Based Violence” and “Health Economics”
  • No registration required

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Open Courseware 

  • Includes some of Johns Hopkins’ most popular courses, ranging from “Fundamentals of Epidemiology I” to “Refugee Health Care”
  • No registration required

Refugees and Global Health eLearning Program 

  • Compiled by the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • Completion of quizzes, emodules, and reading materials qualifies you for a Certificate of Completion.
  • For more details, contact Vicky Sabourin (sabourin.vicki@gmail.com)

Ethnomed: Integrating cultural information into clinical practice

  • A US-based website that contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics relevant to immigrant health
  • Can browse topics based on culture (e.g. Cambodian, Somali); or by topic (e.g. Dermatology, Torture)

Check out the CFMS website to find out more about global health education in Canada, including the global health core competencies in medical school curricula.

Local Resources

Members of the NOSMSS Global Health Committee ran a student workshop on implementing global health in medical education. Click here to download a copy of the presentation.

National Resources

Canadian Society for International Health 

  • Links to volunteer opportunities and projects internationally and within Canada
  • MentorNet program links students or young professionals with mentors in Global Health

CFMS Global Health 

  • Sign up for the CFMS Global Health Listserv to get regular updates on global health initiatives and opportunities with the CFMS! (Under the Global Health tab, click “Join the mailing list”)

CFMS Global Health Mentorship Program 

  • Apply online for free
  • Opportunity to be paired with a global health professional as your mentor

Submit a post on the CFMS Global Health Blog

Canadian International Development Agency 

  • international opportunities for students
  • links to many international partners
  • Canadian Volunteer opportunities

Foreign Affairs Canada and International Trade

  • travel conditions
  • international partners
  • international affairs
  • information for travelling and living abroad

Public Health Agency of Canada

International Resources

Global Health Education Consortium 

  • International Health Conference
  • Internship opportunities

World Health Organization (and associated regional offices)

  • Internship opportunities
  • Updates on global health events and issues
  • Guidelines and technical reports on various global health issues

International Student Identity Card (ISIC) 

  • East Campus Students – ISIC cards are available at your Laurentian SGA office
  • West Campus Students – ISIC cards are available at your Lakehead LUSU office