WHO Collaborating Centre Fall Update

After a very productive summer, the Centre is gearing up for an even busier fall. Starting this month, the Centre team will be busy presenting its work at a variety of conferences: Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (Cape Town, South Africa), the Canadian Health Worker Conference (Ottawa, Canada), and the 21st Canadian Conference on Global Health (Ottawa, Canada). Please look for the team and our research - Competency-Based Human Resources for Health (HRH) Planning for Pandemic Influenza, Source Country Perspectives on Migration of Highly Trained HRH: Causes, Consequences and Responses, and A Synthesis and Sytematic Review of Policies on Training and Deployment of HRH for Health in Rural Africa – at these events. We would love to connect!

In addition to the dissemination of our work, the Centre has been honoured to have the opportunity to connect with new international partners and build meaningful relationships in pursuit of human resources for health and research capacity building. These collaborations will expand our research networks in previous partner countries, as well as into new territory. One such opportunity has arisen from the Canada-Africa Research Exchange grant, awarded to Dr. Thecla Kohi from Tanzania’s Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and Dr. Megan Aston, an associate professor at the Dalhousie School of Nursing and a Co-Investigator with the Centre. Following her arrival in early September, Dr. Kohi has shared her research expertise with the Dal community, as well as actively contributed as a Principle Applicant to proposed research for maternal and child health in Tanzania in partnership with the Centre. Look for updates on the website as we move this exciting work, as well as other on-the-go projects, forward.

We would also like to highlight one of the WHO Collaborating Centre’s scholars, Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo.  A neonatal Nurse Practitioner and PhD prepared Assistant Professor at Dalhousie’s School of Nursing, Dr. Campbell-Yeo’s research focuses on maternal-centred interventions to improve outcomes related to pain, stress, and neurodevelopment for medically at risk newborns. In June of this year, Marsha was the sole Canadian honoree of the REAL Awards, created by Save the Children and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers and the lifesaving care they provide globally. Annually, honorees are selected from hundreds of nominations, and recognized for their work as well as to represent health workers everywhere who go above and beyond for families and children. More recently her work and personal achievements have also been praised on Patrick McGrath’s blog, Organized Curiosity. Congratulations, Dr. Campbell-Yeo!

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