International Health Research

Information on international health research-related topics has been posted, in response to requests from attendants at the International Health Research in Nova Scotia – Understanding and Seizing Opportunities workshop.

Building a Global Health Research Community in Nova Scotia

Building a Global Health Research Community in Nova Scotia, (PDF Attachment) summarizes the proceedings from the Building a Global Health Research Community in Nova Scotia workshop. The workshop, organized by the International Health Office and Lester Pearson International at Dalhousie University; the NSHRF; and the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, had the following objectives to:

  • network with our global health research colleagues;
  • discuss current global health research being undertaken by Nova Scotia researchers;
  • review the role of the Canadian Coalition of Global Health Research (CCGHR); and
  • identify opportunities to support the growth of the global health research community in Nova Scotia.

Documents of Interest

Introduction to Global Health Research in Nova Scotia, (PDF Attachment) Shawna O’Hearn, Director of the Global Health Office
Towards a common definition of global health. (PDF Attachment) Koplan JP, Bond TC, Merson MH, Reddy KS, Rodriguez MH, Sewankambo NK, Wasserheit JN; Consortium of Universities for Global Health Executive Board.Lancet. 2009 Jun 6;373(9679):1993-5. Epub 2009 Jun 1.

Links for Global Health Opportunities

For a comprehensive and up-to-date list of links to international health research related events and opportunities, please visit the Dalhousie University International Health Office's Bulletin.

Organizations Involved in Global Health Research

Dalhousie University International Health Office
Established in 2001, Dalhousie's Global Health Office supports faculty, staff, and students through educational activities and resources targeting global health issues. The International Health Office is a team of health care professionals, educators, and managers who work with a network of people and organizations committed to promoting better and more equitable health worldwide through the production and use of relevant knowledge. The Global Health Office works to develop international partners in order to reduce disparities by building education, research and development capacity.

The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) is a not-for-profit organization and members include global health researchers, people actively engaged in applying research to improve global health, organizations interested in funding health research, and members of the general public who share CCGHR’s vision and goals. The Coalition began in 2001 as an informal network and has evolved through generous support from the Canadian International Development Agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Canada, the International Development Research Centre, and other foundations.

The International Development Research Centre
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Crown corporation created by the Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face.

For updated information about IDRC funding opportunities please click here.

International Science and Technology Center
The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was established by an international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation program.
The ISTC coordinates the efforts of numerous governments, international organizations, and private sector industries, providing weapons scientists from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States new opportunities in international partnership. Through its political, legal, and financial frameworks, the ISTC contributes to Fundamental Research, International Programs and Innovation and Commercialization, by linking the demands of international markets with the exceptional pool of scientific talent available in Russian and CIS institutes.

Science and Technology Center in Ukraine
The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention of the proliferation of expertise related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The STCU vision: for a safer and better world, to assist former WMD experts in the transition to self-supporting, peaceful activities in the international science and business communities...and to do so using the best professional practices Since 1993, private companies and government agencies from the European Union, United States, and Canada have used the STCU to manage over 1,100 R&D projects, worth over 166 million dollars.