Protect Health Care Workers and Academia from Violence

PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The virulent spread of disinformation and an increasingly polarized political environment has fueled threats of violence against healthcare workers and academics. It has also resulted in aggressive efforts by some to obstruct access to health care facilities by patients and caregivers. Canada’s Liberal government under PM Justin Trudeau has…

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Resources on Australia’s Covid-19 Response

In Australia they thought they had crushed COVID-19 and were quick to congratulate ourselves for our capacityto test, trace, isolate, and quarantine, and where necessary, stay at home. For a brief period, those tools worked and Australia enjoyed months of living largely free of the virus. Whilethe virus continued to ravage other parts of the…

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CUGH’s Road to COP27 Summary Report Available

On Oct 15th, CUGH held a very successful half day symposium on climate change and health. It included specific solutions from leaders in the health and climate change fields. If you were unable to attend our symposium, CUGH has put together a summary report of the speakers and their recommendations for a healthy planet and population.

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A CALL TO ACTION TO REFORM GLOBAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS

The global health enterprise has improved the well-being of people. However, structural inequities persist within the sector. This contributes to inequality and impacts Sustainable Development Goals.    Read the full article, published in The BMJ, and authored by UGHE’s Agnes Binagwaho, and CUGH’s Executive Director, Keith Martin, among others, and sign our call to action…

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Webinar Recording: Oral Health Solutions

Oral health diseases affect over 3.5 Billion people globally. From dental caries to oral cancer, many of these diseases are preventable or treatable if found early in their progress. Despite this, coverage for oral health is usually not part of UHC and known public health measures are not implemented that can dramatically, and, cost-effectively address these health threats.This panel of global leaders in oral health shared what can be…

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Examining the Links Between Climate Change and Health

Check out this article co-authored by CUGH Executive Director Dr. Keith Martin and Dr. Catherine Machalaba, which examines the links between climate change and human health. “Once viewed as a future threat, the science is clear that the impacts of climate change are very much present and rapidly growing. These are increasingly evident in climate…

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We cannot use “blood minerals” to mitigate climate change: Statement from Collegium Ramazzini

Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is one of the world’s most dangerous occupations. The World Bank estimates that 100 million children, women and men work in ASM worldwide, mostly in remote rural areas of Low-income and Lower-middle-income countries. ASM is increasing rapidly. Paradoxically, a key driver of this growth is climate change mitigation. However, “We cannot…

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