January 14, 2020

Warning: this article contains possibly sensitive content (discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault)


We, too.

The above are two similar phrases that nonetheless reflect a large difference in attitude and method of expressing support and solidarity. 

The phra...

December 30, 2019

Many of us cannot remember a time when antibiotics were not around. Omnipresent in clinical settings, antibiotics have been playing crucial and diversified roles in medicine ever since the discovery of penicillin. It is not to anyone’s surprise, therefore, that bacteri...

December 17, 2019

Despite recognition in the prevalence of sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) in developing countries, actions taken to minimize transmission of these diseases over the years have not been effective. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), despite being cura...

November 28, 2019

Tuberculosis is one of the most widely known and publicised diseases in the world due to its lethality and the massive problem it poses in many areas around the world, especially in its drug-resistant form. Long periods of latency that precede tuberculosis manifestatio...

March 28, 2017

Missed out on our Health and Human Rights Conference? Watch Anh Cao, a top graduate of the University of Toronto, speak on his own experiences with homelessness.

Anh, a foreign student from Vietnam, had a long and bumpy road to the top, but it was journey that many wi...

March 20, 2017

The demand for palliative care has been on the rise over the past decade. As one of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare sector, palliative care aims to provide the best quality of life for patients facing terminal illness and their families until the end of li...

March 16, 2017

OMWHO 2017 was great! Here's a video with all our best highlights! Thank you to everyone who came out!

March 14, 2017

As first-time co-chairs for Global Health Engage (GHE) – a subsidiary of the U of T International Health Program (UTIHP) – Derek and I were presented with a new yet exciting challenge to put our twist on global health and civic engagement. Even before becoming leaders...

November 17, 2016

In the macabre spirit of Halloween just days away, UTHIP’s Global Health Engage hosted their first event of the year: an interactive discussion about death featuring Dr. Alex Jadad, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

As at...

April 19, 2016

Day 2 of the Health and Human Rights conference was very humbling, eye-opening and interactive. Things kicked off with a special keynote from a refugee student: James T. Madhier. Born during a vicious civil war in Southern Sudan, he grew up without knowing the differen...

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