Global Health Curriculum

The era of globalization has led to significant changes in health care, but medical education in the developed world has remained domestically focused. Canadian pediatricians are caring for growing numbers of new immigrants and refugees and their training should reflect these changes. The Global Health Curriculum at CHEO Research Institute is an 18-member expert working group dedicated to developing and evaluating global child health modules. Topics include global child mortality, under-nutrition, fever in the returning child traveler, and children and youth new to Canada (refugee and immigrant health). These modules have been received extremely well on both the national and international levels, and will be integrated into the existing pediatric residency curriculum across Canada. They will also be extended to other specialties such as family and internal medicine.

Research Projects

  1. Association between interpregnancy interval and subsequent stillbirth in 58 low-income and middle-income countries: a retrospective analysis using Demographic and Health Surveys

    01/01/2020

    Although interpregnancy intervals of less than 12 months were associated with increased risk of stillbirth, these effects were attenuated when considering second and third intervals, suggesting the association in the first interval might not be causal.

  2. Increasing Incidence and Prevalence of Pathologic Hemoglobinopathies Among Children in Ontario, Canada from 1991-2013

    01/11/2018

    Through an innovative approach using provincial health administrative, immigration and demographic data, this study identified a rising incidence and prevalence of hemoglobinopathies among Ontario children <18 years of age between April 1, 1991 and March 31, 2013, potentially due to increased immigration rates.

  3. Generational Patterns of Asthma Incidence among Immigrants to Canada over Two Decades. A Population-based Cohort Study

    01/03/2018

    Incidence of asthma was compared between immigrants from different regions of the world and long-term Ontario residents and their children, with the aim of providing further insight into the influence of environmental exposures on the development of asthma.

  4. Management of Type 1 diabetes in a limited resource context: A study of the diabetes research education and management trust model in Nagpur, Central India

    04/10/2017

    The DT charitable programme overcomes social status, gender inequalities and experience of social stigma to provide life-saving treatment to children with T1D in central India.

  5. Quality of life in childhood immune thrombocytopenia: International validation of the kids’ ITP tools

    01/07/2012

    Children 2–18 years of age with ITP and their parents were recruited in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

Researchers

  1. Alexandra Ahmet

    Investigator, CHEO RI

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  2. Jean-Philippe Chaput

    Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  3. Daniel Corsi

    Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  4. Deshayne Fell

    Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  5. Robert Klaassen

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  6. Dhenuka Radhakrishnan

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  7. Nicole Rouvinez Bouali

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  8. Ewurabena Simpson

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  9. Mark S. Tremblay

    Senior Scientist and Director, Healthy Active Living and Obesity, CHEO Research Institute

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  10. Caroline Zuijdwijk

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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