Joint CCGHR-CSIH Statement and Call to Action: Defeating COVID-19 calls for global solidarity, not a vaccine power play

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Defeating COVID-19 calls for global solidarity, not a vaccine power play

A COVID-19 vaccine is widely seen as the best way to end the acute phase of the global pandemic. The SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads easily from person to person and across borders: no country is safe from the virus until everyone is protected. Canadian leaders in global health call upon Canada to work in global solidarity with World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to end the COVID-19 crisis by supporting the global COVAX facility and adopting coherent policies to halt vaccine nationalism. 

Access to effective vaccines will be particularly important for developing countries, especially low-income developing countries, who entered the COVID-19 crisis from a position of evident disadvantage and find themselves severely affected on multiple fronts. The United Nations views the global COVID-19 pandemic as far more than a health crisis, with extreme social and economic impacts that deepen inequities, compromise under-resourced health systems, interrupt access to education, and reverse progress on global poverty inequities (1). The World Bank expects that these effects will be most devastating for the poorest countries and people (2).

The COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility) is a global initiative to provide equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for countries worldwide. Co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the WHO, the COVAX facility is a partnership with governments and developed and developing country vaccine manufacturers to accelerate development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines while ensuring high ethical standards and fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, once they are licensed and approved.

The COVAX facility views the COVID-19 vaccine as a global public good and has committed to distributing doses equitably among participating countries. Details of the allocation are being worked out.[1] COVAX leverages the principle of “strength in numbers”, pooling resources and risks to optimize outcomes (3). Vaccine research is inherently risky. Researchers are currently testing hundreds of individual COVID-19 vaccine candidates and most will fail. The COVAX facility will invest in a portfolio of vaccines to balance risks, using scientific criteria to identify promising vaccine candidates and support them in the early phases of development.

This process will ensure that only vaccines meeting rigorous standards of safety and efficacy are made available to populations. Manufacturers usually invest in scaling up production only after products are clinically proven. Because speed is critical to limiting harms, the COVAX facility will offer a range of incentives to manufacturers to encourage them to gear up to produce doses at the highest volumes despite uncertainties. The COVAX facility aims to jumpstart the development and manufacture 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021. This is a monumental challenge, and also clearly insufficient to cover the earth’s population. Initially, vaccine supply will be insufficient relative to demand.

Participation in the COVAX facility has advantages for wealthy nations, because COVAX can invest in a wider range of vaccines than any individual country could do alone, improving chances of success. Ninety-two low- and middle-income economies – eligible to be supported by the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) – will likely be shut out of access to the most promising COVID-19 vaccines in the absence of this global solidarity-prioritizing strategy.

The success of this plan is now under threat due to the behavior of many wealthier nations, including Canada, who are currently maneuvering to secure vaccines for their own citizens – a phenomenon known as “vaccine nationalism.” As of August 24, 2020, there were 233 vaccine candidates in development, of which 213 are in pre-clinical or very early stages and 6 to 7 frontrunners have entered Phase III trials.(4) Deals are being struck with frontrunning manufacturers ahead of the evidence and in a climate of financial secrecy to buy up supplies of a limited, lifesaving resource.  Led by the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, wealthy countries are reported to have already pre-ordered more than two billion doses (5), essentially crippling vaccine supply for other countries until late 2021. Although Canada has committed to joining the COVAX facility and pledged $120 million to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to which COVAX belongs, Canada has also made advance purchase agreements with two vaccine companies for uncertain quantities and at an undisclosed amount, and stated an intent to continue doing so with other manufacturers (6).

Defeating COVID-19 requires global solidarity, not a vaccine power play. Because the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads easily from person to person and across borders, no country is safe from the virus until everyone is protected. Moreover, countries have some moral responsibilities for the welfare of those beyond their borders (7). In the face of mounting vaccine regionalism and nationalism, WHO is urging the global community to support the COVAX facility.

We stand squarely behind WHO and partners and support global solidarity to end the COVID-19 crisis. 

We call on Canada to:

(a) increase its COVAX contributions commensurate to its advance purchase agreements;

(b) lobby other countries entering into such agreements to do the same; and

(c) urge all WHO member states to join the COVAX initiative.


[1] We criticized the first draft of this framework as being insufficiently equitable and hope to see its progressive evolution. https://www.ccghr.ca/joint-statement-proposed-global-allocation-framework-covid-19-products/

 

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References

1. United Nations. A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19, April 2020 & The UN Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 [Available from: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2020/].

2. World Bank. Updated estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty: World Bank; 2020 [Available from: https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/updated-estimates-impact-covid-19-global-poverty].

3. Gavi the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley explains COVAX pillar 2020 [Available from: https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/gavi-ceo-dr-seth-berkley-explains-covax-pillar.

4. COVID-19 vaccine development tracker, Vaccine Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine https://vac-lshtm.shinyapps.io/ncov_vaccine_landscape/ (accessed August 30th, 2020)

5. Callaway E. The unequal scramble for coronavirus vaccines – by the numbers. Nature. 2020(24 August 2020).

6. Jones RP, Harris K. Feds sign agreements with Pfizer, Moderna for millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines, August 5, 2020: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2020 [Available from: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/vaccine-procurement-anand-bains-1.5674820.

7. Johri M, Chung R, Dawson A, Schrecker T. Global health and national borders: the ethics of foreign aid in a time of financial crisis. Global Health. 2012;8(1):19. https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-8603-8-19

Signatories

This Joint Statement was reviewed and endorsed by the Boards of Directors for both the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research and the Canadian Society for International Health. This statement was reviewed, endorsed, and signed by 123 leaders in global health from across Canada, including researchers, distinguished scholars, graduate students, health professionals, and non-governmental organizations.

Mira Johri, PhD MPH (Lead Writer)
Professeure titulaire, Département de gestion, d’évaluation, et de politique de santé, École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (ÉSPUM)
Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
Co-Chair, Policy and Advocacy Committee, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
mira.johri@umontreal.ca

Dr. Ronald Labonté (Contributing Writer)
Professor and Distinguished Research Chair
School of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Ottawa
600 Peter Morand Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5Z3
ph:  (613) 562-5800 ext.2288
cell: (613) 818-6579
E-mail:  rlabonte@uottawa.ca

Elysée Nouvet, PhD (Contributing Writer)
Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies
Western University, SHSB 339
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9
WHO GOARN COVID-19 Social Sciences Research working group member
Mobile/WhatsApp: +1 905 512 2620
https://humanitarianhealthethics.net/

Dr. Katrina Plamondon, PhD RN (Mobilization & Contributing Editor)
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Health & Social Development, School of Nursing
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Co-Chair, University Advisory Council, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
ART360 1147 Research Road, Kelowna BC, V1V 1V7 Canada
Phone 250 807 8681
katrina.plamondon@ubc.ca | @KMPlamondon https://iktrn.ohri.ca

Canadian Society for International Health Leadership

Geneviève Dubois-Flynn, PhD
Co-Chair, Canadian Society for International Health

Chris Rosene
Co-chair, Canadian Society for International Health

Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research Leadership

Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan, MBBS, MPH, MBA, PhD
Asst. Profesor, Clinical Public Health, DLSPH, U of T
Co-Founder & Program Manager, ITMDs Post Graduate Bridge Training Program
The Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University
Founding Scientific Board, International Committee on MCH Handbook
Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
E-mail: shafi.bhuiyan@utoronto.ca | Tel:+1-647 534 3946

Christina Zarowsky, PhD
Professor and Director
Dept of Social and Preventive Medicine
Ecole de santé publique de l’université de Montréal ;
Extraordinary Professor
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape;
Vice-chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research

Charles P Larson, MD,CM, FRCP(C)
McGill University Global Health Program
Interim Director
National Coordinator, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
charles.larson@mcgill.ca
514 557 1243

Susan J. Elliott, PhD
Professor, Geography & Environmental Management
Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Professor, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (Adjunct)
Co-Director, Waterloo Survey Research Centre
Co-Chair, University Advisory Council, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
Board Member, Canadian Society for International Health
www.src.uwaterloo.ca; Twitter: @Geohealthe

Leaders in Global Health Research, Education, & Practice (listed alphabetically)

Dr. Emmanuel Abara FRCSC
Associate Professor
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Yasmine El Addouli
MSc Public Health (Global Health option) candidate
Ecole de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal
Student and Young Professional Network Member, CCGHR
Montreal, QC
Yasmine.el.addouli@umontreal.ca

Michelle Amri, MPA
PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Takemi Associate, Harvard University
Sessional Instructor, University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
michelle.amri@mail.utoronto.ca

Jill Allison, PhD RN
Global Health Coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health and Humanities
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Faculty of Medicine Building Room
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Jill.allison@med.mun.ca

John Amuasi 
Lead, Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group
Kumasi center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Kumasi, GHANA
amuasi@kccr.de

Barbara Astle, PhD, RN
Director MSN Program & Associate Professor | School of Nursing
Director | Centre of Equity & Global Engagement (CEGE)
Trinity Western University
Langley BC
Barb.astle@twu.ca

Dr. Megan Aston PhD RN
Professor
Associate Director of Research and International Affairs
Director of the Centre for Transformative Nursing and Health Research
School of Nursing
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Meagan.aston@dal.ca

Tasha Ayinde, MPPPA
Associate Director, Administration
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, QC
tasha.ayinde@mcgill.ca

Dr. Saida Fathima Azam
ITMD Postgraduate Bridging program, Ryerson University
CCGHR, Student and Young Professional Network Member
fathima.saida@gmail.com

Dr. Herman W. Barkema DVM PhD FCAHS
Professor Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Cumming School of Medicine (joint appointment)
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Infectious Diseases of Dairy Cattle
Scientific Director, Antimicrobial Resistance – One Health Consortium
Director, One Health at UCalgary
Lead, University of Calgary Biostatistics Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
barkema@ucalgary.ca

Peter Berman, PhD
Professor and Director
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
peter.berman@ubc.ca

Dr. Robert Bortolussi
Professor Emeritus
Dalhousie University
bob.bortolussi@iwk.nshealth.ca

John Calvert, PhD
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, BC
jrc@sfu.ca

Hélène Carabin, DMV MSc PHD
Professeure titulaire
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire – Département de pathologie et microbiologie
Université de Montréal
Montreal, QC
helene.carabin@umontreal.ca

Matilde Cervantes Navarrete
MSc Student, Research Assistant.
Social Dimensions of Health
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
mcervantes@uvic.ca

Rolande Chegno, PhD (c)
École de santé publique
Université de Montréal
Montreal, QC
rolande.flore.chegno.gueutue@umontréal.ca

Dr. Christine Chua-Arquero, M.D., DPPS
ITMD Bridging Program, Ryerson University
CCGHR, Student and Young Professional Network Member
Toronto, ON
christine.chua.arquero@gmail.com

Michael Clarke, PhD
Interfaculty Program in Public Health
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Western University
London, Ontario
mwclarke@uwo.ca

Stuart Davidson, MSc, PhD 
Project Coordinator
Tula Foundation
Campbell River, BC
Stuart.davidson@tula.org

Dr. Colleen Davison
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
davisonc@queensu.ca

Jackie Denison RN, MSN 
Assistant Director School of Nursing | Associate Professor of Teaching |
Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
Kelowna, BC
jacqueline.denison@ubc.ca

Chris Dendys
Executive Director, Results Canada
Ottawa, ON
chris@resultscanada.ca

Daniel Dilliott, BMSc, MPH
Research Coordinator
Bruyère Research Institute
Ottawa, ON
ddilliot@uwo.ca

Erica Di Ruggiero, MHSc PhD RD
Director, Centre for Global Health
Director, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health
Associate Professor, Social & Behavioural Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Dalla Lana School of Public Health | University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
e.diruggiero@utoronto.ca

Dr. Thomas Druetz, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Montreal School of Public Health
Montreal QC
thomas.druetz@umontreal.ca

Ms. Justine Dol
PhD Candidate
Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
justine.dol@dal.ca

Marilyn Entwistle
on CSIH List of Canadian Women in Global Health
Kingston, Ontario
marilynentwistle@hotmail.com

Patrick Fafard, PhD
Full Professor
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Patrick.Fafard@uottawa.ca

Myriam Fillion, PhD
Professeure, Département Science et Technologie
Université TÉLUQ
Quebec, QC
myriam.fillion@teluq.ca

Geneviève Fortin, MSc 
PhD Student, Research Coordinator
École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (ESPUM)
Montreal, QC
genevieve.fortin.6@umontreal.ca

Dr. Lara Gautier, PhD
Assistant Professor
École de Santé Publique de l’Université de Montréal
Montreal, QC
lara.gautier@umontreal.ca

Dr. Yipeng Ge
Public Health and Preventive Medicine Resident Physician
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
yipeng.ge@uottawa.ca

Tamara Giles-Vernick 
Department of Global Health, Institut Pasteur
Paris, France
gilesvernick@gmail.com

Janice Graham, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
University Research Professor
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
janice.graham@dal.ca

Ms. Meaghan Hagerty
PhD Student – Community Engagement, Social Change and Equity
University of British Columbia
hagertym@mail.ubc.ca

Lori Hanson, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Director, Division of Social Accountability
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
lori.hanson@usask.ca

Janet Hatcher Roberts 
Co Director, WHOCC Knowledge Translation, Technology Assessment for Health Equity
Bruyere Research Institute
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
jhatcherroberts@gmail.com

Jennifer Hatfield, PhD
Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences.
Senior Global Health Lead,
Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement,
Cumming School of Medicine.
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jennifer.hatfield@ucalgary.ca

Stuart Hickox
Canada Director
ONE Campaign
stuart.hickox@one.org

Sean Hillier, PhD
Assistant Professor & Special Advisor to the Dean of Health on Indigenous Resurgence
School of Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health
York University
Toronto, ON
shillier@yorku.ca

Suzanne Hindmarch, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science, University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB
s.hindmarch@unb.ca

Sabina Iqbal, HBSc.
BN Candidate, University of New Brunswick/Humber College
Partnerships Lead, Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit
Iqbal.sabina@outlook.com

Vesela Ivanova, BSc
MSc Public Health & Global Health Candidate
École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal
Student and Young Professional Network member, CCGHR
vesela.ivanova@umontreal.ca

Craig R. Janes, PhD
Professor and Director
School of Public Health and Health Systems
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
craig.janes@uwaterloo.ca

Lesley Johnston, MSc
PhD Candidate
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
lesley.johnston@uwaterloo.ca

Angela Kaida, PhD
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
co-Director, SFU Inter-disciplinary Research Centre for HIV (SIRCH)
Scientific Advisor, Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI)
Burnaby, BC
kangela@sfu.ca

Dr. Matthieu Kamwa, MD, DPH
Senior Global Health Consultant
Adjunct Professor, Global Health Programme, York University
Former Senior Health Advisor/Epidemiologist
WHO Representative (World Health Organization)
matthieukamwa@gmail.com

Jonah Kanter
Senior Manager, Canada Policy and Government Affairs
Global Citizen
jonah.kanter@globalcitizen.org

Emily Kocsis, MSc
Student & Young Professional Network Coordinator
Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
sypn@ccghr.ca

Dr. Srikanth Kondreddy, PhD
Investigator, Bruyere Research Institute
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
skondreddy@bruyere.org

Ana Krause, RN, MSc (IPH)
Technical Consultant/RN – Emergency Department
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine/Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Kingston, ON
akrause21@gmail.com

Alison Krentel MScPH PhD
Investigator, Bruyère Research Institute
Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
akrentel@bruyere.org

Manisha Kulkarni, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Epidemiology & Public Health
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
manisha.kulkarni@uottawa.ca

Dr. Scott Lear, PhD
Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC
salear@sfu.ca

Kelley Lee, DPhil, FFPH, CAHS
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Health Governance
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC
kelley_lee@sfu.ca

Thomas LeGrand
Emeritus professor / Professeur émérite
Département de démographie
Université de Montréa
Montreal, QC
Tk.legrand@umontreal.ca

Patrick Leighton, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Université de Montréal
Montreal, QC
patrick.a.leighton@umontreal.ca

Julian Little PhD
Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Distinguished Research Chair in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
jlittle@uottawa.ca

Muriel Mac-Seing, MSc., PhD (c)
École de santé publique, Université de Montréal
Women in Global Health Canada
muriel.k.f.mac-seing@umontreal.ca

Jana Martic, MSc
Student at University of Montreal
Partnerships Lead, Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit
Montreal, QC
jana.martic@umontreal.com

David Moher, PhD
Professor
School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine, uOttawa
Ottawa, ON
dmoher@ohri.ca

Robin Montgomery
Executive Director
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development
rmontgomery@icad-cisd.com

Tara Moriarty, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Toronto Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine
and COVID-19 Resources Canada
Toronto, ON
tara.moriarty@utoronto.ca

Andrew M. Morris, MD SM FRCPCP
Professor
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
andrew.morris@sinaihealth.ca

Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay, MA MD CCFP DTM&H
Physician, Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
Clinical Faculty, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
Waskaganish (Eeyou Istchee)
Québec, QC
baijayanta.mukhopadhyay@mcgill.ca; baijayanta.mukhopadhyay@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Dr. Zubia Mumtaz, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Professor of Global Health
Program Director, Global Health
School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
zubia.mumtaz@ualberta.ca

Srinivas Murthy
Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Director of Research, Centre for International Child Health
Vancouver, British Columbia
srinivas.murthy@cw.bc.ca

Humaira Nakhuda, MPH
Student and Young Professional Member, CCGHR
Board Member, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
hnakhuda@wadem.org

Dr. Vic Neufeld
Associate Fellow
Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria
Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine
McMaster University
vrneufeld@gmail.com

James Orbinski OC, MA, MSc, MD
Director and Professor
COVID-19 Global Health & Humanitarian Portal
Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
orbinski@yorku.ca

Alexandra Otis, MSc RD
National Research Coordinator
École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (ÉSPUM)
alexandra.otis@umontreal.ca

Young Su Park, MD, PhD
Research Fellow
Department of Anthropology, University College London
London, UK
youngsu.park@ucl.ac.kr

Dr. Lyana Patrick
Assistant Professor
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC
lyana_patrick@sfu.ca

Maneesh Phillip, MScPH
Director of International Programs
Effect Hope
Markham ON
mphillip@effecthope.org

Dr. Shahirose Sadrudin Premji
Director and Professor
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
York University
Toronto, ON
premjis@yorku.ca

Dr. Mathieu JP Poirier
Assistant Professor
York University
Toronto, ON
matp33@yorku.ca

Nadine Provencal, PhD. 
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University and Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Vancouver, BC
nadine_provencal@sfu.ca

Dr. Edith Quintanilla M.D.
ITMD Bridging Program Ryerson University
Member of CCGHR
Toronto, ON
equintanilla@ryerson.ca

Urvi Rai
MSc Epidemiology Candidate, University of Alberta
Student and Young Professional Network member, CCGHR
Edmonton, AB
urvi@ualberta.ca

Maria Alexandra Rosca
Medical Student at University of Montreal
President of IFMSA-Quebec
Montreal, QC
president@ifmsa.qc.ca

Arne Ruckert, PhD
Research Coordinator
Global One Health Network, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
aruckert@uottawa.ca

Johanne Saint-Charles 
Professeure – Département de communication sociale et publique
Directrice - Institut Santé et société
Codirectrice -  Groupe-Réseaux
Directrice -  Centre collaborateur OMS/OPS pour la santé au travail et en environnement (Cinbiose)
Montreal, QC
saint-charles.johanne@uqam.ca

Christine Saleeb, MSc, BSc,
McMaster University
CCGHR SYPN Student Chapter Support Executive
Hamilton, ON
Christine.saleeb@gmail.com

Dr. Yasmine Shalaby
ITMD Bridging program , Ryerson University
Member of CCGHR
Toronto, ON
Jazshalaby@gmail.com

Catherine Smith, RN, MSc, Doctoral Student
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Health Studies
University of the Fraser Valley
Chilliwack, BC
E: Catherine.Smith@ufv.ca

Jerry M. Spiegel  MA MSc PhD    
Co-Director, Global Health Research Program, www.ghrp.ubc.ca
Professor, School of Population & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine http://spph.ubc.ca/
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
Jerry.spiegel@ubc.ca

Malcolm Steinberg
Director Public Health Programs, Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC
malcolm_steinberg@sfu.ca

Dr. Donald Sutherland
Senior Public Health Advisor
Canadian Society for International Health
donaldsutherland2015@gmail.com

Kate Tairyan, MD, MPH
Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC
ktairyan@sfu.ca

Dr. Marie Tarrant, PhD RN
Director & Professor
Faculty of Health & Social Development, School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
Kelowna, BC
Marie.tarrant@ubc.ca

Dr. Apollinaire Tsopmo, PhD
Professor, Food Science, Department of Chemistry
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Apollinaire_tsopmo@carleton.ca

Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University
anne-marie.turcotte-tremblay@umontreal.ca

Ogochukwu Udenigwe
Doctoral Candidate
School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Ouden024@uottawa.ca

Ran van der Wal, PhD(c) MSc LLM
Department of Family Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, QC
ran.vanderwal@mail.mcgill.ca

Dr. Colleen Varcoe, PhD RN
Professor
School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
Colleen.varcoe@ubc.ca

Jeanette Vinek BScN, MHScN, RN
Senior Instructor
Co-Chair Global Health Committee
Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
Kelowna, BC
jeanette.vinek@ubc.ca

Chris Walker
Doctoral Candidate / Instructor
International Development Studies Department
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS
chris.walker@smu.ca

Dr. Lauren Wallace
Senior Researcher
Dodowa Health Research Centre, Research and Development Division
Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana
lauren.jean.wallace@gmail.com

Tyler Warnock, BHSc
MD Student, Class of 2023
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
tyler.warnock1@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Kishor M. Wasan, R.Ph, Ph.D., FAAPS, FCSPS, FCAHS
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Skymount Medical Inc.
Adjunct Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
Department of Urologic Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia
Co-Founder and Board Member, Neglected Global Diseases Initiative-UBC
Director of Research, iCo Therapeutics Inc.
Retired Professor and Dean,
University of Saskatchewan
Kishor.wasan@ubc.ca

Jena Webb, PhD
Directrice des programmes/director of programmes
Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health
(CoPEH-Canada)
webb.jennifer@uqam.ca

J Scott Weese, DVM DVSc DipACVIM
Professor, Dept of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College
Director, Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON
jsweese@uoguelph.ca

Mary E. Wiktorowicz, MSc PhD
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Faculty of Health
York University
Toronto, ON
mwiktor@yorku.ca

Bryn Williams-Jones, PhD
Professeur titulaire / Full professor
Programmes de bioéthique, Département de médecine sociale et préventive, École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal
Montreal, QC
bryn.williams-jones@umontreal.ca

Vivian A Welch, PhD
Editor in Chief, Campbell Collaboration,
Investigator, Bruyère Research Institute;
Associate professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
vwelch@bruyere.org

Ms. Angela Woodbury
MD Candidate, Class of 2022
Max Rady College of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
umwoodb5@myumanitoba.ca

Dr. Annalee Yassi
Professor & Canada Research Chair
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
Annalee.yassi@ubc.ca

Helena Yeboah
PhD Candidate
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
hyebo081@uottawa.ca

Huaiping Zhu, Professor
Mathematics and Statistics, York University
Toronto, Ontario.
huaiping@yorku.ca

Dr Kate Zinszer PhD MSc
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
University of Montreal
Montreal, QC Canada
kate.zinszer@umontreal.ca

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