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2019 UBC Tropical and Geographic Medicine, Intensive Short Course

2019 UBC Tropical and Geographic Medicine, Intensive Short Course

UBC Tropical and Geographic Medicine, Intensive Short Course March 20, 2019 The main purpose of this Tropical and Geographic Medicine course is to train health professionals to learn an approach to preventing, diagnosing, evaluating, treating and managing tropical diseases. This course is the first of its kind in western Canada.  Over 250 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and […]

Wonderful full story of an HIV, TB Patient/Hero Joseph Jeune

Wonderful full story of an HIV, TB Patient/Hero Joseph Jeune

If you’ve ever seen a presentation by the UBC student group, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, or any by, Dr. Kishor Wasan or any NGDI member, you’ll probably recognize the picture of Joseph Jeune below. His is a story of “Lazarus rising” from the ashes through the treatment of his HIV/AIDS in Haiti. When I first […]

A group of young volunteers wears special uniform and wash their hands with chlorinated water ahead of sterilizing the bodies of people, died due to the Ebola virus, in Kenema, Sierra Leone on August 24, 2014. People work for 6 dollars per a day in burial and sterilizing works in Kenema where the infection of the virus is mostly seen. (Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Protecting Health Workers from Infectious Disease Transmission

New article by NGDI members, Drs. Annalee Yassi, Jerry Spiegel and Lyndsay O’Hara explores a 10-year Canadian-South African partnership.

UBC Tropical and Geographic Medicine, Intensive Short Course

UBC Tropical and Geographic Medicine, Intensive Short Course

Opportunity to learn an approach to preventing, diagnosing, evaluating, treating and managing people with tropical diseases: May 2-6, 2016.