20th Canadian Conference on Global Health

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Global Health in 2013: Are We Having an Impact?
October 27-29, 2013
The Westin Hotel, Ottawa

This event was a success thanks to the participants and speakers.  View some of the Powerpoint presentations that took place.

  • The 2014 Conference will take place November 2-4, Westin Hotel, in Ottawa
  • The final program is available by:
  • This program was accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 22 Mainpro-M1 credits. If you require a certificate of attendance please email us.



Since 2000 the MDGs have provided a well-publicized focus on eight health and development goals. However, missing from these goals are other important global health challenges including mental health, non-communicable disease and disabilities. Important global health issues including equity and health-system strengthening have received too little attention. Planning for the Post 2015 Agenda is underway, and it is critical that the global health community works to ensure that health stays in the agenda, while being integrated into future sustainable development strategies.

The 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health will be examining the impact of MDGs and other current initiatives, and the potential impact of future initiatives. Plenary themes discussed will be:

  • MDGs: Progress made and lessons learned
  • Are we Making an Impact? The Remaining Challenges
  • The Post 2015 Agenda

The theme “Global Health in 2013: Are We Having an Impact” will specifically be examining the following issues and questions:

• What has been the impact of and lessons learned from the MDGs and other important global health and development initiatives-especially for the poor;
• How do we/should we measure community impact, equity impact and environmental impact? Did we measure the right things? What should we have measured?
• Are we evaluating interventions in a way that is sensitive to the poorest of the poor?
• Who should contribute to these assessments?
• What methodology should we be using to measure impact in emergency/ crisis situations?
• How do we integrate indigenous knowledge and meaningful indicators
• What role is Canada playing in making an impact and in defining the metrics?
• What are the implications of donor driven indicators? And how does this influence what and how we measure?
• What capacity/training/good practices need to be developed to respond to these measurement challenges?
• What research needs to be supported to improve our capacity to carry out the proper impact assessments?

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