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Developing a Research Program on Globalization, Social Organization and Health
Jerry Spiegel
This Canadian-Cuban-Mexican collaboration is investigating the effects on health that are attributable to the impact of globalization on the social organization within our communities. Specifically, the program of research seeks to develop greater clarity around conceptual frameworks and then build on this to develop methodologies and research protocols for conducting cross-country studies that in turn can provide insights into the forces at play, the health implications and policy options for mitigating the negative effects of globalization.
A Collaborative Cuban-Mexican-Canadian Pilot Study of the Impact of Tourism on Gender and Health in Coastal Communities
Jerry Spiegel
With the support of the Global Health Research Program, a strong multi-disciplinary team of Canadian, Cuban and Mexican researchers was assembled to 1) improve understanding of the impact of globalization on upstream political, cultural, social and economic determinants of health; 2) generate hypotheses as to the pathways involved so that these can be pilot tested through analysis of relevant indicators as well as field research; and 3) consider policy implications.
Applying an Ecosystem Approach to Sustainably Prevent and Control Dengue in Central Havana, Cuba
Jerry Spiegel
This IDRC funded project, conducted in Centro Habana, Cuba (one of 15 municipalities in Havana City) was developed to implement and evaluate an integrated dengue surveillance system. It built on the recently completed, IDRC-funded project “Applying an Ecosystem Health Approach to Evaluating Health Interventions in Centro Habana”, which had demonstrated a highly productive and effective partnership between Canadian researchers and Cuban researchers and contributed considerably to new world knowledge.
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Publications
Integrating Health and Human Security into Foreign Policy: Cuba's Surprising Success
Jerry Spiegel, Robert Huish
This article provides a case study of how Cuba’s foreign policy initiatives in primary health-care provision has led to a practice that addresses basic needs and enhances capabilities for the marginalized – at root a central concern of human security!
June 18, 2008
Transforming Reality, Transforming Ourselves
Jerry Spiegel
On the fateful day of Sept 11, 2001, a group of 25 Canadian university-based and low and middle income country (LMIC) health researchers were wrapping up a workshop with funding agencies and non-governmental organizations at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues.
February 08, 2006
Events
Feb
9
2010
International Health Aid: What can we learn from Cuba?
February 09, 2010
The Haiti earthquake has drawn the world’s attention to the vulnerabilities of people living in low and middle income countries where capacities to respond to daily health needs remains dangerously weak. Despite the outpouring of humanitarian aid in the aftermath of this tragedy, and furthermore the billions of dollars going to global health in the past decade, we see that international health aid has contributed very little to building capabilities in countries for responding to day-to-day needs, let alone crises like the recent earthquake.
Nov
4
2008
INTERSECTORAL ACTION TO IMPROVE HEALTH: Applying evidence, achieving impact
November 04, 2008
WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED? WHAT IS NEEDED? WHAT IS NEXT? Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 3-4, 2008
Nov
3
2008
INTERSECTORAL ACTION TO IMPROVE HEALTH: Applying evidence, achieving impact
November 03, 2008
WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED? WHAT IS NEEDED? WHAT IS NEXT? Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 3-4, 2008
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