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Global Health Symposium

The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) will host the inaugural Global Health Symposium on Friday, April 5th, 2024, in Winslow Auditorium at the Yale School of Public Health (60 College Street). During the symposium, Yale faculty, students, trainees, and administrators are invited to learn about opportunities to engage in global health, including fellowship opportunities, seed grants, and faculty networks; better understand how to navigate Yale's policies to support global health programs; and network and informally connect with Yale's global health community. There will also be a keynote address from Professor Madhukar Pai, MD, Ph.D., FRSC, Inaugural Chair, Department of Global and Public Health, McGill School of Population and Global Health, McGill University, titled "Building Equity in Global Health: The Role for Global North Actors.

Keynote Address

“Building Equity in Global Health: The Role for Global North Actors”

Professor Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, FRSC, Inaugural Chair, Department of Global and Public Health, McGill School of Population and Global Health, McGill University

Global health was born out of colonialism. Even today, it is neither diverse nor truly global. Every aspect of global health is dominated by those with power and privilege. If global health is to be reimagined or decolonized, Global North actors who typically hold power and privilege must shift from saviorism to allyship. This shift is possible, and we will see examples.