Student Voices: Advocating for Global Health through Evidence, Insight and Action
Edited by Steven J. Hoffman, Instructor, Faculty of Health Sciences,
McMaster Health Forum, August 2010
Available online [74p.] at: http://bit.ly/bvAjeU
“……Global health efforts must be informed by the best available evidence and most creative insights. Today’s students have an important role to play in this enterprise for both their innovative ideas and future leadership of the global health sphere.
This edited volume offers a student perspective on five pressing global health issues, namely internal displacement, disaster relief, water systems, gender-based violence and maternal health.
Each chapter examines the global political context in which decisions on the particular health topic of focus are made, explores prevailing trends in the issue area, and considers advocacy strategies that concerned stakeholders can adopt to catalyze action.
The authors are all undergraduate students at
Through this publication, it is hoped that the student voice can help shape some of today’s leading debates in global health as they prepare themselves to confront tomorrow’s greatest challenges…..”
Chapter 1: Displacement and Health
Chapter 2: Disaster Relief Coordination
Chapter 3: Economics of the World Water Crisis
Chapter 4: Eliminating Gender-based Violence
Chapter 5: Advocating for Maternal Health
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