Gairdner Science Week 2022

Oct 26:Child Health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – How to Move forward to Address Global Inequities

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Gairdner Global Perspective Panel

Join us during Gairdner Science Week for this Global Perspectives Panel on October 26 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT. Panelists will discuss the importance of taking a global perspective on sustainable development and human health and wellbeing.

The event will be held in-person at the Campbell Conference Facility at 1 Devonshire Place (Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto). Virtual viewing is also available. Should you wish to receive live stream details via email, please select “Virtual Ticket” when checking out.

This event is sponsored by TELUS Health and in partnership with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.


Opening Remarks: Dr. Joseph Wong

University of Toronto’s Vice-President, International.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta

“Addressing maternal and child health and sustainable development: the do’s and don’t of doing so equitably”

2022 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award laureate, Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health, Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Senior Scientist The Hospital for Sick Children; Professor Department of Pediatrics, Nutritional Sciences, and Public Health, University of Toronto; Founding Director, Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health and Institute for Global Health and Development, The Aga Khan University South-Central Asia, East Africa, United Kingdom


Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero

Director for the Centre for Global Health, Director of the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health, and Associate Professor of Global health, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto)

Ms. Mariame Ouedraogo

Ph.D. student in Epidemiology and in the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health. Her research explores how the armed conflict in Mali impacts reproductive, maternal, and child health, with the long-goal of informing efforts to address the health needs of conflict-afflicted women and children.