Many online platforms offer great introductory courses to global health topics. These are often free and you can choose to complete the assignments and earn a certificate or just follow along with the lectures. Three examples of EWH related courses are Global Health Introduction, Basic Circuitry Analyses and Sustainable Development
Donations – Understanding Challenges & Best Practices is a short film by the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) about the benefits and challenges of donating medical equipment to low- and middle-income countries. The film features Ghana Medical Help, just one example of the many organizations across Canada making a difference by providing much needed medical equipment around the world. Important steps to consider when initiating a donation activity are highlighted in the film, along with additional resources. The film is narrated by global health PhD student and EWH UofT member Beverly Bradley!
In August 2014 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked an Independent Expert Advisory Group to make concrete recommendations on bringing about a data revolution in sustainable development. The report is freely available online.
The World Bank has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more than 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world. Their database is a great resource to gain insight into what factors can contribute to poverty and how nations have increased the quality of life of their citizens.
Interesting articles from Nature Newsletter 2015-12-02