Global Health Equity

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Sleeping on the river bed


The Globalization and Health Equity Research Unit is located at University of Ottawa and is now part of the School of Epidemiology and Public Health.  Our research group examines how contemporary globalization (post 1980) is affecting social determinants of health, and the health status of different population groups, within and between nations.  All of our research seeks a better understanding of how contemporary globalization creates new health opportunities or risks, and how those opportunities can be enhanced or risks minimized through engagement with policy-makers and civil society organizations.


Medical tourism will…obligate physicians to elevate their level so that they can compete”: a qualitative exploration of the anticipated impacts of inbound medical tourism on health human resources in Guatemala, Crooks, V., Labonté, R., Ceron, A., Johnston, R., Snyder, J., Snyder, M.

The new NAFTA’s assault on public health, Labonte R., Coutney McNamara, Deborah Gleeson, Eric Crosbie

Consequences of policy incoherence: how Zambia’s post‑CTC investment policy stimulated tobacco production, R. Labonte etal. 

Home Away From Home, Maternity Waiting Homes in Jimma Ethiopia, Jaammeta Kurji

MWA’s serving all women? Nicole Bergen et. al.

Trade, investment and public health: compiling the evidence, assembling the arguments.

Data Resource Profile: WHO Health Equity Monitor (HEM)