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Our Work

Our Work

Building on the combined strengths of its two predecessors (CSIH and CCGHR), CAGH will continue to deliver a diverse program of activities in Canada and across the global south with an emphasis on equitable partnerships with individuals and institutions.

Our approach to global health relies on:

  • Knowledge translation
  • Capacity strengthening
  • Networking
  • Collaboration and partnerships

CAGH provides a platform for education, learning, training, mentoring, advocacy and career growth in global health for its members and stakeholders.

With a clearly defined mandate, mission, vision and strategic directions CAGH continues to benefit from a long history of using equity-based principles for global health research and practice, improving local capacity results for greater impact, and contributing to strengthening health systems through our global partnerships and networks.

CAGH will advance the SDGs in Canada and globally by convening stakeholders, and communities for knowledge generation, exchange and action on priority global health issues.

With a commitment to gender equality we support global advocacy efforts, such as Women in Global Health, and bring recognition to Canada’s women leaders in Global Health. 

Partnerships with universities in the global south have been established to continue building capacity for global health research and knowledge exchange.

The University Advisory Council (UAC) serves as a pan-Canadian platform to move the global health equity agenda forward in all aspects of teaching, research and service. It supports training activities on the CCGHR Principles for Global Health Research and conducts research on scaling up the principles.

Our international projects (past and present) focus on capacity-building for health systems strengthening, where our teams of international and local experts make meaningful contributions to their countries’ health systems. Read more about our work in Tanzania, Mongolia, Kazakhstan

In Canada, we carry out programming on HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, with a special focus on the realities of people with lived experience. We promote awareness of these issues with the general public and targeted populations on significant days and at key events. Through our Knowledge to Action program, we build capacity for implementation science that ensures continuous cooperation between researchers and practitioners to improve program effectiveness.

The range of programming supported by CAGH has enabled the organization to continue housing the Secretariat for Health Systems Global, a like-minded global health organization.

Join us in our efforts to make a difference in global health!