2nd Annual Global Mortality Summer Institute

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155 College Street

TORONTO, ON M5T 3M7

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Most deaths in low and middle income countries (LMICs) occur at home and without medical attention. As a result, causes of death are often unknown, which limits evidence-based resource allocation, misses identifying new diseases or outbreaks (such as Ebola), reduces accountability over health expenditures, and can impede progress towards the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To address this imbalance, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) have launched the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE), which aims to accelerate the introduction of novel, low cost mortality monitoring systems and expand the use of existing mortality data systems. The initial focus is on India, Ethiopia, Mexico, Mozambique and Sierra Leone. Future expansion will cover about 25 countries. A key goal of SAVE is to expand the global understanding of mortality statistics and their uses.

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Centre for Global Health Research are co-hosting a research skills intensive summer institute at the University of Toronto.

Its objectives are to:

  • Strengthen participants’ quantitative research and analysis skills, using mortality data from available datasets, health and mortality information systems in LMICs

  • Develop participants’ skills in effectively communicating data analyses to diverse stakeholders (e.g. governments, donors, researchers, non-governmental organizations); and,

  • Develop participants’ competencies in leadership, knowledge translation and community engagement to support them in influencing decision-making in different settings.


Topics and Presenters will include;

Mortality Statistics - Prabhat Jha

SDG's, Health Information Systems and Mortality Measurements - Erica Di Ruggiero

Trends in Demography - Patrick Gerland

Leadership Communication and Learning - Jason Sealy

Critical Appraisal of Evidence - Susan Bondy

Knowledge Translation & Leadership for Change - Erica Di Ruggiero & Uttam Bajwa

Intercultural competence workshop - Centre for International Experience (U of Toronto)

A special topics presentation from Statistics Canada

A Panel Discussion on Malaria

and more...


This training is for participants at any career stage interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills of mortality data collection and health systems.


Tickets;

$250 - For all professionals as well as participants from high income countries

$150 - For current students as well as participants from low and middle income countries


For more information please contact ghoffice.dlsph@utoronto.ca



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155 College Street

TORONTO, ON M5T 3M7

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