Global Health Program
The SOGC is moving forward with a new direction for the Society’s contribution to the health of marginal and vulnerable populations in Canada and abroad. The International Women’s Health Program and Aboriginal Health Initiative are now merged together under a new title: SOGC’s Global Health Program. Read the latest SOGC News article: SOGC Goes Global – A new name for our International and Aboriginal initiatives
The SOGC’s Global Health Program is working to improve women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights at home and around the world, by addressing health inequities and promoting timely access to quality, culturally-safe care.
The Global Health Program focuses on the following areas of expertise:
- Training in Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care
- Development and adaptation of clinical guidelines
- Quality assurance tools and support mechanisms
- Organizational capacity building of professional associations
- Ensuring delivery of culturally-safe care
- Advocacy and public education
Current Global Health Initiatives:
- Aboriginal Health Initiative
- To advance culturally-safe health and healing for Aboriginal women.
- ALARM International Program
- Training in Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care delivered in more than 27 countries.
- Cervical Cancer Prevention Project
- To improve and increase access to cervical cancer screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions in Burkina Faso.
- Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Mali
- To increase access to a package of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care services in 21 health structures throughout the country.
- Safer Obstetrics in Rural Tanzania
- Reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in Tanzania through training of non-physician clinicians.
- Study Tour to Uganda
The work of SOGC’s Global Health Program will soon be presented on one website; however during this transition period we invite you to learn more by visiting each of the respective websites:
- Learn more about SOGC’s Aboriginal Health Initiative
- Learn more about SOGC’s International Women’s Health Program