The McMaster University global health community is committed to research excellence, securing external funding that contributes to evidence-informed decisions, with an aim to improve the health of people and populations worldwide.
Dr. Andrea Baumann, Associate Vice-President of Global Health, and her research team are leading several research initiatives with global impact, including a CIHR grant focused on COVID-19 and a federal government grant focused on the role of higher education in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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At McMaster, we recognize our responsibility to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as we work together across disciplines and faculties, locally and globally – to create a healthier, brighter world.
McMaster researcher Gerry Wright is a trailblazer in antimicrobial discovery, leading the global fight against superbugs and antibiotic resistance. He leads a global network working to prevent future pandemics as part of SDG 3.
Everything cancer biologist Juliet Daniel does is part of her drive to help and to empower people whose health and concerns have been marginalized. Her work is helping to achieve SDG 5 —gender equality and empowering girls and women.
Anthropologist Dawn Martin-Hill is known for her work tackling water insecurity and water safety issues that affect Indigenous peoples. Her leadership and emphasis on community-driven research is driving change and bringing us closer to achieving SDG 6.
SDG 15 focuses on protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of ecosystems. The best way to do that is to listen to and be guided by the people who live on and know the land and the landscape. For Gita Ljubicic, it is the only way.
SDG 17 is about strengthening global partnerships to support and implement the goals. To this McMaster physician Dr. John Lavis that means making evidence accessible to those with the power to act on it.
With funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), McMaster is leading an international collaboration to examine the long-term care system and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.