The Prognosis, McGill’s only student journal of global health, was founded in 2011 by a group of innovative students who were interested in studying the emergence of global health as a budding discipline. Since then, the journal has evolved; with each new editorial team, the journal has transformed. Our editorial team this year has worked to upkeep the initial mandate of the journal – highlighting exceptional student research at the intersection of biomedical, social, local, and global perspectives of health.
Volume five of The Prognosis has, for the first time, a theme: women. Through establishing this theme, we sought to establish some cohesion while maintaining the diversity of information offered to us through interdisciplinary research. Within these pages, you will be introduced to some of the health problems faced by women all over the world, which are of consequence in the field of global health.
This volume contains six outstanding pieces of student research pertaining to women in the interdisciplinary field of global health. We start off in postwar Afghanistan, exploring mental health care for women who have been adversely affected by the violence and unrest of the region. We then have a thoughtful article on an initiative which aims to improve menstrual hygiene in India. This piece is followed by a study in family planning in Senegal, which looks into hte availability of contraceptives to women in the country. We have another paper on the Inuulitsivik Midwifery Program in Northern Canada. Finally, we have research on antenatal care (ANC) evaluating its benefits and limits to maternal health.
We hope you enjoy reading the fifth volume of The Prognosis as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Jennifer Yae Gi Yoon
Full Journal: Prognosis 2016
Unanswered Questions and Ethical Dilemmas from Afghanistan: Unheard Voices and Enduring Suffering if Women Affected by Violence (Article 1)
Improving Mental Health Care in Post-War Afghanistan: HealthNet TPO Case Study (Article 2)
Monica Bahoshy, Lauren Chun, Leila Farahdel, Ryan Hartley, Adrianna Modafferi, Aryan Shekarabi
Taming the Tide: Lessons from India (Article 3)
Claire Bentley, Vanessa Brombosz, Sofianne Gabrielli, Ga Eun Lee, Vaidehi Nafade, Lindsay Steele, Muhammed Wali
Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelf: Family Planning in Senegal (Article 4)
Frida Blackwell, Jennifer He,Breanna Hodgins, Gisele Nakhle, Ipshita Nandi, Marisa Okano, Anna Qian
Reclaiming Childbirth: The Inuulitsivik Aboriginal Midwifery Program (Article 5)
Patrick Bidulka, Rosemary Chuang, Ramla Barise, Min Gi Cho, Kedar Mate
Antenatal Care: A Success Story? The (in)effectiveness of Antenatal Care in Reducing Maternal Mortality and Promoting Maternal Health in Developing Countries (Article 6)
Ran van der Wal, Mary Taleh, Liliane Mulinda