We are pleased to introduce you to the tenth volume of the McGill Journal of Global Health. When the journal was founded in 2011, it was spearheaded by a group of students passionate about the burgeoning presence of global health on campus, with the goal of showcasing the outstanding global health research being conducted at McGill. The 2021 issue marks ten years since then, and in a decade we’ve seen the global health landscape rapidly evolve beyond what was imaginable. Now more than ever is the dissemination and accessibility of global health scholarship a priority, and it is with much gratitude that we’ve been able to uphold the journal’s mandate and put out this milestone issue.
This year, we continued our vision to contemporize the journal. This began in the 2019-2020 year with the name change from ‘The Prognosis’ – a name mired in biomedical implication – to the ‘McGill Journal of Global Health,’ a name we hoped would encompass much more than just the biology of health. We also spent the year improving accessibility of the journal’s archives on our site, and bridging connections with global health groups and faculties beyond McGill, in the spirit of sustaining the journal for another productive decade.
The 2021 issue continues to bring thoughtful insights on the diverse challenges seen in global health, from the ethics of overseas global health education to the challenges of public health intervention. This issue also explores infectious and chronic diseases, cultural nuances in women’s health, and disease spread, a first step for the journal into the world of mathematical modeling, which has never been so relevant than in today’s world.
We wish to acknowledge the support of the McGill Global Health Programs in co-creating and sustaining this journal, and we also extend special thanks to Christine DeSantis, whose unwavering support has been crucial to the Journal’s smooth transition into online operations and to this year’s publication. We also wish to thank all of the faculty who offered their invaluable insights in reviewing these articles, and the authors for their great writing, patience and dedication.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
The MJGH Editorial Board (2020-2021)
Read it here: McGill Journal of Global Health – 2021 Spring Issue
Examining the Sustainability of the Youth Peer Health Education Network within Primary Schools in Njombe, Tanzania (Article)
Frida Blackwell, Franco Carnavale, Bathseba Liduke, George M Sanga, Lia Sanzone
A Review of COVID-19 Mathematical Models and an Implementation of Vaccination Policies (Article)
Samir Gouin, Amy Li, Gloria Hanxi Ma, Dimitri Yang
Anti-Malaria Recommendations for Sub-Saharan Africa During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Article)
Jacqueline Yao, Sara Perlman-Arrow, Jessica Jiao, Claire Latendresse, Lillian Zhang
Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya: Impacts of Women’s Health Intervention Programs on FGM Prevalence (Article)
Corinne Sabetti, Megan Traversy, Elina Gentilhomme, Maximiliano Dean
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices related to Hypertension in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Review (Article)
Maha Asad, Gary Wang, Louise Pilote
The Ethical Implications of Student Participation in Short-Term Experiences in Global Health (Article)
Rishi Bansal, Corey McKibbin