We are pleased to present to you Volume XII of the McGill Journal of Global Health. Originally founded in 2011, the journal seeks to provoke debate and reflection about global health by presenting articles and research on diverse health topics. Since the creation of the journal twelve years ago, we have seen discussions on global health rapidly grow. With numerous pressing global health issues – from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change to mental health – now more than ever we must think critically about the best way forward.
The 2023 issue provides thoughtful insights on decolonization in global health education, from the implementation of global health courses focused on decolonization to the availability of U.S. global health fellowships for physicians from low- and middle-income countries. This issue also explores hepatitis C treatment in Canadian carceral settings and immigrant health and healthcare. Importantly, many of these articles recognize that working towards health equity means addressing systemic issues in Canada and other high-income countries.
We wish to acknowledge the support of McGill Global Health Programs in developing and sustaining this journal. We would also like to extend special thanks to Stéphanie Laroche-Pierre, whose unwavering support has been crucial to the journal’s success this year. Finally, we wish to thank all the peer reviewers who offered their invaluable insights, and the authors for their excellent writing, patience, and dedication.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
The MJGH Editorial Board (2022-2023)
Medical Deportation in the United States as an Extension of State Sovereignty: Immigration Enforcement, State Surveillance and Migrant Health
Knowledge is Power: Assessing Academic Decolonization through Bidirectionality of Training in Global Health Fellowships
Rebecca Fujimura, MD & Yalda Jabbarpour, MD
A Non-Specialist Treatment Model for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Canadian Carceral Settings: A Telemedical Focus
What can an Interprofessional Global Health Course with a Focus on Decolonization Bring to Students? A Qualitative Study
Homa Fathi, Naomie Gamondele, Nardin Farag, Noémie Tito, Catherine-Anne Miller, Svetlana Tikhonova, Yves Bergevin, Christine DeSantis, Raphael Lencucha