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Bruyère Research Institute

Global Health at Bruyère

The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity 

Co-directors: Peter Tugwell, MD, FRCPC, and Janet Hatcher Roberts, MSc.

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity is currently undergoing redesignation to be formally affiliated with the Bruyère Research Institute. The Collaborating Centre was previously affiliated with the Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa which is now closed. Some of the previous work of the Centre is reflected here. Any questions about the WHO Collaborating Centre, its work, or its redesignation can be directed to Jennifer Petkovic (jpetkovic@bruyere.org) or Janet Hatcher Roberts (jhatcherroberts@gmail.com).

 

The Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) is proud to host a number of projects that are affiliated with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity. The following is an outline of some of the work conducted by our investigators, in association with the Centre, over the past five years.


Alison Krentel, PhD, is working with international partners--including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) --to stop the spread of lymphatic filariasis, a debilitating and neglected tropical disease. Her team works with partners in Guyana helps to understand how community members will accept a new three-drug regimen provided through mass drug administration. 


Gail Webber, MD, PhD, recently completed a project to make pregnancy and birthing safer for women in rural Tanzania. She partnered with community health workers who helped educate women and distribute family planning supplies. This project completed in February 2019.  

 

Kevin Pottie, MD, and his team are developing policy-relevant research projects on global mental health for refugees and other migrants. For example, the team is examining the resettlement factors that contribute to homelessness among refugees. In doing so, they can assess how these factors impact refugees’ access to support programs in Canada. 


For more details about the work of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity, please visit their previous website.