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Shinjini Mondal

PhD Candidate, Department of Family Medicine & CTC-QES Scholar at Institute of Health and Social Policy, McGill University. Shinjini is also from the EV2014 batch.



The Global Fund replenishment: It’s not (only) about the billions

If you work in global health, Canada is probably the place to be at the moment. As a new resident of Canada, working towards a PhD in global health, the new academic year has already ushered in events of significance to the health and development sector. Canadian Prime Minister’s (Justin for the friends)  efforts to (re-)establish Canada’s ...

Getting our priorities straight

    “We don’t want anything. We don’t need a single rupee or tea but only do something on water and give us drinking water”. – Hiren(a pseudonym), male, village health, sanitation and nutrition committee members, rural northern India   While conducting an implementation research study in a marginalized area of northern India, on the impleme...

Final countdown to KEYSTONE

The Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) community in India and beyond is eagerly awaiting the roll out of the inaugural KEYSTONE course.  KEYSTONE is a nationwide HPSR capacity building initiative, coordinated and convened by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as a Nodal Institute of the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Re...

Slums in Cape Town and Mumbai have far more in common than I thought – and that was even before I had heard about complexity!

Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) is an initiative organized by a consortium of five Northern and Southern based universities with a keen interest in global health and health systems research, and in training the next generation of health systems researchers. This year’s EV4GH venture (2014) – the fourth already – was hosted by the...