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Public Health in Israel and Canada: A Comparative Case Study

25 March 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Co-sponsored by New Israel Fund of Canada and Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO)

Canada and Israel both have healthcare systems that are amongst the highest ranking in the developed world. These are countries where socialized healthcare is well institutionalized. However, there is an ongoing struggle to ensuring that marginalized communities receive equal access to care. Canada and Israel are both tasked with understanding shifting needs and appropriately allocating healthcare resources to populations in need on a fair and equitable basis.

What does access to healthcare for marginalized populations look like in Canada versus Israel? How do the challenges of equal access present in these countries? Where do similarities and differences exist? What is the role of civil society in improving health equity in their respective public health systems?

Join us for a fascinating discussion with Ran Goldstein, Executive Director of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, and Dr. Katherine Rouleau, Vice Chair of Global Health and Social Accountability in Dept of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, as they share their challenges and successes with improving healthcare equity.

Attendance at this event will be eligible for CPD credits.

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CISEPO is a registered charitable organization working at the intersection of peacebuilding and health since 1984. CISEPO works to create conditions for peace and mitigate conflict locally and globally. We strengthen civil society and improve quality of life for the marginalized and those in need through medical education, professional development in medicine and public health, and collaborative on the ground healthcare projects. CISEPO is a knowledge transfer network with partnerships in 44 countries. Through this network CISEPO is able to bring together partners in conflict by taking politics out of the conversation and engaging in medicine and public health


25 March 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto
155 College Street, Room 108
Toronto, ON M5T 1P8 Canada