Feature May 24, 2022

Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel: Navigating Transitions – Session 4: Strategies for the Future

Following closely on the launch of The Lancet Series “Optimizing Child and Adolescent Health and Development” on April 28,  Gairdner, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) hosted a two-day Global Perspectives Panel event on May 10-11, 2022. Speakers delved into the challenges, interventions and opportunities for school-age and adolescent well-being.


Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel “Navigating Transitions: Current Global Challenges in School-Age and Adolescent Health”


Session 4: Strategies for the Future

CHAIR Dr. Stan Zlotkin, Chief, Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada


“Progress on adolescent sexual & reproductive health & rights Which groups are being left out, why & what can be done about it ?”

Dr. Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland


“Climate change and youth wellbeing: Lessons learned from water insecurity & wellbeing research with refugee youth in a humanitarian context in Uganda”

Dr. Carmen Logie, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity and Social Justice with Marginalized Populations Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


“Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) in South Africa”

Professor Shane Norris, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Closing remarks: Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, 2022 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureate; Co-Director, Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada