Opinion: Canada can help lower-income countries train health professionals

July 27, 2020
As Canada wrestles with COVID-19, “our own health and well-being cannot be walled off from that of neighbours,” Greg Moran, executive director of Academics Without Borders-Universitaires sans frontières, argues that, “no matter how distant those neighbours may seem […] viruses do not recognize international boundaries.” Moran argues that building the health-care capacity of lower-income countries will take health-care professionals who are renewed across generations. In support of this, Moran calls for greater efforts from Canada to invest in and help develop higher education institutions in these countries once the COVID-19 crisis eases, in order to not leave them vulnerable to future health crises. The Province (National)