Douglas Olthof

Diasporas and global health

Professor James Busumtwi-sam outlines key issues in global health with reference to the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

Climate refugees: diaspora response to a human health crisis

Over the next 30 years, some 30-40 million Bangladeshis will be displaced due to climate change. Vancouver's Bangladeshi community advocates for an immediate global response.

Panos Network provides a new lens for international development

It’s past time to reject the notion of an economically prosperous, technically advanced “North” and a technologically backward, politically naïve and ill-informed “South”

A Vancouver doctor brings a cure for clubfoot to children in Uganda

Ugandan paramedicals are trained by the Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care project to apply an economically and socially feasible treatment to a crippling birth defect. Photo: USCCP

Global health through the diaspora lens

Regional maps depicting some of the places Vancouver diasporas identify with. Photo: Franciska Hidayat

Vancouver's diasporas share development stories

On January 19, 2011, members of Vancouver's diaspora and development communities came together to exchange stories and ideas.

The power of $100

"My goal is to help all the kids who cannot afford school uniforms to be dressed up and go to school," writes Miriam Egwalu in the story that follows.

Vancouver's diasporas promote development around the world

Members of the diaspora in Vancouver are shaping development projects - from the medical to the educational.

Starting the conversation

Members of the diaspora engage their communities, here in Vancouver and around the world, to facilitate change in their places of origin in a variety of ways.