January 15, 2024

NGDI UBC Webinar on Global Health Access and Equity-March 2024

Coming on March 19th 2024-NGDI UBC Webinar on Global Health Access and Equity: As UBC celebrates 15+ years of establishing and implementing our Global Access Principles we are having a webinar on March 19th 2024 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (EST); 9:30 to 11:30 (PST) discussing Global Health Access and Equity with a particular […]

Read More
December 18, 2023

New Publication just published from the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at UBC

New Publication just published from NGDI UBC: Congratulations on the publication of your open access article: Implementation and Impact of the Global Access Principles at the University of British Columbia: Current Successes and Future Challenges , by Nancy Gallini, Robert E W Hancock, Richard Lester, Brett Sharp, Kishor Wasan published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, section […]

Read More
November 10, 2023

Leadership Alchemy: Crafting Brilliance from Unconventional Qualities

Alchemy exists in the dynamic realm of leadership—a transformative process that turns ordinary leaders into visionaries. Beyond the conventional traits, extraordinary leaders master the art of blending unconventional qualities to create brilliance. Join us to explore the unique elements that, when combined, form the alchemical concoction of unparalleled leadership. Radical Empathy While empathy is a […]

Read More
Understanding Neglected Infectious Diseases
October 11, 2023

Understanding Neglected Infectious Diseases

Neglected infectious diseases, often abbreviated as NIDs, are a group of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations in low-income and middle-income countries. Neglected infectious diseases primarily thrive in impoverished and marginalized communities, perpetuating the cycle of poverty and illness. This article will explore what ignored contagious diseases are, why they are considered failed, their […]

Read More
August 2, 2023

New Blog in PLOS Blogs Speaking of Medicine and Health

Unconventional thinking: how soil science can join the fight against neglected tropical diseases Unconventional thinking: how soil science can join the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Read More
July 3, 2023

NGDI-UBC participated at a NTD Parliamentary Event hosted at the Senate Building in Ottawa

NGDI UBC was honored to participate in the Parliamentary Reception Celebrating Canada’s Kigali Declaration Endorsement Anniversary on June 1st, with special guest Dr. Ibrahima Socé Fall, Director, Department of the Control of NTDs at WHO and Dr. Anthony Solomon CSO. Thank you to Senators Stanley Kutcher & Peter M. Boehm for co-hosting this wonderful event […]

Read More
June 16, 2023

New Publication in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Effects of climate change on soil health resulting in an increased global spread of neglected tropical diseases  

Read More
June 5, 2023

Role of the Lymphatic System in Drug Absorption

Honored to be selected by the prestigious Henry Stewart Talks (HSTalks to provide a lecture on the role of the lymphatic system on improving the absorption and bioavailability of drugs. Thank you Dr. Vladimir Torchilin for the generous invitation to participate. Talk Citation: Wasan, K.M. (2023, May 31). Role of the lymphatic system in […]

Read More
May 8, 2023

NGDI UBC are leading a Special Issue in Frontiers in Pharmacology

NGDI UBC are leading a Special Research Topic in Frontiers in Pharmacology on Novel Pharmacological Targets and Strategies to treat Neglected Tropical Diseases- An LMIC Perspective Due Date December 8th, 2023; Details are in the link below:

Read More
April 22, 2023

New CIHR Grant for Drs. Cox and Wasan to investigate strategies to treat Advanced Prostate Cancer

New CIHR Funding for NDGI Co-Director: Understanding epigenetic regulation and modulation of cell stress responses by the cholesterol transporter, scavenger receptor-B1 as a novel target for treating advanced prostate cancer UBC Principal Investigator(s): Michael Cox (Urologic Sciences); Kishor Wasan (Urologic Sciences) Research Institution: University of British Columbia

Read More