Vol 6: The “Insurmountable” Frontier: How India Eliminated Polio

Abstract This case study evaluates India’s efforts to eliminate all poliovirus strains in the country. This was done through massive immunization campaigns that targeted specific and marginalized groups, public awareness campaigns, and an emphasis on nation-wide surveillance. Ultimately, polio was successfully eliminated in India and the country averted 1.48 billion disability-adjusted life years. The number […]

Vol 6: Assessing the Effectiveness of Mental Health Training and Awareness Initiatives for Youth in Malawi and Tanzania

Abstract This paper evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention meant to expand treatment for adolescents with mental illness in Malawi and Tanzania.  The researchers developed radio programs addressing mental health for youth and provided training on mental disorders for educators and healthcare workers in Malawi and Tanzania. At a cost of $2.7 million CAD, the […]

2017 Journal

Dear Reader, The Prognosis, McGill’s student journal of global health, was founded in 2011 by a group of students dedicated to highlighting interdisciplinary scholarship in the emerging field of global health. With each new editorial board, the journal has evolved, though we strive to maintain our initial mandate of promoting research at the intersection of […]