The Office of Transformative Global Health (OTGH) aims to jointly develop, implement, and sustain collaborative programs for health professionals, and allied professionals, in Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia and Africa, as well as in Ontario; with a primary focus on five major themes:
- the fundamental role of primary health care;
- wide health inequities within and between countries;
- pro-recovery approaches (including the active prevention of stigma/discrimination);
- transformative technological innovations; and,
- sustainable impacts on practice.
The main objective is to strengthen the capacity of partners in the developing world to provide improved care and more effectively evaluate outcomes of mental health and addictions service systems.
The OTGH employs a systems perspective that engages the latest social and epidemiological research at CAMH as well as promising practices developed by secondary and tertiary care partners around the world. There is also a focus local action research and systemic program evaluation to encourage greater evidence based decisions and policy making.
Undertaking transformative action requires a comprehensive approach to systems change based on models capable of meeting population health needs in an efficient manner
- OTGH Director Akwatu Khenti.