Enhancing the health and wellbeing of populations internationally

Through multi-disciplinary research and policy work carried out by faculty members across the University of Waterloo in collaboration with researchers and practitioners in other organisations across Canada and the world, the Global Health Policy and Innovation Research Centre (GHPI) is working to advance improvements in the health of populations across the world.


GHPI members Lincoln Lau, Jennifer Liu and Warren Dodd, along with Laura Jane Brubacher and Kathy Luu have had their research with low-income women in the Philippines. The research looks at women’s decisions regarding health care access, and the myriad ways social networks are utilized for social and financial support to facilitate healthcare access and use  throughout women's lifespans.