Traditional research and education has neglected women’s health issues. This is particularly evident in the developing world, where the majority of science and research is not relevant to major causes of morbidity and mortality. McMaster University has a tremendous potential to change this and improve the health of many people around the world. It can do so through newly-focused participation in international health care delivery, education and research.
The vision of the IWCH Network is to improve the health of needy women and children. It does this by mobilizing professionals, and equipping dedicated students in leadership development, research and education, both at home and abroad.