Governments around the world are seeking innovative solutions to increase access to affordable, high-quality healthcare that meets the evolving needs of their populations.
We have supported private and public sector partners for more than 10 years to pre-emptively address tomorrow’s needs through sustainable, value-for-money solutions.
In 2011, we re-imagined our approach to global engagement and established the Applied Health Institute, a $40-million expansion combining state of the art technology with thought leadership and a focus on outcomes.
The Applied Health Institute is home to our Schools of Allied Health, Nursing and Personal Support Work, which provide leading-edge approaches to delivering health services to urban and rural populations.
We focus on integrating technology within the health sector, liberalizing public access to services and developing demand-driven education and training.
Today, our global reach in applied health extends to partners in Canada, China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and South Africa where we have trained more than 1500 nurses, supported HIV/AIDS prevention through education and increased health care administration efficiency for thousands of patients and practitioners.
Our Applied Health expertise includes:
- Community + Mental Health
- Pharmacy Management
- Disease Control + Prevention
- Dental Services
- Paramedic Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Personal Support Work
Shanghai U – Medical and Health Sciences
As an English plus Biomedical Science program, this partnership provides Chinese students with exposure to the Biomedical Engineering field in the Niagara region. Through a combination of Biomedical related site visits and classroom instruction, students learn about Biomedical Engineering practices in Canada as well as Medical Device and Biomedical English vocabulary.
The Other Half Project – Combating HIV/AIDS in South Africa
While providing industry-relevant training for South Africans living in one of the country’s poorest provinces, Niagara College partnered with other agencies to combat the disproportionate number of women affected by HIV/AIDS in the region.