Global Health Priorities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reflections from Canada’s 2020 Youth Delegate to the World Health Assembly and Pan American Health Organization Direction Council

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Yipeng Ge, Canadian Youth Delegate to WHA and PAHO

Yipeng Ge is a Chinese-Canadian, first-generation immigrant, and a humble and grateful guest of this land.

He grew up in Waterloo, Ontario and completed his undergraduate studies at McMaster University in Health Sciences (Honours) with a specialization in Global Health. He received his MD from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.

He is a resident physician in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (including family medicine) in Ottawa. He is Canada’s official youth delegate to the World Health Assembly and the Pan American Health Organization Directing Council – the highest decision-making bodies for the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization, respectively.

Yipeng is passionate and interested in tackling health and social inequities through addressing the social and broader determinants of health. Much of his academic and medical career has been guided by these values. He is passionate about health equity, community-engaged initiatives, and health advocacy work and enjoys running and bicycling along the Rideau canal, and spending time with family and friends.


Oct 17 2020


10:00 am - 10:55 am