Hungry for Change

Hungry for Change is an annual event which raises awareness of global health issues, and funds in support of research scholarships in global health, as well as global health issues such as outreach programs and Orphanages in third-world countries.

A medical student initiative supported by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, it is now in its fifth year. Nancy Chen, the 2013 Event Chair, believes the program is a great way for students to give back to the community and make a difference in the field of global health issues right here in Canada.

The theme is for the event this year is physical activity. “Many people don’t realize that physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause for global mortality and the cause of 80% of non-communicable diseases as well,” said Chen.

“We felt it was important to build greater awareness of the need for physical activity and hope in doing so we can bring positive change to peoples’ lives.”