Subfonds - Global Health Interest Group

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Global Health Interest Group

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the records.

Level of description


Reference code

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

9.8 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Administrative history

The Global Health Interest Group (GHIG) champions the movement towards “affordable, accessible and equitable health care enabling people worldwide to increase control of and improve their own health.” In partnership with the CNA, they have participated in the planning and implementation of conferences and workshops over the years, focusing on International Health, women and government.

The organization formed in the fall of 1990 when a group of seven nurses began meeting to share their experiences working in developing countries. After forming an alliance with Oxfam Canada, the group decided to apply for membership as a Professional Practice Group in what was then the Registered Nurses Association of BC (now the College of Registered Nurses of BC). The group developed a mandate, Terms of Reference and objectives, and began examining the possibilities of international partnerships. In May 1991, the group held their first Annual General Meeting as a PPG of RNABC.

GHIG participated in workshops in collaboration with RNABC, Oxfam, and the Canadian Society for International Health. In 2007. GHIG proposed the creation of the Canadian Association for International Nursing (CAIN) in order to affiliate with groups in other provinces who are interested and involved in international nursing and global health.” The GHIG became a chapter of CAIN in June 2008. Subsequently membership declined and executive positions remained unfilled. In June 2009 the operations of the BC GHIG were closed down.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The subfonds consists of 9.8 cm of textual records dating from 1990-2009. By-laws and records of annual and executive meetings include meeting attendance records and other information. Extensive documentation of the partnership with Brazil and the “Living and Nursing Overseas” workshop are included, along with information on other partnerships and projects in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Nepal, Afghanistan, and other locations. Newsletters from 1991-2008 document other activities.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Marlys Judiesch to the B.C. History of Nursing Society, June 27, 2009


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres