About Jackie Marchildon

Jackie Marchildon is the senior bilingual editor for Global Citizen, based in Toronto, Ontario. She is the principal reporter for Canada, as well as the lead reporter on global health, covering issues ranging from foreign policy and universal health coverage, to disease outbreaks and immunization efforts, to polio eradication. Jackie is especially interested in how gender influences global health. Her noteworthy reporting includes a reporting project on female genital mutilation in Canada.

Stories

  1. Article: 'Unignorable Tower' Illustrates the Massive Scale of Poverty in Toronto

    'Unignorable Tower' Illustrates the Massive Scale of Poverty in Toronto

    By Jackie Marchildon|Nov. 7, 2019

    The building would need to house more than 116,000 people. Read more

  2. Article: 15% of Female Students Have Been Sexually Assaulted by Another Student in Canada: Survey

    15% of Female Students Have Been Sexually Assaulted by Another Student in Canada: Survey

    By Jackie Marchildon|Nov. 5, 2019

    School boards are also lacking in policy when it comes to dealing with reports. Read more

  3. Article: Johnson & Johnson to Deliver up to Half A Million Doses of Their Ebola Vaccine to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    PartnerHealth

    Johnson & Johnson to Deliver up to Half A Million Doses of Their Ebola Vaccine to the Democratic Republic of ...

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 31, 2019

    The current Ebola outbreak has infected more than 3,000 people. Read more

  4. Article: Another Canadian Province Just Banned Single-Use Plastic Bags

    Another Canadian Province Just Banned Single-Use Plastic Bags

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 30, 2019

    Nova Scotia is the third province to implement a ban. Read more

  5. Article: A Lab Worker Got a Smallpox-Related Infection After Refusing the Vaccine

    A Lab Worker Got a Smallpox-Related Infection After Refusing the Vaccine

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 29, 2019

    Smallpox was officially declared eradicated in 1980. Read more

  6. Article: Connected North Links Indigenous Students in Remote Areas to Classroom Resources
    PartnerEducation

    Connected North Links Indigenous Students in Remote Areas to Classroom Resources

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 29, 2019

    The network connects students to opportunities that are unavailable locally using Cisco technology. Read more

  7. Article: This US Bill Could End Preventable Mother and Child Deaths by 2035. Here’s What You Need to Know.
    AdvocacyHealth

    This US Bill Could End Preventable Mother and Child Deaths by 2035. Here’s What You Need to Know.

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 25, 2019

    The Reach Every Mother and Child Act is a bipartisan bill that aims to save 600,000 women by 2020. Read more

  8. Article: The World Officially Has Eradicated Two Strains of Polio

    The World Officially Has Eradicated Two Strains of Polio

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 24, 2019

    This great news was announced on World Polio Day. Read more

  9. Feature: These Are the People Fighting Polio Around the World
    FeatureHealth

    These Are the People Fighting Polio Around the World

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Olivia Kestin|Oct. 23, 2019

    Polio is 99.9% eradicated — thanks to frontline health workers. Read more

  10. Article: 3 Key Things You Should Definitely Know About Canada’s Dedication to Ending Polio

    3 Key Things You Should Definitely Know About Canada’s Dedication to Ending Polio

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 22, 2019

    Not too long ago, polio affected 350,000 people per year around the world. Read more