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: 'The Cave' Director Talks About Filming a Female-Run Underground Hospital in Syria

    'The Cave' Director Talks About Filming a Female-Run Underground Hospital in Syria

    By Jackie Marchildon|Sept. 13, 2019

    The documentary follows a team of health workers treating casualties of Syria’s civil war. Read more

  2. Feature: How Global Citizens Helped a Health Organization Deliver Millions of Life-Saving Vaccines
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    How Global Citizens Helped a Health Organization Deliver Millions of Life-Saving Vaccines

    By Jackie Marchildon|Sept. 12, 2019

    After 26,000 Global Citizens took action, Canada responded with a $500-million commitment to Gavi. Read more

  3. Article: Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' Is Nearly Here! Here Are 4 Times the Author Inspired Us.

    Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' Is Nearly Here! Here Are 4 Times the Author Inspired Us.

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Imogen Calderwood|Sept. 10, 2019

    “Don't let the bastards grind you down.” Read more

  4. Article: 10 Movies at TIFF 2019 That Were Practically Made for Global Citizens

    10 Movies at TIFF 2019 That Were Practically Made for Global Citizens

    By Jackie Marchildon|Sept. 4, 2019

    From films about health to gender equality to the environment, TIFF19 has a lot to offer. Read more

  5. Article: This Initiative Has Saved 13 Million Lives. With New Funding, It Could Save Millions More.
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    This Initiative Has Saved 13 Million Lives. With New Funding, It Could Save Millions More.

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Gaëlle Langué|Aug. 30, 2019

    Gavi plans to vaccinate 1.1 billion children by the end of 2025. Read more

  6. Article: Nigeria Is Celebrating 3 Years Without Any New Wild Polio Cases
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    Nigeria Is Celebrating 3 Years Without Any New Wild Polio Cases

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Pia Gralki|Aug. 21, 2019

    This means that the entire Africa region can apply to be certified as a polio-free continent. Read more

  7. Article: This City Is Using Needle Vending Machines to Combat HIV and STI Outbreaks

    This City Is Using Needle Vending Machines to Combat HIV and STI Outbreaks

    By Jackie Marchildon|Aug. 15, 2019

    The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has some of the highest rates of HIV diagnosis. Read more

  8. Article: This South African Doctor Survived Tuberculosis. Now She's Working to Fight It.
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    This South African Doctor Survived Tuberculosis. Now She's Working to Fight It.

    By Jackie Marchildon|Aug. 9, 2019

    In 2017, 10 million people became sick with TB and 1.6 million died. Read more

  9. Article: 17 Artists Just Collaborated on a Protest Song to Take Action for Sudan

    17 Artists Just Collaborated on a Protest Song to Take Action for Sudan

    By Jackie Marchildon|Aug. 9, 2019

    The song aims to raise awareness on Sudan’s current political crisis. Read more

  10. Article: More Than 500 Children Have Died From Ebola in the Congo: Report

    More Than 500 Children Have Died From Ebola in the Congo: Report

    By Jackie Marchildon|Aug. 7, 2019

    About 40% of children who have gotten the disease are under the age of 5. Read more