(De) Politicizing or Delineating Health from Gender, Sexuality, Society and Culture

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(De) Politicizing or Delineating Health from Gender, Sexuality, Society and Culture

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist & Editor: Bianca van Bavel   How we come to situate sexuality in the discourses of health and human rights can be very political. From  questioning the medicalization of sexuality to queering heteronormativity and gender binary, the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) hosted its tenth biennial […]

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Implementation Frameworks vs. Common Sense: Bringing Evidence Into Practice

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Jess O’Dowd   The gap between evidence and practice Evidence-based practice is seen as the benchmark of good healthcare. The use of scientific evidence combined with clinical expertise and patient preference is the gold standard. However, despite the push for evidence-based practice the majority of healthcare interventions being used may […]

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Please become a signatory to the Dublin Declaration on HIV Self-Stigma

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Calling Advocates and Changemakers! We are pleased to support a new online petition – The Dublin Declaration on HIV Self-Stigma, that it is hoped will increase knowledge and awareness at all levels – government, academic, NGO, and among the general public – of this phenomenon, which continues to cause lasting harm to the wellbeing of […]

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From We to One: Trans-disciplinary approaches to transform Global Health

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    GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist & Editor: Bianca van Bavel   Globally, most emerging diseases and persisting infections are zoonoses transmitted from animals to humans. Their origins are associated with societal and cultural adaptations over tens of thousands of years, such as the introduction of agriculture, transforming the way humans, environments, pathogens, and animals […]

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The Underhanded Promotion of Tobacco Products

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Richeal Nic an Ri Uniting the world in eliminating tobacco use World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) was created by member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987. Since then, on the 31st of May each year, the WHO has selected a theme to provide a key global message […]

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Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Siobhan Nestor   Nutrition and WaSH Integration, Research and Future Challenges Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May. Jacinta Greene and Dr. Sean […]

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Joint DSA Ireland / Irish Aid / IFGH Nutrition-WASH Seminar

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Following the first meeting of the Joint DSA Ireland / IFGH Child Health Study Group earlier this month, we were pleased to co-host another great event with DSA Ireland, and Irish Aid: a half-day seminar focusing on Nutrition and WASH Integration, Research and Future Challenges. For in-depth coverage of this great event, please click here […]

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The Annual Making Time National Debate 2015

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Making Time Debate 3rd Annual Final, Galway        #MakingTimeDebate2015    This year on the 25th March the 3rd Annual Making Time National Debate (MTD) was held at NUI Galway. This year the MTD final was hosted in collaboration with the fledgling Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Society (CCAFS) of NUI Galway, led by Student Outreach Group (SOG) member […]

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Ending Ireland’s Apathy to Climate Change

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Colm Duffy As we approach 2050, the world has significant challenges that need to be tackled to ensure food and environmental security. With the global population set to increase to 9-12 billion the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) predicts that food production must increase by 70% to meet demand. […]

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Professor Robert Chambers Nutrition and WASH Event Tuesday 19th May

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Co-hosted by Irish Aid, and continuing our work together with the Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSA Ireland), we are pleased to announce that a special half-day seminar will be held at next week at the Printing House, Trinity College Dublin. The seminar is titled: Nutrition and WASH Integration, Research and Future Challenges, and will […]

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