Who has the responsibility: Ethical partnerships for students working overseas

IFGH 2014 Conference

IFGH 2014 Conference

Who has the responsibility: Ethical partnerships for students working overseas

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IFGH Conference 2014 Student Workshop on Ethical Partnerships Key Correspondent: Anneliese Arno A special panel session on ‘Ethical Partnerships: A Student Focussed Discussion and Workshop’ was held at the IFGH November Conference. Led by the Student Outreach Group (SOG), things kicked off with individual presentations by each panellist and ended with an animated debate on […]

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Partnerships in HIV: Embracing Change and Getting Back to Basics

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IFGH Conference 2014 Partnerships in Emergency Responses, HIV AIDS & Inclusive Health Key Correspondent: Anna McCormick As the global health community is scrambling to test experimental drugs, train staff and set up emergency response teams in the wake of Ebola, many have been reminded of the similar challenges caused by HIV in the 1980s. Both […]

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Letters on Partnerships: Engaging Young Minds

IFGH Conference 2014 Youth Volunteering Perspectives As a part of our Key Correspondent team at the conference we were delighted to have two transition year students from Donabate Community College.  Here, Rebecca Caffrey and Louise Evans reflect on their volunteer experiences and offer some fresh insights into their involvement at the conference in the form […]

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Cultural Exchange: The ‘one-way’ street of Global Health

IFGH Conference 2014 Emerging Voices-Early Perspectives Key Correspondent: Michael Johnson What can we learn about healthcare from the Global South? With many of our resourced hospitals, high-end technologies, and long established healthcare systems, this question may leave some perplexed. However, it would appear that nations of the Global North are neglecting many opportunities to learn from […]

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IFGH International Conference 2014 Abstracts, Presentations and Recordings.

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On the 5th and 6th of November the IFGH held the 2014 IFGH International Conference in partnership with Concern around the theme of ‘Partnerships for Health’. The conference was well attended and provoked some interesting thoughts regarding the value of partnerships as well as how to recognise a partnership that is not performing effectively. For […]

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Ending on a high note with Professor McAuliffe

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IFGH Conference 2014 John Kevany Memorial Lecture and Closing Keynote Key Correspondent: Ana Belen Espinosa There were many things which I enjoyed about Professor Eilish McAuliffe’s closing keynote given at the IFGH Conference in Dublin. She talked about her experiences working with partnerships and the importance of capacity building for empowering human resources for health and […]

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Why the future of global health lies in health partnerships

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IFGH Conference 2014 Opinion Editorial Key Correspondent: Sanskriti Sasikumar Global health has witnessed an increasing popularity in recent years. Although we seem to have a better understanding of its weaknesses, we have yet to implement structural solutions for its structural problems. However, in recent years there has been an increasing realisation of the benefits of healthcare […]

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A Need for Reciprocal Partnerships not Aid

IFGH Conference 2014 Partnerships Panorama Key Correspondent: Jessica O’Dowd In Sudan, maternal mortality has been reduced by 86%, with neonatal and stillborn deaths reduced to nearly 50%. The childhood survival rate of cancer has increased to 50% in Tanzania. These were just some of the benefits cited from large institutional partnerships during this panorama session […]

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The Irish Aid Annual Fr. Michael Kelly HIV/AIDS Event 2014

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At this year’s International Conference, as in previous years, the IFGH is facilitating the Irish Aid Annual Father Michael Kelly HIV/AIDS Event. This year is the 9th year of this event which was founded in 2006 to honour Fr. Michael’s remarkable work and tireless advocacy in the HIV and AIDS arena. The annual event comprises […]

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