Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

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Past Events

Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

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Photo of a man diving into the Ganga river was taken by Sudipto Das, WHO (2007) September 26th is World Environmental Health Day, and this year the theme is protecting the environment for the health and safety of children.  The evidence connecting environmental health with population health are well documented.  Some of the most vulnerable groups to […]

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Engaging Health Systems by Improving Access to Health Information   

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar Artwork by Charles Isabirye for Partnerships in Health Information. Retrieved from: http://www.phiinafrica.org/ Knowledge empowers individuals to make informed choices. However, in our search for the perfect solution to improve global health, we rarely speak about improving access to health information.  Global health actors often speak of tangible solutions like […]

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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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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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Creating demand for an ap-peel-ing shift in global trade economies

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Today as we mark the 45th Earth Day, we are reminded of the power of all small ‘acts of green’, from local to global contributions that we as global citizens can make to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement. Our latest Global Health Writes article by Anneliese Arno takes a similar approach, calling for […]

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Resolving the Contradictions of Growth and Capabilities: A rights-based approach to health

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Bianca van Bavel   Applying a human rights approach often calls into question a series of contradictions; particularly when it is introduced by the nation’s President to open up public discourse on health system reform against a backdrop of economic austerity. In this manner, the second meeting of the President of […]

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Ireland’s HPRA Stands to Engage Scientists of All Ages

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Global Health Writes Citizen Journalist: Richeal Nic An Ri Here in an energetic atmosphere and a full house of eager students, exhibitors and teachers from all over Ireland—yes, it is the BT 2015 Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS)! Now in its prime 51st year of exhibition, it is one of the […]

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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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