Guest Editorial: The World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research

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Guest Editorial: The World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research

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Professor Ruairí Brugha, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Board member of the IFGH, has written a special guest editorial focusing on the recently-published World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research. Prof. Brugha notes some of the stand-out sections of the […]

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The future of the 10-year-old girl holds key to a better world – UN report

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen journalist: Viknesh Naidu   10 – The number of completion, the first two-digit number, a perfect score. 10 years of age represents the beginning of the second decade of life, a crucial time to explore and discover one’s potential. For girls, it is also to the approximate age of the onset […]

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Report Launch for the Growing Up in Ireland Study

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Next week, Monday October 6th, we will see the launch of a report based on the data from the “Growing Up in Ireland” study. The “Growing Up in Ireland: National Longitudinal Study of Children in the Republic of Ireland”, to give it its full name, has already yielded results. Most notably the levels of overweight […]

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The IFGH 2013 Evaluation Report

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The IFGH’s network of members brings together individuals at home and abroad from NGOs, healthcare organisations, academia, private sector, and more, who are all united by their commitment to health and development across the globe, particularly in low-income countries. It is important to us that the work we do to support our user base of […]

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Unicef: 30 Million Girls Face Genital Mutilation Over Next Decade

Posted by Irish Forum for Global Health | Publications More than 30 million girls face genital mutilation over the next decade, Unicef has reported. More than 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone “genital cutting,” although the numbers are declining. Female genital mutilation still remains “almost universal” in some countries, a United Nations Children’s Fund study released on Monday (July […]

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Global Health and Second-level Education in Ireland: An active learning approach

In Ireland, there is a need to actively engage second level students on global health and development issues.  Currently there is significant work being done in this area, including non-governmental organisation (NGO) programmes and workshops on development issues in schools including the Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) programme.  The Transition Year between the Junior […]

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Donabate Community College Workshop Evaluation & Report

On April 17, 2012, the Irish Forum for Global Health and Trinity College Dublin’s Centre for Global Health held workshops on global health and development with approximately 85 transition year students (ages 15-17) at Donabate Community College. The following report has collated the responses to each evaluation question in order to identify themes around workshop […]

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