Where are the Non-Communicable Diseases in Universal Health Care?

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Where are the Non-Communicable Diseases in Universal Health Care?

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Yibeltal Mekonnen Speaking at the Global Health Exchange conference this week, Professor Michael O’Toole described the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked with nutrition. NCDs have become the largest cause of global mortality and morbidity in the past decade. The UN Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs […]

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“This leaving no-one behind things sounds great! Can I contribute?”- Insights from the GHE Conference

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Viveka Guzmán Based on life expectancy, mortality and morbidity rates, we can state without exaggeration that today’s world population has better health than ever before. However, looking between the lines drawn by the statistics, it is evident that this is not true for everyone. Significant inequalities persist between and within […]

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AIDS 2018 Follow-Up showed how far we have come, and how far we have left to go

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The Follow-Up Session to the 2018 International AIDS Conference took place on Friday, 5 October, and was hosted by the Irish Forum for Global Health, Concern, and RCSI. Gathering together Irish experts from across civil society, medicine, and the development sector, the picture they painted of the progress Ireland has made in fighting HIV/AIDS and […]

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IFGH is Pleased to Announce its Programme for the 2018 Global Health Exchange Conference

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The 2018 Global Health Exchange Conference is less than a month away, and is set to bring together some of the world’s foremost experts to discuss “Health for All” in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals. Some of the highlights from the two-day conference include the official launch of the IFGH Strategy for 2018-2023 […]

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Access to Medicines: Standing up to Big Business and Poor Prices

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Morgane Clarke   The Harsh Reality Imagine that you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Then, imagine discovering that there was a novel drug that could treat your breast cancer more effectively than any other. Now imagine that this life-saving drug is so prohibitively expensive that neither you nor […]

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Access to Medicines Conference Recap

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Rosie James   On Wednesday May 2nd, over 160 delegates gathered at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in Dublin city to discuss the problems and solutions of the high prices of new medicines in Ireland and around the world. The one-day conference was organized by Dr Kieran […]

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Looking forward

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jennifer Trainor   For five days, at the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, delegates were presented a variety of topics on the theme of building and improving the capacity of future healthcare personnel. Specialists from different backgrounds presented on topics from the delivery of healthcare in rural […]

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Inter-sectoral actions: Health of all is better when sectors work together

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jenny YC Lee   In a roundtable discussion at the 4th Global Forum on HRH, Dr. Tana Wuliji from the WHO shared facts about the pressing issues in health workforce. If we add up all the shortfall of health workers around the world, the number would be 18 million. This […]

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Health is a productive sector, not a consumptive one. Invest in it!

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Loice Epetiru   The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health brought together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the Human Resources for Health agenda with the aim of attaining universal health coverage, health security and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 1000 delegates gathered at the […]

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