Developing a Productive and Effective Health Work Force

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Developing a Productive and Effective Health Work Force

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Siobhán Tracey   “Expenditure on an effective health work force is not a cost but an investment.” The overarching message from the opening speakers at RCSI’s Global Health Conference held in Dublin on 21st and 22nd April, 2016 is that expenditure now, on building a skilled health work force, will […]

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Who cares? Care and society in the modern world.


GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Ian Hodgson   Speaking in March at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin, Ireland, Arthur Kleinman and Iain Wilkinson shared details of their new text, ‘A Passion for Society: How we think about human suffering’. Essentially a critique of how ‘care’ is in danger of slipping off the radar […]

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The refugee crisis: health burdens and vulnerabilities

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar Volunteers walk along a pile of vests that belonged to the refugees who landed on the shores of Lesbos Island in Greece. We are failing the world’s refugees. Today there are 60 million displaced persons in the world as a result of the humanitarian crises of war, epidemics, and […]

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Harnessing Health Informatics: Dilemmas of Big Data and Adaptive Technologies

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Richard Gibney Today, both patient confidentiality and data protection are highly valued. But so is the data itself. Data breaches in the health sector are a serious concern.  Many hospitals continue to rely on paper systems for their health records, with the move to digital seen as carrying risks.  Yet, these existing […]

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Invitation to the Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS

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Irish Aid and the Irish Forum for Global Health, in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, invite you to attend the 2015 Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS. The lecture will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, on Thursday 10th December, from 5.30-7pm, […]

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Protecting the Environment for Future Generations


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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3D Printing and Global Health: An Ethical Perspective

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES 3D printed prosthetic arms as part of Project Daniel in Sudan. Image: Not Impossible, LLC   Citizen Journalist: Muthukumaran Thangaramanujam (‘Muthu’) Three-dimensional printing (3D printing) is currently sweeping across the globe as an accessible manufacturing technique for the masses. Though the concept of 3D printing itself pre-dates the Internet, it has only […]

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Engaging Health Systems by Improving Access to Health Information   


GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar Artwork by Charles Isabirye for Partnerships in Health Information. Retrieved from: 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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We’re teaming up with Dóchas and the World’s Best News!


Global Health Writes, our fresh take on street advocacy and citizen journalism, is collaborating with the World’s Best News to host a writing workshop on Thursday August 6th from 18:30—20:00 at the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin (7—9 Leinster Street South, Room 304).  These two initiatives provide important platforms to motivate public engagement and political support for global health, human rights, and development […]

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