Reflections on global health conferences after Global Health Exchange 2018

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Reflections on global health conferences after Global Health Exchange 2018

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Viveka Guzman Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Global Health Exchange conference (GHE) organised by the Irish Forum for Global Health in Dublin, 6-7th November 2018. Soon after leaving the meeting I shared with my beloved global health tribe, I found myself trying to speak of […]

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Introducing the Biographies of Our Speakers for the Upcoming Father Michael Kelly Event

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With the Irish Aid Annual Father Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV/AIDS Event coming up at 5pm on the 11th December in Smock Alley Theatre, the IFGH is proud to present the biographies of each of our guest speakers and presenters. This year’s lecture will include a video address from Father Michael Kelly in Zambia, and […]

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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 thing 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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