Global Health Exchange 2018

Inequality, Democratic Collapse and Climate Change: The Trial of Global Health Issues

Eunice Phillip, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health The total contact time for delegates attending the two-day Global Health Exchange conference, held at the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland (RCSI) during November 2018, was not more than 18 hours. This, however, cast no shadow over the richness of...

My Right to Clean Air: A Child-Protection Dilemma in Humanitarian Settings

By Eunice Phillip, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health Poverty, displacement, and breakdown in family structure, as seen in refugee and displaced person’s camps, increase a child’s exposure to actual or potential harm or abuse. To protect the health and development of the child, the World Health...

Ebola and conflict: the best partners in crime?

By Lise Carlier, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health On the 1st of August 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu. Dr Michael Ryan, the WHO’s Assistant Director General of Emergency Preparedness and Response joined us today all the way from DRC, via...

Menstrual Hygiene in Uganda: A need for Action

By Lise Carlier, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health Rosemary James, speaking today during the first day of the annual Global Health Exchange Conference, shared her work on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in Uganda, on behalf of Uganda Red Cross. The WHO and UNICEF define MHM as a woman’s’...

Training Local Doctors as Hotshots in Response to the Global Surgery Crisis

By Lidia Shafik, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health Surgery is often seen as a luxury in the developing world. For Deirde Mangoang, Director of the RCSI/COSECA Collaboration Programme speaking at the Global Health Exchange conference this week in Dublin, surgery is, “The neglected red-headed step...

Non-Communicable Diseases are the Most Common Cause of Death in Africa

By Lidia Shafik, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health Non–communicable diseases (NCDs) were a priminent topic at this week’s Global Health Exchange conference, held in Dublin’s RSCI.  NCDs are the most common cause of death in the developing world. This is contrary to the popular belief that...

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