Self-Stigma in TB: A New Approach

Global Health Exchange 2018

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 the different topics […]

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

Despite this, the staggering number of children and continued use of polluting fuels in humanitarian settings leaves little doubt that global society fails to protect these vulnerable children. This is a direct violation of Article 24.2.c of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, “To combat disease [through] provision of adequate nutritious foods and clean drinking water, taking into consideration the dangers and risks of environmental pollution.”

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 Organisation (WHO) recommends creating safe […]

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Menstrual Hygiene in Uganda: A need for Action

However, a study conducted during 2016 in Uganda’s Kamuli district found that over 90% of girls did not meet appropriate standards of MHM. Strong relations between menstrual hygiene and reproductive health make it crucial to find sustainable solutions to this problem.

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’ access to clean […]

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

An estimated 5 billion people don’t have access to safe, affordable, and timely surgical and anaesthesia care. To put things into perspective, compared to Ireland’s 50 specialist surgeons per 100,000 population, there is only 1.8 per 100,0000 in sub-Saharan Africa. Overall, there’s a serious lack of hospitals, equipment, medical personnel, and transport access to hospitals for locals in many of the world’s poorer countries.

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 child of global health.” There is […]

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

According to the international Diabetes Federation (IDF) 3.3% of 20-79 year olds in Africa now live with diabetes.

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 infectious diseases, usually involving creep-crawly […]

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Self-Stigma As a Barrier to Tuberculosis Elimination

Líbhan Collins, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health During November 2018, The Irish Forum for Global Health hosted a Global Health Exchange Conference in the RCSI, Dublin, offering a space for information flow and discussion around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, much of the exchange centred on the goal of […]

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Reporting Live from DRC: Where Health and Humanitarian Crises Meet

By Sarah Catherine Baker, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   In 2014, the world watched in horror as West Africa was ravaged by an outbreak of Ebola virus. The epidemic lasted two years and left over eleven thousand people dead. Last week, global health workers gathered at the 2018 Global Health […]

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