Global Health Exchange 2018

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...

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...

Ireland’s New International Development Policy: An Inside View

Sarah Catherine Baker, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health The Irish Forum for Global Health’s 2018 Global Health Exchange Conference kicked off last Tuesday with a series of talks about equality and inclusion in healthcare. Aidan Fitzpatrick, senior development specialist in Irish Aid’s...

The Need for Adaptive Development Humanitarian Joint Programming

By Yibeltal Mekonnen, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health The global health community is highly engaged with development aid and responding to humanitarian crises in many fragile states and conflict zones. However, interventions are often embroiled in the ideological confrontation as to where global...

Before the post-conference blues settle in: Looking back and forwards from the Global Health Exchange

Viveka Guzman, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   When I first heard the term ‘post-conference blues’ I thought it was very witty, but I didn’t realise it was actually a thing one gets; until now. After the Global Health Exchange (GHE) conference, held this week in Dublin’s RCSI,...

Reflections on global health conferences after Global Health Exchange 2018

Viveka Guzman, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health 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,...

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

By Yibeltal Mekennon, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health 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...

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

By Viveka Guzmán, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health 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...

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