Energy Transitions to Benefit Everybody

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Energy Transitions to Benefit Everybody

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By Jane O’Flynn, Key Correspondent for The Irish Forum for Global Health Dr Tami Bond, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois delivered the keynote address at the recent Pathways to Clean Cooking Conference held in Wexford from May 29-31. Bond’s focus area includes the effective study of black carbon, otherwise known […]

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Pathways to Clean Cooking: The limitations of the SDG 7 Indicator

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Verena Brinkmann:  On the limitations of the SDG 7 Indicator with Regards to Biomass By Rebecca Brennan, Key Correspondent for The Irish Forum for Global Health Verena Brinkmann has been involved with household energy in the context of developing countries since 2004. She is currently the topic leader for cooking energy in the global multi-donor […]

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High Time for Big Pharma to Join the Conversation

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by Viveka Guzman, Global Health Writes Contributor The 3rd annual conference on Access to Medicines Ireland took place on April 16th in the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. Speakers delivered diverse perspectives on the barriers and opportunities available to improve access to medicines by borrowing examples and statistics from their own experiences as pharmaco-economists, […]

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A Way Out for Patients Held Hostage

A Way Out for Patients Held Hostage

By Líbhan Collins, Global Health Writes Contributor US-based Health Economist James Love delivered the keynote address at the Access to Medicines Ireland (AMI) 3rd annual conference on April 16, 2019. As Director of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), a for-profit NGO, he advises UN agencies and governments about KEI-based research centred largely on public interest advocacy. […]

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Information is Power

Information is Power

By Megan Hayes, Global Health Writes Contributor “Information is power” was the running theme of Dimitri Eynikel’s talk on improving access to medicines at the Access to Medicines conference in RCSI on April 16. Dimitri has worked with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) on several healthcare projects in the DRC, South Africa, and Afghanistan. Since 2017 […]

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Patenting the Sun – A Summary of the Access to Medicines Conference

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By Megan Hayes, Global Health Writes Contributor The idea of a patent free world was explored and debated throughout the 2019 Access to Medicines Conference held at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in Dublin on April 16th. “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” was the response in 1955 of Jonas Salk […]

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A Call for Clinicians to Act on Planetary Health

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One of biggest threats to our health is the global ‘epidemic’ of the current climate disruption trends. An epidemic is described in the Cambridge dictionary as “a particular problem that affects many people at the same time”. One of biggest threats to our health is the global ‘epidemic’ of the current climate disruption trends. An […]

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Do You Know Your HIV Status?

In 2017, thirty-six million nine hundred thousand people globally live with HIV. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the people living with HIV know their HIV status. Compared to year 2010, people with access to antiretroviral treatment have increased by 58.3%.  This led to 32.9% reduction in mortality rate of people with HIV (2).

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Quam Kelani December 1, 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day. This year’s theme was “Know your status”. UNAIDS highlights the progress towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic but also highlights how much more we have to do (1). This involves making people aware of their HIV status in […]

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

Eunice Phillip, Global Health Writes Contributor 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 presented. In his welcome speech, […]

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