The need for adaptive development humanitarian joint programing

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The need for adaptive development humanitarian joint programing

 In the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), he reported there were 300 confirmed cases and 5500 suspected contacts as of 7th November 2018. Working with international partners such as MSF and GOAL the WHO set up 3 mobile clinics and vaccinated more than 24,000 people, including health care workers.

  GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Yibeltal Mekonnen 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 health stands in the humanitarian-development nexus: whether the focus is predominantly development […]

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

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Viveka Guzman   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, it’s now my turn to start dealing […]

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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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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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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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Inter-sectoral actions: Health of all is better when sectors work together

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jenny YC Lee   In a roundtable discussion at the 4th Global Forum on HRH, Dr. Tana Wuliji from the WHO shared facts about the pressing issues in health workforce. If we add up all the shortfall of health workers around the world, the number would be 18 million. This […]

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Health is a productive sector, not a consumptive one. Invest in it!

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Loice Epetiru   The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health brought together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the Human Resources for Health agenda with the aim of attaining universal health coverage, health security and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 1000 delegates gathered at the […]

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