The refugee crisis: health burdens and vulnerabilities

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The refugee crisis: health burdens and vulnerabilities

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar Volunteers walk along a pile of vests that belonged to the refugees who landed on the shores of Lesbos Island in Greece. We are failing the world’s refugees. Today there are 60 million displaced persons in the world as a result of the humanitarian crises of war, epidemics, and […]

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Harnessing Health Informatics: Dilemmas of Big Data and Adaptive Technologies

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Richard Gibney Today, both patient confidentiality and data protection are highly valued. But so is the data itself. Data breaches in the health sector are a serious concern.  Many hospitals continue to rely on paper systems for their health records, with the move to digital seen as carrying risks.  Yet, these existing […]

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3D Printing and Global Health: An Ethical Perspective

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES 3D printed prosthetic arms as part of Project Daniel in Sudan. Image: Not Impossible, LLC   Citizen Journalist: Muthukumaran Thangaramanujam (‘Muthu’) Three-dimensional printing (3D printing) is currently sweeping across the globe as an accessible manufacturing technique for the masses. Though the concept of 3D printing itself pre-dates the Internet, it has only […]

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Engaging Health Systems by Improving Access to Health Information   

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar Artwork by Charles Isabirye for Partnerships in Health Information. Retrieved from: http://www.phiinafrica.org/ Knowledge empowers individuals to make informed choices. However, in our search for the perfect solution to improve global health, we rarely speak about improving access to health information.  Global health actors often speak of tangible solutions like […]

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(De) Politicizing or Delineating Health from Gender, Sexuality, Society and Culture

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist & Editor: Bianca van Bavel   How we come to situate sexuality in the discourses of health and human rights can be very political. From  questioning the medicalization of sexuality to queering heteronormativity and gender binary, the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) hosted its tenth biennial […]

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Implementation Frameworks vs. Common Sense: Bringing Evidence Into Practice

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Jess O’Dowd   The gap between evidence and practice Evidence-based practice is seen as the benchmark of good healthcare. The use of scientific evidence combined with clinical expertise and patient preference is the gold standard. However, despite the push for evidence-based practice the majority of healthcare interventions being used may […]

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From We to One: Trans-disciplinary approaches to transform Global Health

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    GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist & Editor: Bianca van Bavel   Globally, most emerging diseases and persisting infections are zoonoses transmitted from animals to humans. Their origins are associated with societal and cultural adaptations over tens of thousands of years, such as the introduction of agriculture, transforming the way humans, environments, pathogens, and animals […]

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The Underhanded Promotion of Tobacco Products

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Richeal Nic an Ri Uniting the world in eliminating tobacco use World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) was created by member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987. Since then, on the 31st of May each year, the WHO has selected a theme to provide a key global message […]

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Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Siobhan Nestor   Nutrition and WaSH Integration, Research and Future Challenges Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May. Jacinta Greene and Dr. Sean […]

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Ending Ireland’s Apathy to Climate Change

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Colm Duffy As we approach 2050, the world has significant challenges that need to be tackled to ensure food and environmental security. With the global population set to increase to 9-12 billion the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) predicts that food production must increase by 70% to meet demand. […]

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