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Who cares? Care and society in the modern world.

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Ian Hodgson   Speaking in March at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin, Ireland, Arthur Kleinman and Iain Wilkinson shared details of their new text, ‘A Passion for Society: How we think about human suffering’. Essentially a critique of how ‘care’ is in danger...

The refugee crisis: health burdens and vulnerabilities

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...

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...

Invitation to the Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS

by globalhealth on Nov 25, 2015 in Events, Homepage Featured, Homepage recent posts, Past Events
Irish Aid and the Irish Forum for Global Health, in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, invite you to attend the 2015 Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS. The lecture will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, on Thursday 10th December, from...

Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

Photo of a man diving into the Ganga river was taken by Sudipto Das, WHO (2007) September 26th is World Environmental Health Day, and this year the theme is protecting the environment for the health and safety of children.  The evidence connecting environmental health with population health are well documented.  Some...

3D Printing and Global Health: An Ethical Perspective

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...

Engaging Health Systems by Improving Access to Health Information   

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...

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