Access to Medicines Conference: April 16

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Access to Medicines Conference: April 16

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The third Access to Medicines conference will take place in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin on April 16, 2019. It is being organised by Access to Medicines Ireland with support from RCSI, Comhlámh, Irish Forum for Global Health, Just Treatment and Médecins Sans Frontières. The conference is gathering a range of leading […]

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Irish Launch of the Lancet Countdown Report at NUI Galway, 3rd November 2017

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On Friday 3rd November, NUI Galway will host the Irish launch of the Lancet Countdown 2017 report on climate change and global health, “Tracking progress on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health”. This special event is organised by NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute, Centre for Health […]

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Global Health Writes: Climate Change and Health – The Challenges and the Opportunities

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Jasmine Huber On September 22nd 2017, NUI Galway hosted the Climate Change and Health conference, setting the scene for  discussions on how climate change is “the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century” (Costello et al., The Lancet, 2009). Over 80 attendees joined the conference including researchers, students, […]

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Conference Roundup: Climate Change and Health – The Challenges and the Opportunities

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Climate Change and Health: The Challenges and the Opportunities took place at NUI Galway’s Institute for Lifecourse and Society on Friday 22nd September 2017. Over 80 people from diverse backgrounds attended the conference on the day, which featured expert speakers Dr. Nicholas Watts (Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown), Joni Pegram (Senior Climate Change Policy […]

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Climate Change and Health – the Challenges and the Opportunities

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About this conference Climate change is “The greatest threat to global health in the 21st century”*. The direct and indirect impacts of climate change threaten to hinder progress in global health and destroy some of the gains made over the last 150 years. As always, it is the most vulnerable including children, who bear the […]

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10 years of Headline – Safe reporting saves lives

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Viknesh Naidu   The recent death of a 15-year-old boy from Texas has been attributed to the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ – a game originating in Russia via social media. This consists of a series of tasks involving destructive behaviour over a 50-day period, ending with the participant taking their own […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: HIV is a political crisis – Harm reduction is a political response

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Mina Kazemi   Addiction is not a crime, or a moral failing, and not a bad choice, but a health problem -Canada’s Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, during the opening ceremonies of the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference in Montreal, Canada in May 2017 [1]. The Minister’s statement suggests that […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: One story in 1.4 million in Tanzania

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Aoife Kirk   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a promise to leave no one behind. Nowhere is this more important than in tackling AIDS. Supporting young, vulnerable and marginalized people will change the course of the epidemic. -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tereza* is a young 22 […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: HIV and children – a tale of two continents

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Laura Reaney We may all be born equal, but those born to mothers with HIV in less highly-developed countries are at a disadvantage before they take their first breath. I work in a maternity hospital in inner city Dublin, where I come across babies of HIV positive mothers on a […]

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