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

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...

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

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...

Climate Change and Health – the Challenges and the Opportunities

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...

Guest Editorial: The World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research

Professor Ruairí Brugha, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Board member of the IFGH, has written a special guest editorial focusing on the recently-published World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research. Prof. Brugha notes some of the...

Developing a Productive and Effective Health Work Force

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Siobhán Tracey   “Expenditure on an effective health work force is not a cost but an investment.” The overarching message from the opening speakers at RCSI’s Global Health Conference held in Dublin on 21st and 22nd April, 2016 is that expenditure now, on building a...

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...

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