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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...

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

By Mina Kazemi, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health 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...

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

By Aoife Kirk, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   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....

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

By Laura Reaney, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   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...

GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: In the shadow of shame – Living with HIV and AIDS in Ireland

By Thérèse Lynch, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   In 2013, Trócaire‘s ‘Facing Aids’ campaign highlighted the lived female experience of HIV and AIDS throughout the world. Of the collection of portraits, only two participants did not show their faces on camera – they were both...

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