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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: Young people’s perceptions of HIV in Ireland

By Breda Gahan and Jennifer Schoonover, Key Correspondents for the Irish Forum for Global Health Why is it, that in 2017, in Ireland 10 people are newly diagnosed with HIV every week? More than 500 people were diagnosed with HIV in Ireland during 2016 (HPSC stats). I asked Jennifer, my EUSA Intern from Pittsburgh...

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...

Please become a signatory to the Dublin Declaration on HIV Self-Stigma

Calling Advocates and Changemakers! We are pleased to support a new online petition – The Dublin Declaration on HIV Self-Stigma, that it is hoped will increase knowledge and awareness at all levels – government, academic, NGO, and among the general public – of this phenomenon, which continues to cause...

The Underhanded Promotion of Tobacco Products

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 …...

Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH

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...

Joint DSA Ireland / Irish Aid / IFGH Nutrition-WASH Seminar

Following the first meeting of the Joint DSA Ireland / IFGH Child Health Study Group earlier this month, we were pleased to co-host another great event with DSA Ireland, and Irish Aid: a half-day seminar focusing on Nutrition and WASH Integration, Research and Future Challenges. For in-depth coverage of this great event,...

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