Key Correspondent Articles

Webinar Series 2: ‘Donor and Funding Challenges for LMICs and Hospital Readiness in the Time of COVID-19’

Webinar Summary Compiled by Ashley Scott, IGHN Key Correspondent/MSc Global Health TCD  Update from Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus, a Former Head of the Department   of Public Health & Epidemiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: Advised using the WHO situation dashboard and...

Webinar Week 3 Summary: North-South Partnerships in the Context of COVID19: How Best to Respond

Webinar Summary Compiled by Ashley Scott, IGHN Key Correspondent/MSc Global Health TCD Ruari Brugha Anchor’s Update: provided a weekly update on the COVID-19 status globally. Ben Simms: Chief Executive, THET Partnership for Global Health. Maintaining communication is crucial with partnerships. Best way of...

Webinar Series Week 4 Summary:  Lessons learned from HIV, Ebola and other epidemics & how can behavioral research help us respond to COVID-19

Webinar Summary Compiled by Ashley Scott, IGHN Key Correspondent/MSc Global Health TCD Anchor Ruairi Brugha Update: Described the being used for suppression around Asia such as contact tracing with mobile phone which enhances ease of tracing contacts that individuals with Coronavirus have been exposed to. This can be...

“We need to put health before profits, access before patents, transparency of price before trade secrets…” – An overview of Access to Medicine’s Live Conference 2020

By Ellen Corby, IGHN Professional Intern and Key Correspondent In addition to causing widespread illness, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a reckoning for worldwide health systems. Vulnerabilities and systemic problems in healthcare systems around the world have never been more evident, along with the globally...

AMI Live Web Conference 2020 – Speaker Summaries

Compiled by Ashley Scott, IGHN Key Correspondent/MSc Global Health TCD Ms. Emily O’Reilly, EU Ombudsman: Opening Remarks: Ms Emily O’Reilly described how research capacity and access have come sharply into focus with the COVID 19 pandemic. Inequalities in access to medicine are already more affected, and she...

One Doctor for Every 12,000 Patients in Zambia – A Cause for Concern

By Guest Writer Contributing to the Key Correspondent Programme, Prof Father Michael Kelly in Lusaka, Zambia At the time of writing (7th April, 2020), Zambia appears to be keeping the COVID-19 infection in check. So far there have been only 39 confirmed cases and one virus-related death, while for the past four days no...

COVID-19 Pandemic – A Spotlight on Africa

By IGHN Key Correspondent, Quwam Kelani A new year is usually a cause for optimism and hope. While the year 2020 is no different, it is considerably noteworthy. When a cluster of pneumonia cases in a Chinese city was identified1 in 2019, the world did not necessarily foresee a pandemic brewing. The cases were determined...

Enabling the sharing of original, timely and creative macro-and micro-level response concepts, systems, and ideas

By Key Correspondent with the Irish Global Health Network, Dr. Sebastian Kevany, MA MPH PhD  In the opinion of one who has witnessed, and participated in, responses to numerous public health emergencies (PHEs) and epidemic outbreaks throughout the world for many years — from Cholera in Zimbabwe; to Ebola in...

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