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Gender Based Inequalities Amplified by COVID-19 Pandemic

By Professor Father Michael J. Kelly Guest Writer Contributing to the Key Correspondent Programme Luwisha House, Lusaka, Zambia: May 18, 2020 Article Summary: COVID and Gender The United Nations has reminded us that a pandemic amplifies and heightens all inequalities. The circumstances of the current COVID-19 pandemic...

Providing essential PPE in direct provision- The Sanctuary Masks Initiative

by globalhealth on May 8, 2020 in COVID-19, Key Correspondent Articles, Key Correspondent News, News
Written by IGHN Key Correspondent, Ellen O’Hanrahan, 2nd Year Nursing Student, University College Cork 3rd of May 2020 On the 27th of March 2020, an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announced people should stay at  home, physically distance and only make essential journeys, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19....

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...

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...

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