Key Correspondent News

“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  To download this document as a PDF, please click here 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...

Workshop: Smart Phone Video Skills – POSTPONED DATE TBC

Calling all Citizen Journalists! WORKSHOP: Smart Phone Camera Skills for Beginners and Improvers   POSTPONED  Date/Time TBC ATTENTION All Key Correspondents  This course is being funded by the Irish Global Health Network in support of the Student Outreach Team’s Key Correspondent Programme. Former and...

“WE ALL OWN HEALTH”: 4TH ANNUAL ESTHER IRELAND PARTNERSHIP FORUM

By Ellen Corby: Professional Intern with the IGHN On Tuesday the 3rd of December, the 4th Annual ESTHER Ireland Partnership Forum took place in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. A variety of guests and speakers attended this exciting event; ESTHER Ireland Partners, ESTHER Europe representatives, health...

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