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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...

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...

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