Inequality, Democratic Collapse and Climate Change: The Trial of Global Health Issues

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Inequality, Democratic Collapse and Climate Change: The Trial of Global Health Issues

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Eunice Phillip   The total contact time for delegates attending the two-day Global Health Exchange conference, held at the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland (RCSI) during November 2018, was not more than 18 hours. This, however, cast no shadow over the richness of the different topics presented. In his […]

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My Right to Clean Air: A Child-Protection Dilemma in Humanitarian Settings

Despite this, the staggering number of children and continued use of polluting fuels in humanitarian settings leaves little doubt that global society fails to protect these vulnerable children. This is a direct violation of Article 24.2.c of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, “To combat disease [through] provision of adequate nutritious foods and clean drinking water, taking into consideration the dangers and risks of environmental pollution.”

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Eunice Phillip   Poverty, displacement, and breakdown in family structure, as seen in refugee and displaced person’s camps, increase a child’s exposure to actual or potential harm or abuse. To protect the health and development of the child, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends creating safe and sustainable environments, and […]

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Ebola and conflict: the best partners in crime?

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Lise Carlier On the 1st of August 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu. Dr Michael Ryan, the WHO’s Assistant Director General of Emergency Preparedness and Response joined us today all the way from DRC, via Skype, for the Global Health Exchange […]

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Menstrual Hygiene in Uganda: A need for Action

However, a study conducted during 2016 in Uganda’s Kamuli district found that over 90% of girls did not meet appropriate standards of MHM. Strong relations between menstrual hygiene and reproductive health make it crucial to find sustainable solutions to this problem.

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Lise Carlier Rosemary James, speaking today during the first day of the annual Global Health Exchange Conference, shared her work on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in Uganda, on behalf of Uganda Red Cross. The WHO and UNICEF define MHM as a woman’s’ access to clean absorbents, that can be changed […]

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Training Local Doctors as Hotshots in Response to the Global Surgery Crisis

An estimated 5 billion people don’t have access to safe, affordable, and timely surgical and anaesthesia care. To put things into perspective, compared to Ireland’s 50 specialist surgeons per 100,000 population, there is only 1.8 per 100,0000 in sub-Saharan Africa. Overall, there’s a serious lack of hospitals, equipment, medical personnel, and transport access to hospitals for locals in many of the world’s poorer countries.

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Lidia Shafik Surgery is often seen as a luxury in the developing world. For Deirde Mangoang, Director of the RCSI/COSECA Collaboration Programme speaking at the Global Health Exchange conference this week in Dublin, surgery is, “The neglected red-headed step child of global health.” There is a crisis in global surgery […]

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Is HIV Still a Problem?

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Lidia Shafik A recent article in The Lancet suggests the HIV community made a serious error by pursuing the end of AIDS message. HIV, and AIDS, are still, in fact, widespread and rampant and much more needs to be done about this. According to Concern’s Breda Gahan, speaking this week […]

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Health for All: How Do We Get There?

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Líbhan Collins   In thinking about global health, it can be difficult to grasp how truly complex and vast the area is. At the recent Global Health Exchange Conference, run by the Irish Forum for Global Health, I listened, along with over 100 other attendees from various different backgrounds and […]

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Before the post-conference blues settle in: Looking back and forwards from the Global Health Exchange

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Viveka Guzman   When I first heard the term ‘post-conference blues’ I thought it was very witty, but I didn’t realise it was actually a thing one gets; until now. After the Global Health Exchange (GHE) conference, held this week in Dublin’s RCSI, it’s now my turn to start dealing […]

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Reflections on global health conferences after Global Health Exchange 2018

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Viveka Guzman Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Global Health Exchange conference (GHE) organised by the Irish Forum for Global Health in Dublin, 6-7th November 2018. Soon after leaving the meeting I shared with my beloved global health tribe, I found myself trying to speak of […]

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Access to Medicines Conference: April 16

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The third Access to Medicines conference will take place in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin on April 16, 2019. It is being organised by Access to Medicines Ireland with support from RCSI, Comhlámh, Irish Forum for Global Health, Just Treatment and Médecins Sans Frontières. The conference is gathering a range of leading […]

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