Irish Doctors for the Environment



A Call for Clinicians to Act on Planetary Health


One of biggest threats to our health is the global ‘epidemic’ of the current climate disruption trends. An epidemic is described in the Cambridge dictionary as “a particular problem that affects many people at the same time”. Humanity is causing accelerating global environmental change on the planet. The climate graphs show an unacceptable upward trend […]

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11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health

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11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health 16-20 September 2019 Liverpool, UK The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) is hosting ECTMIH 2019 on behalf of the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH). The event is a forum to discuss the role of tropical medicine and […]

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Global Health Exchange Conference 2018: Round-Up


This year’s Global Health Exchange conference, co-organised by the Irish Forum for Global Health, GOAL and RCSI, took place in RSCI, St. Stephen’s Green, on the 6th-7th November 2018. Over 100 people attended this exciting event that covered a range of topics around health, development, humanitarian work, and the challenges facing those working to achieve […]

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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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Pathways to Clean Cooking II – Wexford

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The second International Pathways to Clean Cooking conference is being held on May 30 and 31 in Wexford to examine recent advances on the wider topics related to clean cooking practices and their potential to impact on global health and the environment. REGISTRATION OPEN: GET YOUR TICKET Globally, up to four million people die prematurely […]

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Introducing the Biographies of Our Speakers for the Upcoming Father Michael Kelly Event


With the Irish Aid Annual Father Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV/AIDS Event coming up at 5pm on the 11th December in Smock Alley Theatre, the IFGH is proud to present the biographies of each of our guest speakers and presenters. This year’s lecture will include a video address from Father Michael Kelly in Zambia, and […]

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Where are the Non-Communicable Diseases in Universal Health Care?

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Yibeltal Mekonnen Speaking at the Global Health Exchange conference this week, Professor Michael O’Toole described the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked with nutrition. NCDs have become the largest cause of global mortality and morbidity in the past decade. The UN Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs […]

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