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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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“This leaving no-one behind thing sounds great! Can I contribute?”- Insights from the GHE Conference

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Viveka Guzmán Based on life expectancy, mortality and morbidity rates, we can state without exaggeration that today’s world population has better health than ever before. However, looking between the lines drawn by the statistics, it is evident that this is not true for everyone. Significant inequalities persist between and within […]

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AIDS 2018 Follow-Up showed how far we have come, and how far we have left to go

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The Follow-Up Session to the 2018 International AIDS Conference took place on Friday, 5 October, and was hosted by the Irish Forum for Global Health, Concern, and RCSI. Gathering together Irish experts from across civil society, medicine, and the development sector, the picture they painted of the progress Ireland has made in fighting HIV/AIDS and […]

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IFGH is Pleased to Announce its Programme for the 2018 Global Health Exchange Conference

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The 2018 Global Health Exchange Conference is less than a month away, and is set to bring together some of the world’s foremost experts to discuss “Health for All” in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals. Some of the highlights from the two-day conference include the official launch of the IFGH Strategy for 2018-2023 […]

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Youth should have a seat at the table

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Ifunanya Ikhile   This statement was reiterated at the inaugural Youth Forum of the Human Resources for health Conference held at the Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday, 14th November 2017. Students and young professionals from various countries, health, and social care sectors enunciated the importance of youth engagement […]

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Real heroes don’t wear capes – the role of health workers in emergencies

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Moy Bracken   We feel a responsibility towards the people of Southern Sudan, but we need support -A Sudanese health worker at the 4th Global Forum of Human Resources for Health Three scenarios from different contexts, but the similarities are striking. The role of the health worker in emergency relief […]

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Human resources for health: education and training around the world

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Moy Bracken   The importance of training and education was on the agenda at the second day of the 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Dublin. Dr. Ryan Tandjung, (Head of the Healthcare Professions Division, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland) noted that  “investing in good […]

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Everyday Violence against Health Workers Takes a Toll—on Us All

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Margarite Nathe   Attacks on health care range from catastrophic to casual. At what cost? During September in Syria, there were 10 attacks on health care in 10 days. Air-to-surface missiles sought out and destroyed ambulances and hospitals and killed the people inside them. I follow the news. I’ve read […]

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Targeted

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jennifer Trainor   Welcome to my world. These were some of the first haunting words uttered by the WHO’s Dr. Rudi Coninx, as he pointed to a picture of a city in ruin. The room was silent. In my world, hospitals are under attack. This was only one account of […]

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