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

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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. Globally, up to four million people die prematurely each year from illnesses attributable […]

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

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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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“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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