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GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Tsion Fikre   The social determinants of health encompass ways in which people live, work, learn, and play, and highlight how the conditions may also affect health risks and outcomes. As always, a certain group fall through the cracks. One in every seven persons in the world is a migrant. […]

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Nursing and midwifery leaders – I am listening

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jennifer Trainor   Global Approaches to Nursing and Midwifery Planning to Optimize Workforce Performance-An International Perspective brought together nursing leaders from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Norway, and Canada, during the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. Representatives presented their research and policy strategies to improve staffing, retention, […]

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Rural health initiatives: solutions to rural-urban health disparity

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jenny YC Lee  More than half (56%) of those living in rural areas worldwide do not have access to basic, essential healthcare -Dr. John Wynn-Jones from Rural Wonca, speaking at the 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH Forum 2017). We will need 7 million more health care […]

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What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers—and How Do We Measure It?

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Margarite Nathe The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down. Human beings do weird things sometimes. Or maybe the things we do as individuals only seem weird to others because they don’t know our particular quirks, preferences, and priorities. Think about it: Why do […]

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Health is wealth

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Moy Bracken There is no health without healthcare workers. This is not a cost but an investment The theme of investing in healthcare workers was central to the opening ceremony of the fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin. Health workers save lives and are the backbone […]

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HRHForum2017 Dublin Storytelling Night: Lives in their hands

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Ifunanya Ikhile In this time of global crisis, natural disasters, failing health systems, rising violent crime, and spreading disease, the world needs heroes. Storytelling, an Irish tradition, was used as powerful tool tonight to show how health workers around the world are everyday heroes. Health workers save lives often at […]

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The Humanity Behind Frontline Health Care

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Margarite Nathe   Kicker: The job is difficult, frustrating, risky—and immensely rewarding. The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health began with six powerful accounts from the front lines of health care. Please don’t rape me. Please don’t rape me. Please don’t rape me. This is what was going […]

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Irish Launch of the Lancet Countdown Report at NUI Galway, 3rd November 2017

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On Friday 3rd November, NUI Galway will host the Irish launch of the Lancet Countdown 2017 report on climate change and global health, “Tracking progress on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health”. This special event is organised by NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute, Centre for Health […]

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Global Health Writes: Climate Change and Health – The Challenges and the Opportunities

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Jasmine Huber On September 22nd 2017, NUI Galway hosted the Climate Change and Health conference, setting the scene for  discussions on how climate change is “the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century” (Costello et al., The Lancet, 2009). Over 80 attendees joined the conference including researchers, students, […]

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Conference Roundup: Climate Change and Health – The Challenges and the Opportunities

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Climate Change and Health: The Challenges and the Opportunities took place at NUI Galway’s Institute for Lifecourse and Society on Friday 22nd September 2017. Over 80 people from diverse backgrounds attended the conference on the day, which featured expert speakers Dr. Nicholas Watts (Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown), Joni Pegram (Senior Climate Change Policy […]

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