Developing Global Health Skills in Ireland

By Ruth Yan, Key Correspondent for the Irish Global Health Network I was honoured to be invited to the inaugural Global Health Symposium at the College of Anesthesiologists in Dublin on October 25th, 2019, where I sat amidst a sea of decorated doctors and global health leaders. We started by looking at a vision for...

TB – where are we now?

by globalhealth on May 17, 2014 in Key Correspondent News, Newsletter
Characterised by persistent cough, night sweats, fever and cachexia, it is the second most common cause of death due to an infectious disease worldwide: variously called consumption, phthisis and the white plague, Tuberculosis (TB) is sometimes also thought of as the first disease known to humankind. Analysis of the DNA...

The 14th European AIDS Conference

by globalhealth on Oct 20, 2013 in News, Newsletter
Brussels hosted the 14th European AIDS Conference this year, on 16 – 19th October 2013, where the IFGH and other Irish institutions were well represented in presenting and facilitating the event. AIDS is not often associated with Europe, yet – according to estimates by UNAIDS and the WHO – there were...

Sanitation – a forgotten goal in health development.

by globalhealth on Oct 16, 2013 in Newsletter
Handwashing remains an important issue for global health. Signs may be commonly seen outside hospital wards, reminding visitors to wash their hands, but it is an issue which reaches beyond hospital infections such as MRSA and C-Difficile. Diarrhoea remains the biggest cause of death in under-5s, and there are over 1.7...

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