Policy

Guest Editorial: The World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research

Professor Ruairí Brugha, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Board member of the IFGH, has written a special guest editorial focusing on the recently-published World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research. Prof. Brugha notes some of the...

Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

Photo of a man diving into the Ganga river was taken by Sudipto Das, WHO (2007) September 26th is World Environmental Health Day, and this year the theme is protecting the environment for the health and safety of children.  The evidence connecting environmental health with population health are well documented.  Some...

From We to One: Trans-disciplinary approaches to transform Global Health

    GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist & Editor: Bianca van Bavel   Globally, most emerging diseases and persisting infections are zoonoses transmitted from animals to humans. Their origins are associated with societal and cultural adaptations over tens of thousands of years, such as the introduction of...

Understanding the dilemma of access to medicines requires more than shifting the blame of affordability

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar A patient being treated for MDR-TB by MSF in India holds his daily medications (Sami Silva; MSF 2014) Pharmaceutical companies are cold-hearted, profiteering misanthropes that care not for the people they provide but for the pockets they fill. Although there...

Resolving the Contradictions of Growth and Capabilities: A rights-based approach to health

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Bianca van Bavel   Applying a human rights approach often calls into question a series of contradictions; particularly when it is introduced by the nation’s President to open up public discourse on health system reform against a backdrop of economic austerity. In this...

Who has the responsibility: Ethical partnerships for students working overseas

IFGH Conference 2014 Student Workshop on Ethical Partnerships Key Correspondent: Anneliese Arno A special panel session on ‘Ethical Partnerships: A Student Focussed Discussion and Workshop’ was held at the IFGH November Conference. Led by the Student Outreach Group (SOG), things kicked off with individual...

Report Launch for the Growing Up in Ireland Study

Next week, Monday October 6th, we will see the launch of a report based on the data from the “Growing Up in Ireland” study. The “Growing Up in Ireland: National Longitudinal Study of Children in the Republic of Ireland”, to give it its full name, has already yielded results. Most notably the levels of overweight...

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