The future of the 10-year-old girl holds key to a better world – UN report

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The future of the 10-year-old girl holds key to a better world – UN report

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen journalist: Viknesh Naidu   10 – The number of completion, the first two-digit number, a perfect score. 10 years of age represents the beginning of the second decade of life, a crucial time to explore and discover one’s potential. For girls, it is also to the approximate age of the onset […]

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Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

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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 of the most vulnerable groups to […]

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

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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 manner, the second meeting of the President of […]

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Ending on a high note with Professor McAuliffe

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IFGH Conference 2014 John Kevany Memorial Lecture and Closing Keynote Key Correspondent: Ana Belen Espinosa There were many things which I enjoyed about Professor Eilish McAuliffe’s closing keynote given at the IFGH Conference in Dublin. She talked about her experiences working with partnerships and the importance of capacity building for empowering human resources for health and […]

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Why the future of global health lies in health partnerships

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IFGH Conference 2014 Opinion Editorial Key Correspondent: Sanskriti Sasikumar Global health has witnessed an increasing popularity in recent years. Although we seem to have a better understanding of its weaknesses, we have yet to implement structural solutions for its structural problems. However, in recent years there has been an increasing realisation of the benefits of healthcare […]

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A Need for Reciprocal Partnerships not Aid

IFGH Conference 2014 Partnerships Panorama Key Correspondent: Jessica O’Dowd In Sudan, maternal mortality has been reduced by 86%, with neonatal and stillborn deaths reduced to nearly 50%. The childhood survival rate of cancer has increased to 50% in Tanzania. These were just some of the benefits cited from large institutional partnerships during this panorama session […]

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Report Launch for the Growing Up in Ireland Study

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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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Community approach to preventing violence against women: SASA! study results are out.

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Reducing violence against women – SASA! Recent results from the groundbreaking study on the SASA! (meaning ‘Now’ in Kiswahili) approach have been extremely positive, showing reductions in intimate partner violence (IPV), as well as marked shifts towards non-acceptance of IPV, and increasing respect for women’s sexual autonomy. SASA! is a collaboration between the London School […]

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What happened at INMED?

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In late September the IFGH co-hosted a symposium on medical electives in conjunction with the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED). The discussion ranged from the role of electives, the responsibilities of medical schools, to fundraising and insuring ethical electives. All medical schools in Ireland were represented, although attendance was not limited to medicine alone, […]

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IFGH Presenter: Professor Malcom Maclachlan

  Posted by Irish Forum for Global Health | Presentations Professor Malcolm ‘Mac’ MacLachlan is with the Centre for Global Health and the School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and is currently a visiting professor at the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies, StellenboschUniversity, South Africa and at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University. Mac has worked […]

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