Global Health Exchange Conference 2018: Round-Up

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Global Health Exchange Conference 2018: Round-Up

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This year’s Global Health Exchange conference, co-organised by the Irish Forum for Global Health, GOAL and RCSI, took place in RSCI, St. Stephen’s Green, on the 6th-7th November 2018. Over 100 people attended this exciting event that covered a range of topics around health, development, humanitarian work, and the challenges facing those working to achieve […]

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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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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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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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