A Call for Clinicians to Act on Planetary Health

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A Call for Clinicians to Act on Planetary Health

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One of biggest threats to our health is the global ‘epidemic’ of the current climate disruption trends. An epidemic is described in the Cambridge dictionary as “a particular problem that affects many people at the same time”. One of biggest threats to our health is the global ‘epidemic’ of the current climate disruption trends. An […]

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Do You Know Your HIV Status?

In 2017, thirty-six million nine hundred thousand people globally live with HIV. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the people living with HIV know their HIV status. Compared to year 2010, people with access to antiretroviral treatment have increased by 58.3%.  This led to 32.9% reduction in mortality rate of people with HIV (2).

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Quam Kelani December 1, 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day. This year’s theme was “Know your status”. UNAIDS highlights the progress towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic but also highlights how much more we have to do (1). This involves making people aware of their HIV status in […]

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Self-Stigma As a Barrier to Tuberculosis Elimination

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Líbhan Collins   During November 2018, The Irish Forum for Global Health hosted a Global Health Exchange Conference in the RCSI, Dublin, offering a space for information flow and discussion around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, much of the exchange centred on the goal of ‘Health for All.’ […]

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Access to Medicines Conference: April 16

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The third Access to Medicines conference will take place in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin on April 16, 2019. It is being organised by Access to Medicines Ireland with support from RCSI, Comhlámh, Irish Forum for Global Health, Just Treatment and Médecins Sans Frontières. The conference is gathering a range of leading […]

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AIDS 2018 Follow-Up showed how far we have come, and how far we have left to go

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The Follow-Up Session to the 2018 International AIDS Conference took place on Friday, 5 October, and was hosted by the Irish Forum for Global Health, Concern, and RCSI. Gathering together Irish experts from across civil society, medicine, and the development sector, the picture they painted of the progress Ireland has made in fighting HIV/AIDS and […]

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Climate Change and Health – the Challenges and the Opportunities

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About this conference Climate change is “The greatest threat to global health in the 21st century”*. The direct and indirect impacts of climate change threaten to hinder progress in global health and destroy some of the gains made over the last 150 years. As always, it is the most vulnerable including children, who bear the […]

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Sign the European Charter for Health Equity Today!

The European Charter for Health Equity has been opened for signatures until the end of 2011.
The European Charter for Health Equity reaffirms the commitment to the values of wellbeing, solidarity, social justice, promotion of fundamental human rights and gender equity. Furthermore, it reaffirms the commitment to the principle enunciated in the constitution of the WHO that the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.

The European Charter for Health Equity has been opened for signatures until the end of 2011. The European Charter for Health Equity reaffirms the commitment to the values of wellbeing, solidarity, social justice, promotion of fundamental human rights and gender equity. Furthermore, it reaffirms the commitment to the principle enunciated in the constitution of the […]

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