Global Health Exchange Conference 2019 Round-Up

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The Irish Global Health Network (IGHN) co-hosted this year’s Global Health Exchange Conference with the HSE, Irish Aid, Oxfam Ireland and Dublin City University. The conference was held under the theme: Reaching the furthest behind first: addressing gender and other inequalities to meet the SDGs.

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PROGRAMME EVENT SUMMARY FULL SPEAKER BIOS PHOTOS HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Professor Anne Matthews, DCU, IGHN Chair
Professor Brian MacCraith, DCU President
Mr Ruairí de Búrca, Director General of Irish Aid

Brief Introductions

Dr David Weakliam, HSE Global Health Programme Lead
Mr Jim Clarken, CEO of Oxfam Ireland

Morning Plenary

Keynote Speakers

Dr Ailbhe Smyth, Activist and Academic, Co-Director of Together for Yes

The People Say ‘Yes’: A Victory for Abortion Rights in Ireland

Ms Ifrah Ahmed, Founder of the Ifrah Foundation

Addressing the health consequences of
Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia

Morning Plenary Q&A

Dr Ailbhe Smyth and Ms Ifrah Ahmed

Afternoon Plenary

John Kevany Memorial Lecture

Professor Diarmuid O’Donovan, Queen’s University Belfast

Health Equity and Rights – Local and Global

Plenary: Key Issues for Global Health

Dr Mohammad Nowroz Haqmal, Country representative, University Research Co, LLC and Center For Human Services

Implementation of BPHS/PHC
Afghanistan’s experience

Sherly Meilianti, WHO Global Health Workforce Network Youth Hub

Tackling the global challenges on Human Resources for Health from a student and early career perspective:
The GHWN Youth Hub, a platform to speak your voice

Ms Annette Kennedy, President International Council of Nurses, Commissioner on WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs

The International Council of Nurses

Afternoon Plenary Q&A

Dr Mohammed Norwoz Haqmal, Ms Sherly Meilianti and Ms Annette Kennedy

Morning Parallel Sessions: A, B, C & D

Stream A: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (1)

Maeve Taylor, Director of Advocacy and Communications of the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA)

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Meeting the Challenge of Universal Healthcare Beyond ICPD25

Dr Cliona Loughnane, Women’s Council Ireland (NWCI)

NWCI – Women’s Health Strategy – Gender Equality

Gill Carter, Maastricht University

Rights and Rites: The potential of alternative rites of passage in contributing to FGM abandonment in Tanzania

Marie Hallissey, GOAL

Exploring Adolescents’ Perspectives on Adolescent Pregnancy and Contraceptive Use in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Adèle Fox, Concern

Teens, families, communities and clinics: A socioecological approach to reducing teenage pregnancy in rural Sierra Leone

Dr Tochukwu Igboanugo, University College Cork

Inequalities in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare services – an impediment to achieving SDG 3 & 10

Stream B: Leadership in Global Health

Deirdre Mangaoang, RCSI/COSECSA

Growing the Global Health Impact of Irish Academic Institutions – The RCSI Global Surgery Experience

Dr Sebastian Kevany, Centre for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy

Health Security and Health Diplomacy – Leadership imperatives 2020-2030

Lisa Harold, National Youth Council of Ireland

Promoting Health in the Youth Sector

Baher Higazy, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Global Health Diplomacy in Practice

Dr Cliona O’Sullivan, University College Dublin

Is survival enough? Strengthening Rehabilitation towards the 2030 Agenda

Sara McQuinn, EUPHAnxt

Stream C: Nutrition and Health

Sheila Garry, World Vision

Sociocultural influences on the health and nutrition of women and children: The key role of grandmothers

Whitney Mphangwe, Trinity College Dublin

Exploring the factors that contribute to high levels of stunting in children under five years, in a highly productive agricultural region

Hatty Barthorp, GOAL

Family MUAC (formerly MUAC by Mother)

Breda Gahan, EU Health and Nutrition Concern Dublin on behalf of Concern Bangladesh

Address Inequality among the urban extreme poor – experience from EU funded Urban Health & Nutrition project implemented by Concern Worldwide with BRAC in Bangladesh

Mosarouf Hossain, PROSHOMON Concern Bangladesh

Municipality led digital Health Voucher increasing health access for the urban extreme poor in Bangladesh

Dr Tanya Cassidy, Dublin City University

Banking on Milk: Maternal generosity and the global expansion of human milk exchange

Stream D: Inequalities, Inclusion and Global Health (1)

Katie Moran, NUI Galway

A twinned audit of severe preeclampsia in Mayo and Londiani- Same condition, same treatment, different outcomes

Dr Paula Quigley, DAI Global Health

MAMaZ against Malaria, Zambia – A community driven approach

Joe Kelly, UL Hospital Groups

Learning for Lives Ghana

Alan Reade, GOAL

In the quest for sustainability: who might we be marginalising?

 

Patricia Erasmus, Supreme Court of Ireland

Statelessness in Africa; Health Rights, Feminism and thorny funding issues

Dr Israel Adekunle Balogun, CBM Disability Inclusive Development Adviser

Lessons from the Humanitarian Disability Audit in the Northeast of Nigeria

Stream A2: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (2)

Hazel Larkin, Dublin City University

Trauma Informed Maternity Care following Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dr Yvonne Finn, NUI Galway

Girls for Girls Programme in rural Kenya – Brighter Communities Worldwide

Zoe Taylor Doe, Trinity College Dublin

Gestational Diabetes and Maternal Mortality in Liberia

Ellen Corby, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

A Study of the Irish Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill 2018 using the Walt-Gilson Policy Analysis Framework

Dr Brynne Gilmour, Centre for Global Health, TCD

Community conversations for gender role transformation

Dr Sarah Morgan, Association of Medical Students Ireland

Sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights in Northern Ireland

Stream D2: Inequalities, Inclusion & Global Health (2)

Caroline Jagoe, Trinity College Dublin

Disability and Healthcare: Intersectional Access or Invisible Problem?

Jacopo Villani, HSE Mental Health

A qualitative study of Irish Travellers’ perceived mental health needs

Deirdre Mangaoang, RCSI/COSECSA

Gender equity in surgery

Adèle Fox, Concern

Chad: Access to and provision of quality health care

Sheila Fitzgerald, Access to Medicines

Access to Medicines – A global right

Dr Chiara Pittalis, SURG-Africa/RCSI

Reducing inequalities in surgical care: The mobile phone clinic saving lives in Malawi

Stream E: Environment and Health Inequities

Dr Debbi Stanistreet, RCSI and Oluwakorede Adekoje, RCSI

Stakeholder and community perspectives on scaling up cleaner fuels in South West Cameroon

Eunice T. Philip, University College Cork

Climate Changes Health – the inequalities we pay for

Conor Fox, Hestian

Clean Cooking Conference

Dr Sadhbh Lee, Irish Doctors for the Environment

Planetary Health and Women; Sexual and Reproductive Health

Dr Aoife Kirk, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Planetary Health: The opportunities and barriers for decarbonization of the healthcare system in Ireland

Emily Hosford, Vita - Fighting hunger and climate change in Africa

The development of a new community-led approach to improved stove adoption

Stream F: Conflict, Crisis & Rehabilitation

Franziska Clevers, Concern Sudan

Conflict interrupts Health service delivery in West Darfur, Sudan – Concern with partners overcoming challenges

Michelle O’Dea, Concern South Sudan

Bridging the Health Inequality gap in a Protracted Conflict Situation in South Sudan, Aweil North and West Counties by Concern Worldwide

Dr Cliona O’Sullivan, University College Dublin

A profile of patients attending rehabilitation services of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) over 40 years, (1979-2018)

Geraldine McCrossan, GOAL

Communities finding their own solutions Northern Uganda

Chairs and Co-chairs

Professor Anne Matthews, DCU, IGHN Chair

Co-chair for Keynote speakers

Dr Enida Friel, GOAL

Co-chair for Keynote speakers

Professor Ruairi Brugha, RCSI

Chair for Plenary: Key Issues for Global Health

Dr Anne Nolan, IGHN

Chair for Stream A: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (1)

Rosie James, IGHN/AMI

Chair for Stream B: Leadership in Global Health

Dr Brynne Gilmore, Centre for Global Health, TCD

Co-chair for Stream C: Nutrition and Health

Jacinta Greene, Tallaght Hospital

Co-chair for Stream C: Nutrition and Health

Dr David Weakliam, HSE Global Health Programme Lead

Chair for Stream D: Inequalities, Inclusion and Global Health (1)

Ann Nolan, Trinity College Dublin

Co-chair for Stream A2: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (2) 

Cliona Loughnane, Women’s Council Ireland (NWCI)

Co-chair for Stream A2: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (2) 

Dr Hasheem Mannan, UCD

Co-chair for Stream D2: Inequalities, Inclusion & Global Health (2)

Sinead Murray, Misean Cara

Co-chair for Stream D2: Inequalities, Inclusion & Global Health (2)

Niall Roche, IGHN

Co-chair for Stream E: Environment and Health Inequities

Dr Aileen Kitching, HSE

Co-chair for Stream E: Environment and Health Inequities

Breda Gahan, EU Health and Nutrition Concern Dublin on behalf of Concern Bangladesh

Co-chair for Stream F: Conflict, Crisis and Rehabilitation

Dr Israel Balogun, CBM

Co-chair for Stream F: Conflict, Crisis and Rehabilitation

GHE Coordinator 2019

Jane O'Flynn, IGHN

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