Events

International Women’s Day 2015: The Continued Struggle for Reproductive Rights in Ireland

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Joanna Orr   Women, present and past, march in solidarity to celebrate (Inter) National Women’s Day.    International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March each year, and provides a good opportunity to assess the state of women’s rights worldwide and at home....

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...

Ireland’s HPRA Stands to Engage Scientists of All Ages

Global Health Writes Citizen Journalist: Richeal Nic An Ri Here in an energetic atmosphere and a full house of eager students, exhibitors and teachers from all over Ireland—yes, it is the BT 2015 Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS)! Now in its prime 51st year of exhibition,...

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...

Letters on Partnerships: Engaging Young Minds

IFGH Conference 2014 Youth Volunteering Perspectives As a part of our Key Correspondent team at the conference we were delighted to have two transition year students from Donabate Community College.  Here, Rebecca Caffrey and Louise Evans reflect on their volunteer experiences and offer some fresh insights into their...

Cultural Exchange: The ‘one-way’ street of Global Health

IFGH Conference 2014 Emerging Voices-Early Perspectives Key Correspondent: Michael Johnson What can we learn about healthcare from the Global South? With many of our resourced hospitals, high-end technologies, and long established healthcare systems, this question may leave some perplexed. However, it would appear that...

Ending on a high note with Professor McAuliffe

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...

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...

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