Global Health Exchange Conference 2018: Round-Up

February 25, 2019

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 the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. Download the Summary Report.

Please click here to access the Official GHE Conference Programme. Below, you will find a series of tables (arranged to mirror proceedings of the two day Conference), including information regarding all of the presentations given over the course of the event. For videos of presentations during the event, visit our Youtube Playlist.


Day One

Plenary: Equality, Inclusion & Leaving No-One Behind

PanelistDr. Sara Burke
Health Policy Analyst, Centre for Health Policy and Management TCD
Lusungu Dzinkambani
Governance Program Manager, Oxfam Malawi
Aidan Fitzpatrick
Policy Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Irish Aid
TopicUniversal Access to Healthcare in Ireland: A Critical JunctureUniversal Health Coverage in Malawi: Progress and Challenges so farUpdate on Process for Developing Ireland's News International Development Policy
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Parallel Sessions 1


Panel: NCDs & Nutrition, Nightingale Theatre

PresenterCamille Phillips - CGH, TCDMichael O'Toole - CGH, TCDDr. Richard FirthHatty Barthop - GOAL
TopicPerception and Experiences of Households Regarding Nutrition in Children Aged 6 to 24 Months in Busia District, Uganda.Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa: The Irish Response.The Global Diabetes Pandemic and West Africa.Nutrition Impact and Positive Practices (NIPP), a Sustainable Behaviour-Change Approach Supporting Maternal and Child Health.
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Panel: Overcoming Barriers and Stigma

PresenterCaitlin Walker - University of CambridgeNadine Ferris France - The Work for ChangeBreda Gahan - Concern Worldwide
TopicInvestigating Prevention of Depression in Young People Using eHealth Strategies: A Narrative Review.TB: A toolkit of interventions against Self-Stigma.HIV is being 'Left Behind' - Especially that Affecting Poorest PLHIV and Affected Populations.
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Soapbox Snapshots: Leaving No-One Behind

PresenterMarie Hallissey, GOAL. (1)Marie Hallissey, GOAL (2)Rosemary James, Uganda Red Cross.Niall RocheVarsha Shetty, TCDThomas Noone, Development Perspectives
TopicRapid Response Medical teams in Conflict Zone to Ensure Continuum of Maternal and Child Health Care for IDPs Always on the MoveSystems Thinking for Health Systems StrengtheningMenstrual Hygiene Management in Ugana's refugee settlements: A Needs Assessment and Implementation DesignProtection and Child Protection in Humanitarian ContextsBarriers to Implementation of Sustainable Transport Policies in Ireland to tackle Climate Change'Engaging the Players' - The Application of Social Art Practice with Ireland's Over-Consuming Workforce
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Parallel Sessions 2

Panel: Influencing Empowerment and Mental Health

PresenterJayne Grimes, MSFZahika ShahNuhah Ibrahim, CGH/TCDMary Walsh, HSE
TopicManaging a Mental Health Service in Europe's Refugee Crisis: The Challenge of Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Refugees at the Gateway to EuropeExploring the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Healthcare Policies in MalawiLooking after the Mental Health of Health Workers: Avoiding Burnout and Maintaining MotivationExploring the Use of Talking Mats to Empower People with Dementia to Become More Active Participants in Decision Making
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Panel: HSS In Emergencies

PresenterSheila Garry, World Vision IrelandLorcan Clarke, LSEBreda Gahan, Concern WorldwideHatty Barthop, GOAL
TopicThe EBODAC Project Developing Strategies & Tools to Promote the Acceptance & Uptake of Ebola VaccinesFinancing Systems and Innovative StructuresImproving access and coverage of PHC services through HSS in Urban Bangladesh and West DarfurEmergency Scale-Up in Response to the El Ninõ Effect in Ethipoia and Subsequent Development Actions
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Soapbox Snapshots: Solutions, Innovations and Issues for Global Health

PresenterMorgane Clarke, CGH/TCDNiall RocheSofia Gatti, TCD/OxfamRosemary James, Balamu Healthcare InternationalAyat Abu-Agla, CGH/TCD
TopicEvaluation of a Blended Online Learning Approach to Strengthen Gender Analysis Capacity within Health Systems Research: A Mixed-Methods StudyEnvironmental Health as a Priority Cross-Cutting Issue to Achieve SDG 3, 6 and 13Financing Universal Healthcare in Malawi - International LessonsInnovative Solutions Towards Tackling Stockouts, Absenteeism, Poor Medical Records and CentralismHow to Measure Performance Among Community Midwives in Sudan: An Implementation Research Study
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Day Two

Global Health Challenge Team Competition


Plenary: Effective Partnerships & Strategies to Bridge The Humanitarian-Development Nexus

PanelistDr. Michael J. Ryan
Assistant Director General of Emergency Preparedness and Response, WHO Emergencies
Olive Moore
Head of Programmes, Trócaire
David Wightwick
TopicJoint Humanitarian/Development Programming: Trócaire's Approach and Learning
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Parallel Sessions 3

Panel: Partnerships & Interdisciplinary Actions for Global Health


PresenterDavid Weakliam, HSEDeirdre Mangoang, RCSI/COCECSA Collaboration ProgrammeEilidh Higgins, GOAL GlobalAyat Abu-Agla, CGH/TCD
TopicNorth-South Health Service Partnerships: A Pathway to Universal Health Coverage and Ensuring 'No One Will be Left Behind'Building a 'College Without Walls': A Partnership to Train Surgeons in Sub-Saharan AfricaBottom up Accountability: Experimental Evidence from Uganda's Health SystemStronger Health Systems, Stronger Nations: Sudan-Ireland Portfolio
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Panel: Climate Change and Environment


PresenterMatt Robinson, HSEGeraldine McCrossan, GOALDebbi Stanistreet, RCSI
TopicIrish Perspectives on the Challenges and Opportunities that Lie AheadIntegrating Positive Climate Change Adaption and Sexual Reproductive Health/Family Planning Behaviours Amongst Youth in Malawi: Insights from the PaMawa ProjectHousehold Air Pollution: Strategies for Scale Up of Cleaner Fuels
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Soapbox Snapshots: Inclusion & Community Care


PresenterRajinikanth Mrathu, HSE DublinNicola Dunne, World Vision IrelandLusungu Dzinkambani, Oxfam/ MalawiSURG-Africa, RCSI
TopicInclusion & Community Care: Mental Health Day Centre Enabling RecoveryUsing Community Data for Reaching the Most VulnerableElevating Community Voices in the Fight for Universal Healthcare in MalawiSafe Surgery for District and Rural Populations in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania
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Plenary: Integrated and Inter-Sectoral Programmes, Adaptibility & Sustainability


PanelistMartin Fitzpatrick
Principal Environmental Health Officer, Dublin City Council
Ben Heaven Taylor
CEO, Evidence Aid
Dr. Israel Balogun
Roger Casement Fellow
Dr. Peter Harrington
Gorey-Malawi Health Partnership
TopicTake-Home Messages from the First WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and HealthIntegrating Evidence in Humanitarian and Longer-Term Approaches: WASH and Cholera Response in the DRCMainstreaming Disability Inclusiveness into Global ProgrammesCreating a Sustainable Model for Asthma Care in Malawi: A Case Study
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