IFGH 2012 International Conference: Abstract book now available!

December 20, 2011


The Conference Abstract book is available here

The Conference received nearly 100 abstracts from development practitioners, policy makers and researchers sharing experiences from over 22 countries (including Argentina, Bangladesh, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Ireland, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa,  South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda , Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as multi-country partnerships and studies). Oral abstract, oral poster and poster sessions will cover a number of topics – such as the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel and ethical health worker recruitment, migration, retention and motivation of health workers, task shifting, innovative practices and research methodologies, the role and challenges of information systems,  the use of information and mobile technology, lessons from research, education and training partnerships, community-based, national and regional responses to health challenges.  

A Conference Book of Abstracts will be made available online directly after the Conference.

Confirmed speakers

  • Prof Cathal Kelly, CEO, RCSI
  • Dr David Weakliam Chair, IFGH
  • Minister Joe Costello, Minister of State for Trade and Development
  • Mr Cathal Magee, CEO, Health Service Executive (HSE)
  • Dr Mubashar Sheikh, Executive Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance
  • Minister Mphu Ramatlapeng, Minister of Health, Lesotho
  • Tom O’Callaghan, CEO, iheed Institute  
  • Prof Eilis McGovern President, RCSI
  • Ms Dorothy Ngoma, Executive Director of the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi and Oxfam Ambassador
  • Professor Father Michael Kelly, Education and HIV Specialist
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka, South African Singer, UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador and UN Envoy for Africa
  • Prof Hannah McGee, RCSI, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Prof Ruairi Brugha RCSI, Head Dept of Epi and Public Health Medicine
  • Dr Sheila Dickson, President, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation
  • Dr Vincent O’Neill, Irish Aid
  • Michael O’Connor, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
  • Professor Malcolm McLachlan

Global Health Village

For the first time, the conference will also host a Global Health Village – it is a unique space within the conference that provides an opportunity to have Irish NGO’s and Higher Education Institutions gathered under one roof.  A wide range of organizations will take part and will share their work.  Set up like a village, it is a vibrant place for knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas.  It also provides opportunities for networking, in the hope that it garners future collaborations between NGO’s, Higher Education Institutions, other international partners who will be in attendance at the conference and students.

 For more information on the Global Health Village contact Nuha at: [email protected]


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