Citizen Journalist: Lidia Shafik

Training Local Doctors as Hotshots in Response to the Global Surgery Crisis

By Lidia Shafik, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health Surgery is often seen as a luxury in the developing world. For Deirde Mangoang, Director of the RCSI/COSECA Collaboration Programme speaking at the Global Health Exchange conference this week in Dublin, surgery is, “The neglected red-headed step...

Is HIV Still a Problem?

by globalhealth on Feb 14, 2019 in Key Correspondent Articles, Key Correspondent News
By Lidia Shafik, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health A recent article in The Lancet suggests the HIV community made a serious error by pursuing the end of AIDS message. HIV, and AIDS, are still, in fact, widespread and rampant and much more needs to be done about this. According to Concern’s...

Non-Communicable Diseases are the Most Common Cause of Death in Africa

By Lidia Shafik, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health Non–communicable diseases (NCDs) were a priminent topic at this week’s Global Health Exchange conference, held in Dublin’s RSCI.  NCDs are the most common cause of death in the developing world. This is contrary to the popular belief that...

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