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The Global Health Humanitarian and Development Workshop took place from 21- 23 June, 2019 in the Achill Outdoor Centre in Achill, Mayo.

This is an introductory multidisciplinary training workshop on Health & Development. It includes technical aspects of humanitarian emergency management – as outlined below in the presentations and videos that you can view to get an in-depth snapshot on the topics covered. The event was organised by the HSE Global Programme, NUI Galway, Comhlamh, Irish Forum for Global Health, ESTHER Ireland, Trocaire, Goal, Concern Worldwide, Medicins Sans Frontieres, VSO and Irish Aid.

Meet the participants: doctors, nurses, dentists, professors, occupational therapists, children’s disability specialists, mental health workers, family planning experts, environmental scientists, drug service workers, trauma case workers, physiologists, community health service workers, economists, logisticians, social workers, cervical screen check workers, Master students, and more…

See more photos from the weekend here.

Day 1

Dr. David Weakliam- National Lead for HSE Global Programme

Introduction to Global Health

Professor Diarmuid O'Donovan- Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway

Introduction to Global Health and Development

Niall Roche- WASH/Environmental Health Consultant

Introduction to Humanitarian Response Principles

Day 2

Deirdre McArdle- Trócaire

Vulnerability Assumptions Exercise


Powerwalk Exercise

The Importance of Community Engagement in a Crisis

SAD-SAD Handout

Marie Hallisey- GOAL

Humanitarian Emergency Scenario Challenge: Ebola

Humanitarian Emergency Scenario Challenge

Ebola Situation Overview

Humanitarian Emergency Scenario Challenge

Ebola Questions

Niall Roche- WASH/Environmental Health Consultant

Humanitarian Emergency Scenario Challenge: Cyclone Idai

Professor Diarmuid O'Donovan- Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway

Humanitarian Emergency Scenario Challenge: Earthquake in Haiti

Day 3

Gareth Conlon- Comhlámh

Technical Aspects of Response
Effective Strategies for Psychosocial Resilience

Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald- HSE Lead for Social Inclusion/ Vulnerable Groups
Deirdre McArdle- Trócaire

Technical Aspects of Response: Personal Health & Safety Security

Brid Boyce- Health Service Executive National Lead for the Policy, Procedure

Technical Aspects of Response: Excreta Management (designing a latrine)

Aileen Kitching- Health Service Executive Consultant in Public Health

Role of UN and WHO in Emergencies


Ali Abdalla


Ajibola Adisa

Cultural Competence

Marie Meaney

Mind Matters and Self-Resilience

Oonagh Bradley

Sexual Abuse Reporting in Pre-Adolescents

Norah Murphy

Are people with high-risk prescribing more likely to experience poorer health outcomes?

Marie Hallisey

GOAL’s work in Syria

Deirdre McArdle

Community engagement during a crisis: SAD-SAD


Flickr Photos


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