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10 years of Headline – Safe reporting saves lives

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Viknesh Naidu   The recent death of a 15-year-old boy from Texas has been attributed to the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ – a game originating in Russia via social media. This consists of a series of tasks involving destructive behaviour over a 50-day period, ending with the participant taking their own […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: One story in 1.4 million in Tanzania

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Aoife Kirk   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a promise to leave no one behind. Nowhere is this more important than in tackling AIDS. Supporting young, vulnerable and marginalized people will change the course of the epidemic. -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tereza* is a young 22 […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: HIV and children – a tale of two continents

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Laura Reaney We may all be born equal, but those born to mothers with HIV in less highly-developed countries are at a disadvantage before they take their first breath. I work in a maternity hospital in inner city Dublin, where I come across babies of HIV positive mothers on a […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: In the shadow of shame – Living with HIV and AIDS in Ireland

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Thérèse Lynch In 2013, Trócaire‘s ‘Facing Aids’ campaign highlighted the lived female experience of HIV and AIDS throughout the world. Of the collection of portraits, only two participants did not show their faces on camera – they were both Irish women. The need for anonymity succeeded in keeping their faces […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: What the living do

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Kevin Keane I had no idea that the gate I would step through to finally enter this world would be the space my brother’s body made. He was a little taller than me: a young man but grown, himself by then, done at twenty-eight, having folded every sheet, rinsed every […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: Young people’s perceptions of HIV in Ireland

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalists: Breda Gahan and Jennifer Schoonover Why is it, that in 2017, in Ireland 10 people are newly diagnosed with HIV every week? More than 500 people were diagnosed with HIV in Ireland during 2016 (HPSC stats). I asked Jennifer, my EUSA Intern from Pittsburgh University to do a random vox […]

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3D Printing and Global Health: An Ethical Perspective

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES 3D printed prosthetic arms as part of Project Daniel in Sudan. Image: Not Impossible, LLC   Citizen Journalist: Muthukumaran Thangaramanujam (‘Muthu’) Three-dimensional printing (3D printing) is currently sweeping across the globe as an accessible manufacturing technique for the masses. Though the concept of 3D printing itself pre-dates the Internet, it has only […]

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Engaging Health Systems by Improving Access to Health Information   

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar Artwork by Charles Isabirye for Partnerships in Health Information. Retrieved from: http://www.phiinafrica.org/ Knowledge empowers individuals to make informed choices. However, in our search for the perfect solution to improve global health, we rarely speak about improving access to health information.  Global health actors often speak of tangible solutions like […]

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From We to One: Trans-disciplinary approaches to transform Global Health

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    GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist & Editor: Bianca van Bavel   Globally, most emerging diseases and persisting infections are zoonoses transmitted from animals to humans. Their origins are associated with societal and cultural adaptations over tens of thousands of years, such as the introduction of agriculture, transforming the way humans, environments, pathogens, and animals […]

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Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Siobhan Nestor   Nutrition and WaSH Integration, Research and Future Challenges Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May. Jacinta Greene and Dr. Sean […]

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