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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: HIV is a political crisis – Harm reduction is a political response

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Mina Kazemi   Addiction is not a crime, or a moral failing, and not a bad choice, but a health problem -Canada’s Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, during the opening ceremonies of the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference in Montreal, Canada in May 2017 [1]. The Minister’s statement suggests that […]

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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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The future of the 10-year-old girl holds key to a better world – UN report

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen journalist: Viknesh Naidu   10 – The number of completion, the first two-digit number, a perfect score. 10 years of age represents the beginning of the second decade of life, a crucial time to explore and discover one’s potential. For girls, it is also to the approximate age of the onset […]

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Developing a Productive and Effective Health Work Force

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Siobhán Tracey   “Expenditure on an effective health work force is not a cost but an investment.” The overarching message from the opening speakers at RCSI’s Global Health Conference held in Dublin on 21st and 22nd April, 2016 is that expenditure now, on building a skilled health work force, will […]

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Harnessing Health Informatics: Dilemmas of Big Data and Adaptive Technologies

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Richard Gibney Today, both patient confidentiality and data protection are highly valued. But so is the data itself. Data breaches in the health sector are a serious concern.  Many hospitals continue to rely on paper systems for their health records, with the move to digital seen as carrying risks.  Yet, these existing […]

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