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We’re teaming up with Dóchas and the World’s Best News!


Global Health Writes, our fresh take on street advocacy and citizen journalism, is collaborating with the World’s Best News to host a writing workshop on Thursday August 6th from 18:30—20:00 at the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin (7—9 Leinster Street South, Room 304).  These two initiatives provide important platforms to motivate public engagement and political support for global health, human rights, and development […]

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


    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


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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Ending Ireland’s Apathy to Climate Change


GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Colm Duffy As we approach 2050, the world has significant challenges that need to be tackled to ensure food and environmental security. With the global population set to increase to 9-12 billion the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) predicts that food production must increase by 70% to meet demand. […]

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Creating demand for an ap-peel-ing shift in global trade economies


Today as we mark the 45th Earth Day, we are reminded of the power of all small ‘acts of green’, from local to global contributions that we as global citizens can make to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement. Our latest Global Health Writes article by Anneliese Arno takes a similar approach, calling for […]

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International Women’s Day 2015: The Continued Struggle for Reproductive Rights in Ireland


GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Joanna Orr   Women, present and past, march in solidarity to celebrate (Inter) National Women’s Day.    International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March each year, and provides a good opportunity to assess the state of women’s rights worldwide and at home. It is also a good place […]

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Understanding the dilemma of access to medicines requires more than shifting the blame of affordability


GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar A patient being treated for MDR-TB by MSF in India holds his daily medications (Sami Silva; MSF 2014) Pharmaceutical companies are cold-hearted, profiteering misanthropes that care not for the people they provide but for the pockets they fill. Although there might be some truth to that statement, much of the […]

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Resolving the Contradictions of Growth and Capabilities: A rights-based approach to health


GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Bianca van Bavel   Applying a human rights approach often calls into question a series of contradictions; particularly when it is introduced by the nation’s President to open up public discourse on health system reform against a backdrop of economic austerity. In this manner, the second meeting of the President of […]

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Ireland’s HPRA Stands to Engage Scientists of All Ages


Global Health Writes Citizen Journalist: Richeal Nic An Ri Here in an energetic atmosphere and a full house of eager students, exhibitors and teachers from all over Ireland—yes, it is the BT 2015 Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS)! Now in its prime 51st year of exhibition, it is one of the […]

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