This week on TGH – regular blogger and NCDFREE change-maker Jo Jewell of the World Cancer Research Fund talks about health policy and its role in Global Health. It has become abundantly clear over the
0000-0002-1767-4576This week, an open letter to the healthcare and public health students of the world – written by Harvard Fellow Dr Alessandro Demaio, for the 2013 Global Health Conference of the Australian Medical Students’ Association.
0000-0002-1767-4576I might be a doctor, but actually I wasn’t always medically-focused. In fact, in my final year of High School, I was captain for the environment. A young college leader, I was passionate about the
Dr Fiona Lander is a medical doctor and law graduate based in Melbourne, Australia. In this, her first post for TGH, she explores the concepts around effective public health regulation, including the new global initiatives in
Last week I shared my key lessons and highlights of some sessions from the conference. This week’s blog aims to reflect upon some further interesting aspects of the conference. Diversity of participants A key feature
0000-0002-1767-4576Over the past months, as part of a global team of young people, we have been developing new ways to bring attention to the world’s leading cause of mortality and disability. NCDs, or non-communicable diseases,
0000-0002-1767-4576In life, the dichotomy between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is usually very blurred. When it comes to food, trying to decide whether something is ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’, is even harder. Red meat, for example, is linked
0000-0002-1767-4576 A few weeks back, at the World Health Assembly, World Bank President Dr Jim Kim said the world is at a crossroads when it comes to health. A defining moment in history, from which
0000-0002-1767-4576 Win a trip to Vienna to join NCDFREE at the WHO Ministerial Meeting on Non-Communicable Disease. (click on above to watch) NCDFREE is a global social movement that aims to bring societal and
0000-0002-1767-4576 It is a sad fact that in modern day society, stigmas are still rife. Varied in nature, subject and conspicuousness they are still very real and very alive. What is cool, what is not.
0000-0002-1767-4576To put it plainly, have we lost our connection with food? Understanding where food comes from, how it’s produced and where it has been between farm and plate is becoming a rare quality. Almost a
0000-0002-1767-4576Well TEDMED has come to a close for this year, but not before another full and challenging day. Soon, a smorgasbord of talks and highlights will be up online for all to feast on. Before
0000-0002-1767-4576There is a lot of discussion about data here at TEDMED 2013, and this is no great surprise. Big data, small data, open data, crowdsourced data – this is the information backbone of science and
0000-0002-1767-4576Less than a 7 days to go, next week is TEDMED 2013. The conference and convening synonymous with innovation, inspiration and illumination (light-bulb moments), it’s promising to be a packed program of sensational speakers. Growing up in
This week, we hand the blog over to guest-writer Sunanda Creagh of The Conversation who is introducing you to an initiative co-founded by TGH blogger Dr Alessandro Demaio. Launched this week! They are most often associated with Western