Get excited for another brilliant Global Health Short Course to be run this year! Stay tuned for more information closer to the release dates New to GHSC? Heres a quick snapshot of the enlightening topics from last year’s course!
A close look at microfinance, Grameen Bank and empowerment of women. By Justin Winters In the 1990s, the new idea in the global fight against poverty was the provision of microfinance. Small, manageable loans provided much needed capital for the impoverished to take control of their own lives. This was going to be a self-sustaining … [Read more…]
By Jayna-Lee Garratt – Interhealth Co-chair For many of us, HIV screening is something that we would willingly undergo as part of a routine STI check. With a 0.1 in 100 000 diagnosis and notification rate, chances are we would receive a negative test result, which would then be filled away along with years of … [Read more…]
By Jackson White With the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals almost upon us, we continue our look at the progress thus far. Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education The right of every child to be able to complete a full course of primary schooling is seen as a critical goal in the battle … [Read more…]
By Emily Earnshaw Whenever someone mentions HIV and AIDS, the associated conversation is riddled with disarmingly negative statistics, countless devastating health problems attacking their immunocompromised hosts, and lists of reasons why HIV is among the most important diseases we will be facing over the approaching decades. The antiretroviral therapy we provide for people living with … [Read more…]