Category: Global health

Why I work in global health

Photo of Ida Whiteman holding a young boy

Ida Whiteman is a paediatric registrar and Global Ideas volunteer alumnus. She wrote to us from Malawi to share stories from the coalface about what drives her work in global health. Careers in global health so often start with seeing the raw face of social injustice up close and personal. My global health journey began… Continue reading.

In Conversation With Maxine Mackintosh

Interview by Elissa Hill. In between running One HealthTech, doing a PhD in informatics, and getting ready to jump on a plane to Melbourne for #GIF17, keynote speaker Maxine Mackintosh made time to share her thoughts on health tech. How we can create a more diverse and inclusive health tech sector?   Global Ideas: What… Continue reading.

Talking Global Health With Elya Tagar

Interviewed By Stephanie Main.  With less than 2 weeks to go until Global Ideas Forum 2017, we caught up with keynote speaker, Elya Tagar, Senior Director at Clinton Health Access Initiative Australia, to talk all things global health equity and this year’s theme, Global health in a volatile world: People, Politics & Planet.   Global Ideas: Global health means… Continue reading.

In Conversation With Senator Richard Di Natale

Interview by Stephanie Main. On September 8th -10th, Global Ideas Forum 2017 is diving head-first into the biggest challenges facing global and planetary health today. With three weeks to go, we caught up with keynote speaker, Senator Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens, to hear his take on pathways to action and this… Continue reading.

Is innovative design the key to solving global health problems?

Human-centred design requires all kinds of thinking

  Is there a global health problem that sticks out in your mind as particularly frustrating or unfair? Something you identify or sympathise with – which you feel passionate about changing? It could be something that affects any societal group – refugees, children, women, men, people experiencing homelessness, the LQBTQ community, people of colour. And it could… Continue reading.

Racism is a serious global health issue – to which we all need to pay attention

  By now, most Australians – and indeed, people around the world – have probably seen the stomach-churning cartoon published by The Australian earlier this month. Frustratingly, in 2016, people like Bill Leak still have racist work published by widely-read newspapers.   Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, Aboriginal leaders, and countless outraged groups and individuals… Continue reading.

Identity and global health at #GIF16

  Tasneem Chopra is an independent cross-cultural consultant who aims to empower the disadvantaged and minorities, and educate the wider community by delivering acclaimed workshops on diversity, identity and racism.   Global Ideas is thrilled to announce Tasneem as one of our keynote speakers at Global Ideas Forum in Melbourne, 2–4 September 2016. Tasneem will… Continue reading.