Global Ideas recently partnered with the Fred Hollows Foundation to curate and deliver a Design Jam on improving hygiene in rural Ethiopia. Below, participant Katherine Colman reflects on her experience as a participant on the day. Being a medical student, much of our study focuses on medicine as a progression from patient’s symptoms, to diagnosis of… Continue reading.
How can mobile technologies change the face of mental health? How can we use apps to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities? Mental Health The annual cost associated with mental health is estimated to be around $20 billion in Australia, and it is no secret that mental health problems are common,… Continue reading.
The world is brimming with people who want to change it for the better. You’re probably one of them. The great thing is, no matter what your passion or profession, you can make a difference. Global Ideas is all about facilitating interdisciplinary networks – and at our forum this weekend, we want you to… Continue reading.
In 2009, The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change concluded climate change to be the “biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” While the role of the health sector is to prevent and cure disease, the delivery of health care – particularly within hospitals – inadvertently contributes to the very problem… Continue reading.
Dubbed ‘Back to the Future Day’, October 21st 2015 was the date Marty McFly travelled from 1985 to intervene in the fate of his future children. Bob Zemeckis, in his science-fiction classic, had to imagine in 1985 what a future 30 years down the track might look like. He made some very prescient predictions. Remembering the… Continue reading.
As an individual, where does one start when considering the sustainable development goals for improving the health of the planet? Ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensure prosperity for all, are both lofty and daunting aspirations. Accordingly, the solutions to these are inherently complex. I approached the Global Ideas Forum with little experience in global… Continue reading.
Social innovator Christian Stenta is one of 40 brilliant speakers appearing at the Global Ideas Forum later this month. Christian believes that disruptive social initiatives are the only way to create genuine impact in a world that is constantly evolving. The desire to create meaningful social impact is not uncommon. The world is filled with… Continue reading.