While scoping locations for the 2016 Forum, the Global Ideas team discovered Fatima, owner of Kaya Catering. Fatima bustled up to us in her catering uniform, catching the team by surprise as we sat in the event space working through event logistics. At that stage, Fatima was working with a large catering company, with hopes… Continue reading.
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… Continue reading.
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.
Urban sustainability – cities are the future At the Sustainable Cities Global Ideas Lab held in October, Professor Robert McGauran of MGS Architects provided a detailed and thought-provoking overview of many of the trends linking city development and urban formation to population health. Using Fisherman’s Bend as a case study, Lab participants brainstormed issues… Continue reading.
“A talent for following the ways of yesterday is not sufficient to improve the world of today” – King Wu-ling, 307 BC One of the most fundamental challenges involved in global health leadership – and indeed, leadership in general – is distinguishing between what is familiar and what is right. It’s a challenging distinction to make… Continue reading.
Ben O’Toole, Juliette Wittich, Karen Turner, Anna O’Halloran, Coco Bernard and Matthew Hughes of Step Back Think; a not-for-profit dedicated to ending social violence. Type into Google “one-punch Australia” or “king-hit Australia” and you’re immediately served with countless news articles: A fractured skull. A lost eye. Broken teeth. Brain injuries. Concussion. Death. All… Continue reading.
Ange Barry, CEO at Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, with a student from one of the schools in the Foundation’s programme. Have you seen the recent video of 10-year old Charlotte suggesting veteran British broadcaster Andrew Neil hasn’t been “educated properly”? The segment was part of a wider debate around a “sugar tax” introduced in… 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.
Future Australian leaders called upon to reimagine Asia Pacific health in the 21st century. Melbourne, VIC, Monday 12 October 2015 Hundreds of delegates will meet later this month in Melbourne to “reimagine our region’s health” as part of the 2015 Global Ideas Forum. They will be joined by over 40 leading thinkers from Australia and… Continue reading.
Bridget Nwagbara, former President of the Melbourne Population Health Student Association, reflected on her GIF experiences after attending the Global Ideas Forum 2014. This report was originally published on the MPHSA blog in July 2014. If you have taken on biostatistics, epidemiology and a cocktail of MPH electives, probably you may feel like I do that you… Continue reading.