Why Health Experts Should Learn How to Write

The World Health Organisation defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. The conditions in which people live, the air they breathe and the salary they earn all influence this state. A broken window that lets in disease transmitting mosquitoes, drinking water rich in heavy metals, and social exclusion have all… Continue reading.

Postcard from Geneva

– Sun shines over the Palais Des Nations at UN Geneva. Our Founder attended the World Health Assembly last month in Geneva and sent home these reflections on the meeting, and some of the global health megatrends we’re keeping an eye on. Tell us what you think! Global health in transition The World Health Organisation… Continue reading.

Eye Health in Sri Lanka

Optometrist and Global Ideas alumni Shay Zhang was seeking career and life perspective which lead her to rural Sri Lanka and a quest to improve eye health for the local community. A wise friend once said ‘the un-aimed arrow never misses its mark’. I never sought to set up an eye care program, least of… Continue reading.

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.

Five Fast Facts about Ben McMenamin

Photo of Ben McMenamin

At GIF17, Ben McMenamin will be running a workshop that seeks to answer the question, ‘how might we develop relationships between producers and eaters and establish a more connected food system?’. Before you catch him at the Forum, find out more about him with our “Fast Five” questions.   1. What was your dream job growing up?… Continue reading.

Five Fast Facts about Tasman Bain

Tasman Bain

GIF17 speaker Tasman Bain is a social entrepreneur, a campaigner to end violence against women and a leading voice in youth mental health issues. Here, he answers our “Fast Five” questions.   1. What was your dream job growing up? TB: From youngest to adolescence: detective, astronomer, archaeologist, comedian, historian, diplomat.   2. If you… Continue reading.

Five Fast Facts about Noela Prasad

Noela Prasad

At GIF17, Noela Prasad will be using her incredible first-hand knowledge in public health to lead a workshop on balancing value and volume in universal healthcare. We got to know a bit more about her with our “Fast Five” questions.   1. What was your dream job growing up? NP: To be a fashion designer!… Continue reading.

Five Fast Facts about Manoj Gambhir

Manoj Gambir

Manoj Gambhir is the Population Health Team lead at IBM Research Australia. He’ll be on the Technology and Global Health Panel at GIF17 and leading a workshop on making technology and data accessible to the people who need it most. But first, he answers our “Fast Five” questions.   1. What was your dream job growing… Continue reading.

Five Fast Facts about Sophie Lamond

Sophie Lamond is the co-founder of the Fair Food Challenge and GIF17 speaker. Find out more about her with our “Fast Five” questions.   1. What was your dream job growing up? SL: It changed constantly. It went from hairdresser, forensic psychologist, costume designer, geneticist to curator, which is what I ended up being before… Continue reading.