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.
Category: Global health
Why I work in global health
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.
GLOBAL IDEAS LAB SEPTEMBER 2016 – MENTAL HEALTH AND TECH
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.
How diversifying your networks equips you to tackle health & social issues
Americans eat three times as much beef as the world average – roughly 322 quarter-pound burgers per person per year (or around 113 grams, to those of us more familiar with metric units). This is a bit gross to think about, but it gets even worse when you realise each burger uses more than 400… Continue reading.
So you want to make the world a better place – how will you do it?
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.
Is innovative design the key to solving global health problems?
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.