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.
– 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 this… 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.