1. What I learned from the Global Ideas Forum by Bridget Nwagbra

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    What I learned from the Global Ideas Forum If you have taken on biostatistics, epidemiology and a cocktail of MPH electives, probably you may feel like I do that you owe the world your skills. Probably you share with me that burning and overwhelming sense of responsibility and optimism to take on global health problems. Yet, I’m acutely aware of the challenges and uncertainties that come with the changing political environment as nations bloc together to foster trade and diplomacy. I’m not lost to shrinking investments on foreign aid for health. Obviously there are unanswered questions on how we can sustain the momentum and progress made by the MDGs in the post-2015 era. At the Global Ideas Forum this weekend, some of the answers began to emerge. If we have the data to generate information we can prioritize our health problems, facilitate health policymaking and measure our progress. With powerful...
  2. Global Health and Human Rights Keynote and Special Lecture

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    Global Health and Human Rights The subject Global Health and Human Rights (POPH90244), coordinated by Dr Hasheem Mannan and A/Prof Tilman Ruff, is due to commence 21 – 25 July 2014. Enrolments are still open for this subject, you can find a copy of the subject Timetable here   We are delighted that the subject will include a keynote address by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice of the High Court of Australia. Justice Kirby will be discussing health and HIV issues of universal human rights. You are invited to attend this keynote address. Please see this flyer for further information and RSVP details.   You are also invited to a special lecture by Dr Joseph Amon, Director of the Health and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. Amon’s lecture will focus on practical applications of human rights concepts in public health contexts. Please see this flyer...
  3. Join Onemda in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2014

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      Event Flyers: NAIDOC Week Calendar NAIDOC Week Seminar Dossina NAIDOC Week Seminar Peter Nathan and Panel     NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year’s theme was selected by the National NAIDOC Committee to honour all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country. National NAIDOC Committee co-chairs Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell said this year’s theme is about proudly highlighting and recognising the role they...
  4. Global Health Law – Book Launch

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    Imagining Global Health with Justice Global Health Law – Book Launch Presented by Professor Lawrence Gostin, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law Georgetown Law   The international community has made great progress in improving global health. But staggering health inequalities between rich and poor still remain, raising fundamental questions of social justice. Professor Gostin proposes major reforms of global health institutions and governments to ensure better coordination, more transparency, and accountability. Global Health Law (Harvard University Press) redefines the field of global health law. Please join Professor Gostin for the launch of his book, along with a panel of leaders in global health, law and governance. The panel will discuss the biggest health threats facing the world and what we can do about it. EVENT CONTACT DETAILS Date: Tuesday 22 July 2014 Time: 6PM refreshments, 6:30PM launch Venue: G08, Ground Floor, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton Bookings...
  5. Inspiring Ideas Forum: Empowering Innovation in Health

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    Inspiring Ideas Forum: Empowering Innovation in Health Future Health Leaders Saturday, 28 June 2014 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Theatre 1, 221 Bouverie Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC Australia At Future Health Leaders, we believe students and early career health professionals can make a significant contribution to improving the health of all Australians. We know that some of the simplest ideas can have the biggest impact and we want to inspire the next generation of health leaders to turn their ideas into action.   On Saturday 28 June 2014, FHL is hosting a one-day forum in Melbourne.   The Inspiring Ideas Forum will include three dynamic and exciting sessions: ‘Engage’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Innovate’, which will provide delegates with key skills to turn their ideas into reality.   The ‘Engage’ session will showcase innovative programs from across Australia that are creating positive change in their communities. Speakers from successful student and early career...
  6. The International Conference on Migration, Social disadvantage, and Health

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    The International Conference on Migration, Social disadvantage, and Health Melbourne from Febreuary 11th to 13th, 2015 It brings together researchers, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders from key government and non-government organisations from all over the globe to collectively contribute towards knowledge transfer in Migration, Social wellbeing and Health. This is your opportunity to showcase your work, draw inspiration from one another, explore new ideas and network with leading experts. Pls browse through our conference website for more information and to register. The conference is also accepting sponsorship. Pls look at our sponsorship packages on the conference website: http://www.international-migration-conference2015.net.au   This conference is organised by the Global health and Society Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. The  overall theme of the conference is “Toward developing national and international priorities for Migration, Health and Social wellbeing”   Please click here to register for the conference.
  7. Males 17-19 years are needed for HPV research

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    Heterosexual males between 17-19 years of age- we need you! The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is currently looking for heterosexual males between the ages of 17-19 years to participate in a study on the prevalence of HPV infections. Your participation will be reimbursed with a Coles-MYER voucher that can be used at Liquor Land, Officeworks, etc. All that you need to do is make an appointment with Bec, the research nurse, to attend the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre two blocks away and simply fill out a questionnaire and take a self-collected sample.   Want a bit more information? HPV (the Human Papilloma Virus) is the common cold of STIs. While it can be symptomless, it can also cause genital warts and even cancer. A vaccine against the types of HPV that cause warts and cancer has been available for girls at school for a number of years, but programs have...
  8. WELLNESS WEEK May 5-9TH 2014

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    Wellness Week is a week of events taking place across the Parkville campus from May 5th – 9th highlighting the importance of student health and wellbeing.   The week is a collaboration between the Wellness@ Melbourne Program and the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU), with involvement from various areas across the university including the Faculty of Arts, the Centre for Positive Psychology, and Melbourne University Sport.   Students will have the chance to participate in free activities each day aimed at promoting positive ways to reduce stress and stay well.   There are 28 events planned including yoga, Zumba, boot camp, healthy eating workshop, meditation, stress less puppy petting, wellbeing panel discussions, a healthy student breakfast and much more. Download the Wellness Week 2014 Program
  9. AIDS2014 ­ Global Village and Youth Programme

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      AIDS2014 – YOUTH PRE-CONFERENCE State Library of Victoria, July 18th – 19th 2014. If you know any young people under the age of 26 who are planning on attending AIDS 2014 and would be interested in registering to attend the pre conference here is the link to apply: http://www.aids2014community.org/youth-program/#preconference   Or link to those who’d like to connect with, volunteer or take part in the global youth e-consultation for the youth program: http://www.aids2014community.org/get-involved/   The Melbourne 2014 Youth Pre-Conference is a joint initiative of the Melbourne Youth Force (MYF) and YEAH, the Australian-based partner supporting the local work of the MYF. Open to all young people attending AIDS2014, the Pre-Conference will focus on information sharing and skills building for young people around the political, scientific, economic and social context of HIV/AIDS.   Facilitating the participation of young people at AIDS2014 and empowering them to be effective advocates for youth...
  10. The roadmap for childhood tuberculosis

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    WEDNESDAY 30th April 12.30PM-1.30PM ELLA LATHAM AUDITORIUM, THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL The roadmap for childhood tuberculosis: paediatricians and programmes   SYNOPSIS Tuberculosis is increasingly recognized as an important cause of morbidity and mortality in young children living in resource-limited settings where tuberculosis is still endemic. Since the WHO took the unprecedented step of declaring that tuberculosis was a “global emergency” in 1993, the global tuberculosis control strategy has largely excluded children, despite being recognized as a particularly vulnerable group for developing tuberculosis. As the Global TB Programme seeks to expand its tuberculosis control strategy post-2015, the challenges of management and prevention of tuberculosis in children are being included and many National TB control Programmes are seeking guidance as to how to address the current wide policy-practice gaps. The Roadmap for childhood tuberculosis was a collaborative effort that included the WHO, Unicef, IUATLD, CDC, USAID and advocates that was launched in Washington...

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