A Catalyst for Change: Global Health Film Festival

NOVEMBER 24, 2015 12:11 AM| no comments

Last month the inaugural Global Health Film Festival was held in London. Organized by the Global Health Film initiative (GHFi)- a partnership between The Royal Society of Medicine, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The festival which took place on 30th and 31st October 2015 gave an [...]

Lung Health in the Global Spotlight

OCTOBER 28, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Respiratory diseases including lung infections like pneumonia and tuberculosis (TB) are some of the leading global causes of death. In particular, Tuberculosis was the in the top leading causes of mortality around the world in 2008, causing 1.3 million deaths worldwide. Today, as part of Respiratory Care Week, Lung Health Day promotes and encourages initiatives [...]

Global research impacts bone health

OCTOBER 20, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Love your bones is the key message from International Osteoporosis Foundation today on World Osteoporosis Day. Currently, 200 million people are affected worldwide and it’s set to increase exponentially by 2050, with projections of hip fractures increasing by 310% in men and 240% in women. Contributing to international data on bone health, a recent observational [...]

Fire Safety in the home- the value of smoke alarms

OCTOBER 12, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Three out of five home fire deaths in the USA between 2007-2011 happened from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Worryingly, one quarter of home fire deaths (USA) are caused by fires started in the bedroom. This raises the question, how safe are we in our homes? The National Fire [...]

The critical role of teachers beyond the classroom

OCTOBER 05, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Education is key in every society. It empowers us, it fosters creativity and new ideas it allows us to play a role in addressing important issues in our community. Led by the United Nations, World Teachers’ Day (05/10/15) focuses on “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies”. Pivotal to the success of any education system are the [...]

Healthy start to a Healthy Heart

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 12:09 AM| no comments

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and is the number one killer in women. World Heart Day – 29 September 2015, asks us to make healthy heart choices, reducing the risk of the disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) doesn’t just affect women. There are other health disparities related to cardiovascular disease.  CVD [...]

ICMA tv: The story so far……

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 12:09 AM| no comments

From humble beginnings, ICMA tv began in 2006 at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) annual conference in San Antonio. Having branched out into America only two years prior, Conference TV at that time was more experimental and produced on a much smaller scale than today. Our focus was on dissemination at the conference; screening in [...]