Monthly update from the Institute of Global Health Innovation

Calling all UK based students!

Do you have an innovative idea for global health? Enter our Student Challenges Competition to win up to £5,000 to make that idea reality. Competition closes on 20 January at 11.59pm. Find out more by visiting the website.

Upcoming events

19 January, 15.30-17.30

Global Health Forum: Seasonality and health

Venue: Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington

Seasonal patterns have a significant impact on our health. Many health problems are directly related to climate change. Infectious diseases, respiratory illnesses including asthma, and allergies continue to affect the day-to-day lives of individuals. This month’s Global Health Forum highlights the importance of seasons on our health. Register here.

Recent activities

The World Innovation Summit for Health took place in Doha, Qatar on 29-20 November. The event highlighted a number of new insights and produced several reports in dedicated to issues such as precision medicine, cardiovascular disease and autism. See the Storify for the event here.

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery participated in a debate on robots and ethics at ‘Robots vs Humanity’, an event organised by the CHIRON project on 1 December. Read more about this here.

Latest IGHI Blog articles

Living with HIV in 2016: It’s not over
By Professor Sarah J Fidler, Professor of HIV and Communicable Diseases at Imperial College London

Beyond the lab and behind the lens: Reflections on Eh!woza, a South African public engagement project
By Anastasia Koch and Bianca Masuku, Eh!woza

Providing access to pre-screened faecal transplants for all
By Student Challenges Competition 2nd prize winner James McilroyEurobiotix

Disability perspectives locally and globally: The journey travelled, and ‎the journey still to happen
By Kalpna Mistry, Staff Networks Coordinator, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre at Imperial College London

Implementing Universal Health Coverage in India and around the world

Weekly after-school clubs to promote continuation of weight management following a childhood obesity intervention
By Michael J. Taylor, Honorary Research Associate, Division of Surgery, Imperial College London

The ‘BIG’ issue
By Nicholas Penney, Clinical Research Fellow, Osama Moussa, Clinical Research and Surgical Fellow and Sanjay Purkayastha, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Bariatric Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London

Obesity – a very complex story
By Professor Gary Frost, Chair in Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London

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