Monthly update from the Institute of Global Health Innovation

News and events:

Student Challenges Competition

Do you have an innovative idea to improve global health? The Institute of Global Health Innovation’s annual Student Challenges Competition could help transform that idea into reality.

Our Student Challenges Competition is now open for entries to all university students based in the UK and offers the opportunity to win funding towards the implementation of a global health innovation. Applications close on 8 February 2018.

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Innovation in Healthcare summit

Around 200 people attended or watched the live stream of our Innovation in Healthcare summit, hosted on Monday 11 December 2017 at the RHS Lindley Hall in London. The event was hosted in partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Imperial College Health Partners and Imperial College’s Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI).

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Global Health Forum: Migrant health

The Institute of Global Health Innovation’s December Global Health Forum focused on the complex, but important issue of migrant health. The event featured talks from Professor Jonathan Friedland, Dr Sally Hargreaves, Dr Mohammed Jawad and Professor Stephen Matlin.

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IGHI Podcast: Migrant health

In the latest podcast from the Institute of Global Health Innovation, we spoke to Dr Sally Hargreaves, a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College’s Faculty of Medicine whose research focuses on migrant health.

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World Innovation Summit for Health announces dates of 2018 conference

WISH 2018 will take place once again at the Qatar National Convention Centre from November 13th and 14th, 2018.

For the fourth time, WISH, an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) with support from Imperial’s Institute of Global Health Innovation, will convene its meeting of global leaders, policy-makers, and innovators in healthcare, charging them with exploring new ways to build a healthier world through collaborative efforts and the sharing of novel ideas.

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Improving the accuracy of weight estimation methods in paediatric emergencies

A new tool by the HELIX Centre for Design in Healthcare to improve the precision of weight estimation could create a safer environment for treating children in the emergency room.

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Wellcome-Imperial Centre for Global Health Research Annual Meeting

On Monday 20 November, experts gathered at the Royal Academy of Medical Sciences for the annual scientific meeting.

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Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: a Pathologist’s Perspective

The 9th edition of the renowned Osler’s Textbook on the Principles and Practice of Medicine, published in 1921, dedicated only two (out of 1,139) pages to lung cancer, at which point the condition was described as “New Growths in the Lungs”. Almost a hundred years on, the patterns of epidemiology have shifted drastically, and lung cancer now is recognised as a major health problem globally with more than 1.8 million new cases diagnosed every year. 

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Ending stigma and HIV transmission

It is estimated that there are 36.7 million people living with HIV globally with 1.8 million new infections in 2016 alone (1). This number represents an 11% drop in the number of new infections from 2010 . Some might consider this an achievement or a testament to the impact of strategic national and global policies aimed at tackling the epidemic. But in reality, these numbers mask the discrepant pace in the effort to tackle transmission and AIDS-related deaths in countries across the globe.

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Ideabatic – where we are now… 

Our 2017 Student Challenges Competition winners, Ideabatic made up of Abellona U and Kitty Liao report back on their progress since being granted £5,000 for their idea of a vaccine cooling system.

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Upcoming events:

Global Health and Development Group lecture: Impacts of Ukraine’s hike in tobacco tax

6 February 17.30-19.30

In the latest instalment of Imperial’s Global Health & Development lecture series, Dr Laura Webber (Director of Public Health Modelling at the UK Health Forum and Honorary Assistant Professor at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) will present evidence that predicts the health and cost impacts of the implementation of tobacco excise tax increases in Ukraine.

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IGHI Student Challenges Competition: Enter the Dragon’s Den

19 March 18.00-20.00

Join us on Monday 19th March for our interactive Dragon’s Den style event to find the winner of our annual Student Challenges Competition.

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