Back to Basics with Female Genital Mutilation

By Manasi Jiwrajka The 6th of February marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Last year I had the privilege to listen to Khadija Gbla at the Global Health Conference in Newcastle, Australia organised by the Australian Medical Student Association. Khadija is the voice and face of female genital mutilation (FGM) in […]

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Global Health Workshop, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia with Dr Seema Biswas, BMJ Case Reports Editor in Chief

By Manasi Jiwrajka In October, 2016, we conducted a Global Health workshop at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. We advertised the event to medical and dental school students, and had an overwhelming interest in the workshop. We had attendees ranging from first year medical students to faculty members at the University of Queensland. Prof […]

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“The Crossroad between Dentistry and Medicine” at ADEE & AMEE

By Prof. Rui Amaral Mendes and Dr. Seema Biswas In August, taking advantage of having our annual meetings in the same city – the beautiful Barcelona – ADEE (the Association for Dental Education in Europe) and its medical counterpart, AMEE (the Association for Medical Education in Europe), convened efforts to hold a joint scientific and business […]

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World Health Summit

By Seema Biswas The World Health Summit was held in Berlin last week. Leaders in Global Health from universities, health services, policy institutes and the humanitarian sector came together to discuss the health of populations, including some of the world’s most vulnerable communities affected by conflict and disaster. The topics for discussion were timely. No […]

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World Blood Donor Day 2016

By Hemali Bedi World Blood Donor Day is celebrated by countries around the world on 14th June each year. [1] This day serves to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations and thank blood donors for their invaluable contributions. [1] The theme of this year’s campaign is “Blood connects us all”. [1] Through this campaign, […]

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