Disability Awareness and equal rights in South India

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Disability awareness and equal rights in South India – Caoimhe GibneyFollowing extensive pre-departure training I honestly believed that I was prepared to tackle the challenges that lay ahead when setting off on our journey to Asha Jyothi Handicapped Welfare Society in South India. How wrong I was. Even though the training provided me with the […]

A small cog in the wheel towards reducing global health inequalities

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“A small cog in the wheel towards reducing global health inequalities.” – Emma McCarthyI travelled to Northeast India in 2018 as a physiotherapist and clinical tutor with four student physiotherapists on their elective placement. It was my first time volunteering overseas. For four weeks we worked hard with the local partner organisation to deliver individualised […]

Learning to walk doesn’t come easy. Global Goal #3 Good Health and well being

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Learning to walk doesn’t come easy. Global Goal #3 Good Health and well beingTreatment is the act of reacting to a symptom but does not mean reversing that symptoms effects. Almost all illnesses or injuries leave their mark. People who seek treatment for leprosy receive antibiotics to fight the disease, but the resulting injuries cannot […]

The value of communication. Global Goal #3 Good Health and Well-being

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The value of communication. Global Goal #3 Good Health and Well-beingAll mammals have developed ways to communicate with one another. The more advanced thecommunication methods, the more advanced the society. We have noises we form into words. Wehave words we write onto paper. We can translate those words in a matter of seconds. No languagebarrier […]

Good Health and Well Being

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Good Health and Well BeingIt has been 1 week in India and I have learnt so much as an individual. Being aleader for an international volunteer group is much different to being avolunteer- there are different expectations, different responsibilities anddifferent experiences. Bearing all this in mind, I had the honour of speakingwith Father John, a […]

One Health and the Sustainable Development Goals Talk

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One Health and the Sustainable Development Goals TalkI organized a talk on One Health and the Sustainable Development goals in my capacity of Auditor of the One Health Society. This involved asking Professor Patrick Walsh, professor of international development studies in UCD to talk about the development of the goals and how they relate to […]

Sexual Health Presentation with UCD LGBTQ+

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Sexual Health Presentation with UCD LGBTQ+Much of my work in Thailand was on HIV prevention among high risk groups. In Ireland, men who have sex with men (MSM) are the highest risk group for new HIV infections, accounting for half of new infections last year. As such, I felt the need to deliver an educational […]