“Organising to create a community which must have the goal of creating belonging. Belonging creates the conditions for collective thinking, action, and change.” Screened 22nd April 2021 The Cape Town Together documentary was a collaborative filmmaking process with four different Community Action Networks and filmmakers who were also on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Read More Cape Town Together
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Everyone loses when the opinions of qualified women are not heard and women are not involved in decision making. BMJ Gender Diversity Group As emerging leaders in global health, the IWG has asked members to reflect on their experiences as current and aspiring female leaders, and has further asked male members to reflect on their … Read More International Women’s Day: Perspectives from the IWG
As emerging public health professionals there is no time like now to have an on-the-ground lesson on the importance of investing in and strengthening health systems. We are working and living through the greatest global public health challenge we have seen in our careers to date. The COVID-19 pandemic is all consuming, but other key … Read More IWG Fireside Chat: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been a challenging year for public health and healthcare professionals. The pandemic put extreme pressure on health systems worldwide. Health services were overwhelmed and healthcare workers faced an unprecedented workload. Even though healthcare professionals did their best to maintain levels of care, the consequences of the pandemic have … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Magali Collonnaz
With my career choice, I know that life will always get busy. But I seem to have found a way of managing a balance between work and life. I’m an amazing multitasker and I like mixing business and pleasure. I love “workations”! Then coronavirus happened. Being a student and teacher at the same time during … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Tricia Palola
For me, the positive memory of 2020 has been more time with my family. My work, in stark contrast, has been looking at the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable children and young people. A whole generation is threatened by the terrifying impact on education, mental health, food poverty and household violence. In the turmoil of … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Laura Haywood
I think it would be fair to say that 2020 has shifted the collective consciousness of humanity toward realising the importance of public health. COVID–19 has constituted a level of suffering hitherto incomparable to all infectious disease outbreaks that have preceded it. In the span of just a few months, the pandemic has reshaped the … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Siddharth Srivastava
2020 has been anything but expected. Back in the day, (aka March!) when the pandemic was first announced, many countries closed down their borders immediately. The UAE, my home country, was one of them. I was in a limbo for a while, going back and forth between moments of hope when the border would open … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Malvikha Manoj
2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for me. During the early months of the pandemic, it felt like life had come to a halt with uncertainty gripping in. COVID-19 has impacted almost every area of our lives and we continue learning the lessons that are sure to influence how we manage public health globally. 2020 … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Utkarsha Telang
If I had one word to describe 2020, as an emerging public health professional, it would be “frustration”. I’ve certainly learnt this year that things do not always go your way, and it’s better to always expect the unexpected. Despite all the challenges of this year, I think what’s been most important to me is … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Lynn Bust
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