Global Health Resources

IMG_0072One half of our vision as a charity is to empower our members to contribute to global development, and it is with that in mind that we thought it would be helpful to provide links to external resources.
It is hoped that what follows might be a starting point to exploring the world of Global Health.
If you know of any other resources that you think we should include, please send us an email at:
Global Health research, news, blogs and podcasts:
Global Health Hub
The Global Health Hub is a volunteer-run site that aims to provide an online gateway to news, commentary and resources related to global health for public health professionals.
Global Health NOW
Global Health NOW is an essential daily read for the global health community. Every weekday, we aggregate and summarise the latest global health news—delivering all the day’s critical stories to your inbox.
Global Health Network:
The Global Health Network is a hub joining together a collection of websites to support research by sharing knowledge and methods. Each has been established to create a subject specific online community of researchers who can build collaborations, develop documents, share resources and exchange information.
Humanosphere is an independent, non-profit news organization.  As described in their mission statement, we are devoted to covering and analysing the most important (or entertaining) issues in the global health, aid and development arena.  We are deadly serious about poverty, injustice and suffering.
The Lancet Global Health
Online-only, open access journal.
RSM Global Health
The Royal Society of Medicine’s resource for individuals who wish to learn and engage in any aspect of the global health agenda.
This Week in Global Health (TWiGH)
This Week in Global Health (TWiGH) is a weekly LIVE global health show where Dr. Martin and a team of qualified global health experts and SYPs (Students and Young Professionals) give a brief overview of current events and topics in the global health news space.
Global Health Data and Information:

World Health Organisation                                                                                                                   

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. We provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians, so they can make informed decisions and plan effective assistance.

Relief Web
We provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians, so they can make informed decisions and plan effective assistance.
Global Health Charities:
Medsin is a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action.
Medact educates, analyses and campaigns for global health on issues related to conflict, poverty and the environment. They aim to mobilise the health community to support policy change and shift public attitudes. They work across four distinct but interconnected programme areas: War and Weapons, Climate and Ecology, Economic Justice, Health and Human Rights.
Medecins Sans Frontieres
An international network of volunteers, field projects and offices aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and other disasters.  MSF provide medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.
Merlin delivers Medical experts to the frontline of global emergencies and stay to build long lasting healthcare.  Together, we are a force for health.  Merlin joined Save the Children in July 2013, together they aim to reach more children and their families with excellent healthcare in 120 countries.
International Committee of the Red Cross
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world.  Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies.  It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers.
Global Health Courses:
Medical Peace Work
Medical Peace Work is an emerging field of expertise in health work, violence prevention and peace building.  There are seven online courses and a collection of teaching resources for medical peace education.
Free online courses on a huge array of topics, including global health.
Free online courses on a huge array of topics, including global health.
Free online courses on a huge array of topics, including global health.
Global Health eLearning Center
Online eLearning Centre developed by USAID to provide their worldwide staff with access to global health information; registration is free and open to all.
Unite For Sight
Did you know that Unite For Sight’s Global Health University offers more than 20 online certificate programs? The certificates include written courses as well as recorded expert panel discussions. Unite For Sight is a nonprofit organization committed to excellence in global health, and the online certificate programs are designed to develop and nurture current and future global health leaders. After enrolling, participants may complete the certificate coursework at their own pace.
Global Health philosophy and ethics:
The human right to health
Jonathan Wolff explores the philosophical underpinnings of the idea of a human right, assesses whether health meets those criteria, and identifies the political and cultural realities we face in attempts to improve the health of citizens in wildly different regions. 
Health inequalities and Global Justice
This book explores the moral dilemmas posed by disparities in health across nations.
Culture, health and illness
Culture, Health and Illness is the leading international textbook on the role of cultural and social factors in health, illness, and medical care.
Meeting health needs fairly
Norman Daniels develops a comprehensive theory of justice for health.

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