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SfGH Global Health Short Course 2017 - Where do we go from here?

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Welcome to Bristol's Global Health Short Course! Following the great success that was last year's first short course, we thought that it would be so amazing to bring that back again this year and to cover even more ground, and hopefully inspire you further!

We are incredibly excited to bring to you a jam-packed 6 week series of talks and workshops covering some of the most pressing areas of global health in the world today, to engage and change. We’ve arranged some fantastic speakers to come and raise awareness and understanding about these critical issues, but we know that just learning about what’s wrong with the world can make us feel so powerless and overwhelmed so the second half of each session will focus on how we can forward: where do we go from here?

Access to Medicines, mental health, the refugees crisis, child and maternal health, sexual health, and climate change!

These are free events and everybody is welcome. We want to create a space to better understand the issues we face and together establish the best way forward so we need you all! For the portfolio/CV savvy amongst you attendance at 4 of the 6 will get you a certificate signed by the global health department at Bristol that you can use to prove your commitment to making the world a better place!

Here's a bit about each Wednesday of our short course.

8/11/17 Universal Access To Medicines

Welcome to the opening event of the SfGH short course! With it being Access to Medicines week, there’s no better topic to kickstart the course…
What if medicines that could save your life cost a hundred times more than what you earn in a year?
Millions of people in developing countries can’t access the treatments that are essential to stay alive and healthy, just because of where they were born. At SfGH and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), we believe this is an awful social injustice.
Join us on the 8th November to hear about the role of big pharma in exacerbating this inequity and personal accounts from patients in the UK who can’t access medications because even the NHS can’t afford them. These influential speakers will be followed by two workshops run by:
UAEM - an international student movement aiming to combat the access to medicines crisis.
This promises to be an inspiring evening with an opportunity to advocate for change at the end.
Hope to see you there, absolutely no prior knowledge required!

15/11/17 Mental Health

Welcome to the Mental Health week of the SfGH short course!
Mental health problems are one of the leading causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. In the UK alone, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem and of these 16 million people, 90% will suffer from stigma that they find more shameful and difficult to deal with than the disease itself. A lot of this stigma comes from a lack of understanding about mental health, and social and cultural barriers that have been built up against speaking out about our mental health. This week we aim to break down some of these barriers through talks and workshops that focus on global mental health, tackling stigma and looking after our wellbeing.
We need to learn that mental health is not just about illness, but wellness and it affects us all. So, if you’re interested in anything to do with mental health and wellbeing, either globally or locally, then please come along on Wednesday 15th November to learn more about these issues and tackle mental health stigma together!

22/11/17 Refugee Crisis

REFUGEES. A word which carries stories of pain, sadness, uncertainty and hope. We hear about refugees and asylum seekers every single day but do we really understand their plight? In order to increase awareness of the refugee crisis, Bristol Students for Global Health brings you an evening where we explore the issues relevant to the crisis such as healthcare barriers, human rights and legal challenges from different angles. Come along to hear from people who have been involved in the scene including the Aid Box Community team and our very own Bristol Student Action for Refugees (STAR). Find out how you can be a part of a solution towards a fair and just world where displaced people are safe and protected.

29/11/17 Child and Maternal Health

On 29th November we will be holding a short course event on child and maternal health. In this event we will be focusing on child and maternal health through the millennium development goals as well as looking into the future with the sustainable development goals. Attending this event will allow you to explore the problems going on in child and maternal health in different counties as well as thinking of effective ways to help the goals become successful. This will be a really fun event involving speakers and a workshop that will allow you to understand the complexity of this health issue and we can’t wait to see you all there!

6/12/17 Sexual Health

Sexual Health. What is it? How does it affect us? How can we help people globally who don't have the facilities and resources that we do? Sexual health can often be a taboo, but it’s time that we start talking about it.
Last year, in the UK alone there were 420,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A large statistic, but this is only part of the story. Globally over 350 million people contract a STI each year and 36.7 million people are living with HIV.
If you want to find out more come along to the Sexual Health evening of the Students for Global Health short course on 6th December. Hope to see you there!

13/12/17 Climate Change and Health Migrants

For the last event in the short course, we will be focusing on climate change and health migrants. We are seeing more frequent droughts, floods & natural disasters which is putting pressure on health systems across the world. Climate change has a massive impact on health systems globally and unfortunately usually those who contribute least to emissions often get affected the most. We’ll be looking at the NHS’s capacity to deal with the increase in climate migrants over the coming years and how policies need to be adjusted to accommodate those seeking refuge and healthcare. We’re also going to be learning about problems caused by climate change on a global scale, hearing first hand of the impact felt by humanitarian aid workers and their patients. Come along and get psyched with us about what we can do here in Bristol to fight new changes being made to the NHS which are creating barriers to healthcare for the most vulnerable of society.

We are absolutely buzzing about the potential of this series and can’t wait to have you all part of it. Spread the word and get involved.

Peace and love,
Students for Global Health Bristol xx

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