21 episodes

A podcast on innovative and inspiring research that contributes to achieving health for all.

Global Health Matters Dr. Garry Aslanyan, TDR, a research programme at the World Health Organization

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A podcast on innovative and inspiring research that contributes to achieving health for all.

    The promise and perils of future health technology

    The promise and perils of future health technology

    We kick off the new year with a conversation about new advances in technologies that are transforming public health practice. In this episode, we explore the promise and perils of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, infodemics and the importance of culturally appropriate innovations.
     
     While speaking with Florence 2.0, an AI health worker, host Garry Aslanyan tries to get advice on leading a healthier lifestyle. Yara Aboelwaffa, co-founder of Health 2.0 Egypt, tells us about the fastest-growing innovations in the Middle East. And Tim Mackey, co-founder of a health care big data startup, shares the realities of attracting funding for public health-focused innovations. 
    Guests:
    Yara Aboelwaffa -  Independent digital health consultant Tim Mackey - Professor, University of California San DiegoRelated episode documents, transcripts and other information can be found on our website.

    We are keen to engage with you, our listeners, at every step of the way – please feel free to suggest topics and questions to be discussed and share your feedback by dropping us a line at TDRpod@who.int.

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    Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Global Health Matters podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of TDR or the World Health Organization  
    All content © 2023 Global Health Matters. 

    • 37 min
    Lifting the lid on corruption to cure health systems

    Lifting the lid on corruption to cure health systems

    Corruption is one of the most important barriers to implementing universal health coverage around the world; imagine what that world would look like! The subject of corruption in global health is often muted and totally taboo for some to even think it. This podcast episode on corruption is opening up the discussion to a wider audience to understand the scale of the problem for health systems and to hold more people to account for their part in the resulting damage. 
    For this Global Health Matters podcast episode, our host Dr Garry Aslanyan delves deep into the topic to uncover the sources, the offenders and the solutions from our panel of experts. Together they are able to define the subject matter, provide examples from around the globe and piece together the puzzle of how to solve this conundrum.  
    Monica Kirya – Senior Adviser, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre  Patty Garcia – Former Minister of Health, Peru. Professor of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University  Jonathan Cushing - Global Health Programme Director, Transparency International  Related episode documents, transcripts and other information can be found on our website.

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    Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Global Health Matters podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of TDR or the World Health Organization  
    All content © 2022 Global Health Matters. 

    • 45 min
    Celebrating 70 years of protecting the world: combating influenza now and in the future

    Celebrating 70 years of protecting the world: combating influenza now and in the future

    The seasonal influenza virus, or flu as it is widely known, infects over a billion people a year, resulting in up to 650,000 respiratory deaths annually.   
    For this Global Health Matters podcast episode TDR have partnered with GISRS, the World Health Organization’s Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System. Podcast host Dr Garry Aslanyan brings together two professors to share their unique experiences from both the global and national level of the influenza response:

    GUESTS:
    Mahmudur Rahman – Former Director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research and National Influenza Center  
    John McCauley – Former Director, Worldwide Influenza Centre, Francis Crick Institute


    In Bangladesh, we learn from Mahmudur Rahman, the former director of the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control, that seasonal influenza was not considered that much as a very serious disease as, before SARS-Cov-2, they did not have the capacity to diagnose it properly.   
     
    John McCauley from the World Influenza Centre is passionate about looking at ways to provide an integrated approach to better deal with the initial identification of respiratory infections such as RSV or SARS, this surveillance is important as they require different responses.   By building on the country-led support, knowledge and infrastructure that was built during the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic this could prove to be a game changer for seasonal influenza in the future.     

    Related episode documents, transcripts and other information can be found on our website. 

    We are keen to engage with you, our listeners, at every step of the way – please feel free to suggest topics and questions to be discussed and share your feedback by dropping us a line at TDRpod@who.int.
     
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    Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Global Health Matters podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of TDR or the World Health Organization  
    All content © 2022 Global Health Matters. 

    • 35 min
    The health journey of refugees and migrants is global health

    The health journey of refugees and migrants is global health

     Global Health Matters is the monthly podcast from TDR, if you like our content then please subscribe. We embrace the fact that public health and global health are intertwined and through our podcast we hope to engage with broader topics bringing together experts from across the globe providing a platform for wider engagement.   
     
    For this episode we bring you a topic that rarely reaches the top of the global health agenda, that is the subject of the health of refugees and migrants.  This podcast episode lays out the key issues for the listener and through our guests it builds an awareness to ensure this topic gets better attention in the future. 
    Global Health Matters host Garry Aslanyan speaks with the following guests:  
    Eugen Ghita
    Human Rights Monitor and President, Roma Lawyers Association, Romania RomaJust  Reem Mussa 
    Humanitarian Advisor and Coordinator of the Forced Migration Team, Médecins Sans Frontières  During this podcast we hear the health experiences of Eugen Ghita, who was a migrant and he is now working as a human rights monitor on behalf of the Roma community in Europe.  Eugen identified that there is a lack of information dedicated to the refugees and many language barriers. 
     
    Reem Mussa from MSF is able to give us context in relation to the policies of the different types of refugees and migrants.  Many countries do allow for access to health care regardless of the legal status of people, but not all, some may only provide for emergency healthcare.  MSF promotes the importance of a separation between border control/ immigration schemes and healthcare access as some migrants without right to remain may fear authorities or deportation and so not access healthcare for that reason. 
     
    Kindly note that this podcast discusses mental health for refugees and migrants, TDR would like to refer you to WHO guidance for those seeking further support. 
     
    Related episode documents, transcripts and other information can be found on our website. 

    We are keen to engage with you, our listeners, at every step of the way – please feel free to suggest topics and questions to be discussed and share your feedback by dropping us a line at TDRpod@who.int.
     
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    Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Global Health Matters podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of TDR or the World Health Organization  


    All content © 2022 Global Health Matters. 

    • 36 min
    Global health career paths: learn, mentor, practice, repeat

    Global health career paths: learn, mentor, practice, repeat

    Global Health Matters is the monthly podcast from TDR, please subscribe.  GHMs brings you topical subjects and insightful discussions with health experts from across the globe, including a focus on low-to middle-income countries.

    Are you a professional looking to progress further or perhaps a global health student at the early stage of your career? There are so many routes to get into a career in global health, so this podcast episode discussion is with two career professionals sharing their knowledge of how they chose their path and giving clear guidance on ways to get the support needed to increase opportunities to make a difference in the ever pressing global health challenges.
     
    Global Health Matters host Garry Aslanyan speaks with the following guests: 
    Stephanie Topp: Associate Professor, Global Health and Development, College of Public Health, James Cook UniversityRenzo Guinto: Chief Planetary Health Scientist, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health and Director, Planetary and Global Health, St. Luke's Medical Center Stephanie Topp looks at how global health can support the next generation of thinkers and leaders, and suggests that networked capacity building and an emerging voices model is a critical example. Renzo Guinto wants to listen to different voices and challenge power structures to address the inequities that global health is trying to address.

    Related documents, transcripts and other information can be found on our website.

    We are keen to engage with you, our listeners, at every step of the way – please feel free to suggest topics and questions to be discussed and share your feedback by dropping us a line at TDRpod@who.int.

    Subscribe to the Global Health Matters podcast newsletter.
     
    Follow @TDRnews on Twitter, TDR on LinkedIn and @ghm_podcast on Instagram for updates.
     
    Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Global Health Matters podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of TDR or the World Health Organization 

    • 35 min
    The future of global health is through diversity and dignity

    The future of global health is through diversity and dignity

    An important Global Health Matters podcast topic this month, discussing the need to build an awareness of the ways we interact with colleagues in the workplace to adapt our programmes to be more inclusive.  We need to talk about “the future of global health through diversity and dignity”.  Host Garry Aslanyan interviews our special guests who have a deep understanding of diversity and dignity and their application worldwide.
     
    Our first guest, Marie Ba, is from Ouagadougou Partnership where she advocates for reproductive health and development across West and Central Africa.  Marie Ba questions whether diversity is just a tick-box exercise, ensuring that we break down the definition and elements that make up the term “diversity”. 

    Tom Wein is based in Kenya where he leads research on dignity in development with IDinsight.  By analysing further the two concepts of diversity and dignity together, the link is formed and shows that representation is only one aspect, and that agency and equality also need to be factored in to realize dignity within diversity.  
     
    Join us in this podcast episode to develop a broader understanding of the future of global health through diversity and dignity.
     
    Guests are: 
    Marie Ba, Director of the Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination UnitTom Wein, Director, Dignity Initiative IDinsight
    Related documents, transcripts and other information can be found on our website at
    The future of global health is through diversity and dignity (who.int)

    We are keen to engage with you, our listeners, at every step of the way – please feel free to suggest topics and questions to be discussed and share your feedback by dropping us a line at TDRpod@who.int.

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    Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Global Health Matters podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of TDR or the World Health Organization

    • 30 min

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