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Editor’s note

Politics and policies: global health that traverses borders

Global health is intrinsically linked to the changing social, economic, cultural and political environment. Political leaders powerfully shape responses to ...
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Features

Non-Health for Non-Persons: Rohingya Muslims in Crisis

Feature In a tightening spiral of human suffering that winds back five decades, the Rohingya have come to be mentioned ...
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LGBTIQ peoples’ experiences of and barriers to healthcare

Feature Introduction Increasing data on sexual orientation and gender identities in large scale social studies has revealed that significant portions ...
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Commercial Surrogacy in Australia: the Benefits of Harm Minimisation Through Legalisation

Feature Surrogate /sʌrəɡət/ A substitute, or someone or something that represents another person or thing in their stead.[1] The status ...
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Polio vs Politics: The Case of Pakistan

Feature Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by poliovirus which predominantly infects young children by invading the nervous system ...
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Turning up the Heat

Feature American environmentalist and journalist, Bill McKibben, offers a simple yet revolutionary proposition in the climate debate: “Leave oil in ...
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Coal Mining, Climate Change and the Global Impacts on Health: Examining Adani’s Proposed Carmichael Coal Mine

Feature Introduction The proposed Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland is currently in the final stages of planning with ...
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Paddling Upstream: Experiences from a Medical Placement in Rural Papua New Guinea

Feature I sit in an office on my GP rotation. My insides burn, courtesy of my morning doxycycline. The patient, ...
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Reviews

Drug Control in Australia: Where to Next?

Review Abstract Substance use and associated disorders are increasingly recognised as a global health issue. As attitudes towards drug use ...
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Sugar tax – A Sweet Solution for Obesity?

Review Abstract Background The rising prevalence of obesity and obesity-related illnesses parallels the increase in sugar consumption across the globe ...
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Dengue in the Pacific Islands

Review Abstract Without a fully effective vaccine, prophylactic measures, or sufficient treatment options, dengue has emerged as a significant global ...
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Conference Reports

Family, Unity and Success – Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) 2017

Conference Report The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) celebrated 20 years strong by holding their annual conference for 2017 in ...
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Four perspectives on the World Congress on public health

Conference Report 15th World Congress on Public Health April 3-6, 2017 Melbourne, Australia “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision ...
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Commentary

Welfare Cuts to Refugees, AMSA Global Health Crossing Borders National Managers

Commentary We live in a society founded on the values of fairness, reciprocity and freedom. Whether you call it a ...
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GHC 2017

Start Where You Are, Use What You Have, Do What You Can

Adelaide Global Health Conference 2017 Closing Address Good afternoon, wonderful GHC delegates. I’m Liz, the Chair of AMSA Global Health ...
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Where to Now?

Vector Journal & GHC Writing Competition What: “We are resolved to free the human race within this generation from the ...
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Book Review

A Walk to Remember

Book review --- Walking Free by A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver. p 336. Allen & Unwin. $22.99 --- ...
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