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November 2014



Wednesday 26 November 2014 (5.30pm - 7.30pm)

The open evening is an informal event allowing you to drop in at a time that suits you.

The open evening is suitable for anyone interested in finding out more about:


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May 2014

21 - 24 May 2014

IIHD is delighted to be hosting the next topEd General Assembly Meeting & Erasmus Mundus Consortium Meeting at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

As founder members of the tropEd network, we have worked together, since the mid 1990s, with prestigious European institutions for higher education in international health to provide high quality postgraduate opportunities. Courses at these institutions are open to IIHD students registered for the MSc International Health – either as a students registered to follow the tropEd pathway or those registered for the QMU masters. (For information about the tropEd pathway, contact Suzanne Fustukian


In 2004, IIHD along with eight other members of tropEd formed a Consortium offering the European MSc International Health which was recognised by the European Union in their Erasmus Mundus scheme. Individuals interested in following this course and applying for scholarship to study should apply to the Consortium secretariat at the Université Bordeaux Segalen. Our participation recognises academic excellence in our teaching and learning, and also provides us with a diversity of students with proven academic ability at the highest levels.

click here for more information of IIHD's European MSc in International Health (tropEd).

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You are invited to attend a global health seminar:

“Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: insights from Bangladesh, India and Malawi”

Wednesday 14th May 2014, 1.30 - 4.00 pm

Room 050, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Presentation Livestream Recording

NIDOS, IIHD at Queen Margaret University and Immpact at University of Aberdeen, are jointly organising a half day seminar to explore issues in maternal, newborn and child health in Bangladesh, Malawi and India. You will have the opportunity to meet three internationally recognised experts and to hear about the challenges they face and how these are being addressed globally and in their own countries.

We are also delighted to welcome Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for External Relations.

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Dr Kaosar Afsana : BRAC, Director of Health, Nutrition and Population and Professor in James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh.

Professor Dileep Mavalankar: Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, international consultant to WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank and a member of numerous scientific committees.

Ann Phoya: Retired Head of Planning and Director of Nursing at the Ministry of Health & co-lead on a Scottish Government Project to develop a sustainable model for community midwifery services in Malawi.


To book a place at QMU contact:

April 2014


Wednesday 23 April 2014 (5.30pm - 7.30pm)

The open evening is an informal event allowing you to drop in at a time that suits you.

The open evening is suitable for anyone interested in finding out more about:





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IIHD offers the following Postgraduate Level courses. Please click on the course name to read more about the course.

April 2014

2nd UK People's Health Assembly

Building a progressive health movement in a time of austerity and social exclusion

10th - 12th April 2014 - EDINBURGH, UK

IIHD is proud to be hosting the 2nd UK People's Health Assembly at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh


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01 April 2014

IIHD is pleased to be associated with a debate organised by the HIV, Human Rights and Development Network at the University of Edinburgh.

Topic: The Future of HIV, Migration and Human Rights in Scotland

Venue: Playfair, Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL, The University of Edinburgh (

Date: 1 April 2014

Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm

Please note that registration and refreshments will take place from 5.15pm.

This event will be filmed & photographed and media reps may be present.


If you wish to register for this event, please respond by 26 March 2014 by reply to this email or contact Emma Giles / 0131 650 9370

including your full name and email address plus a contact telephone number, job title and organisation if applicable




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29 March 2014

The British Global and Travel Health Association 16th Annual Conference

IIHD is contributing to an exciting conference of interest for practitioners, academics and students with an interest in maternal and child health. Keynotes and interactive workshops explore current maternal and child health issues from global and travel health perspectives, informed by medical and social science and state of the art practice and research. The conference takes place in Edinburgh, Saturday 29th March 2014. For further details please see flyer and programme attached. If interested, please register as soon as possible.

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Grand Challenges in Global Health

IIHD Lecture Series 2013/14

We are pleased to announce our 2013/14 IIHD lecture series.

Delivered by experts in their respective fields, the lectures will provide critical, state-of the-art discussion of key questions facing global health practitioners and policy-makers.

How to find us

Painter in Zomba, Malawi (Photo: F. Cataldo)


9 Oct 2013

15:15 -16:45


‘Achieving Universal Health Coverage’

Barbara McPake, Director and Professor, Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Room 3148

Presentation pdf

Presentation Livestream Recording



6 Nov 2013

15:15 – 16:45








‘Recruiting and retaining health workers in rural areas.

The shortage of health workers in rural areas appears to be a universal problem in mid and low-income countries and has a major impact on equitable access to health services.  This lecture will examine some of the underlying causes, including the dynamics of the labour market, and some of the strategies currently being used to address the problem.  To conclude, some of the possible future scenarios of  geographical distribution of staff  will be explored.

Tim Martineau, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Room 3148

Presentation pdf

Presentation Livestream Recording


27 Nov 2013

15:15 - 16:45

World AIDS Day Event




'Making sense of Inequalities in the Global HIV Pandemic’

IIHD and the Gender, Rights and Development Network (GRAND) are delighted to welcome Professor Lesley Doyal, author of the recent publication "Living with HIV and Dying with AIDS: Diversity, Inequality and Human rights in the Global Pandemic" (Ashgate 2013)

Lesley Doyal, Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Care at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

Presentation pdf

Presentation Livestream Recording


07 March 2014

10:15 - 11:45














'Beyond MDG5: priorities and prospects for maternal health'

With just over a year left to the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, this lecture will examine progress towards MDG 5 on maternal mortality. An historical perspective will be taken to reflect on the drivers of the significant declines in maternal deaths during the 20 th century in high and middle-income countries, and on the old and new challenges still faced in resource-poor settings. The focus will then shift to exploring the prospects for the future. The current debates on sustainable development goals and new targets are taking place alongside renewed calls to complete the unfinished agenda for maternal survival. At national and international levels, the emerging narrative is around accelerating progress and the need for a new paradigm focused on maternal healthy lives and on ending preventable maternal deaths.

Wendy Graham, Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology Immpact, School of Medicine and Dentistry University of Aberdeen. Honorary Professor, Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Sciences, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Presentation Livestream Recording






Copyright Wendy Graham

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February 2014

Dr Paul Boyce

Dr Paul Boyce, Lecturer in Anthropology

IIHD Seminar Series 2013/2014

IIHD at 20! NEW 2013-14 Seminar Programme for The Institute for International Health and Development (QMU)

Our fourth seminar in the 2013/14 Series is with Dr Paul Boyce, Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sussex

Sexuality and the Law in Nepal

Friday 28th February 2014, QMU Edinburgh 15:30 (GMT); R0050 and online at:

Hope you can join us at QMU and online!




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