IGHN Conference 2022 - Global Imbalance and Social Inclusion

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IGHN Conference 2022 - Global Imbalance and Social Inclusion

Global Imbalance and Social Inclusion - Co-hosted with the HSE Global Health Programme, Sponsored by Irish Aid

When and where

Date and time


Burke Theatre, TCD Trinity College Dublin College Green Dublin Ireland

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event

Visit the conference webpage


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on health systems and economies across the world, reinforcing pre-existing inequities and systematic weaknesses, from marginalisation of the world’s most vulnerable, to failures in supply chains and national surveillance systems. Public health measures implemented in response to the pandemic varied widely across the global north and the global south, laying bare the worldwide imbalance in the distribution of health, social and economic risks. Global health has never been more relevant in people’s lives. As we enter a break in history, the opportunity is upon us to address the vulnerabilities of a system that failed to serve us all equally. To safeguard all populations and maintain global health security in the long term, we must do better.


In this context, the Irish Global Health Network Conference 2022 will be convened under the theme Global Imbalance and Social Inclusion. 

About the conference

The IGHN conference provides an ideal opportunity to engage NGOs, academics and other stakeholders in reflecting on the emergency response measures undertaken and profiling actions to strengthen health systems, and community-based activities for health. Our theme of Global Imbalance and Social Inclusion is relevant to all stakeholders.

This year, the HSE Global Health Programme will be the co-host.

Venue and Format

The conference will take a hybrid format held over 2 days. Day 1 of the conference will be held in-person at Trinity College Dublin, while day 2 will be held online. Day 1 will also be live-streamed.

Attendees will have the option of attending in-person, online, or both.

Conference Streams

Across all areas of global health, we particularly seek to emphasise the following cross-cutting issues: 

  • Health Systems Resilience
  • Challenging Stigma, Changing Thinking
  • Gender & Intersectionality
  • Power Inequality in Global Health
  • Local and Global
  • Health Care Leadership and Representation
  • Human Resources for Health (and Well-being)
  • Community Response
  • Social Inclusion and Marginalisation
  • Youth and Adolescent Involvement in the Global Health Agenda
  • Global Mental Health
  • Implications of Ukrainian Conflict for Health and Health Services in Ireland
  • Climate Justice

Visit the conference webpage here for more information

Are you opportune to support a student to attend the conference?

We believe passionately that by giving a platform and opportunities to young people and students to contribute and share ideas on global health initiatives, we can build a network of motivated change agents to carry further global health initiatives and solutions.

By purchasing an extra ticket, you will be supporting others to attend the conference. Your donation will go into a fund to help cover tickets, travel, and accommodation for students and young people.

Choose your ticket type with the "+ Donate" option to purchase an extra ticket and support students and young people to attend the conference. Alternatively, you can add on a fixed €30 donation at the end of your booking.

IGHN Conference Scholarship Programme

We believe it's important that everyone, everywhere, has the opportunity to attend our conferences, to learn, contribute, and share ideas. In order to promote equity and inclusion, everyone must have the opportunity to play an active role in global health, regardless of circumstances or socioeconomic background.

In light of this, we have developed a scholarship programme. If you would like to attend the conference but do not have the financial means to do so, please email conferencescholarship@globalhealth.ie with a paragraph outlining how you would benefit from attending the conference. We will issue you with a promo code allowing you to register free of charge.

Please note that the promo code will get you a conference ticket only, any travel or accommodation costs will need to be covered by the attendee. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, please select one of the online only options when registering for the conference.

Conference Invitation Letter for Visa

If you require a conference invitation letter in order to apply for a visa to enter Ireland, please email conference2022@globalhealth.ie after you have registered. We will require your full name so please include this in your email.

The Irish Global Health Network is grateful for the support of the hosts, sponsors, and partners of this event

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