The Global Health Programme seeks to use global links, including with less developed countries, to improve services in Ireland.
Irish hospitals and health institutions benefit from links with less developed countries. Personnel involved in these links speak about the benefits to their own work and how it helps improve the services at their institution. This is backed up by evidence from other countries. In 2015 a Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine is undertaking a research project to study the benefits and costs in Ireland from working in institutional partnerships.
In 2013 the HSE collaborated with the Irish institute iheed to develop animated materials for training and health promotion. The HSE sponsored a global competition by ‘iheed Crowd’ to produce materials on smoking cessation. The HSE lead for tobacco free campuses, Miriam Gunning currently chairs the Global Network for Tobacco Free Health Services and used these materials on World No Tobacco Day, 31st May 2015.
The animated content can be viewed on YouTube here: