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ICGP Global Healthcare SIG builds on the interest and experience of GPs and their Practice Teams who have already engaged in global health.

Global health has grown from the disciplines of tropical medicine, public health and international health. It emphasises the need to improve health and achieve equity in health for all people worldwide. It also reflects the fact that the world from a health and economic perspective is changing and that the health of someone in a low income country is as likely to be affected by diabetes and hypertension as it is by a tropical disease! The ICGP Global Health Group focuses on improving the health of those living in low and middle income countries (LMIC) previously known as the developing world. 

The College will lend it's expertise in training and research, and the improvement of medical care for people with multimorbidities in a similar manner as other Irish Medical Postgraduate Training Bodies, who have run sustained, scaled programs of education and research; develop initiatives and collaborations with relevant agencies, and as appropriate with the other training bodies.

If you or any of your practice team are interested, please be in touch. In particular, we are especially interested in hearing your views / ideas on any other elements this program should include, and also of any practical experience you may have had. You can deliver observations to the email address globalhealth@icgp.ie if you feel any additional elements should be considered.

To view proforma reporting on your Global Health experience, please click here and return the completed pro forma to: globalhealth@icgp.ie.

To view the Glossary of key terms, please click here.