This is a report on a development education seminar organised by the Centre for Global Education in partnership with the Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) held on 30 June 2022. The seminar was titled Development Education and Health and debated the content of Issue 34 of the Centre for Global Education’s journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. The Centre for Global Education would like to thank Pieternella Pieterse, Researcher in Dublin City University’s School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, for chairing the seminar and helping to organise it. The seminar was organised as part of a two-year development education project funded by Irish Aid.
This seminar was organised to present and debate the content of Issue 34 of the Centre for Global Education’s bi-annual, open access, peer reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. The theme of this issue is ‘Development Education and Health’ which is a ground-breaking topic for Policy and Practice that has not been previously covered by the journal. Three of the articles published in Issue 34 were presented at this seminar and addressed a diverse range of topics including: integrating planetary health into the Irish medical curriculum; ensuring COVID-19 vaccine equity for countries in the global South; and using development education methodologies to encourage active global citizenship in the National Health Service in Scotland. The seminar enabled authors to debate their articles with readers and facilitate discussion on good practice in development education. Each speaker presented their articles for 15 minutes followed by discussion. The three articles presented at the seminar were:
- Integrating Planetary Health into the Medical Curriculum
Sadhbh Lee, Oisin Brady Bates, Esmeralda Cecilie Perez, Callum P Swift and Debbi Stanistreet
- Active Global Citizenship in National Health Service (NHS) Scotland
Emily Broadis and Charlotte Dwyer
- Global Access to Medicines and the Legacies of Coloniality in COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity
Susi Geiger and Ciara Conlan
The recording of the seminar is available here.