Students for Global Health (SfGH) is a national student-led network and charity focusing on global and local health issues and inequalities through education, advocacy and community action. This year, SfSH Aberdeen is hosting the SfGH national conference, ‘Drugs: Our Daily Med’. This weekend will see students from all over the country, and beyond, coming to Aberdeen for two-days of plenary talks, workshops and skills training.
Soapbox’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Wendy Graham, will be presenting in the plenary session “Access to Medications” and will be leading the Soapbox workshop “Where there is no Water”. The workshop will discuss access to water in health facilities – the current crisis and the drivers, and the options for assessing needs and challenges. The scene will be set by Prof Wendy Graham and medical student, Iyabo Adekunle-Olarinde, who will share details of her ‘Water@Birth’ study conducted in Aberdeen and Ethiopia. Participants will then work together to develop a proposal to assess water availability and opportunities for improvement based on the scenario of a maternity unit in a referral
Soapbox are delighted to be able to contribute to such a great event which promises to be an engaging, informative and fun two days for students, and others, passionate about global health.