Authors: Philippa Simmonds and Kevin Antunes Lopes
After some time in hibernation, the Eye on Global Health blog rose from the ashes in 2018 and is more active than ever before. From enlightening analyses about the anti-vaccine movement to insider’s experience of internships abroad and an interview with one of the major names in food systems transformation, Eye on Global Health has successfully delivered a range of high quality content over the past five months. As an initiative run by an international team with a range of backgrounds, we have prioritised multi-disciplinarity and provided opportunities for a range of different authors this year. In 2019 we’re aiming to continue our fortnightly publications and promote more diverse authorship and perspectives.
Major successes last semester included securing a non-conditional budget from the School of Global Health and creating an organisational structure with a formal constitution. In terms of site traffic, our most successful month was December, with over a thousand visitors exploring articles such as Case Challenge 2018: solutions for urban health and Sjælsmark deportation centre and migrant health in Denmark. Our first biannual general meeting was very productive, and there have been a few changes to the committee, as well as some new members of the EOGH team. Mary is taking over as Editor, while Pippa will continue as a Co-editor, and we’re very happy to welcome Adela and Hajer to the committee as Co-editor and Network Coordinator respectively.
We have some exciting ideas for the semester ahead, from audio-visual content to new event formats. Above all, we aim to keep our written content fresh, informative and high quality. Watch this space for upcoming topics including global health internships, thesis inspiration, armed conflict, and stigma in healthcare.
Finally, we would like to thank you all for your support and readership in 2018, from sharing posts on Facebook to reading articles and attending our events. It has been amazing to watch our audience grow, and we look forward to continuing this trajectory in 2019!
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