Dive into global health: On the ground work and beyond


Monday 23 July 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Global Health



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about this event

are you looking for a career in global health?

You may have a number of questions for us, such as:

  • What is global health?
  • What does a career in global health look like? 
  • Do I have to be a healthcare professional to work in global health? (Hint: you don’t!)

Join future global health leaders and advocates as they present you with career opportunities and academic insights in global health works. 

They'll inspire, engage and offer an opportunity to not only get involved in global health, pointing to a variety of educational and career paths. 

all medical students are welcome.

How will this event work?

On the 9th May 2018, the World Health Organisation announced a new outbreak of Ebola in the DRC. This event will be a simulation based on the current outbreak, and to start the day off -  there will have been a number of confirmed cases of Ebola and deaths. 

Over the course of the day, you will take the role of a stakeholder in the response to an emerging Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). You will be working to prevent the spread of the disease and to minimise deaths. 

We welcome secondary school students from all backgrounds, who are interested in learning more about global health work at home and abroad.


Hear perspectives from global health professionals working in four of the many practice areas during a rotation of workshops. Your discussions will be informal and personal, allowing you to spend time learning more about these young global health leaders’ experiences.

  1. Global health in higher education and careers
  2. An introduction of key themes in global health, such as the global burden of disease, equity, and determinants of health
  3. An overview of the diverse disciplines and fields falling under the global health umbrella
  4. Examples of innovative field work across global health disciplines and fields.

Key note lecture

Motivation and global health: How to shape and realise our dreams
Dr Waheed Arian, Founder and CEO, Arian TeleHEAL International Telemedicine Charity

At 15 years old, Waheed Arian was told that he would 'probably become a taxi driver'. Years later, he'd completed a degree at the University of Cambridge and is now a qualified Doctor. He has set up a scheme where British doctors advise medics in Kabul via Skype.

'Dr Arian spent his childhood in war-torn Afghanistan suffering life-threatening diseases and terrible conditions with his family in a refugee camp. He arrived in the UK as a refugee aged 15 without formal education and with just a few words of English. Dr Arian worked incredibly hard to gain A-Levels plus admission to study medicine at Cambridge & Harvard universities and has subsequently acquired world-class qualifications and pioneering achievements by his early 30s. He will speak about about his personal journey, challenges, motivation and resilience in getting to where I am and in leading our global health work. He will also talk briefly about his work in the innovative field of telehealth.'


School student: £10
Student: £15
RSM Student: £10
Accompanying adult: £15

bursary places available

We have a limited amount of bursary places available for this meeting. Please download the form below and send to GlobalHealth@rsm.ac.uk.

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Bursary places are available to School students only.

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8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome address and program overview


9.15 am

Introduction to Global Health and interactive quiz on Global Health

Ms Katharine Collet, Master of Public Health, Royal Society of Medicine Teaching Fellow

10.00 am

Tea and coffee break

10.15 am

Workshop rotation

Workshop 1: Perspectives from the field in logistics

Mr Simon Joe Portal, Mechanical Engineer, Arup

Workshop 2: Perspectives from the field in policy

Mr Ade Adeyemi, Assistant Fellowship Director, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs

Workshop 3: Perspectives from the field in clinical care

Miss Lydia Longstaff, Specialty Registrar in General Surgery, University Hospital Southampton

Workshop 4: Perspectives from the field in programs

Ms Hannah McCulloch, Research Assistant, King's Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships, King's College London and Ms Alessandra Morelli, Research Midwife, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12.30 pm


1.30 pm

Keynote lecture: Motivation and global health: How to shape and realise our dreams'

Dr Waheed Arian, Founder and CEO, Arian TeleHEAL International Telemedicine Charity

2.00 pm

Introduction to outbreak

2.30 pm

Outbreaks scenario: Responding to a humanitarian crisis

Delegates will work within a team representing the various different actors, including multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations, governments, non-governmental organisations and civil society to examine and respond to a global health crisis

3.45 pm

Presentation of outbreaks and debriefs

Facilitators from each outbreak team

4.30 pm

Closing address

Ms Katharine Collet

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Charlotte FlowerTel: 02072903948 Email: globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk arrow