What we do?
Every Spring we hold our annual OGHG Careers' Fair. This brings together speakers with experience of working in the Developing World, and gives students and professionals the opportunity to meet and ask for advice, as well as talk to representatives from NGO's, charities and professional institutions.
We host a variety of talks during the year with expert guest speakers talking on a wide range of global health topics. Follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list to keep up to date.
We host regular events to raise awareness for important causes in global health. We are currently working on an exciting event to raise awareness of FGM.
We hold the national OGHG conference during autumn of every year. In 2016 we collaborated with Oxford Critical Care and Anaesthetics Society to put on a highly successful conference on Global Surgery.
President (Advocacy) - Michael Gach
Michael is a fifth year medical student at Oxford. He is the co-president for Advocacy and Action for the Oxford Global Health Group. In his role he is responsible for fundraising events, promoting global health, organising the annual conference and leading the day to day responsibilities of the society. He is passionate about seeing improvements in global and public health. He is particularly interested in understanding how healthcare research originating from developed countries can be applied to the rest of the world.
President (Education) - Abhijeet Tavare
Abhijeet is currently a fifth year medical student at Oxford. He is the co-president for Education for the Oxford Global Health Group. His responsibilities include organising talks throughout the year, coordinating careers fairs in global health as well as guiding the rest of the committee. He holds broad interests in learning more about the factors that create healthcare inequality globally and what actions can be taken to alleviate these, as well as how resource constrained systems can deliver high value care.
Fundraising - Jin Jim
My name is Jin and I am a 4th year medic. My interest in differences in the healthcare system of different countries led me to join the OGHG to work as the fundraising coordinator. I am interested in cardiology
Publicity - Kate McGibbon
I am Kate, a 5th year medical student and OGHG publicity representative. Experiences volunteering abroad in medical charities in South America and in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Cuba as well as discussions with people working in global health prompted my interested in the field. I have really enjoyed making connections with people in this way and in other societies and hope to put it to good use on behalf of OGHG. When I'm not doing medicine, I enjoy making art, listening to audiobooks and travelling.
Secretary/Treasurer - Michael Leeming
I am a fifth year medical student at St Hugh's College. My role in OGHG is to oversee our funds and sponsorship and organise meetings. Having witnessed healthcare provision in sub-Saharan Africa and India, I believe it is important to engage the student community in global health issues and their broad impact in the developing world. I am particularly interested in international differences between healthcare systems and the role of external aid in health crises.
Want to get involved?
Elections for roles in OGHG are held every Trinity term. Please keep an eye out on our mailing list and Facebook page for information about these. In the meantime we would be delighted for you to contact us about any other ways that you would like to be involved.
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