Focus: Visiting Achill Island, global health and growing inequality

We headed to Achill island for the the second International Health and Development Training for Healthcare Workers.

Organised for people interested in volunteering or working in healthcare in less developed countries, this two day residential workshop of the west coast of Ireland looks at the nature of global health care in resource poor settings. 

Focus spoke to organisers about why the weekend was put together and about the big picture politics around global inequality and health.


Focus is an audio project from Comhlámh, the association of returned development workers and volunteers.  Produced and hosted by Mark Malone, Focus is a mix of documentaries and and interviews. Over time it takes a varied look at issues and themes around global inequality and talks to people involved in different ways in challenging inequality and injustices wherever they are.