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Medsin is a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action.

We have over 30 branches in universities across the UK, many nationally run activities and several national working groups alongside collaborating with numerous external partner organisations both nationally and internationally.

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  • Why the Scottish Referendum Matters to me

    The referendum to decide whether the people of Scotland want independence from England is only days away, and everywhere you turn as a voter in Scotland you are faced by a barrage of information regarding the pros and cons of a yes or a no vote. And yet, ...read more

    Posted by: Elizabeth Thomas

  • Why do students keep on giving?

    I’m a bit of an IFMSA oldie, addicted to the adrenalin-fueled sleepless passion that makes up the IFMSA. There is no other environment like it. Where else would you find a collection of students willing to get up at 8am to discuss trade after ...read more

    Posted by: Anya Gopfert

  • \"Kick Ebola Out!\"- Students respond to the Ebola Outbreak

    "Thank God it was only malaria!" was the response I received from Asad Naveed over Skype when we spoke about his recent illness. Asad, a final year medical student at the College of Medical and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) in Sierra Leone is ...read more

    Posted by: Victoria Bakare

  • Global LGBT Health. International Action!

    Since the IFMSA March Meeting in Tunisia and the passing of the policy statement on ‘Ending Discrimination to Better the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals’ the IFMSA has been advocating to achieve the aims of the ...read more

    Posted by: Ellen Adams

  • Medsin speaks out on Gaza humanitarian crisis

    The following statement has been issued by members of the National Committee:   On behalf of its representative membership of future health professionals, Medsin UK condemns the latest cycle of Israeli aggression towards Gaza. We call for authorities to ...read more

    Posted by: Layth Hanbali

  • ORPHAN DRUGS IN THE UK:ENDING ‘PROFITS OVER PEOPLE’

    “This is not in the best interests of patients or the NHS but is undoubtedly significantly advantageous to the companies which sell these drugs." Andrew Knight, Patient with Congenital Myasthenia Syndrome   3,4 Diaminopyridine ...read more

    Posted by: Rachel Horspool

  • STOP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) stripping our right to health!

         STOP TTIP stripping our right to health!   The European Union is currently negotiating a huge trade deal with the Unites States called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The changes proposed in ...read more

    Posted by: Amelia Martin

  • Incoming National Committee and the Handover Weekend

    To all you wonderful Medsinners,  My name is Alexandra and I am taking over from Lucas as communications officer.  My excitement is palpable.  Having never met any of the new Medsin national committee, I really did not know what to expect. Were they ...read more

    Posted by: Alexandra Oti

  • A fossil-free BMA?

    That this Meeting, recognising the Lancet Commission’s description of Climate Change as “the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century”, urges the BMA to: facilitate the widest possible alliance of healthcare bodies to ...read more

    Posted by: Alistair Wardrope

  • Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea

    "Survivors will come for care when free, quality, and confidential care is available." The image behind Meggy Verputten, our speaker, was of three women lit as just shadows against a backdrop. This isn't far from the case for the ...read more

    Posted by: Andie Idisi

  • Evidence based monitoring in HIV management (MSF Scientific Day 2014)

    Welcome to the MSF Scientific Day 2014! In recent years, the most effective monitoring tool within HIV/AIDS management has been a source of debate. There are generally two options: monitoring viral load and monitoring CD4 count. Monitoring both CD4 ...read more

    Posted by: Anand Bhopal

  • NTDs: Education, Advocacy and Action in Europe!

    I'm proud to say I’ve been in Medsin for three years. Being a part of Medsin has enriched my life and fed my interested in global health, and perhaps most importantly it is the reason I became interested in NTDs. In April 2013 I represented the ...read more

    Posted by: Stefanie Gissing

  • What can Medsin do for you? #TipsforMedsinNewbies

    Hello Medsin!  My name is Felicia and I am taking on the role of Interim Director of Branch Affairs. *Takes deep breath* Having given the last two years of my life to Medsin, first as a co-president of the Medsin Global Health Conference ...read more

    Posted by: Felicia Yeung

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  • 27th September 2014
    at 11:00

    Room 4, Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, Leeds

    Minds for Health AGM

    COME ALONG TO THE MINDS FOR HEALTH AGM! We are Minds for Health and we work to tackle inequality in global mental health through advocacy, direct support, financial support and research.    We thought you might like to come along to ...read more

  • 1st October 2014
    at 07:00

    Medsin Autumn Weekend

    Medsin-UK Trustees Recruitment

    Medsin-UK is looking for members to join our Board of Trustees. In particular, we are looking for a chair of the Board in addition to those with general experience in different fields of global health.  Successful applicants will serve a two year ...read more

  • 3rd October 2014
    at 11:00

    London and Glasgow

    Medsin Autumn TNT (London and Glasgow Locations!)

    After a successful hosting of TNTs in the 2012/13 year, including our first truly international TNT with delegates and trainers from 4 countries, Medsin-UK would like to present... TNT Autumn 2014! Training New Trainers (TNT) is an internationally ...read more

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