Cardiff Global Health Student Network Introductory Event

On Thursday 2nd October 2014, Cardiff Global Health Student Network held their introductory event to the year! Held at Talybont Social, the place was packed full of inquisitive students eager to learn more about the Global Health Short Course that would be ...READ MORE

Ethical Exchanges at the IFMSA General Assembly

Returning from an IFMSA General Assembly is a strange experience. For one week only, you are thrown into the mix of students from organisations all over the world – all high achievers, all passionate for change and all united to better health around ...READ MORE

The Global Health attitude: take-home messages from IFMSA assemblies

  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to attend a couple of IFMSA events over the last 2 years, and I always return with a million and one thoughts inside my head. Once again, it’s really challenging to coherently describe the ...READ MORE

\"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

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

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

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From the World Health Summit

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Wed, 22 Oct 2014

  I honestly could not recommend enough, to members of Medsin UK and beyond, taking any opportunity to attend the World Health Summit in the future. Don't get me wrong, the summit definitely has it's flaws (a reliance on pharma funding being a huge one), but the experience of attending a conference along with people who have knowledge and influence on the matters that Medsin ...READ MORE

Cardiff Global Health Student Network Introductory Event

Posted by Brogan Gaymer

Wed, 22 Oct 2014

On Thursday 2nd October 2014, Cardiff Global Health Student Network held their introductory event to the year! Held at Talybont Social, the place was packed full of inquisitive students eager to learn more about the Global Health Short Course that would be undertaken throughout the term. After a short video from the Medsin website the president of the society, ...READ MORE


Posted by Mayowa Oyesanya

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

  What does a global mental health crisis look like?  Not much like a crisis involving infectious disease. Even crises involving other non-communicable diseases are more tangible. An obesity crisis is clearly visible – particularly if you reside in the USA or parts of Britain. The media do not really portray mental health crises. They may on occasion show grieving relatives ...READ MORE

Cafe Communique - Write for us!

Posted by Jing Ouyang

Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Cafe Communique ( is an online global health magazine which aims to bring together science, epidemiology, research and the humanities to a dynamic online platform. Our partners include Imperial College London School of Public Health, the WHO Collaborating Centre and the Royal Society of Medicine.  We want to get more people talking about global health; be it ...READ MORE

Call for delegates to the COP20 Climate Change Summit in Peru

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Hi Medsinners! The IFMSA are looking for delegates to the COP 20 - the Lima Climate change conference which will happen on December 1st-12th 2014 in Lima, Peru. The delegation will be composed of four people, including an IFMSA Executive Board Representative who will coordinate the delegation.   What is COP? Every year, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...READ MORE

call for applicants! global surgery international small working group!

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Good day Medsinners! Yet another international opportunity has come up - to work in an Internatinal Small Working Group on GLOBAL SURGERY! The working group on Global Surgery was created at the  IFMSA General Assembly August Meeting 2013 in Santiago, Chile. Since then they have raisen awareness within the student communities and partecipated to high-level-meetings ...READ MORE

Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Weekend

Posted by Lisa Murphy

Thu, 2 Oct 2014

It was 10am on a (rare) sunny Saturday in Glasgow, and I had never seen a group of people more excited about a cup of coffee in my life. Representatives from all the Medsin branches in Scotland and Northern Ireland had gathered for our annual, and always eagerly anticipated, regional weekend. Although many had early starts and long journeys, everyone was rewarded ...READ MORE

New WHO internship opportunities!

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Good day Medsinners! Two IFMSA internships at the   Dep  artment of Public Health and Environment     and Department of Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response (ERM) in WHO Geneva have been open for the period of  October 2014 to September 2015 . The accepted interns can spend from 6 weeks to 6 months ...READ MORE

Apply to be part of the Medsin International team!

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Hello Medsinners!   My name is Abi and I’ll be the Director of International Affairs this year. My job is to increase international opportunities for the Medsin network – be it WHO internships, chances to be part of international projects or attending international events, such as IFMSA assemblies, the World Health Assembly and UN Open ...READ MORE

Why the Scottish Referendum Matters to me

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

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, whichever way we vote on the 18th of September, a fundamental truth remains; that this will be a pivotal moment ...READ MORE

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