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What is it like to attend the World Health Assembly?

What is it like to attend the World Health Assembly? Here, in the first of our blog series on the international opportunites available to members of Medsin, Katy Davis reflects on a whirlwind experience at the WHA. Read on to discover ...READ MORE

Applications now open for IFMSA Delegations to Regional HIV Conferences!

Are you passionate about access to treatment for HIV-positive people? Would you like to experience an international meeting on AIDS and promote the voice of students and young people? Fancy being part of an inspirational group of people, speaking up for ...READ MORE

From inside the occupation...#edinburghunifossilfree

The last 7 days I have been sitting, dancing, and sleeping inside a university management building at Edinburgh University. After a three year long campaign which revealed the majority of Edinburgh Uni students and staff were in support of fossil fuel ...READ MORE

MSF and Innovation

Innovation is one thing. Innovation when brought into the global health setting is a very different story. A better story. With the potential to influence more lives than previously perceived. Innovation doesn’t necessarily mean new, but it does mean ...READ MORE

Achieving the vision of ethical electives

This is the fourth and final post of a four-part blog series on medical electives, written by Gemma Bowsher, Medsin’s Policy and Advocacy Director. The blogs will be published in the days leading up to Medsin’s general Assembly in April where ...READ MORE

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LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY! One space up for grabs at the IFMSA conference in Macedonia

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Tue, 16 Jun 2015

Last minute opportunity! One space has freed up on the delegation to the August Meeting of the IFMSA in Macedonia! There are already 15 other enthusiastic students on the Medsin-UK delegation and we look forward to welcoming the final piece of the puzzle! key information: ·       August 3rd -9th 2015 in Ohrid, ...READ MORE

A personal journey towards changing healthcare - join the Healthcare Leadership School today!

Posted by Medsin Aberdeen

Mon, 15 Jun 2015

Read on to find out more about this amazing opportunity....   The current healthcare system asks for a new approach of leadership. In October 2015, the fourth edition of the Healthcare Leadership School will take place – “a personal journey towards changing healthcare”. The Healthcare Leadership School is an international platform for personal leadership of ...READ MORE

What is a WHO simulation like? Put simply- a whole lot of fun...

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Thu, 4 Jun 2015

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a diplomat at the world health organisation? Find the idea of helping produce a resolution that could get sent to the actual WHO exciting? Want to listen to lectures and participate in workshops given by leaders in global health? A WHO simulation is definitely for you then! Global health (and medsin of ...READ MORE

What is it like to attend the World Health Assembly?

Posted by Medsin Aberdeen

Mon, 1 Jun 2015

What is it like to attend the World Health Assembly? Here, in the first of our blog series on the international opportunites available to members of Medsin, Katy Davis reflects on a whirlwind experience at the WHA. Read on to discover more....   IFMSA Pre-World Health Assembly: Fresh Voices in Global Health   Last Tuesday saw the close of ...READ MORE

With 100 days(ish) to go- how is the post-2015 agreement looking? (Part 1)

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Fri, 29 May 2015

It is now just over 100 days until the UN convenes its special summit in late september to make the final decisions on the post-2015 agreement due to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With that in mind, how is the agreement looking and what cogs are left to be put in place? So where are we with the goals and targets? As it stands the post-2015 ...READ MORE

Applications now open for IFMSA Delegations to Regional HIV Conferences!

Posted by Medsin Aberdeen

Thu, 28 May 2015

Are you passionate about access to treatment for HIV-positive people? Would you like to experience an international meeting on AIDS and promote the voice of students and young people? Fancy being part of an inspirational group of people, speaking up for the marginalised on the world stage?   Then... join an IFMSA delegation to a Regional HIV ...READ MORE

From inside the occupation...#edinburghunifossilfree

Posted by Eleanor Dow

Tue, 19 May 2015

The last 7 days I have been sitting, dancing, and sleeping inside a university management building at Edinburgh University. After a three year long campaign which revealed the majority of Edinburgh Uni students and staff were in support of fossil fuel divestment, the university refused to commit to divesting from any fossil fuel extraction companies. Instead they ...READ MORE

MSF and Innovation

Posted by Alexandra Oti

Tue, 12 May 2015

Innovation is one thing. Innovation when brought into the global health setting is a very different story. A better story. With the potential to influence more lives than previously perceived. Innovation doesn’t necessarily mean new, but it does mean a new way.   It means using an already established piece of software in the Ebola setting, ...READ MORE

MSF Scientific Day: Ebola Research from the Field

Posted by Gemma Bowsher

Fri, 8 May 2015

Overwhelmed, delayed, limited – these are the words MSF used to describe the Ebola response and this sense has permeated the talks here today at MSF scientific day. The reports are unsurprisingly catastrophic.   Talks started by recounting the difficulties in controlling the epidemic and the difficulties provoked by coercive public health measures historically rooted in a ...READ MORE

MSF Scientific Day: Multi-disease Epidemics - Lessons from Ebola

Posted by Gemma Bowsher

Fri, 8 May 2015

Findings on Infectious Diseases at the MSF scientific day are chastening. Proceedings started with a wake up call from Jeremy Farrar, Oxford Professor of Tropical Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Trust who rightly highlighted the 8 month delay between MSF declaring a state of emergency, and the WHO following suit. He identified a 42 day window for taking control of disease epidemics, a ...READ MORE

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