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\"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

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

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

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

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

Posted by Abi Deivanayagam

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

  I’m grateful to have had opportunities 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 feelings, lessons learnt and inspiring messages from those unforgettable 6 days (and nights!). But here ...READ MORE

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) are recruiting:

Posted by Owen Thomas

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

I am pleased to announce that the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) are recruiting medical students from a select group of medical schools nationwide to act as University Representatives. Who are we looking for? All students at the following UK medical or dental schools (NOT entering your final year of medical/dental school in September 2014) are eligible to apply, ...READ MORE

Orphan drugs at IFMSA August meeting

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Mon, 18 Aug 2014

Amazing opportunities come from attending IFMSA General Assemblies, and the Orphan Drugs Campaign is a great example to illustrate this fact. After presenting our policy statement to the IFMSA, the Medsin Orphan Drugs Advocacy Team (MONAT) have been given opportunities to speak to important people and possibly to attend an orphan drugs themed conference in ...READ MORE

Why do students keep on giving?

Posted by Anya Gopfert

Fri, 15 Aug 2014

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 battling through a late night. Trade and its impact on health; a link which most medical students wouldn’t even consider to ...READ MORE

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

Posted by Victoria Bakare

Tue, 12 Aug 2014

"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 currently studying and living at the heart of the Ebola crisis surging through West Africa. Ebola cases have ...READ MORE

Global LGBT Health. International Action!

Posted by Ellen Adams

Mon, 11 Aug 2014

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 policy.   In May an international team was sent to the World Health Assembly and received positive ...READ MORE

The International Federation of Medical Students Association's General Assembly

Posted by Owen Thomas

Mon, 4 Aug 2014

So I'm sat under a fan in a Taipei hostel, a local guy just asked for a photo with me - sitting on a chair so I'm smaller than him. I've stuffed my face with dim sum and bubble tea, I've seen some culture and felt the heat. So far pretty like travelling, but it's all about to change. In my hostel I've met a couple of Swiss and a Bulgarian, puzzling over policy ...READ MORE

Medsin speaks out on Gaza humanitarian crisis

Posted by Layth Hanbali

Mon, 28 Jul 2014

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 act out an immediate end to the recurrent and worsening humanitarian crisis. We are deeply concerned by the ...READ MORE

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

Posted by Rachel Horspool

Mon, 28 Jul 2014

“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 (3,4DAP) is an orphan drug which is used to treat two serious and debilitating conditions: Lambert-Eaton syndrome and Congenital Myasthenia ...READ MORE

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

Posted by Amelia Martin

Fri, 11 Jul 2014

     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 this Free Trade Agreement would mark the biggest corporate take-over in history with almost no public oversight – compromising ...READ MORE

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