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Our first look at what the post-2015 MDGs could look like- Post-2015 Blog Series Part 9

Been a while since I wrote a blog about the post-2015 development agenda. A lot has been going on in the last couple of months on this topic and a lot is still to come.   The theme of post-2015 events recently has very much been focused on ...READ MORE

OpenCon2014 is launched by a coalition of organisations including Medsin-UK

OpenCon- A Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data OpenCon 2014 to Take Place November 15-17 in Washington, DC PRESS RELEASE- 29/05/14 WASHINGTON, DC — Today 11 organizations ...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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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

Incoming National Committee and the Handover Weekend

Posted by Alexandra Oti

Thu, 3 Jul 2014

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 going to be serious and come in, barely able to stand due to their 10 day hunger strike for Burma? Were they going to be hippies and stroll in ...READ MORE

A fossil-free BMA?

Posted by Alistair Wardrope

Tue, 24 Jun 2014

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 ensure that the co-benefits to health and the economy of reducing greenhouse gases are more widely understood, and incorporated into health ...READ MORE

Our first look at what the post-2015 MDGs could look like- Post-2015 Blog Series Part 9

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Been a while since I wrote a blog about the post-2015 development agenda. A lot has been going on in the last couple of months on this topic and a lot is still to come.   The theme of post-2015 events recently has very much been focused on the youth sector with the World Conference on Youth and UN ECOSOC Youth Forum (Economic and Social Council) ...READ MORE

Is this really progress at all? Trade at the 67th World Health Assembly

Posted by Anya Gopfert

Mon, 2 Jun 2014

Trade is a myriad concept to most of the health profession. Negotiated by economists, industry, foreign ministers and the World Trade Organisation the health profession muzzle down and continue their own work. But the potential impacts of trade on health are colossal and cannot be ignored. This fact is not revolutionary; but ‘new’ (or revived) trade agreement negotiations currently ...READ MORE

OpenCon2014 is launched by a coalition of organisations including Medsin-UK

Posted by Nathan Cantley

Thu, 29 May 2014

OpenCon- A Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data OpenCon 2014 to Take Place November 15-17 in Washington, DC PRESS RELEASE- 29/05/14 WASHINGTON, DC — Today 11 organizations representing the next generation of scholars and researchers announced OpenCon 2014: the Student and Early Career ...READ MORE

Water at Risk and An Interview with Syed Imran Ali, MSF Scientific Day

Posted by Andie Idisi

Mon, 26 May 2014

MSF in conflict: CAR and Yemen

Posted by Andie Idisi

Sat, 24 May 2014

While MSF staff were providing anti-retroviral treatment in Central African Republic towns of Kabo, Ndélé and Batangafo and in comparatively more urban Sana'a, Yemen, the situation became unstable and the staff faced heightened challenges in implementing a contingency plan. The aim in CAR and in Yemen had been to ensure continuation of treatment and the plan had involved ...READ MORE

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea

Posted by Andie Idisi

Fri, 23 May 2014

"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 multitude of women that are survivors. Children are also part of this overlooked part of society being abused by people they should be able to ...READ MORE

Creating Maps for Health (MSF Scientific Day 2014)

Posted by Anand Bhopal

Fri, 23 May 2014

P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }A:link { } Good afternoon from the Medsin Scientific Day 2014! 'Where are you from?' A simple question asked every time a patient attends any MSF clinic across the globe. This information is generally entered freehand into the notes. According to Iain Gayton, advisor on GIS at the Manson Unit in MSF-UK, the nature of this data collection ...READ MORE

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