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Put the WORLD back in World Diabetes Day - Blog post by Elizabeth Rowley

I have been thinking a lot about World Diabetes Day, especially as it is now November, which is known by many of us in the diabetes community as diabetes awareness month. I love that there is a lot going on in terms of social media and general sharing ...READ MORE

Health Workers Together Week 1-7 December 2014

THET is launching Health Workers Together Week, starting on 1st December. It's an opportunity to stand together with health workers around the world and recognise the vital work they do. We want people to help support health workers in developing ...READ MORE

Healthy cities: addressing the inequalities on our doorsteps

When we consider the people who face health inequalities across the world, we often neglect those who are closest to home. The concept of health as a human right is just as relevant here in our UK cities as it is in any community afflicted by drought, ...READ MORE

LGBT Health National Working Group - join now!

Medsin has a proud history of advocacting for the rights of LGBT and other marginalised groups. We recently succeeded in having an LGBT health policy voted in at the Interantional federation of Medical Students General Assembly, and have been published in ...READ MORE

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Put the WORLD back in World Diabetes Day - Blog post by Elizabeth Rowley

Posted by Alexandra Oti

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

I have been thinking a lot about World Diabetes Day, especially as it is now November, which is known by many of us in the diabetes community as diabetes awareness month. I love that there is a lot going on in terms of social media and general sharing about diabetes. Because diabetes is an ‘invisible disease’ where people with diabetes ‘look ...READ MORE

Health Workers Together Week 1-7 December 2014

Posted by Tim Bekir

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

THET is launching Health Workers Together Week, starting on 1st December. It's an opportunity to stand together with health workers around the world and recognise the vital work they do. We want people to help support health workers in developing countries by donating, fundraising and sharing our message. To find out how you can get involved, ...READ MORE

Healthy cities: addressing the inequalities on our doorsteps

Posted by Kate Langley

Sat, 8 Nov 2014

When we consider the people who face health inequalities across the world, we often neglect those who are closest to home. The concept of health as a human right is just as relevant here in our UK cities as it is in any community afflicted by drought, conflict, political instability or communicable disease. Global health, local issue.   The ...READ MORE

Be the UK\'s student voice for Human Rights

Posted by Jamie Scuffell

Thu, 6 Nov 2014

Are you interested in Human Rights? Do you ever wonder why, despite there being rules protecting them for over 100 years, human rights abuses are increasing every year? Why there are now over 50 million refugees worldwide, with half of these being children?[1] Medsin is offering a unique opportunity for you to get involved in discussing these issues with other students across the globe, ...READ MORE

St Andrews

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Thu, 6 Nov 2014

Medsin St Andrews update part 1 This semester Medsin St Andrews has been covering the 8 Millennium Development Goals set by the UN in 2000, which aimed to help eradicate poverty by 2015. Our aim is to educate St Andrews on how far the world has come on each goal by the start of 2015. https://www.facebook.com/MedsinStAndrews We started off the ...READ MORE

Aberdeen

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Wed, 5 Nov 2014

  “Medsin Aberdeen have had a great start to the year! With a new president and committee members, it’s been an exciting time of new ideas and rebirth.    We kicked off by attending a conference on Maternal Health in Malawi with some visiting VSO volunteers and clinicians from all over Malawi. It sparked some great conversations and elective ...READ MORE

Edinburgh

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Wed, 5 Nov 2014

Here's what we've been up to this semester: Joint fundraiser with Friends of MSF to fund healthcare workers in West Africa - really well attended with not a seat left empty. We raised over £450 woop. - On Wednesday we are holding a demo/awareness raising event outside the library to highlight the health impacts of climate change. We will be ...READ MORE

Glasgow

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Wed, 5 Nov 2014

  Now we're a little over half way through this semester and it's time to catch our breath and take stock of what's been going on recently. And the short answer is - a lot of great things. Here in Glasgow, we hit the ground running in September with running not one but two different freshers stalls and successfully enticing a lot of new ...READ MORE

Belfast

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas

Wed, 5 Nov 2014

  MedsinQUB has had an exciting start to the year which a big interest from students during the Fresher's Fair. We started the year with our Annual Wine and Cheese Ice Breaker and had over 45 attendees coming to hear what Medsin is all about. Our second event has just passed and was a really great success. Following a summer of huge media interest in the current ...READ MORE

LGBT Health National Working Group - join now!

Posted by Gemma Bowsher

Sat, 1 Nov 2014

Medsin has a proud history of advocacting for the rights of LGBT and other marginalised groups. We recently succeeded in having an LGBT health policy voted in at the Interantional federation of Medical Students General Assembly, and have been published in the Lancet on this ...READ MORE

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