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April 2012 archive

Post Conflict(ed) recovery

  On the weekend of the 14th-15th April, Medsin KCL hosted over 300 students for Medsin’s global health conference. The conference was entitled Conflicted: The War For Health and dealt with the causes, health effects and responses to violent conflict around the world. ...read more

Posted on Mon, 30 Apr 2012

Travel fund and advocacy in Glasgow: The SKIP GA

  As promised, here is SKIP's account of our General Assembly, which took place up in the wonderful city of Glasgow on the 14th and 15th of April. The keen-eyed amongst you will have noticed that this was the same weekend as the Medsin Global Health Conference, which was a bit of a ...read more

Posted on Mon, 30 Apr 2012

SKIP and looking after member welfare

It was raised this weekend at the Medsin Spring General Assembly that SKIP has been rather lacking on blog contributions. For this, we can only humbly apologise and promise to make amends. Starting now. So hello! For those of you who don't know me, my name's James and I'm the ...read more

Posted on Sun, 29 Apr 2012

4 days, 3 cities and a Healthy Planet

I can nearly stretch my legs out in front of me and to my left the window spans a good metre across. In these times of austerity, when most of the perks of international travel have evaporated, you might think this is a rather luxurious journey back from the IFMSA. Unfortunately, my journey ...read more

Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2012

Building a grass-roots, citizens' movement for health

  By the time the Health and Social Care Bill passed into law, becoming an Act, on 20th March, it had garnered almost universal condemnation, with unprecedented agreement between the medical Royal Colleges, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, ...read more

Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2012

Moving forward from Ghana

  As my role as joint transnational coordinator of Sexperience (An international collaboration of projects similar to Sexpression) I’ve been in Prague for the European Regional Meeting of the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations) As ...read more

Posted on Mon, 23 Apr 2012

An Emotional Rollercoaster at EuRegMe

  It’s the final day of our time in Prague, and looking back over the time I’ve spent here, it has been a real series of ups and downs. The UK delegation has split up to attend and run training in a number of the concurrent sessions, and I’ve been spending most of my ...read more

Posted on Sun, 22 Apr 2012

When camaraderie is for show: Virgin loves the London Marathon, helps dismantle the NHS

  This article was first published on openDemocracy.net, http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/joy-clarke/when-camaraderie-is-for-show-virgin-loves-london-marathon-helps-dismantle-nhs When camaraderie is for show: Virgin loves the London Marathon, helps dismantle the NHS ...read more

Posted on Sat, 21 Apr 2012

Medsin at the IFMSA EuRegMe in Prague

On Wednesday, a delegation of 5 medsinners travelled to Prague to represent the UK at the European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe) of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA). EuRegMe is a 3 day conference, where medical students associations from more than 30 different ...read more

Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2012

European Collaboration

  NECSE (Northern European Cooperation of Sex Education projects) is a 4 day event that is generally regarded as having achieved legendary status amongst previous attendees. Its success lies in two main features; professionally, its core raison d’etre is to provide an accessible ...read more

Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2012

Integrated Our Parts - Together for Global Health Equity

  When I made the decision to apply for Medsin Vice-Coordinator I suspected, in an unarticulated and almost subconscious way (indeed this is the same form most of my inclinations normally arise) that this would mark a significant diversion in my student life. The Medsin fit was too good ...read more

Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2012

Global health in a recession

  This is an adaptation of something I wrote for my application to study at KCL next September. If you disagree, please comment. It’s open for debate; I am neither an economist nor a global health student (yet).   What might be the main effects of the ...read more

Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2012

Swimsa Convention - Disaster & Emergency Medicine:

  I decided to attend the Swiss Medical Students’ Association (Swimsa) Congress this weekend because as one of the Co-Presidents of the Organizing Committee for the imminent Medsin Global Health Conference, I thought it would be valuable to learn how another country does it. ...read more

Posted on Fri, 6 Apr 2012

The silence that surrounds children affected by HIV

  “The silence that surrounds children affected by HIV/AIDS and the inaction that results is morally reprehensible and unacceptable. If this situation is not addressed, and not addressed now with increased urgency, millions of children will continue to die, and tens of millions ...read more

Posted on Wed, 4 Apr 2012

Are you National Committee of 2012-2013?

The Spring General Assembly will take place 28th-29th April in LEEDS. Booking for places is now open HERE. The deadline for submission of statements of motivation is 23.59 on Saturday 21st April. We look forward to hearing from you!   It’s that time of year again ...read more

Posted on Tue, 3 Apr 2012

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