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October 2012 archive

Medicine Overseas Conference : How and why we do it

  Overseas humanitarian medical work possesses a strong allure for many, but getting involved can be a task in itself. However, the stimulating environment, the great unmet needs, the medical challenges and the emotionally rewarding nature of the job bring those who undertake this work ...read more

Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2012

HIVE takes a little trip to Medsin's National Conference on Maternal and Child Health... so what's that got to do with HIV?

Jesse Banks (Training Co-ordinator) and Emily Waterhouse (Chairperson) for HIVE Southampton* reflect back on their weekend at the recent National Conference in Warwick… As we arrived in Warwick at 11.30pm on a Friday night (having spent 4 cramped hours in a minibus with 12 other ...read more

Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2012

Health Action International Open Seminar and AGM

Beth, David and the Pharmaware team share their experiences at the recent Health Action International open seminar and annual general meeting. Health Action International (HAI) is a non-profit, independent network of over 200 members in more than 70 countries. It is recognised and lauded for ...read more

Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2012

Delivering a Better Life

Delivering A Better Life Medsin National Conference 20th-21st October 2012 University of Warwick   In the UK, many people consider the day their child was born as the happiest day in their life. In developing countries, the day a child born is all too often the day its ...read more

Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2012

Why you should attend the IFMSA GA!

  Until this past General Assembly (GA) in Mumbai, I had only heard of the IFMSA in passing, once or maybe twice. It was curiosity that compelled me to attend this GA – curiosity of the unknown. I had only been in Medsin for less than a year, and my experience with global health ...read more

Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2012

Can I really attend the IFMSA?

  Blog from Hussein Mohamedbhai, who has attended 2 IFMSA conferences. I’ve been involved in the IFMSA in some capacity for nearly 2 years. While I’m certainly no veteran, I hope that I can give you a little idea of the IFMSA and hopefully get you thinking about joining ...read more

Posted on Mon, 8 Oct 2012

HIV and Pain (an oversight in the treatment of HIV).

Within the medical community, it is widely accepted that the pain associated with HIV is comparable to that felt by cancer sufferers. While severe and ongoing pain affects 60% of HIV sufferers, the World Health Organization estimates that in 150 countries HIV pain is severely undertreated. ...read more

Posted on Sun, 7 Oct 2012

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