Blogs

November 2012 archive

I'm a sexual health worker, keep me in here!

Steve Slack, the Director for the Centre for HIV & Sexual Health in Sheffield, shares his views on the state of HIV awareness in the UK today, what the Centre for HIV & Sexual Health is doing for this World AIDS Day, and how you can help. Note: These comments are the personal views ...read more

Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2012

Making the link between women's health and climate change

Published at: www.rtcc.org/women-population-and-development-making-the-climate-change-link/ Isobel Braithwaite from the Healthy Planet campaign explains the intricate relationship between women's reproductive health and climate change. There have been far too many stories of forced ...read more

Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2012

Student Stop AIDS National Gathering

Joseph McArthur, Medsin's Activities Director, blogs about an inspiring weekend at the recent Student Stop AIDS National Gathering in Sheffield (27-28 October). Nothing, not even a horrific hangover and the appearance of pre-November snow, was going to prevent me from making it to the ...read more

Posted on Fri, 23 Nov 2012

What's on the Horizon for access to EU-funded medical innovations? - A Call for Urgent Action!

UAEM tells you all about some of the exciting work they’ve been doing recently and what you can do to help broaden the Horizon for access to EU-funded lifesaving medicines... About a year ago, the European Commission released its proposal for the 8th EU Framework Programme for ...read more

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2012

Why Stop Now? World AIDS Day Campaign launch

Rachael Crockett shares what the Edinburgh Student StopAids campaign is doing to launch the World Aids Day Campaign, and why you should get involved. Today marked the launch of our World AIDS Day campaign and we’re asking “Why Stop Now?”   The campaign is ...read more

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2012

Never has the term 'pro-life' disgusted me so much - for Savita

Today saw the first reports of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Savita died in a hospital in Ireland, surrounded by equpiment and health professionals who could have saved her life. But they stood by and let her unimaginable pain and suffering continue for three days until she eventually died. ...read more

Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2012

Why does PharmAware keep harping on about Evidence-based Medicine?!

Pharmaware is a Medsin activity that focuses on the ethical relationship between pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals. In this blog, Pharmaware shares its views on evidence-based medicine, its importance in medicine and global health, and what you can do to get ...read more

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2012

Making an IMMPACT on Maternal and Child Health: An Interview with Professor Wendy Graham

  Making an IMMPACT on Maternal and Child Health: An Interview with Professor Wendy Graham Wendy Graham is a professor of Obstetric Epidemiology at the University of Aberdeen (since 1995) and lead scientist of Immpact, a global research initiative aimed at reducing maternal and ...read more

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2012

Because I am a Girl....

  Imagine a world where each member of society is as valued as the next. Where the place you grew up, the colour of your skin, or the bits between your legs don’t matter. Where opportunities, not inequalities, are rife – individuals make headway to better their situation, ...read more

Posted on Sat, 3 Nov 2012

Notes on an island

Rachael Marsh, a fourth year medical student at Peninsula, shares her IFMSA exchange experience in Malta. I am seated at my desk in Malta writing this with a fly on my knee and a whiny fan blowing warm air on my back. It is not possible to neatly summarise my past month, so I would like to ...read more

Posted on Fri, 2 Nov 2012

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