May 2013 archive

non-communicable diseases news - gen's ncd newsletter - 4th edition

(this blog post was originally written April 8th) --- Hello everyone! First, my apologies, this week's newsletter is a full day late, I've been having a mad few days between finishing surgery, the final exams, moving and then IFMSA-Québec's Global Health conference more

Posted on Fri, 31 May 2013

Medsin Call Out: Join the Hunt for Hunt - London - Saturday 15th June

When Andrew Lansley was moved on from Secretary of State for Health, we all breathed a huge sigh of relief. Surely the next politician to take the job couldn’t be any worse. Step forward Jeremy Hunt, lover of magic water, reducing a woman's right to access an abortion and Rupert more

Posted on Wed, 29 May 2013

Women Deliver Conference 2013 (Kuala Lumpur!) - Pre-Conference Thoughts

Women Deliver Conference: Pre-Conference Thoughts So I am writing this on the plane to Kuala Lumpur and I am buzzing with excitement - and nervousness. This week will certainly be one of firsts - my first Medsin blog post, my first IFMSA experience, my first trip to Malaysia, and certainly more

Posted on Tue, 28 May 2013

Non-communicable diseases News - Gen's NCD newsletter - 3rd edition

(this blog post was originally written March 31st) --- Dear all, Another week has gone by! I hope you are all doing fantastic. I am happy to take a break from surgery studying to send you this newsletter... A bit of everything today, from inequality to soda, a diverse range of articles that more

Posted on Fri, 24 May 2013

The 66th World Health Assembly

 The world health assembly has started and the IFMSA delegation is here in force. We have spent the Pre WHA planning a strategy and learning about the streams we will have particular focus on following and now we are starting to implement these plans. Central to the IFMSA plan is more

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2013

Keele Medsin-MCH-Updates.

My name is Debbie Charles-Obi, 2nd year medical student at Keele University. I have an interest in Global health and particularly advocating for Global health education.  I feel that everyone has a role to play in widening or reducing health care inequalities that are experienced by a wide more

Posted on Sun, 19 May 2013

IFMSA Pre World Health Assembly 2013

It's officially day two of the Pre WHA, a workshop organised by IFMSA to enable "a stronger engagement of the youth at the WHA, creating a greater meaning and impact for youth engagement and empowerment." Almost all of the talks and discussions we have heard so far have referenced more

Posted on Sat, 18 May 2013

My year as UAEM National Co-ordinator

Almost a year ago now on a Thursday evening I was sat at home listening in on a Skype call to some people I knew, and some I didn’t, discussing the future of an organisation I’d recently become involved in, and before I knew it I realised I’d just become National Co-ordinator more

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2013

non-communicable diseases' news - gen's ncd newsletter - 2nd edition

(this blog post was originally written March 24th) --- Dear all,   I hope you are all doing fantastic and that the sun is shining wherever you are in the world! Thanks for being so many to join the newsletter for this second edition.   A lot about soda more

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2013

Recruiting Comittee for the Medsin Global Health Conference 2014!

   In Spring 2014 Barts and The London SMD is set to host one of the most important student global health events of the year, the National Medsin Global Health Conference.   Could you make this happen...?    We're currently recruiting for 16 different positions and are seeking passionate more

Posted on Thu, 16 May 2013

NHS Sustainability: video & interview series

These are a set of videos we made for this year's NHS Sustainability Day, and to explain the subject more generally.  The first one is <2 minutes, and is basically a collage of pictures of students (including lots of Medsinners), nurses, doctors, estates managers and patients, more

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2013

Non-Communicable Diseases' News - Gen's NCD newsletter - 1st edition

(this blog post was originally written March 17th) -- Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing fantastic and that the weather is a bit warmer than in Montreal today...! Welcome to this sort-of-newsletter about NCDs, and feel free to sign up and bring in friends to the mailing list (see below for more

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2013

A wonderful weekend in Newcastle

The weekend before last I traveled to Tyneside to see Medsin Newcastle trial a new type of handover day. Some branches hold full day handovers at this time of year, when incoming and outgoing committees come together to evaluate the year gone and to plan for the future. This year Newcastle came up more

Posted on Wed, 8 May 2013

Barts Medsin AGM!

Barts Medsin is proud to present our AGM. Medsin is a national network of passionate students interested in global health and making a difference to the world around us. If you haven't heard of us before, check out this video from the Sheffield Medsin branch. We're hoping to recruit a future more

Posted on Wed, 8 May 2013


Roles of the Midlands Regional Co-ordinators: Hi! We are Haresh and Karthick, regional co-ordinators (RCs) for Medsin Midlands 2012- 2013. RCs act as a bridge of communication between the national committee and the local branches. As the director of branch affairs in the national committee more

Posted on Sun, 5 May 2013

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