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August 2013 archive

International Federation of Medical Students Blog Series: Are you interested in campaigning on issues focused on reproductive health or AIDS?

International Federation of Medical Students Blog Series: Are you interested in campaigning on issues focused on reproductive health or AIDS? - WELL THEN find out more about- SCORA's renewed vision and Mission- SCORA what?! I hear you say?! ...read more

Posted on Wed, 28 Aug 2013

Post-2015 Blog Series Part 7- The role of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development in Post-2015

The post-2015 development agenda coming into effect with the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 enters a new phase in the next month or so as a group that has hidden itself under a bushel until now in terms of the Post-2015 process comes to the forefront. This blog ...read more

Posted on Tue, 27 Aug 2013

Regional Coordinators... Who are they again?

Whilst most medsin members will know about how Branches, Activities and National Working Groups can work on a local and national level, can the same be said about Regions? Here is a brief round up of what regions are, the potential that they hold and what exactly a Regional Coordinator is ...read more

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2013

non-communicable diseases news - gen\'s ncd newsletter - 9th edition

(this blog post was originally written May 16th) --- Dear all,   I hope you are all doing well in your respective towns and countries, it's a pleasure to finally sit down to complete this newsletter again. Medicine required a bit too much time this week to finish this ...read more

Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2013

Meet the new National Committee, and get involved!

We have an exciting year ahead planned, and we want you to be part of the team! Click on the video to meet the new NC. Apply for a National Role There are four roles up for grabs: Policy and Advocacy Director and Alumni Director, plus Regional ...read more

Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2013

IFMSA Pre-General Assembly on the post-2015 agenda!

After attending the IFMSA Pre-General Assembly on the post-2015 agenda in Chile, here is an introduction to the Millennium Development Goals and how we, the youth, can be involved in shaping the future global health agenda! The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of 8 goals designed to ...read more

Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2013

Global Mental Health and a lesson in Lobbying- My experience of NorWHO 2013

I write this blog a few short days after the conclusion of the first Nordic WHO simulation organised by a team of students from in and around Denmark. The principle was simple, give delegates the task of representing a UN member state or an NGO/Pharma/Media person to act out over a number of ...read more

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2013

Marrow Goes Global: working with Medsin and IFMSA

  Medical students all aim to work in a profession focused on alleviating or preventing suffering. It is not surprising therefore that in the dry, memorisation-focused years of medical school, many students choose to leave the library and engage in public health projects. The ...read more

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2013

International Blog Series, part 2: IFMSA's new Vision and Mission

Hello wonderful Medsinners and welcome to week 2 of the IFMSA’s updates! (A bit confused as to what it even is? Then click here to find out what we are talking about!) Now today is the 12th of August which means it is 5 days since the IFMSA in Santiago Chile came to a close! Sad, I ...read more

Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2013

Say hi to Medsin's new National Director

Yesterday was my first day on the job as the new National Director. Here's a quick video on what to expect this year: See what I'm doing now, and get in touch!read more

Posted on Fri, 9 Aug 2013

24 TED talks on Food

This list comes courtsey of our friends at the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network 1. Roger Thurow: The Hungry Farmer - My Moment of Great Disruption Thurow, author of The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change, explains the profound "disease of ...read more

Posted on Fri, 9 Aug 2013

Why your librarian is a superhero

We’ve all been there, dissertation pending, deadline approaching and coffee being demolished faster than is probably healthy. Then it happens. You hit a paywall - deadend. Frustration ensues, but no time, gotta move on. But wait, did you know you probably paid for that ...read more

Posted on Tue, 6 Aug 2013

Keeping Medsin out of the media

I have the unenviable task of convincing you that governance is sexy, or at least important - clearly karma is catching up with me. Governance is all about how organisations are run - it’s unfortunately synonymous with bureaucracy. When done right you get an effective organisation that ...read more

Posted on Mon, 5 Aug 2013

International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) - What? Where? When? How? An Introduction to the Annual General Assembly Chile, South 2013

Hello Medsinners far and wide! Welcome to the first blog that hopes to help YOU understand how to get YOUR thoughts shared on an international level. I write to you from London, UK where we are all suffering from this temperemental weather... but in a land far far away - CHILE SOUTH AMERICA - ...read more

Posted on Mon, 5 Aug 2013

Post-2015 Blog Series Part 6- What now for the agenda and "the lost topics"?

With the UN’s High Level Panel (HLP) final report publication feeling like an age ago, what is the next step in the writing of the post-2015 development agenda set to replace the MDGs in 2015? Furthermore, what will happen now to those topics left out of the HLP report? This next blog in the ...read more

Posted on Sun, 4 Aug 2013

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