Blogs

May 2014 archive

OpenCon2014 is launched by a coalition of organisations including Medsin-UK

OpenCon- A Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data OpenCon 2014 to Take Place November 15-17 in Washington, DC PRESS RELEASE- 29/05/14 WASHINGTON, DC — Today 11 organizations representing the next generation of scholars and ...read more

Posted on Thu, 29 May 2014

Water at Risk and An Interview with Syed Imran Ali, MSF Scientific Day

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Posted on Mon, 26 May 2014

MSF in conflict: CAR and Yemen

While MSF staff were providing anti-retroviral treatment in Central African Republic towns of Kabo, Ndélé and Batangafo and in comparatively more urban Sana'a, Yemen, the situation became unstable and the staff faced heightened challenges in implementing a contingency plan. The ...read more

Posted on Sat, 24 May 2014

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea

"Survivors will come for care when free, quality, and confidential care is available." The image behind Meggy Verputten, our speaker, was of three women lit as just shadows against a backdrop. This isn't far from the case for the multitude of women that are survivors. Children ...read more

Posted on Fri, 23 May 2014

Creating Maps for Health (MSF Scientific Day 2014)

P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }A:link { } Good afternoon from the Medsin Scientific Day 2014! 'Where are you from?' A simple question asked every time a patient attends any MSF clinic across the globe. This information is generally entered freehand into the notes. According to ...read more

Posted on Fri, 23 May 2014

Evidence based monitoring in HIV management (MSF Scientific Day 2014)

Welcome to the MSF Scientific Day 2014! In recent years, the most effective monitoring tool within HIV/AIDS management has been a source of debate. There are generally two options: monitoring viral load and monitoring CD4 count. Monitoring both CD4 count and viral load forms standard care in ...read more

Posted on Fri, 23 May 2014

NTDs: Education, Advocacy and Action in Europe!

I'm proud to say I’ve been in Medsin for three years. Being a part of Medsin has enriched my life and fed my interested in global health, and perhaps most importantly it is the reason I became interested in NTDs. In April 2013 I represented the UK with Medsin at the European IFMSA ...read more

Posted on Tue, 20 May 2014

Orphan Drugs: why they could cost you your life (1/ 4)

I thoroughly enjoyed my first Medsin Conference in London this April - it really opened my eyes to some major issues in global health. There was, though, one issue that stood out for me above all else. I attended a workshop on ‘orphan drugs’ and that was where it all began! You ...read more

Posted on Mon, 19 May 2014

It's the wrong solution to the problem - User fees in NHS GP services will harm the public

One of the things Medsin and the NHS vision (of 1948 at least) have in common is their shared emphasis on the importance of equitable health delivery. The first co-ordinated theme of this academic year was the NHS, focusing on the attacks on the original vision of a public, ...read more

Posted on Mon, 19 May 2014

The power of youth

  “Be enthusiastic, positive, and offer solutions” This message from Maria Neira, Director of Public Health and the Environment Department from the WHO, sticks with me. It’s the end of the Youth pre-World Health Assembly in sunny Switzerland. I’m here as part ...read more

Posted on Sun, 18 May 2014

Lessons from Antibiotic Resistance

On the 6th of April, around 80 health professionals, academics, and students gathered in Exeter to attend a talk on the Global Consequences of ABR by Professor Laura Piddock. Securing Professor Piddock was a coup: she is one of the foremost experts on the topic, and regularly consults with the ...read more

Posted on Fri, 16 May 2014

International Federation of Medical Student's Association's European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe)

5 of our wonderful Medsin members recently attended the  'International Federation of Medical Student's Association's European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe) in Poland 30th april- 4th may 2014. Learn how these Medsin members advocated on Access to Medicines, Migrant ...read more

Posted on Mon, 12 May 2014

IFMSA Blog Update from POLAND at the European Regional Meeting 5 Medsin members help change the world

International Federation of Medical Student's Association's European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe) in POLAND 30th APRIL- 4th MAY 2014 Blog Series   Medsin Blog Post Day 1!! cześć from Poland! We have finally arrived after various passport (guess who!) and ...read more

Posted on Sat, 3 May 2014

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