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November 2014 archive

International Opportunities and News!

Here you'll find all the latest International Opportunities and exciting news from the IFMSA. Read on...   1. Get an article into the inaugral European IFMSA newsletter!    The newsletter is a great way to showcase what you’re doing to ...read more

Posted on Sun, 23 Nov 2014

Put the WORLD back in World Diabetes Day - Blog post by Elizabeth Rowley

I have been thinking a lot about World Diabetes Day, especially as it is now November, which is known by many of us in the diabetes community as diabetes awareness month. I love that there is a lot going on in terms of social media and general sharing about diabetes. Because diabetes is an ...read more

Posted on Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Health Workers Together Week 1-7 December 2014

THET is launching Health Workers Together Week, starting on 1st December. It's an opportunity to stand together with health workers around the world and recognise the vital work they do. We want people to help support health workers in developing countries by donating, fundraising and ...read more

Posted on Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Healthy cities: addressing the inequalities on our doorsteps

When we consider the people who face health inequalities across the world, we often neglect those who are closest to home. The concept of health as a human right is just as relevant here in our UK cities as it is in any community afflicted by drought, conflict, political instability or ...read more

Posted on Sat, 8 Nov 2014

Be the UK\'s student voice for Human Rights

Are you interested in Human Rights? Do you ever wonder why, despite there being rules protecting them for over 100 years, human rights abuses are increasing every year? Why there are now over 50 million refugees worldwide, with half of these being children?[1] Medsin is offering a unique ...read more

Posted on Thu, 6 Nov 2014

St Andrews

Medsin St Andrews update part 1 This semester Medsin St Andrews has been covering the 8 Millennium Development Goals set by the UN in 2000, which aimed to help eradicate poverty by 2015. Our aim is to educate St Andrews on how far the world has come on each goal by the start of 2015. ...read more

Posted on Thu, 6 Nov 2014

Aberdeen

  “Medsin Aberdeen have had a great start to the year! With a new president and committee members, it’s been an exciting time of new ideas and rebirth.    We kicked off by attending a conference on Maternal Health in Malawi with some visiting VSO volunteers ...read more

Posted on Wed, 5 Nov 2014

Edinburgh

Here's what we've been up to this semester: Joint fundraiser with Friends of MSF to fund healthcare workers in West Africa - really well attended with not a seat left empty. We raised over £450 woop. - On Wednesday we are holding a demo/awareness raising event outside the ...read more

Posted on Wed, 5 Nov 2014

Glasgow

  Now we're a little over half way through this semester and it's time to catch our breath and take stock of what's been going on recently. And the short answer is - a lot of great things. Here in Glasgow, we hit the ground running in September with running not one ...read more

Posted on Wed, 5 Nov 2014

Belfast

  MedsinQUB has had an exciting start to the year which a big interest from students during the Fresher's Fair. We started the year with our Annual Wine and Cheese Ice Breaker and had over 45 attendees coming to hear what Medsin is all about. Our second event has just ...read more

Posted on Wed, 5 Nov 2014

LGBT Health National Working Group - join now!

Medsin has a proud history of advocacting for the rights of LGBT and other marginalised groups. We recently succeeded in having an LGBT health policy voted in at the Interantional federation of Medical Students General Assembly, and have been published in the Lancet on this issue.  ...read more

Posted on Sat, 1 Nov 2014

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