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December 2015 archive

Should we be celebrating or commiserating the high level agreements of the UN from 2015?

2015 has been a big year for international development- well... depending on who you ask. 12 months ago in December 2014, a lot of the papers and pundits in intl dev were looking ahead to the big year of 2015 and the many high level discussions that were to take place in the various foums of the ...read more

Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2015

Medsin Explains... Universal Health Coverage

Medsin Explains is a new blog series breaking down current policy issues for the Medsin network, and is brought to you by the Policy and Advocacy Operational Team. This blog was written by Ranya Mulchandani, George Thomas (Medsin Leeds) and Sarah Fishwick (Medsin Leeds). For more information, or ...read more

Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2015

Reflections on National Conference

The 2015 Medsin National Health Conference “The Inequality Revolution” brought together 300 students from a national network to spend a weekend exploring the issues and challenges around combatting health inequality. It was a celebration of the story of Medsin, started 20 years ago ...read more

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Branch successes in Term 1

The following piece has been jointly written by Kati Lestak, Director of Branch Affairs and the Regional Coordinators (Sam Tweed, Clare Greenwod, Laura Myers, Amy Cleese and Laurence Wright). It is incredibly difficult to even begin to try and start to sum-up what has happened this year ...read more

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Medsin Explains... the COP21 negotiations

Welcome to Medsin's first 'Medsin Explains...' a blog series brought to you by the Policy and Advocacy Operational Team's dedicated group of policy analysts. Over the coming months they'll be dissecting policy issues at a local, national and international level, setting ...read more

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015

The Medsin Awesome Weekend: Going Places

Medsin: Going Places  Medsin definitely takes you places, literally and figuratively. This past semester I've had the pleasure of travelling the length of the country - from conference in Sheffield to meetings in Bristol, from London toown to to the far flung snowy wastes of ...read more

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2015

HIV/AIDS Awareness Evening

World HIV/AIDS Day, the 1st of December, is a great opportunity to raise awareness and advocate for issues surrounding social stigmatisation of the condition in Belfast. According to the charity Positive Life, Northern Ireland has the fast growing rate of HIV diagnosis in the UK with an increase ...read more

Posted on Wed, 9 Dec 2015

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