February 2017 archive

Adolescent Health and Confidence in Who We Are [By Graham Lister, Chair of BoT]

The WHO report "Health for the World’s Adolescents" published in 2014 highlights the fact that worldwide, for those between 10 and 19, depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability and suicide is one of the top three causes of deaths. For those countries where survey data were more

Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2017

Parasite infection and its issues. Why an integrated approach is the way forward? By Diego F Najera

Parasite infection and its issues. Why an integrated approach is the way forward? (By Diego F. Najera) Parasitic distribution and infection is an issue of relevance to global and local health, veterinarians and agricultural economy. Parasites can cause death, overt clinical disease and more

Posted on Sun, 12 Feb 2017

Letter from our national director, Ben Eder

Dear Medsin, The first thing that I would like to say is a huge thank you to Issy Marks, who, for reasons outlined in this thank you letter, decided to step down from the position of Medsin National Director. Issy is passionate, caring and loves Medsin to its core. She has worked tirelessly more

Posted on Sat, 11 Feb 2017

A Letter from Issy Marks

Dear Medsinners, It's a bit late now, but Happy New Year! I hope you are all feeling positive, in times of political turbulence we have to work together more than ever, and keep working for the most vulnerable people in the world.  I am very sorry to let you all know that I have stepped down more

Posted on Wed, 8 Feb 2017

How Will Trump’s Presidency Position the US in the World? [by Stephen Matlin, BoT]

The Global Forecast from the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC here provides interesting background on Trump and the new USA positioning in general, as well as a specific chapter on health (p. 86: Will the Trump administration sustain U.S. leadership on global more

Posted on Tue, 7 Feb 2017

NEO NORE Weekend!

Gemma and I found ourselves in Slovenia last weekend, meeting up with other National Exchange Officers (NEOs) and National Officers for Research Exchange (NOREs) from across Europe in preparation for the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) March Meeting. The weekend more

Posted on Thu, 2 Feb 2017

How Should We Respond to the Trump Travel Ban? (By Graham Lister - acting BoT chair)

The recent Executive Orders signed by Trump, put in place a 90-day block on entry to the US for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia. It suspends the admittance of all refugees to the US for a period of 120 days, and terminates indefinitely all refugee admissions from more

Posted on Wed, 1 Feb 2017

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