Oxford Global Health Group is the Oxford branch of Medsin. Our aim is to talk about and promote interest on international health issues through education, advocacy and action. Here is what we do in Oxford:
- A variety of speaker events/seminars during term time with expert guest speakers talking on a variety of global health topics- we've had fascinating talks with topics ranging from international newborn health to 'the dark side of humanitarianism' and reforms in the ethiopian healthcare system. We've had a speaker almost every week so far this year so it's been a busy and interesting one!
-Our annual careers fair, with speakers and stalls from many NGOs and other organisations, on many aspects of global heath from childhood cancer in the developing world to ethical volunteering.
-Two really interesting global health debates- "This house believes that Traditional medicine does more harm than good" and "This house believes that primary health care in developing countries is more neglected than “neglected diseases” " with some excellent debaters from both the undergraduate and graduate body.
-A symposium on high-impact careers in health, which sold out and was extremely interesting!
-This year we have started to fundraise alongside our other ventures, and chose Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, which fundraises for neglected tropical diseases including Schistosomiases. Alan Fenwick, the founder of SCI, came to speak in Oxford about Neglected tropical diseases last term. Our events have included a ceilidh, a hilarious 'Take Me Out' evening and various doughnut sales- we have raised over £1000 this year.
-Our most recent event was our film screening of They Go To Die, on Monday 4th March. Although unfortunately our term dates did not coincide with when the director Jonathan Smith was able to attend, we filled every seat in our cinema (capacity of 120), as well as people sitting on the floor and having to turn people away (which was a shame!). We hope this sets the tour off to a good start and has inspired people to take action from what was a very moving film.
-We have an active SKIP group which sends students to Thailand over the summer break and an active Sexpression group.
-We are currently in discussion with some interested individuals in running more Stop AIDS society events here in Oxford though the Global Health Group.
Excitingly, we're currently working to organise a fun Medsin Autumn Weekend which should hopefully be held at the end of September in Oxford!
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President: Annabel Gilbert
Vice-President(Advocacy and Action) and Medsin Branch contact: Veena Aggarwal
Vice-President(Education): Alice Redfern
Publicity Rep: Cornelia Roibu
Treasurer: James Kennedy
Secretary: Marie-Claire Raphael
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