We're the Sheffield branch of Medsin UK: a network of students that works for a world in which equality in healthcare is a reality for all!
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Last weekend a dozen a dozen Sheffield students headed north to Glasgow for the Global Health Conference 2013: Migration Changing Medicine. Braving the M1 rush hour, we slogged out the ...read more
One of the most fascinating things about global health is its enormous variety: from economics to ethics and trade to trauma. In Sheffield we’re determined that Medsin is ...read more
In early November, braving the freezing fog and forecast of perpetual rain, Sheffield Medsin took its committee and members to a place it had never been before (both figuratively and ...read more
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In its latest report released earlier this week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that climate change is unambiguously a major global health issue. Altered patterns of disease, extreme weather events, food and water scarcity, ...read more
Posted by: Alistair Wardrope
Medsin’s weekend away (in the Peak District!) Medsin’s second annual weekend away was a delightfully sunny, informative and thought-provoking couple of days. Based in a little bunkhouse in Bamford, we ran a varied mix of workshops and ...read more
Posted by: Felicia Yeung
Hi! I’m Stef, a lowly Sheffield branch Event Co-ordinator who, at the start of this year, had no experience of Medsin nationally and internationally. Why did I choose to undertake TNT? Curiosity, insecurity, and enthusiasm to become more involved ...read more
Posted by: Stefanie Gissing
Every semester we choose a global health theme (such as maternal and child health, or refugee healthcare) around which to organise a series of educational events. Past themes include maternal and child health, asylum seeker and refugee healthcare, and climate change and health.
We also have a global health education working group. This group is dedicated to further integrating global health education with the mainstream medical curriculum. It also works to engage our branch in national debate on the place of global health in the undergraduate medical curriculum.
We support various campaigns throughout the year which work against global health inequality.
In 2012-2013 we have supported Every Mother Counts as part of our maternal and child health series. We also routinely publicise and support Medsin-UK's current campaigns, as well as campaigns for specific events, such as Why Stop Now for World AIDS day.
Healthcare is everywhere. 'Global' health does not mean 'foreign' health.
With Crossing Borders, we are involved in working in Sheffield to improve healthcare for asylum seekers and refugees. We also work with Healthy Planet to reduce the climate impact of various NHS bodies in Sheffield. Finally, we are planning fundraisers to help support local and international charities.
President: Amrita Dhutia
Secretary: Emily Jackson
Treasurer: Huw Lewis
Campaigns co-ordinator: Rachel Hallam
Events Co-ordinator: Stefanie Gissing
Publicity Co-ordinator: Harriet Fidler
Inclusion Officer: Clare Greenwood
Crossing Borders: Hattie Nicholas
Healthy Planet: Alistair WardropeContact Sheffield Branch