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
That this Meeting, recognising the Lancet Commission’s description of Climate Change as “the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century”, urges the BMA to: facilitate the widest possible alliance of healthcare bodies to ...read more
Posted by: Alistair Wardrope
I'm proud to say I’ve been in Medsin for three years. Being a part of Medsin has enriched my life and fed my interested in global health, and perhaps most importantly it is the reason I became interested in NTDs. In April 2013 I represented the ...read more
Posted by: Stefanie Gissing
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
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. I the first term of 2014/15 we have looked at Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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. In 2014 we supported The END Fund.
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. Crossing Borders piloted their schools project in October 2014, teaching 10 year olds about asylum seekers in an engaging and accessible way. 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: Huw Lewis
Secretary: Emily Jackson
Treasurer: Mike Surtees
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