Written by Cameron Stacey This April, Spring General Assembly comes to Newcastle! As well as providing a chance for Medsin members across the country to come together and have their say on the direction of the network, we've put together a series of workshops, talks and a great social for the Saturday, which I'm really … Continue reading Food for Thought: SGA at Newcastle
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the board of this unique student-led global health charity! About Medsin-UK Medsin-UK is a student-led charity which works to realise “a fair and just world in which equity in health is a reality for all”. The charity heads a network of thirty-two local branches and national working groups, … Continue reading Call for Trustees!
Written by Beth Malcomson and Julia Symons Why should I write policy? Feeling inspired after the Global Health Conference? Want to make your mark? Is there an issue that you feel especially strongly about? Well, now is your chance to channel that passion and use it to help shape our network. In the lead up … Continue reading Why Policy?
Written by Graham Lister, Chair of BoT Medsin members will be aware that access to medicines is crucial to global health equity. Currently access to vital medicines is limited for people with low incomes by three key factors. First medicines are often unaffordable because prices are set by rich country markets and may even be … Continue reading How can Medsin support better Access to Medicines?
Written by Mia Thomas There’s not many things I would get out of bed for at 7.30am on a Saturday, but the future of the NHS is definitely one of them. And luckily I am not alone in this – as the 8 coaches that left from Bristol this Saturday proved, and indeed the 200,000+ … Continue reading #OurNHS
Written by: Graham Lister, Chair of BoT The Global Gag Rule, which withholds US health AID from any organisation making any sort of reference to or advice on abortion, will have a devastating effect on the lives and health of millions of people, as explained in the recent Guardian article here. This rule has been … Continue reading How Can Medsin Respond to the Global Gag Rule?
Posted by Adrienne Lee Mon, 13 Feb 2017 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 … Continue reading adolescent health and confidence in who we are [by graham lister, chair of bot]
Posted by Liban Ahmed Sun, 12 Feb 2017 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 sub-clinical disease in … Continue reading parasite infection and its issues. why an integrated approach is the way forward? by diego f najera
Posted by Adrienne Lee Sat, 11 Feb 2017 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 … Continue reading letter from our national director, ben eder
Posted by Adrienne Lee Wed, 8 Feb 2017 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 … Continue reading a letter from issy marks