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Could addressing climate change be the greatest opportunity for the 21st century?

By Jasmin Abbott SfGH, Winner of the Earth Week Blog Competition Addressing climate change offers us the opportunity to integrate respect for our planet and each other into every-day living, to tackle a huge health threat, and even go beyond this to improve health globally, perhaps beyond any recorded baseline. Integrated with this is the … Continue reading Could addressing climate change be the greatest opportunity for the 21st century?

The 73rd World Health Assembly: Part 1

By Beth Stinchcombe and Catarina Soares With thanks to Harpreet Kaur, Lucy Singh, Brian Wong, Layth Hanbali, Rhiannon Osborne, and Katie Hussleby (AfGH) This year, there has been unprecedented interest in the World Health Assembly and the World Health Organisation (WHO), as we face one of the greatest health crises  of our time and the … Continue reading The 73rd World Health Assembly: Part 1

World Health Day 2020 – In the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

We’re celebrating our very own SfGH student nurses and midwives this World Health Day. This is Rachael, chair of SfGH Plymouth and third-year student nurse (adult field), and her reflection on getting involved with SfGH. “Being a part of SfGH has been a huge part of my university experience. I've gained life-long friends, skills and … Continue reading World Health Day 2020 – In the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Getting the animal perspective in Global Health

By Sabrina Cowan, third year Veterinary Medicine student at the RVC We at the Royal Veterinary College felt extremely excited to have been invited to run a workshop at the National conference in November. Students for Global and One Health RVC are university society comprised of predominantly Veterinary students, who have a particular area of … Continue reading Getting the animal perspective in Global Health

Pharmaceutical Power and the General Election

Rhiannon Osborne 60% of voters regard the National Health Service (NHS) as the most important factor influencing their vote[i]. In the past few weeks, the NHS has repeatedly come to the forefront of the UK’s General Election debates, with the price of drugs becoming an increasingly high-profile topic. This issue, however, goes far beyond any … Continue reading Pharmaceutical Power and the General Election

Mobility, human rights and health in the age of walls and barriers – Professor Stephen Matlin

This year has seen thousands of would-be immigrants from Central America to the USA trek north through Mexico, only to be stopped at US border fences by military units and tear gas. It has witnessed the plight of many families split up and young children held in detention away from their parents after making it … Continue reading Mobility, human rights and health in the age of walls and barriers – Professor Stephen Matlin

68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe – Kim van Daalen

*** This September we were lucky to have one of our wonderful SfGH members and SfGH Cambridge Co-President, Kim van Daalen, attending the World Health Organisation's Regional Committee for Europe Meeting in ROME!! As part of an IFMSA delegation, she had an incredible time taking part in important discussions about key Global Health issues and … Continue reading 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe – Kim van Daalen