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Climate Change and Health Coordinated Theme March 2021 Update

March 2021 Update After our last update in November 2020, our new COP26 National Working Group has been hard at work with events, campaigns, collaborations, and everything climate! Read below what we’ve been up to, what’s coming up, and how you can get involved... Our work so farThere have been a number of exciting updates … Continue reading Climate Change and Health Coordinated Theme March 2021 Update

Secondary impacts of COVID-19: widening the gender health gap

To Mark International Women's Day 2021 Students for Global Health Partnered with our Action for Global Health to explore the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the gender health gap. Here we explore impacts of healthcare workers, gender-based violence and menstrual health and hygiene. Over recent decades there has been enormous progress made for women worldwide especially in regards to maternal, sexual and reproductive health … Continue reading Secondary impacts of COVID-19: widening the gender health gap

Global Health’s colonial roots & Lessons to learn from the Global South

by Kurchi Mitra COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on nearly every country-sparing close to none in terms of the lives lost, the jobs impacted, the extended months of social isolation. However, countries in the Global South such as those in Africa, which experts feared would be ravaged by the pandemic due to their underfunded … Continue reading Global Health’s colonial roots & Lessons to learn from the Global South

The Royal College of Physicians and health inequality: where we were, where we are, and where we’re going

Dr Michael FitzPatrick, co-chair of the trainees committee at the Royal College of Physicians, explains how and why the RCP is helping to reduce inequalities in health In 1980, the Black Report was published by the (long-since replaced) Department of Health and Social Security. ‘Black’ was Sir Douglas, president of the RCP at the time, … Continue reading The Royal College of Physicians and health inequality: where we were, where we are, and where we’re going

Parliamentary scrutiny + UHC; what’s the link?

By Sarah Walpole and Jan Savage, Keep Our NHS Public Image credit: Sarah Walpole \ Universal healthcare (UHC) in the UK is dependent on Parliamentary scrutiny, and most pertinently right now, Parliamentary scrutiny of international trade deals. Drawing on a Parliamentary briefing from Keep Our NHS Public, this blog explains the link, and why it’s … Continue reading Parliamentary scrutiny + UHC; what’s the link?