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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?

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