Meet the Theme Team We are a team of four medical students (plus our Policy and Advocacy Director and Director of International Affairs!) who are passionate about climate change action in our roles as future healthcare workers. We got together to continue the work of last year’s theme and expand it even more. Keep an … Continue reading Climate Change and Health Coordinated Theme Update
By Beth Stinchcombe and Catarina Soares With thanks to Harpreet Kaur, Lucy Singh, Brian Wong, Layth Hanbali and Rhiannon Osborne Welcome to part 2 of our blog about the World Health Assembly (WHA). If you missed part 1, do check it out first as we go through what the WHA is and how it works, … Continue reading The 73rd World Health Assembly: Part 2
'What can we do' By Harpreet Kaur & Chaitra Dinesh - firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com In this second part of a two part series looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Global Health issues, we delve a bit deeper and look at how we as individuals can get involved and advocate for what we believe in. … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 on Global Health Issues – Part 2
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?
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
Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has brought global health to the forefront, discussions around how different aspects of global health are affected are only now starting to arise. There is a realisation that the burden of disease isn’t shared equally among the global population and we need to put a spotlight on this once again.
The WHO weren’t joking when they designated 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. We imagined a year of events and advocacy, raising the profile of our profession to conclude the three-year Nursing Now campaign. Instead, nurses are doing just that, in a different but astounding fashion mid-pandemic; showing the everyday … Continue reading International Nurses’ Day 2020
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
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
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