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?

Climate Change and Health Coordinated Theme Update

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