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.
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
Our network is incredible. You - our members - are the global health leaders of today, as well as of the future. Each of you is passionate, driven and motivated. You make up amazing branches and affiliates across the UK, working tirelessly towards our vision of a fair and just world in which equity in … Continue reading SfGH Strategy – Have YOUR Say!
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
*** 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
Welcome to the new academic year! I’m Lucy, a final year medical student in Aberdeen and the National Director for 2018-19. I can’t wait to work with you and see where this year takes us! Whether you are new to this network or a well-seasoned Students for Global Health-er, I hope this year is an … Continue reading Welcome to the Year in SfGH – Lucy Singh
In a win for Human Rights and Health, it has just been leaked that the government will perform a U-turn on this especially cruel and morally reprehensible part of the hostile environment policy. It is expected to be announced tomorrow that the NHS will no longer be forced to share patient data with the Home … Continue reading End of NHS-Home Office Patient Data sharing – by Isaac Florence