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
World Health Day this year is a special one. It marks the 70th iteration of this global celebration, as well as the 70th birthday of the World Health Organisation. It is also special as this year is also the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata declaration, identifying primary health care as the key to the attainment … Continue reading World Health Day 2018 – Isaac Florence