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
The Divide by Jason Hickel ‘A world economic system that was designed over hundreds of years to enrich a small portion of humanity at the expense of the vast majority’ Jason Hickel in his phenomenal book, The Divide, takes the reader on a journey that will fundamentally change our understanding of the world and inspires … Continue reading The Divide: Book Review by Ben Eder – Trustee
At Students for Global Health, we believe in a fair and just world in which equity in health is a reality for all. We believe that a fair, accessible and non-discriminatory health service is central to achieving this vision and that is why we have deep concerns about the changes to charging within the NHS … Continue reading Access to Healthcare – Anna Lewis
This blog was written by Students for Global Health member* Joanna Marsden on 22nd February in response to the UCU pension disputes. *But does not necessarily reflect the views of all members. Over the coming weeks the University College Union (UCU) has planned multiple strikes days, cancelling lectures and research. These strikes come at the … Continue reading Advocacy Perspectives – The UCU Strike by Joanna Marsden
Students for Global Health Trustee Stephen Matlin is Professor of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London
University of Leeds medical student, Lubiana Shabeer, is one of four UK students who participated in an exchange to Germany over the summer. In March 2018, we will welcome four German students to the UK in return, as part of the SCOPE exchange program. Read her exchange report to find out what she got up to!
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN Interested in doing a medical placement/elective abroad next year? Interested in enhancing your understanding of global health? This is your chance! For the first time ever, Students for Global Health is offering medical students from ANY medical school in the UK a chance to go on a 4-week clinical clerkship to one … Continue reading Exchanges open to all UK medical students
We are excited to share with you that our members voted to change our constitution - today, on Monday 10th July, we have changed our name from Medsin to Students for Global Health and here is why. Global Health is our vision of ‘a fair and just world in which equity in health is a … Continue reading Welcome to Students for Global Health
Roughly two months ago, I had a clear plan for the 2017/18 academic year. I wanted to intercalate in global health, and use my spare time to re-acquaint myself with much missed old hobbies, and start some new ones. In short, a year for some much need self-care; to reflect, refocus and recharge for the … Continue reading The joys of training!
By Christian Coles, Barts and the London Medical School During Summer 2016 I spent a month in Bethlehem, Palestine as part of a medical exchange coordinated with the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Association). This moving experience was made possible in part thanks to the financial support I received from the QMUL Expedition fund … Continue reading Exchange in Palestine