Big tech cannot crack down on online hate alone. We need to fund the smaller players

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melina Sánchez Montañés, Managing Director, Innovation Fund at Alfred Landecker Foundation Online hate can be difficult to identify, given its new and sophisticated forms. Tech companies should move beyond detection and moderation of offensive and defamatory content toprotect […]

The Recruitment of Children as Soldiers Explained

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms. Katarzyna Rybarczyk, a Political Correspondent. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Children should never take part in armed conflicts. In fact, as UNICEF says, the use of child soldiers by armed groups […]

Team Europe increased Official Development Assistance to €66.8 billion as the world’s leading donor in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and its 27 Member States have significantly increased their Official Development Assistance (ODA) for partner countries to €66.8 billion in 2020. This is a 15% increase in nominal terms and equivalent to 0.50% of collective Gross National Income (GNI), up from 0.41% […]

Palliative Care: an approach to comprehensive care in Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Larissa Sena de Lucena, a 4th year medical student at UNIFAP-Macapá and Ms. Anna Valeska Procópio de Moura Mendonça, a psychologist and professor in the Medicine course at the Federal University of Amapá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

The inclusion of Palliative Care in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jaquelini Fernanda Gomes dos Santos and Mr. Jhonatan Guilherme Fernandes, two 3rd year in medical school, member of the local committee of IFMSA Brazil-Uningá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

On death and dying: a dignified death is everyone’s right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabelle Gualberto Souza, a 22 years old, 3rd year medical student at Centro Universitário FIPMoc from Montes Claros, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Palliative care: how understanding terminal pain and suffering guarantees the dignity of human rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabella Arantes Tobbin and Naiany Olivotto Martins, two second year medical students at Universidade Paranaense (UNIPAR) – Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Palliative Care In Universal Health Care: A Right or A Privilege?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hind E.S Elobied, a medical student of the third period at Alzaiem Alazhari university, Khartoum-Sudan. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

Palliative Care: Medicine for the “Moribund”?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Guilherme Lerner Trigo, a 19 years old first year medical student in State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Coronavirus: Team Europe continues to deliver with more than €26 billion disbursed in support to partner countries in one year

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. One year ago today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a targeted EU response to support partner countries’ efforts in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic combining resources from the EU, its Member States and European financial institutions, as ‘Team Europe’. […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: Do not leave those suffering behind

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Goodluck Issa Nchasi, a 3rd  year medical student at Catholic University Of Health And Allied Sciences (CUHAS), faculty of Medicine, located in Mwanza, Tanzania. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Why does death prefer to hold a scythe rather than my hand?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Najuah Sael Basheer Atari and Ms. Gabriela Sulzbach Solanho, two medical student at Universidade Positivo-Curitiba, from Paraná, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

The crucial need to prioritise palliative care in Universal Health Care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Irshad, a nineteen year old, first year medical student currently enrolled in Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Pakistan. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

COVID19 a wake-up call to address development fault lines in Asia and the Pacific

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: how to advocate for the inclusion of palliative care in UHC

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Emily Tello, a 18 years old first-year medical student in Universidad Latina of Panama. She is a member of IFMSA, Panama. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Gender inequities in the medical field: an urgent issue

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María Teresa Ferri, a third-year medical student from Ecuador. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Why Should We Care Universal Health Coverage?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Deisha Laksmitha Ayomi, a medical doctor at emergency hospital for COVID-19 in Surabaya, Indonesia. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Palliative care and terminality in graduation: a way to enhance access to health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Renata Dias and Ms. Deborah L. Nóbrega, two first year medical student at the UFRN Multicampi School of Medical Sciences (EMCM/UFRN), Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The interface between palliative care and dementia

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Danielle Correia Furtado and Fernanda Clara da Silva are both second year medical students at Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) in Mossoró, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

Death as a Global Public Health Issue

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Daniele Gameiro Mansano, a 5th year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine of Marília (FAMEMA), Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

Brazil and SUS with its Palliative Care Inclusion Policy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Clarice Senna Goepfert and Ms. Marcelle Rodrigues Carneiro de Souza Reis, they are 3rd-year medical students at Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos – UNICEPLAC at Brasília, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Primary Care: a way to provide Palliative Care in Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Celina Maria de Carvalho Guimarães and Maria Brenda Clemente Lima, two 21 years old second year medical student at Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Medical Studies During COVID-19: How the Pandemic Affects this Generation of Doctors-to-be

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms. Gabriela Soares Amaral, a Brazilian, 23 years old, third year medical student in Würzburg, Germany. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Every medical student had its own path before reaching medical school, […]

Palliative care: so, how do we want to die?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Fonseca Carneiro, a fourth-year medical student at the State University of Amazonas (UEA). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Palliative care in Universal Health Coverage: an act of love and dignity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beatriz Rocha Cuzzuol, a 2nd year medical student at Federal University of Bahia, Vitória da Conquista – BA, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Abandonment or Humanization? A medical reflection on palliative care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aryane Bastos de Souza, a student of the fourth period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Ignorance or Refusal: Determinants in the individual’s choice for palliative care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aryane Bastos de Souza, a student of the fourth period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Palliative care, a necessity in Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anita-Varvara Juchiac, a 6th year medical student in Timisoara, Romania. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Palliative Care in Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ahmet Kayhan KORKUSUZ, a first-year medical student at Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Vaccination campaigns are wars against fake news

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Walquiria da Silva Pedra Parreira, a second year medical student in Brazil, at Centro Universitário de Valença. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

Understanding the Challenges Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vishwajit G.V, a first year medical student in Coimbatore Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

COVID-19 vaccine campaigns: how far are the anti-vaccine movements going online? How can pro-vaxxers be part of their change?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Victoria Aguiar, a second-year medical student at the Municipal University of Sao Caetano do Sul, Bela Vista campus in Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Misinformation: The hidden pandemic?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vedant Shukla, a medical student from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, India. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]