Anti-vaccination: a private choice leading to collective outcomes

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Maha Mezouar is a 2nd year medical student in Marrakech, Morocco. 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 neither IFMSA’s nor […]

The movement of anti-vaccers: taking humanity back 200 years

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Diana-Elena Nistor, a sixth year medical student at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, 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 […]

The horrific trend of the anti-vaccine movement in Turkey

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Erva Nur Çınar, a 5th year medical student and human rights activist, currently studying at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. 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 […]

Anti-vaccination movement affecting youth in Europe

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Blanca Paniello, student in Biomedicine in Barcelona, Spain and Ms. Viktoria Kastner, medical student in Wuerzburg, Germany. They form part of the Standing Committee on Public Health Regional Assistants for Europe of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Hungary: people born in the 2020s won’t have legal rights any more to buy tobacco

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Zsanett Dren, a 5th year medical student from University of Debrecen, Hungary. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Slovakia and its failure to abide by the European law

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

The creation and maintenance of smoke-free public spaces in the UK

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by Ms. Caitlin Pley, a 5th year medical student at the University of Cambridge. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s […]

The psychology of pandemics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Molly Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University & Andreas KappesLecturer, City University, London & Anne-Marie Nußberger, PhD student, Oxford University Many of the most serious global threats today involve a high degree of uncertainty: will the next […]

Health without borders: How we can Improve International Collaboration in Health Care

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Shiva Hari Arjoon-Singh, a 5th Year Medical Student at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

How we overhauled healthcare amid Venezuela’s crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandra Winkler Osorio, Deputy mayor, El Hatillo Municipality The Venezuelan health system is experiencing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. There has been a reappearance of endemic diseases, medicine shortages, a mass exodus of medical professionals and the collapse of […]

Global immunization is having its annual check-up. What can we learn?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Annual check-ups are part of normal prevention, helping your doctor to identify and address potentially worrisome conditions before they become serious. As a patient, you benefit from […]

What would happen if we removed cars from cities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Audrey de Nazelle, Lecturer in air pollution management, Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London Air pollution is now the fourth biggest killer in the world after smoking, high blood pressure and diet. It contributes to more […]

HPV vaccine: the silver bullet that saves women

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President, Global Cancer Control, American Cancer Society Four out of five women in the UK have now received a silver bullet – the HPV vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. Thanks to a national effort to […]

A conceptual approach to Violence Against Healthcare in Turkey from SDG’s

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by Mr Muhsin Öznaneci, a medical student from Istanbul Medeniyet LC/TurkMSIC. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. In […]

The European Brain Drain: hard facts and harder truths

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Damir Kurtagić, a 24 years old medical student in his final year at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Medical workforce migration in Europe – Is it really a problem?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Rytis Trojanas, a 3rd year medical student at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Mr Trojanas is the Secretary General at Lithuanian Medical Students’ Association. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

6 ways countries can prepare for the next infectious disease pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Inglesby, Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security All pandemics start as a small outbreak somewhere. When the next potential pandemic begins, will we detect it early? Will we recognize its pandemic potential? Will we have […]

The European brain drain and the deteriorating medical workforce

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Divij Sharma, a final year medical student belonging to Mumbai, India. He is the State Director of MSAI Eastern Zone (Medical Student Association of India) and a local officer of SCOME at IFMSA. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in […]

Sudan: Health challenges in the Sustainable Development Goals era

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Azza Abdelmagid, a Sudanese 4th-year medical student from University of Alzaiem Alazhari. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s […]

Virtual Doctor: a core part of modern healthcare?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Sereen Afza Hussain, a final year MBBS student at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

Why do medical curricula shouldn’t neglect the Sustainable Development Goals

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Bianca Quintella, a 4th year Brazilian medical student. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. Whose are the sustainable […]

“Prevention is better than cure”: the main goal of modern medicine

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Nicolo Baldini, a medicine and surgery student at Università Politecnica Delle Marche. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. […]

SDGs and the historical and economic impact on Brazilian health

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Gabrielle Bonilha Miranda, a 22 years old student who is currently coursing the second year of medical school. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Metrics of the Sustainable Developments Goals: Can we trust our data?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Laura Jung, a medical student from Leipzig, Germany. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. From a public […]

So, what is your favourite Sustainable Development Goal?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Kim van Daalen, a Dutch Public Health MPhil student at the University of Cambridge. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Health & Sustainable Development Goals: it’s about doing what we can

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Fiona Mansfield, a medical student at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Ms Mansfield is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

Making the most of the Sustainable Development Goal 3: its overlooked role in medical education

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Aurelija Martinonytė, a 3rd year medical student at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Ms Martinonytė is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

Public health through universal health coverage can help to attain many SDGs

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Rosemary James, a fourth year medical student at the National University of Ireland, Galwa. She is co-chair for the Association of Medical Students Ireland (AMSI) in Galway. Ms James is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece […]

The EU clears Bayer-Monsanto merger amid wide competition and environmental concerns

Bayer’s cross at night (Copyright: Bayer AG)

Last week, the European Union formally gave its approval to Germany multinational company Bayer’s $62.5 billion acquisition of US-based Monsanto. Bayer AG, leader in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, got one step closer to take over the world’s largest seed company, after agreeing to bolster BASF SE by selling to it seeds, pesticides and digital […]

Changing balances: leaders of medical research worldwide

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Hatun Mine Şahin is a third year medical student at the Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey. Ms Hatun Mine Şahin is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

A day in the life of a refugee: We should be someone who helps

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Davor Klepo, a 3rd year Croatian medical student from University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek. He serves as secretay of local committee in CroMSIC and Publicatons assistant in IFMSA. Mr Klepo is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed […]

A day in the life of a refugee: the wait

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Blehuiu Bogdan-Ionut, a 24 year old and medical student in 4th year at University and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania. Mr Blehuiu Bogdan-Ionut is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily […]

A day in the life of a refugee: why should we care?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Gustavo Bitencourt Caetano Barros, currently a medical student at Instituto Metropolitano de Ensino Superior in Brazil. Mr Gustavo Bitencourt Caetano Barros is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily […]