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 […]

A refugee from Syria cries out: “I’m not just a number!”

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ana Júlia Araújo de Carvalho, currently a fourth year medical student from Brazil. Ms Araújo de Carvalho 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 […]

Healthcare for refugees: a necessary symbiosis of medicine and politics

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Janatana Karunakumar, a 3rd year medical student at Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany. Ms Karunakumar is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European […]

Mental health: a medical school’s demand

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Leticia Campos, a 18 year old Brazilian medicine student from the “Universidade de Pernambuco”. Ms Campos is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Girls still being treated as aliens in medicine in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Unsa Athar, a final year M.B, B.S. student at King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. Ms Athar is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Mental Health: starting with myself

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Tessa Noijons, a fourth year medical student at the University of Utrecht. Ms Noijons is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

The mental health of health professionals: is it worth it?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Rana Gouda, a fourth-year Medical student who works in IFMSA-Egypt Tanta where she serves as public reaction director. Ms Gouda is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

The issue of mental health for modern young doctors

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Maria Alejandra Fuentes Barrera, a first year of medicine at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. Ms Fuentes is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

A health of all and for all based on the Ecuadorian reality

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Damary S. Jaramillo, a 2nd year student of Medicine and Surgery Career in Faculty of Medical Science in Universidad de Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador. Ms Jaramillo is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

The gender gap of medicine in 2018

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Giolanta Zevgaridou, a 2nd year medical student in the University of Ioannina in Greece. Ms Zevgaridou is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Gender equality: an issue much talked about but less acted upon

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ana Imtiaz, a self-motivated, goal oriented first year medical student in MBBS degree program at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. Ms Imtiaz is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Gender equality and medicine in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Maimoona Maheen, a fourth year medical student from Pakistan. Ms Maheen is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

Professional practices of primary health care for Brazilian health and gender inequality

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Milena Takamiya Sugahara, currently a medical student at the Federal University of the Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB), Santo Antônio de Jesus, Bahia, Brazil. Ms Sugahara is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Gender disparity in salary and promotion in medicine: still a long way to go

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Marina Kushnirenko, a nineteen year old second year medical student of Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University. Ms Kushnirenko is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Gender equality and medicine in the 21st century: an equity unachieved

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Maryam Zaheer, 20 years old writer, winner of various prizes in national story writing and poetry competitions. Ms Zaheer is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Gender Equality and medicine in the 21st Century: we want the fair share

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Julia Puaschunder, a 5th year medical student at the Medical University of Innsbruck Austria, and currently part of the Extended Executive Board at the Austrian Medical Students’ Association. Ms Puaschunder is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in […]

Gender Equality in Medicine: are we now so different from the Middle Ages?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Barbara Marinho, a Brazilian medical student at Universidade Potiguar, Brazil. Ms Marinho is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Gender inequality in the medicine field: two commonly issues

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Andra Kerševičiūtė, a 2nd year medical student at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania. Ms Kerševičiūtė is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

A male gynecologist in Iraq: red line violated

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Hussein Ali AlShadeedi, a sixth-year medical student at the University of Kufa in Iraq. Mr Hussein Ali AlShadeedi is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Mental health of health professionals: the alter ego

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Silvia Matilda Aștefanei, a 5th-year medical student from Bucharest, Romania. Ms Aștefanei is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Gender Equality as a platform to improve Medicine

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Leah Boquin, a medical student at her seventh yearof Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Honduras at Sula Valley (UNAH-VS). Ms Boquin is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]