Identifying barriers to mass immunisation against COVID-19 in Pakistan: A lower-middle-income vaccine-hesitant country

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Farah Waseem, a fourth-year medical student currently studying at the University College of Medicine and Dentistry (UCMD), Lahore, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Ukraine: EU must protect all children fleeing the war

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for children fleeing war in Ukraine to be given safe passage and for assistance for those internally displaced or unable to leave areas under siege. With 509 votes to 3 and 47 abstentions, the European Parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution recalling […]

What are hypersonic weapons and how can we limit their spread?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A hypersonic weapon was reportedly used in combat for the first time. A handful of countries are believed to have hypersonic weapons programmes. Despite the risks they pose, no […]

Improving Chronic Patients’ Healthcare: How can Youth get involved?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ibrahim Dafallah, a third-year medical student studying at Alzaiem Alazhari University in Sudan and Ms. Mabel Rios Garcia, a final year medical student at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima-Peru. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Right to repair: MEPs set out their demands ahead of Commission’s proposal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The “right to repair” must encompass designing products that last longer and can be fixed, as well as labelling to better inform consumers and extending guarantee rights. In a resolution approved on Wednesday with 41 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions, the […]

Commission suspends cooperation with Russia on research and innovation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the Russian invasion against Ukraine and in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, the Commission has decided to suspend the cooperation with Russian entities in research, science and innovation. The Commission will not conclude any new contracts nor any new agreements with Russian […]

Biden’s Cancer Moonshot and how innovation and collaboration can close the cancer care gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US and currently where you live determines your patient experience. President Biden has relaunched the Cancer […]

Web3: The hype and how it can transform the internet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca King, Engagement Lead, World Economic Forum The dominance of big tech over internet use and its control over personal data has led calls for the net’s decentralization. The third iteration of the internet – Web3 – will […]

Strategic Health Decision Making – Youth-led Initiatives

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Kalyani, a final year Medical student from Kerala, India. She is affiliated with 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 […]

Zika Virus: highlighting the importance of multisectoralty in achieving the Global Health Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Eduarda Comunello and Mr. William Pereira Horst, two 5th semester medical student at Unicesumar, in Brazil. They are affiliated with 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 […]

This project is using AI and drones to track and protect great white sharks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Marine scientists are using AI and drones to better understand the habits and movements of sharks. Artificial intelligence can identify different shark types on video footage and warn officials of pending danger. […]