How to boost inclusive investment decision-making in global health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neha Agarwal, Global Diagnostics Program Co-Lead, PATH, Evan Spark-DePass, Deputy Portfolio Director – Market Dynamics, PATH Investment into global health has surged amidst COVID-19. Many investor tools, however, aren’t suited for investment decision-making in the health sector. The […]

How can Health Systems become more resilient during crises and how can medical students advocate for and support it?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, Junior researcher, and a PhD candidate at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 writers and do not […]

India’s mental health conversation is opening up. Better access to treatment is the next frontier

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anisha Padukone, Director, Live Love Laugh Foundation There is growing recognition of the importance of mental health in India. Meanwhile, its mental health sector remains severely under-resourced. India performs favourably worldwide for positive attitudes towards seeking mental health […]

Health: What are green prescriptions and which countries offer them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Recovering from the physical and mental-health effects of COVID-19 will take more than regular medicine alone. This is why doctors around the world are giving patients ‘green prescriptions’ to spend more time […]

An expert explains: How to talk to children about mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world is facing a mental health crisis for children and adolescents, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and historic underfunding. One in seven 10-19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, according to the World […]

E-health and Telemedicine: The future of medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Vidhi Parikh, an intern doctor at Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Parul Sevashram Hospital, 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 […]

European Health Union: HERA launches first work plan with €1.3 billion for preparedness and response to health emergencies in 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The new European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) today presents its first annual work plan, which will have a budget of €1.3 billion in 2022 to prevent, prepare for and rapidly respond to cross-border health emergencies. Following the adoption of the 2022 […]

COVID-19 may have ushered in a remote work revolution in maternal and child health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shirley Sylvester, Senior Medical Director for Women’s Health, Johnson & Johnson Maternal mortality has dropped 38% since 2000, but that progress is not shared equally and has been hampered by COVID-19. Race and location can be matters of […]

Digital health: difficulties and triumphs from the first astronaut missions to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ananda Ciabotti Candido, a 4th-year medical student from São Paulo enthusiastic about innovation and research. 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 […]

EU Cohesion policy: Almost €385.5 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to 19 countries to tackle the coronavirus health emergency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission completed the payments of the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) assistance to tackle the coronavirus health emergency to 19 countries for a total amount of almost€385.5 million. This comes in addition to €132.7 million paid in 2020 to the Member States that requested […]

One Health – More than just a Tripartite Collaboration

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pankhuri Sharma, a second year medical student at Lady Hardinge Medical College, 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 […]

One health approach for achieving global health agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maha Khan, An Asian, currently doing MBBS from Rashid Latif Medical College, affiliated with the University of Health and Science, 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 […]

One Health: A beacon of hope for the future world

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jannatul Ferdous Tonny, a fourth-year medical student of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh. 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 […]

One body, one globe, one health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ashraf Harun Mahmoud, a third-year university student in Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Faculty of Medicine located in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. He 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 importance of understanding intersectionality in health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rodrigo L. Leite, a 6th year medical student and Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medial student from 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 […]

Intersectionality and health: how can we tackle barriers to care?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ms.Kaivalya Mannem, a twenty-year-old medical student at Siddhartha medical college, a college under Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, 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 […]

If healthcare doesn’t strengthen its cybersecurity, it could soon be in critical condition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stéphane Duguin, CEO, CyberPeace Institute A study of healthcare cyberattacks in over 30 countries shows the scale of the rising threat. Ransomware attacks dominate the broadening scope of threats to healthcare providers. More action is needed from actors […]

A Call to Action for a Stronger Global Healthcare Workforce

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Vedant Shukla, an intern doctor from India with various passions ranging from Research, Global Surgery, SRHR, Mental Health, Public and Global Health. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Earth is reaching its best-by date. Better food processing and packaging can help restore its health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Holmquist, Executive Vice-President, Sustainability & Communications, Tetra Pak The world currently wastes one-third of all food produced. The food processing and packaging industry can contribute to the transformation of food systems. Food packaging can adopt many approaches […]

Climate-vulnerable populations are suffering a mental health crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharrnesha Inbah Rajah, Global Shaper, Kuala Lumpur Hub There’s a clear link between climate change threats and poor mental health outcomes in developing countries. Slow progress on mental health and climate change emergency response mechanisms research remains concerning. […]

The Silent Pandemic: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Marie Ramos, a third-year medical student at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 […]

COVID-19: how does living in a pandemic impact youth’s mental health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca Costa Dias, a 2nd year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina de Marília (FAMEMA), in Brazil. 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 […]

Future healthcare professionals: the roadmap to global progress and sustainability

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Yashas BP, a 20 years old, a 2nd Year medical student at Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences from Karnataka, India. He 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 […]

How data can future-proof healthcare in Latin America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rolf Hoenger, Head, Latin America, Roche Pharmaceuticals COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in Latin America’s health systems that make them vulnerable to future health crises. Some countries in the region are embracing a data-driven approach to healthcare – showing […]

“Healthcare system and socioeconomic inequities”-through the lens of developing nations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Afsana Rahman Maliha, a final year MBBS student at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. 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 […]

Why the world needs to rethink primary healthcare after the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many primary healthcare systems to breaking point. The rise of noncommunicable diseases and increasing life expectancy is adding to the pressure. Encouraging more robust primary healthcare for all […]

The historical performance of women in human health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Eulália Santos Gomes, 23 years old, a 3rd-year medical student of the University Center of Valença in Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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 […]

The roots and effects of the gender gap in medicine on current and future female doctors

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Esther Perinni, a 18 years 1th year medical student at Vila Velha University. 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 […]

State aid: Commission approves €2.5 billion Italian scheme to support self-employed and healthcare professionals in context of coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €2.5 billion Italian scheme to support self-employed individuals and certain healthcare professionals in the context of the coronavirus outbreak, by partially exempting them from social security contributions. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive […]

Boosting the EU’s capacity to anticipate and respond to health crises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs outline how the EU should strengthen crisis prevention, preparedness and response when addressing future serious cross-border health threats. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Tuesday, with 67 votes in favour, 10 against and one abstention, a […]

Against the tide: women’s journey in health

   This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Brenda Klitzke Cardoso dos Santos and Ms. Lívia Padovam Loni, two first-year medical student in The Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

EU countries should ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs urge member states to protect and further enhance women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in a report adopted on Thursday. With 378 votes in favour, 255 against and 42 abstentions, plenary states that the right to health, in particular sexual and reproductive […]

Why we need to make planetary health part of city design

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolullah Oni, Public health physician and urban epidemiologist, Clinical Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town Planetary health, which links human health to that of the Earth’s natural […]