This new programme could hold the key to solving global health challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niranjan Bose, Managing Director (Health & Life Sciences Strategy), Gates Ventures Fewer resources are generally brought to bear on health challenges that predominantly affect lower-income countries. But there is much best practice to be learned from many of […]

The planet’s health is our health: why healthcare must go green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jason Snape, Head of Environmental Protection, AstraZeneca The biopharmaceutical industry is one among many looking to implement a circular economy. Pharmaceuticals are currently approved irrespective of environmental risks – a special status that may have to change. By […]

Why precision medicine won’t transform healthcare – but governance could

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content A review by more than 40 experts recently found that precision medicine’s key barriers exist in policy and governance, not science and technology. Unlocking data, prioritizing inclusivity and rethinking pricing models are key […]

5 inventions that could transform the health of our ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content The ocean is estimated to contain at least 86 million tonnes of plastic waste, as well as chemical and other pollutants. Fishing debris turned into sunglasses and deep sea robots collecting pollution […]

Virus Coronavirus: No time to die

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mantė Šmigelskaitė, a 22-year-old medical student at Vilnius University in Lithuania. 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 […]

COVID-19: A coordinated EU health strategy needed, say MEPs

  This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s committee in charge of public health questioned Commissioners Kyriakides and Lenarčič on how to best step up the EU’s response and coordination to COVID-19. The Committee Chair Pascal Canfin (Renew, FR), recalled important elements of the resolution adopted last week by Parliament, […]

This is how we make cancer care sustainable and available for all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susanne Schaffert Phd, President, Novartis Oncology Income equality and disparities in care fuel cancer’s prevalence – by 2030 there will be more than 24 million new cancer cases; While some countries invest heavily, others under-invest in cancer research […]

This ‘hidden killer’ is responsible for one in five deaths, and you might never have heard of it

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 Sepsis is responsible for one in every five deaths worldwide, a new study published in The Lancet shows. The condition occurs when a person’s immune system overreacts to an infection and starts […]

How to make later life happy, healthy and meaningful

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine & Celynne Balatbat, Special Assistant to the President, National Academy of Medicine Today, 8.5% of people (617 million) worldwide are aged 65 and over. Ageing stands to fundamentally affect how families, […]

Universal Health Coverage in the EU: Are we really leaving no one behind?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mara Franke and Martina Steinmaurer, both medical students, representing “GandHI”, the global health project of the german medical student association. 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 […]

How listening to patients could change the way we tackle cancer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Louise Gerberding, Executive Vice President & Chief Patient Officer, MSD Cancer remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Between 30 and 50% of all cancers are preventable. Listening to patients will help all stakeholders improve how cancer […]

How to get ageing populations to invest in their health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kazumi Nishikawa, Director, Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan As more countries’ citizens live to 100 years or more, investing in their health early is crucial. Japan […]

Public Health equality in a trench

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. WUNDE Njineck URBAINE, a medial student at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. 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 […]

Privatization of the health sector and the right to receive treatment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed Aljabri, a third year medical student at Hadramout university/ Hadramout governorate/ Yemen. 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 […]

Poor public health funding: a colossal risk to health inequalities

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Kayode Ayomide Timilehin, a 20-year-old medical student from The Federal Republic of Nigeria. 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 […]

Tanzania’s Dual Burden

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ameena Shafiq, a 2nd year medical school student at Weill-Cornell Medicine – Qatar. 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 […]

Poor quality is healthcare’s silent killer. Here’s what we can do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriel Goldschmidt, Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Finance Corporation (IFC) & Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director, Health Nutrition and Population; Director, Global Financing Facility, World Bank Group What is the number one cause of death for […]

How health privatization increases health inequities

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Diana Marcela Mantilla Barrera, a 21 year old fourth-year medical student at Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia. 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 […]

Is mental health really ‘health’?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Unsa Athar, a graduate of King Edward Medical University, Lahore. 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 topic, […]

Fighting against the Public Health System dismantling means guaranteeing assistance to all

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Davi Malcher, a 20 years old graduate student of the 6th period of Medicine, Universidade do Estado do Pará, Santarém, Amazonia, 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 […]

Health privatization to blame for health inequality or poor investment in public health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Camila Assunção, a second-year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, 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 do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

The Collapse of the Brazilian Health Care System

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anna Maria Andrade Barbosa, a second-year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, 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 do not necessarily reflect […]

Here’s how to close the $176 billion health financing gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Guilford, Co-Founder & CEO, Common Health & Dr. Christoph Kurowski, Global Lead for Health Financing, World Bank Group The question of how we pay for healthcare has taken centre stage on the global agenda. US presidential candidates are […]

First do no harm. Why healthcare needs to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips If I’ve learned one thing working in the healthcare sector, it’s the earlier you can diagnose a disease, the better chance you have of curing it – or at least mitigating its […]

The Free World Experience Report – LGBTQI+ health on the spot

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Daniel Gregorio Gonsalves, Ana Beatriz Bonini Parsekian, Guilherme Rainier Ventura, Julia Gabas and Juliana Nakamoto Murari, students of the Faculty o Medicine of Catanduva (FAMECA) and members of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations of Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

The challenge to be a good healthcare professional

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Heloisa Picolotto Oliveira, 20 years old, a third-year student of medicine at Unicesumar, Paraná, 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 do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Why the way of loving closes doors of health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna C. Nichelatti, a 2nd year medical student at the University of Blumenau (FURB) in 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 do not necessarily reflect […]

Invisibility outside the closet: health as a right for all

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lesley Roks, a third year student of medicine working as LVPI in IFMSA Brazil UniCesumar. 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 […]

How to create a world where healthcare is a right, not a luxury

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jamie Bay Nishi, Director, Global Health Technologies Coalition & Catherine Ohura, CEO, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund It’s been gratifying to see the World Health Organization (WHO) use its voice to insist that universal health coverage – the idea […]

Here’s why leaders need to care about mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan, Community Specialist, Young Global Leaders – Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva & Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum ‘Mental health’ can mean a lot of things, depending on who you talk to. […]

Bioethics: how to recover trust in the doctor-patient relationship

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mayumi Cavalcante Hashiguchi, a third year medical student of University Center São Lucas – UniSL from a small city of Brazil named Porto Velho which is the capital of Rondônia, a state in the north of the country, located in Western Amazonia. She is affiliated to the […]

Time to make a fundamental choice about the future of healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Peters, Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London For the first time in human history, infections do not head the WHO list of biggest killers in the world. Long-term conditions – such as diabetes, […]

Teaching medical ethics and technology: Are our future doctors prepared for this merger?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna C. Nichelatti, a 2nd year medical student at the University of Blumenau (FURB). 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 […]