Access to healthcare is not enough – high quality care has to be the target

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, Novartis Universal health coverage (UHC) in lower-income countries has been embraced by global organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Developing UHC – a system of basic […]

What meat consumption has brought to the environment and how herbal diets can help human health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Luíza Santos Rocha Pinto, a fourth year medical student at the State University of the Southwest of Bahia (UESB) in Vitória da Conquista, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Here’s how to make ‘value-based healthcare’ a reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer, Philips One thing all healthcare stakeholders agree on is that our global health systems are near breaking point. The ageing population and increasing incidence of chronic disease, innovative technologies and new powerful drugs, have […]

Why poorer people suffer more from climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lincy Gonçalves Trevizan de Castro, a 22 years old medical student at the third year of studies. 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 […]

The world is too complacent about epidemics. Here’s how to change

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 Nipah virus, Lassa virus, Chikungunya virus, and MERS-CoV – these viruses are unfamiliar to most, yet they cause some of the most serious global infectious disease threats we […]

Polluted lungs: health in the center of environment discussion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amany Gonçalves Robaina, a 21 years old and medicine student at Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in Blumenau, Santa Catarina – 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 […]

Commission makes it easier for citizens to access health data securely across borders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission presents a set of recommendations for the creation of a secure system that will enable citizens to access their electronic health files across Member States. Currently the ability of European citizens to access their electronic medical records across the EU greatly […]

The health of the human being in coexistence with a transformative biosphere

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Priscila Pegoretti, a third-semester medical student at the Universidade Regional de 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Health should be central to the conversation around climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aparajeya Shanker, a medical student studying in Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. 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 view on […]

Climate Change: A Healthcare Emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sonica Minhas, a second-year medical student in London interested in maternal and foetal health, nutrition, climate change and healthcare policymaking. 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 […]

Why Climate Change Matters for Future Health Professionals

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Amro Aglan, a final year medical student at Tanta University, Egypt &  Ms. Emma Aneshansley, recent graduate from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts where she studied Health Science and Public Health. They both  are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

Why a healthy planet and a healthy economy go hand-in-hand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity We need to understand the nature and gravity of the collective crisis that now confronts human civilization if we are to answer the questions it poses. If we do not […]

Who holds the key to the future of biotechnology? You do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth O’Day, CEO & Founder, Olaris Therapeutics & Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Did you know that you have the power to change biotech? Your data can drive the development of […]

How telehealth can get healthcare to more people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vitor Rocha, CEO, Philips North America Growing up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, I saw firsthand that where you live is often the single greatest determinant of health and life expectancy. In Brazil, 75% of the population does not have […]

Why the 21st century’s biggest health challenge is our shared responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Group Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are one of the 21st century’s major health and development challenges, both in terms of human suffering and the damage they cause to a country’s socioeconomic fabric. NCDs carry […]

Medical training without borders: what’s still missing?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Aurimarcia Torres, a second year medical student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, 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 […]

Promoting Health in the Brazilian Amazon: one nation but many cultures

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Clarissa Garcia Custodio, a 2th year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. She are 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 […]

Solutions for cultural understanding: medical students’ perspective

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Maria Golebiowska, a 6th year medical student in Medical University of Lublin, Poland. 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 […]

Are we at the edge of anti-vaccination health crisis?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Jan Harpula, a 5th  year med student at the Medical University of Silesia interested in the field of cardiology and radiology. 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 […]

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 […]

Towards a zero tobacco public space in Cameroon

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. WUNDE Njineck UBRAINE, a second year medical 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). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

This AI-powered app aims to help people with autism improve their social skills

This article is brought to you thanks to the cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Could artificial intelligence benefit children with autism? Ned Sahin, a neuroscientist and founder of company Brain Power, thinks so. He is part of a wave of scientists who hope technology can improve the social communication and […]

Tobacco-free Public Space in Africa’s Most Populous Country

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Nelson Udeme-Abasi Udoudo, a 5th year medical student of the University of Uyo, Uyo in Nigeria. 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 the powerful science of behaviour change can make us healthier

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrian Gore, CEO & Founder, Discovery/ Vitality We are at a unique moment in history, a potential tipping point where our understanding of behavioural science and advances in technology are coming together powerfully to improve people’s lives. The […]

These patients are sharing their data to improve healthcare standards

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit We’ve all heard about donating blood, but how about donating data? Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, heart disease and epilepsy are predicted by the World Health Organization to account for […]

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Superbug infections could cost the lives of around 2.4 million people in Europe, North America and Australia over the next 30 years unless more is done to stem antibiotic resistance. Yet, three out of four deaths could be averted by spending just USD 2 per person […]

How AI can inspire doctors to be more inventive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Nick Peters, Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London In 2017, DeepMind’s AlphaGo computer beat the world champion of the strategy board game Go. The computer knew only the rules of the game, which […]

These forms of exercise are best for your mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Emma Charlton, Writer It’s impossible to read the news without hearing how great exercise is for your health. Physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of diseases, including diabetes, and strengthen your bones and muscles. […]

Adolescent health has been overlooked for too long

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rhea Saksena, Medical Doctor and Global Policy Coordinator, NCD Free & Timothy Kariotis, Coordinator, Australasia, NCD Free Whether you subscribe to the idea of self-absorbed millennials often seen in today’s media, or that of a debt-burdened ‘generation in […]

It’s time to end our ‘separate but unequal’ approach to mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Sam GlickPartner, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman America’s mental health crisis has become so dire that life expectancies are declining, even as its ability to combat its historically biggest killers – cancer and heart disease – is […]

This surgeon runs a makeshift hospital for over 200,000 people

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Dr Evan Atar Adaha offers a ray of hope to thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by conflict. The makeshift hospital he runs in South Sudan is powered by a generator […]

How we can work together in the fight against NCDs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jan KimpenChief Medical Officer, Philips & Pete TroiloDirector, global advisory and analysis, Devex The prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major focus of the United Nations General Assembly and related events in New York City […]

AI could be a silver bullet for healthcare in ASEAN

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN Pacific, Royal Philips One of the most exciting promises of artificial intelligence (AI) is its potential to democratize healthcare around the world. For developed nations, this means addressing the growing inequality between […]