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 […]

This is what healthcare leaders see as the future for digital health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content To ensure social distancing and avoid infection, healthcare practices in many countries shifted from in-person consultations to telemedicine. Nearly two-thirds of healthcare providers across 14 global markets are now investing heavily in […]

EU countries should ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs urge member states to protect and further enhance women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in a report adopted on Tuesday. In the draft report approved by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality by 27 votes in favour, 6 against and […]

Why and How: Advocating for the inclusion of Palliative Care in Universal Health Care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vedant Shekhar Jha, a second year Medical Cadet at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, 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 the writer and do […]

European Health Union: Commission publishes open public consultation on the European Health Data Space

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published an open public consultation on the European Health Data Space (EHDS) – an important building block of the European Health Union. The EHDS aims to make full use of digital health to provide high-quality healthcare and reduce inequalities. It will […]

How to ensure vaccine equity, build trust and strength global health systems

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 Economic Forum held an Issue Briefing to mark World Immunization Week. Experts from around the globe discussed how can we ensure vaccine equity, build trust in COVID-19 vaccines and strengthen […]

Free healthcare to saves lives

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rim Chehab and Mr. Hussein Ghassani, two Lebanese 21 years old, fourth year students at the Lebanese University faculty of Medical Sciences, Beirut. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Health challenges need predictable healthcare investment policies. Japan’s example shows why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Damond, Deputy Chief Policy Officer & Executive Vice President, International Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Japan’s government is building partnerships with the biopharma sector on COVID vaccines. Though it does not have a home-grown COVID vaccine, Japanese society […]

Digital mental health is here – but how do we ensure its quality?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephanie Allen, Leader, Global and Australia Healthcare Sector, Deloitte & Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum Now more than ever, the global mental health community must look to innovative solutions to […]

Our world is in the grip of a mental health crisis – here’s what we can do to help

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 A 2020 survey reveals that more than a quarter of respondents were found to be at risk of clinical-level mental health problems. Of eight countries surveyed, Singapore ranked highest for mental health […]

Challenges in accessing Palliative Care from the perspective of Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Raíssa Thamires Fernandes de Oliveira, and Ms. Maria Helena Medeiros de Albuquerque, Brazilian and Northeastern, live in Caicó, in the state Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, where they are attending the 2nd year of Medicine in the Multicampi School of Medical Sciences of the Federal University […]

Advocating for the democratization of palliative care through its implementation in the Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Natan Viana Medeiros and Ms. Isabela Thomé Heleno, two 1st year medical students from the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

The teaching of Palliative Care for future health professionals and its inclusion in Universal Coverage Health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariana Schmitt Roque and Ms. Fernanda Carolina Menechini Rocha, two medical students at the Centro Universitário Ingá, located in Maringá – Paraná. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The challenge of palliative care in universal health coverage

This article was written by Ms. Maria Luisa Colpini Meurer and Mr. Mateus Henrique Aderaldo Amichi. Maria L. C. Meurer is a 3rd year medical student and a member of IFMSA Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

This simple addition to a city can dramatically improve people’s mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Street trees can help reduce the need for antidepressants among city dwellers, according to new research. Its findings back up studies that indicate time spent among foliage and in nature can help relieve […]

Health emergency preparedness and response authority (HERA): European Commission launches public consultation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 31 March, the Commission launched an online public consultation on the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA). Part of the EU’s answer to the COVID-19 pandemic and a strong European Health Union, HERA aims to improve Europe’s capacity and readiness to respond […]

Why Should We Care Universal Health Coverage?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Deisha Laksmitha Ayomi, a medical doctor at emergency hospital for COVID-19 in Surabaya, Indonesia. 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 […]

Palliative care and terminality in graduation: a way to enhance access to health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Renata Dias and Ms. Deborah L. Nóbrega, two first year medical student at the UFRN Multicampi School of Medical Sciences (EMCM/UFRN), Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Primary Care: a way to provide Palliative Care in Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Celina Maria de Carvalho Guimarães and Maria Brenda Clemente Lima, two 21 years old second year medical student at Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

An expert explains: How to talk to boys about mental health, girls and growing up

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 COVID-19 has had an impact on young people’s mental health. Half of all mental health disorders in adulthood start by age 14, and boys are particularly at risk. Paediatrician Dr Ranj Singh […]