Technologies in Healthcare: Boon or Bane?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr Kartikeya Ojha and Ms Shreya Nandan, two Global Health advocates from India. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

New technologies in healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a fourth year medical student from 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

New technologies in healthcare: how they can help us to fill the workforce gap?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rawshan Saiyara Nawal, a Bangladeshi undergraduate medical student, now in her 3rd year at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College under University of Dhaka. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Abortion is a basic healthcare right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tulsi Patel, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Gotri in Vadodara, Gujarat, 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 writers and do […]

Make abortions safe: The women in Pakistan depend on healthcare workers to do their part

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tashfeen Nasira, a third-year medical student currently studying at Amna Inayat Medical College, Sheikhupura, 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 writers and do not […]

Is blockchain the solution for failing global healthcare?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pradeep Goel, CEO , Solve.Care The global healthcare system has been deteriorating for what feels like decades. With bed shortages, long waiting lists, increasing costs and global pandemics, the state of the global healthcare system has never been […]

Abortion is Healthcare: Which role can we have in this fight for human rights?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr Kartikeya Ojha and Ms Shreya Nandan are Global advocates for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. 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 writers and do […]

How digital transformation is driving action in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Steve Ollis, Director, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Digital transformation has been a hot topic in the healthcare industry in recent years. Spending on digital transformation surpassed […]

How public-private partnerships could be the booster dose for India’s healthcare ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neelima Dwivedi, Executive Director, Public Policy, Communications & Market Access, MSD, Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum The two most prominent challenges in the sustained availability of equitable healthcare for all are affordability and accessibility. However, […]

Abortion is healthcare: what role can we play?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a fourth year medical student from 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Learning Strategies about Drugs: Against the Stigma of Addiction

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giorgos Athanasias, a medical student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Why the UN Ocean Conference is a key step on the road to recovering ocean health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair, Friends of Ocean Action A healthy ocean is critical to all life on Earth, and the UN Ocean Conference is a step in this direction. However, the […]

European Health Union: Political agreement on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council today on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation. The new rules are providing the EU with a comprehensive legal framework to govern joint action on preparedness, surveillance, risk assessment, […]

How to make data-enabled healthcare a reality in Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Elhusseiny, Area Head of Asia-Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals Asia-Pacific is the most densely populated region of the world and continues to grow – and age – at a rapid pace. COVID-19 brought us to an inflection point in […]

Approaching health equity from all angles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Fredrickson, Executive Vice-President, Oncology Business Unit, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical companies have a role to play in ensuring a better future for all. Medical advances are essential in building health equity across the globe. A holistic approach across public […]

Healthcare vs. Public opinion: How should we navigate and address hesitant population

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Martin Duranik, a 3rd year medical student at Pavol Jozef Safarik University, currently serving as VPE SloMSA Slovakia. 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 writers […]

How important are the determinants of health in modifying trust in vaccines?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Francesco Rosiello who deals with CBRN emergencies, disaster medicine, healthy cities, medical intelligence, health simulations and Health Technology Assessment, International Humanitarian Law and Disasters one. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

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 […]