LGBTQI+ and medicine: are we prepared to deliver dignified and non-discriminatory health care?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Júlia Carolina Esteves de França, a 19 year-old medical student from Joinville, 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 […]

A Wholesome Health Care for Transgenders: Sex Reassignment Surgery

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Purva Shah and Mr. Poojan Thakkar, two final year MBBS students at Medical College, Baroda, India. 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 to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Promoting Primary Health Care to the Young Health Workforce: a new approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Matheus Pupo Pereira Lima, a third-year medicine student at the University of Ribeirão Preto, in 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 to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

4 radical shifts required to achieve universal health coverage worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Heather Wipfli, Associate Director, USC Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California (USC) World Health Day 2019 lands on 7 April, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring universal health coverage (UHC) as this year’s focus. The choice […]

Health without borders: How we can Improve International Collaboration in Health Care

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Shiva Hari Arjoon-Singh, a 5th Year Medical Student at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. 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 […]

Far from a healthy Health Workforce: lack of workforce planning leaves our citizens without access to proper care

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stijntje Dijk, Liaison Officer for Medical Education issues at the International Federation of Medical  Students’ Associations (IFMSA). We write to you today as the representatives of medical students worldwide to express our deep concern for the access to healthcare as well as the wellbeing of […]