The challenge to be a good healthcare professional

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rosmeri Beatriz Serrano Pérez, a 21-year-old medical student from the Dominican Republic. 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 […]

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 […]

LGBTQI+ and health care: do they deserve more attention from medical universities?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Elena Colonnello, a 5th year medical student in the International Medical School (IMS) of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. 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 […]

Barriers to healthcare: are they real?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Laura Dutra Queruz, a 18 years old and a second year medical student from 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 […]

5 ways for scientists and clinicians to double up on healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jerica Reyes, President, St. Luke’s Molecular Medicine Society The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified non-communicable diseases(NCDs) as one of the major challenges in health for the 21st century. Now declared a global concern, their increasing prevalence is no […]

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 […]

How global tech can drive local healthcare innovation in China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Ho, CEO, Philips Greater China With an ageing population rapidly increasing the rate of disease, China’s healthcare system is ripe for innovation. From established corporations to fledgling startups, all recognize the potential for digital technologies, such as […]

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, […]

Global aid needed for healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mahum Sohail, a 3rd year MBBS student affiliated with IFMSA-Pakistan and its Publications Division at one of the top ranking medical universities, i.e. King Edward Medical University in Pakistan. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

Inspiring young doctors: the beginning of the change

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 International […]

Thailand gave healthcare to its entire population and the results were dramatic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content You only have to look at the highly politicized troubles around the introduction of the act known as Obamacare in the US to see how fraught overhauling a healthcare system can be. The country’s Affordable […]

Comprehensive listening: a tool to humanize Primary Healthcare and medical specialties

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Júlia Santos do Cabo, a 3rd year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, 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 to the writer and do not necessarily […]

We probably should go back to the therapy in Primary Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Eobitov Izzatullo, a student of 4th grade of Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Uzbekistan. 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 IFMSA’s view on the […]

Back to the Basics: Primary Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lilian Teresa Pimentel, a fourth-year medical student at O&M Medical School in the Dominican Republic. She 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Our healthcare systems are ailing. Here’s how to make them better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association Growing life expectancy, while something to be celebrated, also means that a rising number of people are living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Access to optimal medical treatments […]

Why we need a new social contract for data in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Mills, Assistant Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics & Jennifer Miller, Founder and President, Bioethics International With advances in data collection, information technology and data science in the 21st century, the prospects of targeted disease prevention and precision healthcare […]

Four lessons for a successful switch to value-based healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Horne, Principal, Horne and Associates & Gabriel Seidman, Project Leader (New York), Boston Consulting Group & Gregory Katz, Chair of Innovation Management & Value in Health, University Paris Descartes Medical School Let’s start with the good news; we […]

Why AI will make healthcare personal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Salesforce For generations healthcare has been episodic – someone gets sick or breaks a bone, they see a doctor, and then they might not see another one until the next time they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We can end TB right now. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stoffels, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson In 2014, the world experienced the first-ever major Ebola epidemic. Over the following two years, nearly 30,000 Ebola cases were reported. More than 11,000 […]

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 […]

7 ways the ‘biological century’ will transform healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mike Moradi, Co-Founder & CEO, Sensulin & David Berry, General partner, Flagship Pioneering Among the many disruptive forces that the Fourth Industrial Revolution promises to unleash is a revolution in healthcare. We’re entering the century of biology – […]

The cost of healthcare is rising in ASEAN. How can nations get the most for their money?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Deborah Gildea, Head of Novartis Social Business, Asia There is an imminent crisis of healthcare spending in South-East Asia, according to a report by Solidance to be presented at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. It suggests that […]

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 […]

The representatives of the regions and the cities know better what the EU needs on migration, trade, poverty and taxation

The 115th plenary of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) was convened on 3 and 4 December and discussed a number of burning issues, which have been haunting the European Union during the last difficult years. The CoR is the voice of regions and cities of the European Union. Its 350 members are the […]