Anti-vaxxers are hurting vaccination campaigns. We need to fight back

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Jorge Félix Cardoso, a final year medical student at FMUP, Porto, and a MA in Political Philosophy candidate at UMinho, Braga. 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 […]

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 […]

Brain Drain: Follow your dreams, wherever they might take you

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Catarina Pais Rodrigues, a 4th year medical student from Portugal. She 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 on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. […]

SDGs and the historical and economic impact on Brazilian health

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Gabrielle Bonilha Miranda, a 22 years old student who is currently coursing the second year of medical school. She 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 on the topic, nor […]

Sustainable Development Goals: making the world a better place

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ooko Lornah Akello, a final year medical student at University of Nairobi, Kenya. Ms Akello is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

Making the most of the Sustainable Development Goal 3: its overlooked role in medical education

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Aurelija Martinonytė, a 3rd year medical student at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Ms Martinonytė is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) on the arrest of Turkish Medical Association leaders

Endorsed Content The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) has expressed its concerns over the arrests of the leaders of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), which followed their appeal denouncing war as a public health problem. IFMSA guided by its policy document on Peace, Peace building and Health understands peace as both the absence […]

Mental Health: starting with myself

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Tessa Noijons, a fourth year medical student at the University of Utrecht. Ms Noijons is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Gender equality: an issue much talked about but less acted upon

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ana Imtiaz, a self-motivated, goal oriented first year medical student in MBBS degree program at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. Ms Imtiaz is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Gender inequality in the medicine field: two commonly issues

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Andra Kerševičiūtė, a 2nd year medical student at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania. Ms Kerševičiūtė is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

A male gynecologist in Iraq: red line violated

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Hussein Ali AlShadeedi, a sixth-year medical student at the University of Kufa in Iraq. Mr Hussein Ali AlShadeedi is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Mental health of health professionals: the alter ego

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Silvia Matilda Aștefanei, a 5th-year medical student from Bucharest, Romania. Ms Aștefanei is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Gender Equality as a platform to improve Medicine

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Leah Boquin, a medical student at her seventh yearof Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Honduras at Sula Valley (UNAH-VS). Ms Boquin is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Medicine and mental health: relax, the doctor is a lifelong learner

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Nabella Meriem Annisa Fitri. She is a fourth year Medical Student at General Achmad Yani University, Indonesia . Ms Nabella Meriem Annisa Fitri is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Dealing with stress among healthcare professionals: are we missing the elephant in the room?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Lukas Neimanas, a 5th year medical student, a member of the junior doctors bureau. Lukas 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 on the topic, nor The […]

Medical students as the critical link to address climate change

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr. Kevin Ardon Casco, a medical student in his sixth year of medicine at National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) . 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

Changing for the change: Medicine in Industry 4.0

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Maria Khan. The writer is a student of third year MBBS at Army medical college and a proud member of AMSA and IFMSA-Pakistan for the past three years. She is also affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

The global issue of migration in 2017

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ude Ucha Kalu, a medical student at the Federal  University of Lagos, Nigeria. Ms Kalu is affiliated with the International Federation of  Medical  Students Association (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. In the world today not only has there been an unseen increase in migration of people into countries like […]

The impact of refugees on the European healthcare system

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stavroula Papaeleftheriou. The writer is a fifth year medical student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa, in Iasi, Romania. She is also 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 […]

Give a chance to the brothers of Ailan: reception of refugees in Greece

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Michaella Alexandrou. The writer is a first year medical student at the University of Athens, Greece. She is also 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 on the topic, nor The […]

Reflections on the the biggest refugee crisis since World War II

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Dina Tadros. The writer 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 on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. The biggest refugee crisis since world war II – this is […]

Press coverage of migration crisis in Europe: a call for collaborative action

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Behrouz Nezafat. The writer an MSc. Public Health student at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the IFMSA Human Rights and Peace co-regional assistant for Europe. 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 […]

IFMSA and IPSF on the Health of Migrants and Refugees

Endorsed Content The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) and the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) are deeply concerned about the conditions migrants and refugees face around Europe, particularly in Greece and the Balkans. Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing conditions in inadequate and unhealthy camps and shelters. Several deaths due to hypothermia were reported in […]

Migration crisis: how big a security threat it is?

    This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Lizzy Morgan. The writer is the Medsin-UK’s director of finance. She 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 on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. The recent refugee […]

Global health challenges require global medical students

  This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Apeksha Kakkar. The writer is a 5th year student of Medicine at Grant Gov’t Medical College (GGMC) & Sir J.J Group of Hospitals, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The word Global conveys a significance quite contrary to its length. Random words like Humanity Healthcare, Culture, […]

Fostering global citizenship in medicine

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Firda Muthia Elsanty. The writer is a fourth year medical student from Indonesia.  Mrs Firda Muthia Elsanty is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). We can feel the social demand in modern medicine keeps going to its higher point. Expanding knowledge beyond borders and building global learning more […]

Does Switzerland really need more medical students?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Jérémy Glasner & March Eich (swimsa Co-Vice-presidents for Medical Education 2015/16), both medical students from Switzerland. The translation was made by Federico Mazzola (swimsa President 2016/17). The writers are members of Swiss Medical Students’ Association (swimsa) Medical Education Committee, affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). It is no secret – every […]

Who is responsible for public health? The tendencies and its benefits –or not– on Health Education around the world

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Gabriela Amaral, medical student from Brazil. Mrs Amaral is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Since the Ancient Greece, when Hippocrates instituted a new concept of medical analysis – Normality x Pathology – until nowadays where the scientism rules, medicine has acquired different roles into people’s lives […]

Modern humanitarian aid at times of global crises

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Sikhar Mehta, final year medical student with experience in humanitarian action. Mr Mehta is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Our world has been ravaged by demons of war, poverty, famine, terrorism, drought, illiteracy, pandemic and natural disasters to name a few. From civil war is Syria to […]

Disaster Medicine in Medical Education: the investment you just can´t afford to ignore

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Moa M Herrgård and Ms Marie My Warborg Larsen, medical university students in Stockholm and Copenhagen respectively. Both students are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Over the last century, the number of disasters has remarkably increased, as have the number of affected […]

Is “Sustainable Development” a concept that integrates Health Literacy and Health Policy as a global health action?

    Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Bruna Schwaab, student of Medicine at the Univille University in Joinville City, Brazil. Ms Schwaab is afiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). Health Literacy is the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information […]

The Indian case: health policies need to keep pace with public health literacy

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ramya Jayasimha, a third year medical student at Bangalore Karnataka. Ms Jayasimha is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The incidence of disease across the world has been on the decline from more than half a century, with better healthcare, better technology and new scientific advances […]

Where do health literacy and health policy meet?

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ude Ucha Kalu, a medical student at the Federal University of Lagos, Nigeria. Ms Kalu is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA).  Health literacy and health policy are important, but why? Health literacy refers to the ability and degree to which an individual can read, utilize information of healthcare to […]