5 ways new monitoring technologies can help cities combat air pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth Fonseca, Senior Manager, Air Quality, Environmental Defense Fund Europe & Matt Whitney, Portfolio Manager, Clean Air Fund • Air pollution is damaging our health, but there is often a lack of local data made available to identify […]

Palliative care effectiveness at Universal Health Care: an eminent need

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Letícia Yoshie Ueda, 21 years old, 2nd year of medical school, academic at Centro Universitário Ingá (UNINGÁ) – PR, 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 […]

Early healthcare investment is our best chance at healthy ageing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Ataguba, Associate Professor and Director, University of Cape Town & David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health & Andrew J Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School The […]

Coronavirus: Team Europe continues to deliver with more than €26 billion disbursed in support to partner countries in one year

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. One year ago today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a targeted EU response to support partner countries’ efforts in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic combining resources from the EU, its Member States and European financial institutions, as ‘Team Europe’. […]

How to tell reality from a deepfake?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The number of deepfake videos online has been increasing at an estimated annual rate of about 900%. Technology advances have made it increasingly easy to produce them, which has […]

This company recycles gold from electronic waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Your old laptop could be reborn as a piece of jewellery or a new device. New Zealand startup Mint Innovation uses microbes and low cost chemicals to recover precious metals from e-waste. […]

Three experts on why eradicating plastic pollution will help achieve gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva Women fight on the frontlines against plastic pollution. The transition to a circular economy for plastics – and the shift to a […]

Understanding the Challenges Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vishwajit G.V, a first year medical student in Coimbatore Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India. 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 […]

Ageing: Looming crisis or booming opportunity?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arathi Sethumadhavan, Project Fellow, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum, Microsoft & Megan Saunders, Vice President, Microsoft Connected Care There will be a shift in the global ageing population from 7% today to 20% in the […]

Protecting the ocean is key to fighting climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enric Sala, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society Currently, about 7% of the ocean is protected and CO2 emissions from bottom trawlers are akin to global aviation industry. New study reveals that to preserve marine life, increase food supplies and […]

These 10 golden rules for planting trees could help save the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lynsey Grosfield, Communications Officer, Botanic Gardens Conservation International Forests are not only complex ecosystems and habitats for wildlife, they are also central to the livelihoods of around 2 billion people. The critical role they have in sequestering carbon […]

10 reasons to be optimistic for the future, from young change-makers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Community Lead, Experiences and Partnerships, Foundations, World Economic Forum Geneva We asked 10 young activists what makes them optimistic about the future. Their answers included hopes for gender equality, climate action, empathy and more. As the […]

How industrial clusters can become net-zero carbon exemplars

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sylvie Ouziel, International President, Envision Digital, Envision Group 2021 represents a pivotal moment in the mission to tackle global emissions. New report by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture, has highlighted the role industrial clusters have […]

The more we learn about Antarctica, the greater the urgency to act on climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A number of troubling discoveries have been made related to Antarctica. Reports point to record ice shelf melt contributing to sea level rise. Curbing emissions could limit the impact […]

Vaccination: understanding the challenges surrounding COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Shubham Gupta, a medical student from D.Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra , India. 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 […]

Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of EU4Health programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the vote of the European Parliament today on the EU4Health programme, marking an important step towards making €5.1 billion available to strengthen the resilience of health systems and promote innovation in the health sector. EU4Health will make a significant contribution to […]

The COVID-19 vaccine’s challenges

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sarah Ibërshimi, a 4th year medical student, studying at ‘Universiteti i Mjekësisë Tiranë (UMT)’, in Albania. 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 […]

The invisible L word: the struggles to achieve SRHR, as HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for lesbian population

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mbaama Millicent Marian, a Ghanaian who lives and schools medicine in Ukraine. She is currently in her 3rd year at Sumy State University.. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Hurdles in the way of vaccinating one and all against COVID-19-reviewing the challenges for vaccination against COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Meghna Visariya, a first-year medical student at Grant Government medical college, Mumbai, India. She has completed her schooling in Mumbai, India. 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 […]

Building a Climate-Resilient Future – A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must […]

We need to talk about COVID-19 vaccine challenges – Misinformation and Distribution

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Lucas Queiroz, a third-year medical student at Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), in São Paulo, 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 strictly to the writer and do […]

Commission proposes new Regulation to ensure EU travellers continue to benefit from free roaming

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To ensure that citizens can continue to enjoy roaming without additional charges when travelling in the EU, the Commission proposed today a new Roaming Regulation. At a time when non-essential travel is discouraged, this is an important action in preparing a brighter future. The […]

We can end routine gas flaring by 2030. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zubin Bamji, Program Manager, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, World Bank Burning the gases associated with oil drilling has significant environmental consequences. It’s also a waste of a valuable source of energy. The future of routine gas flaring […]

Economic policy priorities for a post-pandemic recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A high-profile panel on Monday warned of the economic difficulties stemming from the pandemic, whilst noting that this crisis could offer the chance to rebuild EU economies. Kicking off the annual European Parliamentary Week, which sees MEPs and national parliamentarians meet to discuss EU […]

The world’s first 3D-printed school is taking shape in Madagascar

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Thinking Huts and its partners are building the world’s first 3D-printed school on the campus of a university in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. 3D printing builds solid objects layer by layer, creating less waste than […]

New EU project to support readiness for vaccination efforts and resilient health systems in the Western Balkans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a new regional project worth over €7 million to support safe and effective vaccination of the populations across the Western Balkans. This project will help prepare the region for the effective […]

Scenario of controversy needs and challenges for the COVID-19 vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Guilherme Lopes Coelho, a fifth-year medical student at the Centro Universitário de Valença  (UNIFAA), Rio de Janeiro, 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 strictly to the writer […]

SRHR Response to HIV Global epidemic, what’s next?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mary AlMadani, a 3rd-year medical student at Mutah University, Jordan. 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 […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: how to advocate for the inclusion of palliative care in UHC

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mary AlMadani, a 3rd-year medical student at Mutah University, Jordan. 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 […]

How a ‘recipe dataset’ could help tackle obesity and diabetes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Machine learning is being used by a US healthy eating programme to understand people’s food preferences, health condition and dietary aims. The system suggests recipes tailored to a person’s tastes and health […]

1 in 5 deaths globally caused by fossil fuel pollution, a new study reveals

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 Burning fossil fuels is causing nearly one in five of all deaths worldwide. A new study found the death toll is almost twice as high as previously thought. China’s clean-air initiatives have […]

Questions and Answers about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU actively participates in international efforts to promote the elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM). Discussion on the elimination of FGM is included in human rights and political dialogues with partner countries and regional organisations, and in regular dialogues and consultation meetings with […]

Covid-19 vaccines: understanding and taking up challenges

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Audrey Geoffroy, a final year medical student in the University of Bordeaux, France. 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 […]