6 steps every country must take now to prevent coronavirus deaths: WHO Director-General

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 18.30 CET on Wednesday, 25 March. The Director-General outlined six steps every […]

WHO launches COVID-19 health alert service with Facebook and WhatsApp – Updates from Friday’s WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Friday, 20 March. A new health alert messaging system […]

WHO coronavirus briefing: Isolation, testing and tracing comprise the “backbone” of response

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization (WHO) held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Monday, 18 March. WHO officials stressed the […]

The World Health Organization has called on countries to ‘test, test, test’ for coronavirus – this is why

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 The World Health Organization’s Director-General noted that some countries can do more to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. He called for urgent action to ramp up efforts to identify, isolate and contact trace […]

Trump declares emergency and WHO urges speed – latest coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. 1. Trump declares national […]

“Let hope be the antidote to fear” – Today’s WHO briefing and other key Coronavirus updates, tips and tools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. In this new roundup, find coronavirus news updates, tips and tools. These links can help you protect yourself and stay informed. Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. In this new daily update, we’ve assembled some of the latest […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest news from Monday’s World Health Organization briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. World Health Organization holds regular media briefing to update public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Monday 9 March. Global number of coronavirus infections has surpassed 100,000 but the spread can still be controlled. Countries […]

Latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) briefing from the World Health Organisation – key takeaways

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. World Health Organisation holds daily media briefing to update public on the outbreak. This one streamed live at 4.30 CET on Friday 6 March. Global number of infections verging on 100,000 confirmed cases and 3380 deaths. WHO risk […]

Here are 10 of the most urgent health challenges we’ll face in the 2020s, according to WHO

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 The WHO released the top 10 global healthcare challenges in the coming decade. Global warming, conflict zones and unfair healthcare provision are among the main obstacles. Many healthcare challenges are interconnected and […]

Some truths about the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 17,000 people worldwide are infected with the novel coronavirus. There have been more deaths in mainland China than during the SARS outbreak. The World Health Organization has stepped up the […]

Mental health: the challenge of society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Julia Maria Orsini Zava, 21 years old, 3rd year in medical school, academic from Ingá University Center, member of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations of Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Jean-Claude […]

EU and World Health Organisation team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU will sign a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels today. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and […]

5 ways to #BeatAirPollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s #WorldEnvironmentDay and the theme for this year is #BeatAirPollution – urging people to “be part of the solution, not part of the pollution”. But while many of us agree air quality needs […]

5 things you need to know about your microbiome

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content We often hear about our gut microbiome and how it can influence our wellbeing, but for many of us this vast microbial community within our bodies remains something of a mystery. Now, new research […]

Commission makes it easier for citizens to access health data securely across borders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission presents a set of recommendations for the creation of a secure system that will enable citizens to access their electronic health files across Member States. Currently the ability of European citizens to access their electronic medical records across the EU greatly […]

Anti-vaccine sentiment one of 10 biggest health threats, says WHO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The global population faces diverse health challenges, ranging from serious virus outbreaks and drug-resistant bacteria, to the increase in non-communicable diseases like obesity and heart disease. While some parts of the world have limited […]

This new way of understanding disease is changing medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belen Garijo, CEO, Healthcare, Merck Group A new understanding of disease biology is emerging. In a paradigm shift towards what is known as molecular pathology, medical science is increasingly looking at diseases at a molecular level. This new perspective […]

Could the fourth wave of globalization help to end epidemics?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Hatchett, Chief executive, CEPI The pros and cons of globalization have long been a favourite topic of debate among the political classes. Is globalization a beneficial force powering economic growth and allowing new ideas and concepts to spread […]

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 […]

Vaccines: from miracle to possible danger

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Agnė Lozovskytė , a first-year Vilnius University medicine student from Lithuania. 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 neither IFMSA’s nor […]

Are we at the edge of anti-vaccination health crisis?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Jan Harpula, a 5th  year med student at the Medical University of Silesia interested in the field of cardiology and radiology. 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 […]

Hungary: people born in the 2020s won’t have legal rights any more to buy tobacco

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Zsanett Dren, a 5th year medical student from University of Debrecen, Hungary. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Towards a tobacco free India

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Yasir Aslam, Presently a student of 2nd year persuing MBBS from Al – Ameen medical college, Bijapur, Karnataka. 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 […]

Tobacco-free Public Space in Africa’s Most Populous Country

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Nelson Udeme-Abasi Udoudo, a 5th year medical student of the University of Uyo, Uyo in Nigeria. 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 […]

American women are 50% more likely to die in childbirth than their mothers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer What do Serena Williams and Beyoncé have in common? Both are global superstars and phenomenally successful in their chosen careers. Both are also mothers, who’ve spoken publicly about the life-threatening complications they experienced during pregnancy […]

Tobacco-free public space – how is the European law executed in my country?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Sophie Gepp and Ms Laura Jung, the National Public Health Officers of the German Medical Students Association (bvmd). They are 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 […]

Your smartphone may know more about your mental health than you

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Etkin, Professor, Stanford University “How have you been feeling since we last met?” As a psychiatrist, this is how I often open a session with a patient. But as a Silicon Valley-based neuroscientist, I am struck by […]

Tobacco is harming the planet, not just our health, says new study

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Smoking isn’t just harmful to human health, it’s also damaging the planet. That’s the key message of a new report commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) into the environmental costs of tobacco […]

How we can work together in the fight against NCDs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jan KimpenChief Medical Officer, Philips & Pete TroiloDirector, global advisory and analysis, Devex The prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major focus of the United Nations General Assembly and related events in New York City […]

Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends: WHO report

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday, but national health systems must be improved to ensure that services get to the people who need them most. The study, launched during the […]

Lack of access to clean water, toilets puts children’s education at risk, says UN

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Millions of children are going to school without basic hygiene facilities, and the goal of universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene remains “a huge challenge,” the United Nations warned on Monday A new joint UN agency study, Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene […]

Combat against devastating effects of tobacco can only be won ‘if the UN stands united’ – UN health official

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. United Nations agencies must join forces at the policy level and refuse interference from tobacco companies in their programmes so the destructive impact of tobacco can be effectively addressed and lives can be saved, the head of the UN tobacco control treaty watchdog (WHO […]