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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe […]

Walk, cycle, dance and play – UN health agency recommends new action plan for good health

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. One-in-five adults and 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not getting enough exercise, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which on Monday launched a new action plan to tackle the situation and promote good health.  “Being active is critical for health. But in […]

Bridging the gap: Health through technology

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Afrida khanam, a final year MBBS student at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 […]

Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – UN health agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). One new […]

World Health Organisation and medical students: is there any room for improvement?

As a medical student already for six years, I have realized that it is not enough just to read everything that crosses us about medicine and absorb all this information as a sponge but what matter is how you relation what you have read with the diary live from this career; it is not enough […]

Progress in medical research: leading or lagging behind?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Daniel Gomez Ramos. The writer is a first-year medical student at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He 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 […]

WHO and IFMSA as transcendent pillars for world improvement

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Zahra Fadhilazk. The writer is from CIMSA-ISMKI Indonesia, one of the NMOs affiliated to IFMSA. 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 […]

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 […]

Access to health in the developped and developing world

Exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Aluko Oluzabusayo Daniel, student of medicine and surgery at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. Mr Aluko is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The idea that complete access to optimum health care is reserved only for the financially stable in the society or that […]

A reflection of health inequity in recent epidemics

Exclusively written for the Sting by Miss Charlene Chau, student and global health enthusiast, eager to exchange solutions on global health issues and health policies. Miss Chau is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). Ebola, the cause of human and primate hemorrhages; polio, the root of flaccid paralysis; Zika, the hypothesised culprit of microcephaly in […]