The world’s most vulnerable must be protected: WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content The World Health Organization held a media briefing on 19 June, to update the public on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of World Refugee Day, calls were made to protect the world’s most […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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. […]

What meat consumption has brought to the environment and how herbal diets can help human health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Luíza Santos Rocha Pinto, a fourth year medical student at the State University of the Southwest of Bahia (UESB) in Vitória da Conquista, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

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 […]

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 […]

Towards a zero tobacco public space in Cameroon

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. WUNDE Njineck UBRAINE, a second year medical student at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Bamenda, Cameroon . 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 […]

3 lessons from India in creating equal access to vaccines

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Klugman, Director of the Pneumonia programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation When I completed my medical degree in South Africa in 1981, the country had one of the highest burdens of infectious disease in the world. Nine […]

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 […]

A long German political winter is on the way

Germany enters into a long period of political uncertainty. The ‘Grand Coalition’ of the conservatives (Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union) and the Social Democrats of SPD, which can offer a stable government, may take months to form. Then, even after fashioned, it will not function without friction, as  used to be the standard for Germany. […]