About us

 

Manchester Global Health Society is now in its fourth year at the University of Manchester. Since its birth in 2013, the student-led society has grown from strength to strength in its aim to become an exciting multidisciplinary hub of information and a platform for conversations about global health.

We believe that global health should be important to everyone regardless of their social, political, religious or academic background. The society strives to engage with staff and students at the University of Manchester and beyond on global and public health matters which will affect us all at some point in our lives. Over the past year we have held a large interactive evening event on Homelessness and Refugees with talks from people with real experience of either being a refugee or working with the homeless, engaged with the public of Greater Manchester through teaching and workshops around Global Maternal Health and childbirth in low resource settings at the B!RTH Festival, held a seminar series event generating discussion about the international multidisciplinary aspects around Antibiotic Resistance during World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and much more.

The past 4 years have seen the society grow – from hosting a couple of lectures, to regularly posting blogs from world experts in public and global health, hosting national competitions, and running a trip for medical students to Northern Uganda. The society won ‘Best New Society’ and ‘Committee of the Year’ at the 2015 Students’ Union Society Awards, and were also honoured to pick up an award at the International Festival of Public Health in the same year. Committee members have also been nominated for and won awards for their work through the Manchester Global Health Society, locally and nationally.

Following the success of 2016’s trip to Gulu in Northern Uganda, the society will be hosting another group of students in 2017 who will participate in the Northern Ugandan Villages Health Outreach Project, a collaboration between the Global Health Society, Gulu University Medical Students’ Association and the Belgian Medical Students Association. You can find out more about this year’s events on the calendar.

With the wide range of focus that global health lends itself to, you are guaranteed to find something you will be able to relate to over the next year. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with our plans.

You can also check the website regularly for new infographics and blogs as well as for opportunities to volunteer and get involved!

If you want to know more, please contact us at admin@mcrglobalhealth.com.

We are grateful to be funded by Manchester Medical School, supported by the Manchester Global Foundation, and to be registered with the University of Manchester Student Union.

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