Student blogs

Students across all disciplines blogging about their experiences of the global health field

Global Health Society on Mental Health: A Student Perspective

Global Health Society on Mental Health: A Student Perspective

My name is Anna. I am currently in my third year of studying medicine at the University of Manchester. I...

Non-Communicable Disease – the 21st Century challenge? A closer look at the role of surgery in global health

Current Context In recent decades, the world has witnessed a shift in the epidemiological trend. The burden of disease has...

Poetry Competition 2016 – Shortlisted Collection

Poetry Competition 2016 – Shortlisted Collection

The society is pleased to bring you the top 10 poems from our inaugural global health-themed poetry competition in the Spring...

Suicide in Young People – Policy and Prevention

Suicide is a significant cause of death worldwide, accounting for almost one million deaths every year1, and is a leading...

Calling writers!

Calling writers!

We’re opening our blog to student writers. We recognise that students can often become experts on particular subjects throughout their studies....

Classroom antics, TCM, and relationships with authority: what teaching in China taught me about being a doctor

Classroom antics, TCM, and relationships with authority: what teaching in China taught me about being a doctor

Last summer, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Humen, China, to teach English. China’s long history and...

Pills in world map shape

6 important lessons to learn about antibiotic resistance – AMR Event 2016

On 17th November, in collaboration with the University of Manchester’s Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care and ReThinkX,...

Reflections on modern humanitarianism: 9 key thoughts

Reflections on modern humanitarianism: 9 key thoughts

Every day, millions of people are assisted by humanitarian organisations. However, despite its benevolent aims, humanitarian work is not straightforward....

Manchester Global Health Society at the B!RTH Festival

The Manchester Global Health Society’s involvement in the Royal Exchange Theatre’s B!RTH Festival (October 19th – 22nd, 2016) began in...

B!RTH Festival Manchester – October 2016

B!RTH Festival Manchester – October 2016

Anahita Sharma, 4th-year medical student and Editor of the Global Health Society, reviews attending the B!RTH Festival held at the Royal...

Ebola: How Emergency Relief Can Harm Public Health

The now subsiding Ebola outbreak was first recognised in December 2013 in southern Guinea from where it spread to eight...

Migration of Health Workers: A major contributor to global health disparity?

The Brain Drain In a globalised world, where the movement of people is made ever easier – migration of health...

How Can You Support People Living With Dementia?

Dementia is a disease which affects so many people in this country. You may have a family member with dementia...

Homeless Healthcare Society: A New Initiative

If you break it down, healthcare students have three key desires: To help those in need To overcome challenges To be...

Interviews From the Frontline: An Attempt to Battle Homelessness