Students for Global Health Cambridge is a local branch of Students for Global Health United Kingdom. A student network whose aim is to tackle global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action.
A fair and just world in which fair and equitable health is a reality to all.
At the moment we have five projects running:
1.Cambridge Global Health Lecture Series 2019
The aim of the Global Health Lecture Series is to increase public interest and engagement in the topic of global health. The lectures will feature guest speakers who will each present their take on a particular aspect of global health. The Global Health Lecture Series takes place every Tuesday from January 29 till February 26 during Lent term 2019. A full schedule can be found below.
2.Awareness project Subcommittee
This subcommittee is focused on a variety of awareness days including e.g. Mental Health. Last term the committee focused on an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) campaign to raise awareness about antimicrobial resistance reaching out to the general public, health professionals, veterinarians etc. via a (physical) campaigns in Cambridge (e.g. posters, lectures) and a social media campaign. This was in line with / to draw attention to the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 12-18 November 2018.
3. Sexual and Reproductive Health Subcommittee
This committee forms a gathering of passionate individuals who are committed to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights and are arduous about creating positive change in their local communities. Objectives of the committee will be among others:
– To raise awareness on topics related to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health.
– To decrease the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.
– To raise awareness and increase knowledge about facts, scientific research, global agreements and documents concerning sexual and reproductive health.
– Promote positive sexuality and healthy sexual life.
4. Exchanges Subcommittee
Each year, more than 15,000 students embark on a journey to explore health care delivery and health systems in different cultural and social settings with the IFMSA. This is achieved by providing a network of locally and internationally active students that globally facilitate access to different exchange projects, which usually last four weeks. In Cambridge we will focus on the development of Public Health/Research Exchanges.
5. Cambridge WHO simulation
Model WHO conferences are educational simulations in which students and young professionals recreate the process of the annual World Health Assembly as held in the WHO Geneva Headquarters. The focus lies in addressing global health issues at the local, national, and international levels. Delegates select from several different roles including WHO Ambassadors, Media Representative, NGO Representative or Pharmaceutical Representative. During the course of the conference, delegates participate in regional debate sessions to the conference theme in relation to its impact on their representative roles. Once similarities are realised, delegates are able to collaborate in the creation of a resolution paper, a formal document that suggests the methods by which to address these concerns.
CamWHO is a WHO simulation organized by Students for Global Health Cambridge. This will be the first time a WHO simulation is hosted at Cambridge. The event will run from 6-8th September 2019 and have a theme of Health and Gender. Health and Gender is a popular and topical theme – we hope to address questions such as ‘why is male life expectancy eight year shorter than females?’ and ‘why are females under-represented in Global Health positions’. The event will include speeches from experts in Health and Gender.
Keep up to date
For updates on the WHO Simulation specifically you can follow this Facebook page.
Schedule 2019 Cambridge Global Health Lecture Series
From Tuesday January 29 to February 26 Students for Global Health organised a number of talks and panels covering a wide range of topics promoting discussions and awareness surrounding global health issues. All talks take place at the Fishers’ Building St. Johns College.
Tuesday February 5:
** Climate Action: Climate Change and Global Health **
A panel featuring Dr Isobel Braithwaite, Dr James Smith, Dr Alice McGushin, Rashmi Venkatraman, and moderated by Dr Diogo Correia Martins
Tuesday February 12:
** Human Rights and Health**
A lecture featuring Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram
Tuesday February 19:
** Health Inequalities **
A lecture featuring Sir Prof Michael Marmot
Tuesday February 26:
** Global Health Governance: Who Governs Global Health?*
A panel featuring Gorik Ooms, Professor of Global Law & Governance at LSHTM; David Archer, Head of Development for Aiction Aid; Mike Rowson, Vice-Dean Education for UCL’s Faculty of Population Health Science and previous director of Medact; moderated by Dr Eleanor Turner-Moss.