Students for Global Health is a national network of students working together to target global health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action. This altogether helps us to reach our common goal of a fair and just world in which equity in health is a reality for all!
Our society is perfect for any student who is interested in reducing health inequalities in any profession, and excited by the opportunities available in global health!
Joining us will allow you to meet people across all years with similar interests and get involved with the community while making a difference and having fun. We can’t wait to welcome you in the new academic year!!
Plymouth is one of 30 university branches across the UK. We run many events throughout the year including charity fundraising, short courses and weekend events, such as socials!
We are deeply involved in helping to tackle issues such as climate change, women’s rights, infectious diseases and access to medicine… and many more!
This year we are planning to host a national weekend conference in October around the topic of 'Displacement', where you will be able to meet members from all branches across the UK – which will be a great opportunity to further enhance your portfolio!
We also aim to reach our collective goal through educational events for specific days such as World Aids Day where, in recent years, we have collaborated with Youth Stop Aids and Sexual Health and HIV doctor, Derval Harte from Derriford, to educate our members and the wider community on HIV/AIDS, it’s prevalence, eradication and inequality involved. We also aim to raise money at these types of events so we sold cakes and red ribbons in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust. Often at these events, we collaborate with other societies, such as Friends of MSF.
This year our annual theme is 'Climate Change', so we will be raising money for our chosen charity, ‘Blue Ventures’, who do wonderful work for conservation and community health!
We will keep you updated on any short courses we will be running this year. These are chances for students to commit to a short programme of learning on a range of global health issues to achieve a certificate for portfolios.
Not only is there all of that, but there is a range of national and international opportunities for members to attend such as national and international conferences, internships and volunteering opportunities! We aim to advertise these to members this year to take charge of the incredible things on offer to us as a branch!
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