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Projects

Projects

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This year SfGH-Cambridge has 6 different Projects: 

1. Mental Health: A Global Issue

The Mental Health: A Global Issue project aims:

  • To raise awareness of the socioeconomic inequalities which globally place people at a disadvantage in achieving positive mental health and wellbeing through speakers, panels or workshops, and to use these factors as targets for advocacy and action

  • To raise awareness of the ethical issues associated with the increased burden of mental health issues globally (eg. Stigma, discrimination and impairment of poverty reduction initiatives)

  • To support the ultimate goal of integrating mental and physical health services into primary care at a local and global scale

  • To support initiatives advocating for the university to support statistically at-risk cultural and social groups in gaining equal access to mental health services (eg. immigrants, refugees and asylum seeks, BAME, LGBTQ+ communities)

 

2. Global Health Lecture Series 
The aim of the Global Health Lecture Series is to hold speaker events on such themes once a week at a recurring time. Possible Overarching themes may include:

  • Data Science and Global Health

  • Geopolitics and Global Health

  • Big Pharma: Hero or Villain

  • Reasons to be Optimistic

  • Reporting from the Frontline

  • Economics in Global Health

3. CamWHO Simulation Programme
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 its local, national, and international level.

Delegates can choose 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. 

4. Sexual and Reproductive Health

This project aims to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, whilst promoting positive change in the local community. Our objectives include holding enlightening, educational events on topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Responsible Sourcing of Menstrual and Sexual Health Supplies

  • Underdiagnosed and Undertreated Conditions: Endometriosis, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Ovarian Cancer and more

  • The Menopause

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

  • Female Homelessness and Period Poverty

  • Ending FGM (FGM Zero Tolerance Day 06.02.22)

Holding fundraising events, for example:

  • Sexual Health Swing – live music event

  • World AIDS day pub quiz

5. Political Conflict and Health

This project aims to educate ourselves and others about the adverse effects of political conflict on healthcare policy and health of individuals whether internationally or on a local scale.

It also aims to

  • Find areas for advocacy and action, especially in regions of political instability. 

  • Advocate for adequate resource allocation within Healthcare locally and globally, reducing healthcare inequalities due to political decisions being made in favour of certain policies

  • Evaluate thee benefits of fundraising and promote sustainable ways of supporting communities affected by political conflict

6. Universal Access to Medicines

#CambridgeMedicinesForAll

Approximately one-third of the world's population do no have access to essential medicine. In the poorest countries, this figure rises to half.

The Access to Medicines project represents Cambridge under UAEM (Universities Allied for Essential Medicines) and campaigns for our university to change its technology transfer policies to ensure medicines, vaccines and diagnostics are available to everyone worldwide. It is also in discussion with Cambridge enterprise on adopting a global access policy for technology transfer.

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