Who We Are
Students for Global Health Cambridge - Who We Are
Originally known as MedSin, having been modelled off of the International Federation of Medical Student's Association (IFMSA), SfGH was founded with the recognition of the unique position that students possess and their ability to serve their local and international communities through advocacy and global health projects. No longer specifically aimed at medical students, SfGH recognises the importance of interdisciplinary teams to drive effective change.
Our mission: to create a network of students empowered to effect tangible social and political change on a local, national and global level through education, advocacy and community action.
The Cambridge branch began in 2018! As a local branch, we aim to educate the local student population as well as to run campaigns to raise awareness of important issues on the national or international scale.
We are a group of people (mostly students of the University of Cambridge) passionate about Global Health. Our society is run by the Executive Committee, which is currently made up of 5 students. Furthermore, there are currently 5 sub-committees, with enthusiastic people organising many activities throughout the year. We will be running a variety of talks, workshops and projects (mainly during the Cambridge undergraduate term-time) and are also organising a WHO simulation conference! To find out more go to our Facebook page and contact us either through Facebook or via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Scroll down to see some of the fantastic events organised by SfGH-Cambridge this academic year!
Sir Michael Marmot spoke about Health Inequalities
Dr. Leyla Hussein and Dr. Charlotte Proudman discussed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK
Bake sale to raise money for Schistosomiasis Control Initiative! Schistosomiasis
Dr. Sridhar Venkatapuram spoke about pivotal questions in regard to human rights and global health