Getting a job with MSF

Global Health Jobs UK spoke to Geradline Wilcocks, the HR Officer for Field Projects at MSF UK about getting a job with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). What are the types of careers available at MSF? MSF of course employs doctors, nurses and midwives, but also a range of other specialties. We usually deploy international staff to

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How to get an Internship in Global Health

Getting an internship in any area of work can be a challenge. For students and graduates starting out their careers it can be a great opportunity to gain experience, build skills and refine interests. With an area of work like Global Health it can be tricky to navigate your way to an internship that suits

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How PrEP is changing the face of HIV

Anyone who has visited a GUM clinic in the last few years knows about Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) – the cocktail of drugs that reduce the likelihood of acquiring HIV if taken 72 hours after a possible exposure. However, new to the scene is PrEP. PrEP, which stands for ‘Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis’, is form of Truvada – a drug used

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Nursing students against bursary cuts

In the spending review on Wednesday 25th November, it was announced that NHS bursaries would be scrapped and replaced with student loans. The move towards loans will have a massive impact not only those hoping to train as nurses and other allied health professionals, but on the NHS as a whole. The motive for change is to remove

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A Journey into Global Health

Introduction: The medical elective is a placement undertaken as part of the medical degree. The elective represents a unique opportunity for medical students to experience healthcare in an unfamiliar setting. There is an enormous range of opportunities available to medical students during their elective, reflecting the hugely diverse nature of health in general. I decided

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Global Health: An Issue For Now

There has never been a more relevant time to discuss global health; but before I delve into why, I want to clarify that when I say global health, in this context I mean it as a collective issue – an issue that affects every person on this planet. If we take the time to look around; every

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An interview with Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram

Name: Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram Profile: Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram is a Lecturer in global health and philosophy, and Director of the MSc in Global Health & Social Justice at King’s College London. Sridhar’s research and expertise is in global/public health, human rights, ethics and philosophy.  He aims to bridge normative reasoning, particularly about social justice, with relevant natural

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