GLOBAL HEALTH WEEK 2019 November 4th-8th


  5-11-2019

Welcome to this year’s Global Health Week 2019 in Umeå. This is a week with events all over Sweden organised through the SLS KUF in order to raise awareness about Global Health. Dates: Tuesday 5/11 & Thursday 7/11 12.10-12.50 Place: Atrium Betula – outside of the Medical Library in Umeå at the University Hospital. Organisers: SLS KUF Umeå & IFMSA Norr Vegetarian and Vegan lunch sandwiches, coffee and tea will be served to the 50 first participants.

TUESDAY 5/11 12.10-12.50 ZikaPLAN:
Being a Global Health Research Consortium Raman Preet – Research Coordinator, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University. Member of the SLS Committee on Global Health DESCRIPTION: ZikaPLAN (Zika Preparedness Latin American Network) brings together 25 leading research and public health organizations in Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, taking a comprehensive approach to tackle the Zika virus disease and to prepare for beyond Zika by building a sustainable Latin-American Emerging Infectious Diseases Preparedness and Response capacity. The project has completed three successful years of its operations & is now in its final year. This EU H2020 funded, 11.5 million Euros grant is coordinated by the Department of Epidemiology & Global Health of Umeå University.

THURSDAY 7/11 12.10-12.50 Madagascar – Stories From the Medical Field
Hanna Jerndal – Junior Doctor & Certified Disaster Medicine Trainer. President of the SLS KUF in Umeå. DESCRIPTION: Madagascar is perhaps most known abroad for its rain forests and animal life, but what do you know about the Malagasy health and health care system? Despite having considerable natural resources, Madagascar has among the highest poverty rates in the world. According to the WHO, the probability of dying under 5 years of age in Madagascar is 54 per 1000 live births. Diseases such as plague and leprosy are still present in the country today. In 2018-2019, a major outbreak in Measles draw international attention to the situation and has lead to action in vaccination programs. In May 2019, Hanna Jerndal took part of a course in Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine in Madagascar, arranged by the Swedish organisation Reserådet. Through photos, statistics and stories from the field, Hanna will share her experiences and insights from the trip.

Welcome! / SLS KUF Umeå & IFMSA Norr

Kårfullmäktige 1


  11-09-2019

Kårens medlemmar och kårfullmäktiges ledamöter kallas nu till verksamhetsårets första Kårfullmäktige.

Mötet hålls den 25 september med mat från 17:00 i Stora Salen på Kårhuset Villan.

Anmälan görs på länken.

Order your backpack now!


  9-09-2019

Now is your chance to order a Haglöfs Corker backpack with the logo of the Umeå Medical Sciences Student Union! Maybe you’ve just started uni and is in desperate need of a sturdy backpack to carry the heavy anatomy book in or perhaps you’ve been standing in line previous semesters just to see the last backpack being sold right before your eyes? Maybe you are a student of the Umeå university Medical Faculty but located at another campus and want to order a backpack to collect from the office in Umeå before summer? Whatever the reason – now is your time!

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Go here to place an order. The backpacks are available in large and medium, and a variety of colours. You save about 30% of the recommended retail price.

Once you’ve placed your order, which is binding, you will recieve an e-invoice to the e-mail provided in the form. This e-invoice has to be paid for you to be able to pick up your backpack from the Student Union Office at Villan. Estimated delivery to Villan is 2 weeks after the last order has been placed.

Both the form and e-invoice are in Swedish and if you need help with your order or with the payment, please contact our offices.

Last day to place an order is September 29th!

Please contact kansli@medicinska.se if you have any questions about the backpacks or the e-invoice.