Student engagement is a key dimension of our approach to global health and we believe that student initiatives in global health at King’s can not only have a significant impact but that they also help train students to be future leaders in global health.
KCGH works closely with the Medsin Society at King’s College London, which is part of a national student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action.
Aqoon Mental Health Project
The Aqoon project is run by medical students and junior doctors at King’s who have an interest in global mental health and enables them to link up with students in Somaliland to share experience in mental health and to discuss and reflect on mental health issues. The project is also developing links in Sierra Leone.
Project Zimbabwe is a collaborative project between students at King’s College London and at NUST University in Bulawayo Zimbabwe. Their aims are: to raise awareness of Zimbabwean health provision challenges amongst medical students in the UK; to establish links with students from all health care disciplines in Zimbabwe in line with models proposed by THET; to encourage and facilitate collaboration in learning and research between students in Zimbabwe and the UK; and to help with the provision of resources and learning materials.
KCL friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres
The KCL friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres aims to raise awareness about global health issues through MSF's work, fund raises for MSF UK and provides a link to MSF for students who may wish to work with them in the future.