Student MedAID

    Student MedAID is a charity which collects unwanted medical equipment from hospitals across Edinburgh, and transports and re-distributes them to resource-limited settings in developing countries.


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    Student MedAID is a student-led charity and society affiliated with the University of Edinburgh registered by OSCR as MFIN (MedAID for International Need) Scottish Charity number: SC039991). 


    We collect unused and unwanted but viable medical resources from hospitals, organisations, and members of the public, primarily in Edinburgh but more recently throughout the UK as well. We then re-distribute them to under-resourced healthcare institutions abroad through medical students on electives, humanitarian health workers and other NGOs. By collecting surplus equipment, we aim to reduce wastage in the NHS and work towards a sustainable healthcare system both nationally and globally. We believe that every individual has the right to healthcare, and thus, we advocate for equity and accessibility to healthcare resources for those who do not have the voice to do so.


    Our members are committed to educating themselves, each other, and our audience on pressing topics in society so that we become a community that is aware of and caters for the needs of others. Student MedAID is an inclusive and safe space for all. We value your ideas, donations, and help- for, without it, we would not be able to put this mission into action in the first place! 


    Student MedAID hopes to be at the forefront of change. We aspire to cultivate compassion, respect, and humility. Join us in our mission, and together we can take another step closer towards a thriving planet and celebrating our global community. 


    If you would like to get involved with MedAID, you will be very welcome!  On the other hand, if you are not in Edinburgh and would like to help with setting up your own local MedAID, please contact We would like to encourage you to get to know our society - our vision and mission - as well as to get in touch, sign up and be a part of our charity.

    Deputy Resource Director
    Adam Livingstone
    External Communication Officer
    Sasha Dunstan
    Michelle Teo
    General Member
    Sophie Thrippleton
    Head of Events Coordinator
    Maria Green
    Sara Raza
    Alba Saenz De Villaverde Cortabarria
    Shazlin Shek Daud
    Kelsey Campbell
    Liza Chong
    Zac Finch
    Alaina Shariff
    Resource Director
    Maria Green
    Svenja Harvey
    Akhila Sibi George
    Mat Smith
    Resource Officer
    Shazlin Shek Daud
    Grace Loy
    Edward Foo
    Year 2 Representative
    Sarah Barrie
    Year 3 Representative
    Aastha Singh
    Year 5 Representative
    Kai Lee