2021: Year of Health and Care Workers

2021: Year of Health and Care Workers

In November 2020, the resumed 73rd World Health Assembly declared the year 2021 as the Year of the Health and Care Workers. This move came in recognition of the crucial role the health and care workforce played at the frontlines in facing the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a call to action to invest in […]

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Hurricane Season Amidst Global Health Crises

Hurricane Season Amidst Global Health Crises

By  TTMSA-Trinidad & Tobago, JAMSA-Jamaica, IFMSA-Honduras, IFMSA-Grenada, IFMSA External Affairs Regional Assistant for the Americas and IFMSA Regional Director for the Americas Climate change has shown to have a direct correlation between global warming and more destructive hurricanes developing in the Atlantic region. We have seen over the past decade a stark increase in the […]

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International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the eve of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entering into force, we celebrate this essential step towards preventing the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and a big win for planetary health. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International […]

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IFMSA’s reflections on COVID-19 vaccination

IFMSA’s reflections on COVID-19 vaccination

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the world and continues to pose huge financial and social burdens every day. The recent breakthroughs in the development and release of safe and effective vaccines has brought sparks of hope towards the end of this pandemic. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) recognises the crucial role of […]

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Call for Rex Crossley Awards 2021

Call for Rex Crossley Awards 2021

Dear IFMSA Family, Are you working on an Activity which you are passionate about? Do you truly believe that your Activity is making a change? Could other NMOs follow your lead? Then you should read the Call for the Rex Crossley Awards Applications below! About the Rex Crossley Award The Rex Crossley Awards (RCA) is […]

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IFMSA Delegation at Open Education Conference 2020

IFMSA Delegation at Open Education Conference 2020

From November 9th to 13th 2020, 15 IFMSA delegates attended OpenEd20 (Open Education Conference 2020) which virtually gathered over 1500 participants from around the globe. The Open Education Conference, organized by many partners including SPARC and Openstax, is an annual convening for sharing and learning about Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogy, and Open Education Initiatives. […]

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Call for Delegation 148th WHO EB Meeting

Call for Delegation 148th WHO EB Meeting

Dear IFMSA members,We are opening the call for the IFMSA delegation to the 148th Executive Board Meeting of the World Health Organization, which will take place between the 1st of February and the 9th of February 2021. This email will inform you about all the procedures to apply to be a member of the delegation, […]

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The World Health Assembly (WHA) 73

The World Health Assembly (WHA) 73

IFMSA delegation at World Health Assembly 73 The World Health Assembly (WHA) 73 – Continued took place from the 9th till the 14th of November, 2020. The WHA is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and usually takes place annually in May, in Geneva It is attended by Member States, Observers, […]

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