Farewell Message from the Team of Officials 2018-19

Farewell Message from the Team of Officials 2018-19

Dear IFMSA family all around the world, For almost 68 years IFMSA has been teaching medical students how to be active advocates, change-makers and how to challenge traditional approaches around us to create a long-lasting impact. Passion, dedication, hard work, transparency and commitment are values that guided our Federation this term and many other previous […]

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The 2nd General Assembly meeting of EU-JAMRAI

The 2nd General Assembly meeting of EU-JAMRAI

From the 16th to the 17th of September, IFMSA participated as a stakeholder in the EU Joint Action on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections EU-JAMRAI which took place in Rome. The meeting assembled member states of the European region, civil society stakeholders and scientific societies to discuss updates about the advancement of the joint action, […]

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International Safe Abortion Day

International Safe Abortion Day

Today marks the International Safe Abortion Day. For this campaign, we have decided to bring this issue to you through moving testimonies from the You Know Me movement, a campaign started this year after the passing of anti-abortion laws in Georgia, Ohio and Alabama in the United States. WHAT ?Abortion is the termination of pregnancy […]

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AM19 Memo Grant Winner

AM19 Memo Grant Winner

It is our pleasure to announce the results of the call for applications for the Guillermo “Memo” Martinez Bustamante Program Grant.  Hailing from Mexico, Guillermo “Memo” Martinez Bustamante served as IFMSA Secretary General from 2003-2004.  A compassionate physician, dedicated father, and husband, and well-loved friend and colleague, Guillermo served as staff urologist at the Izola […]

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Attacks on Healthcare Continue in India

Attacks on Healthcare Continue in India

Picture by Teena Kurian © License On the night of 10th June 2019, a 75 yr old patient passed away at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital (NRSMCH) in Kolkata, India. Soon after, family members of the deceased reached the hospital and clashed with the junior doctors on duty. The violent clashes turned […]

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WHO African Regional Committee Meeting

WHO African Regional Committee Meeting

From the 19th to the 23rd August 2019, IFMSA attended the 69th Session of the World Health Organization’s African Regional Committee Meeting in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. The meeting brought together ministers of health from 47 nations of the African region along with numerous international, regional and local NGOs. The IFMSA delegation led by Parth […]

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Hong Kong: An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis

Hong Kong: An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis

Further to IFMSA’s press release in June [1], violence and human rights violations have intensified. Over 1820 tear gas canisters and 300 rubber bullets have been fired (as of 6 August), aimed at individual protestors in multiple occasions. Mobs repeatedly attacked protestors, journalists and civilians, with knives, iron rods and burning fireworks projectiles. While over […]

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A Cemetery of Human Rights

A Cemetery of Human Rights

IFMSA attended the 41st session of the Human Rights Council for the first time ever this July and it was a spectacular learning experience and stepping stone into the deeper world of Human Rights, Democracy & the Rule of Law, human rights violations and accountability mechanism. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body with […]

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Working, together, better!

Working, together, better!

Between the 3rd and 5th July, the UNHCR-NGO Annual consultations brought more than 500 international, national and local NGOs from all over the world, and IFMSA was actively present, represented by the Liaison Officer for Human Rights & Peace Issues and 3 delegates.  On the 2nd of July, we attended the Strategic Litigation Roundtable, which […]

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