Category Archives: Press Releases

Press Release: IFMSA and IPPNW

The Students of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW Students) and International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) Youth Call on our World Leaders. The prevalence of peace is a major determinant of a society’s health and together they represent a vital determinant of a sustainable future and society. The deterioration […]

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Press Release: IFMSA Innovate4AMR

Press Release: IFMSA Innovate4AMR

              Empowering the next generation of champions to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance!   Antibiotics are the cornerstone of many of the miracles of modern day medicine, from cancer chemotherapy to organ donation. The loss of effective antibiotics would mean reverting back to a time when simple infections might become untreatable. […]

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Press Release by WHSA: World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Press Release by WHSA: World Antibiotic Awareness Week

By the World Health Students’ Alliance #OneHealth4AMR The World Health Students’ Alliance (WHSA) is one of the largest interprofessional healthcare alliances representing over 1.8 million health students in more than 100 countries worldwide. The International Association of Dental Students (IADS), the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF), and […]

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Press Release: Intersex Awareness Day

Press Release: Intersex Awareness Day

October 26th.  Intersex Awareness Day is a day to highlight the human rights issues faced by intersex people, to raise awareness of the unwanted cosmetic medical procedures intersex infants and children are often forced to go through, and to end the shame and secrecy surrounding being intersex. This date marks the anniversary of the Intersex […]

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Press release of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) on the human trafficking, slavery reports and health of migrants in Libya

Press release of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) on the human trafficking, slavery reports and health of migrants in Libya

This press release is additionally supported by following national member organisations of the IFMSA: ABEM-Burundi, SLEMSA-Sierra Leone, UMMSA Malawi, ZiMSA-Zimbabwe.   Grave violations of the human rights of migrants along migration pathways, including abuse, extortion, rape and even murders, were for years at the spotlight of the international and national actors, such as the Médecins […]

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Press Release: International Day of Peace

Press Release: International Day of Peace

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2017 Press Contact: Firas R. Yassine Joint statement by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Students, the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA), the International Association of Dental Students (IADS), and the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). Peace and health are […]

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European Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections

European Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 13th of September, 2017 Paris, France – The European Commission, policymakers, and organisations from 28 countries meet at the French Ministry of Health in Paris to launch the European Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and HealthCare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI), coordinated by France (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Inserm, with the […]

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IFMSA supports AMSA Australia in its calls for a fundamental reconsideration of Australian refugee policy

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: August 12, 2017   Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) joins our fellow member organisation, the Australian Medical Students’ Society (AMSA) in its calls for a fundamental reconsideration of Australian refugee policy. As the representative of Australian medical students, AMSA supports the position outlined in “Ending […]

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Declaration of Commitment of the IFMSA to Eliminate Discrimination in Healthcare

Declaration of Commitment of the IFMSA to Eliminate Discrimination in Healthcare

Geneva, Switzerland – 23rd of May, 2017. Preamble Substantive progress has been achieved through the HIV response to reduce new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths. However, discrimination, stigma, violence and grave human rights violations continue to pose important challenges for people living with HIV, key populations most affected by the epidemic (including gay men and other […]

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Statement on the Protection of Health Services

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The last week has seen the surge of violence in Syria’s city of Aleppo, in which every hospital in the rebel-held east Aleppo has been damaged to the extent of putting them out of service (a statement confirmed by the World Health Organization), leaving more than 250,000 men, women, and children […]

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