Category Archives: Press Releases

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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Celebrating International Students’ Day

Celebrating International Students’ Day

The World Health Students Alliance (WHSA) celebrates the International Students Day held on the 17th of November 2016, and considers this day as an opportunity to harness the power of collaboration between students and to encourage meaningful youth involvement. The World Health Students Alliance is the largest inter-professional healthcare alliance. The current Alliance is a […]

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Outcomes of the IFMSA 65th August Meeting General Assembly

Outcomes of the IFMSA 65th August Meeting General Assembly

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) held their 65th August Meeting General Assembly in Puebla, Mexico from August 1st to August 7th with participation from more than 90 countries and more than 650 medical students. Prior to the General Assembly, the following 11 workshops took place with participation of […]

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IFMSA launches new Students Handbook on Exchanges on Obstetrics and Gynecology

IFMSA launches new Students Handbook on Exchanges on Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) has launched the new Students Handbook on exchanges on Obstetrics and Gynecology, which has been reviewed by Professor Hamid Rushwan, Chief Executive of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). The handbook includes skills and competencies that both organizations believe to be […]

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Climate Change is Above All a Question of Public Health

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – WMA, CNOM and IFMSA continue to reiterate the essential role of physicians at the frontline of climate related health challenges at the Second Global Conference on Health & Climate: Building Healthier Societies through Implementation of the Paris Agreement, 7th-8th July 2016 in Paris. During the Paris Conference (COP21) in December 2015, […]

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Medical Students Worldwide Announce Priorities for World Health Assembly 69

Medical Students Worldwide Announce Priorities for World Health Assembly 69

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The World Health Assembly brings together decision makers and leaders from around the world to discuss crucial issues impact health and our communities. The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), as the official representative of medical students worldwide, announces the following topics as key strategic priorities for their participation in […]

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IFMSA Launches Training Manual on Climate and Health

IFMSA Launches Training Manual on Climate and Health

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – IFMSA is proudly launching today a training manual, titled Climate and Health: Enabling Students and Young Professionals to Understand and Act Upon Climate Change Using a Health Narrative, developed in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness. Over […]

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IFMSA Celebrates the Annual International Students Day

Amsterdam, November 17th 2015 – The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) celebrates the annual International Students Day, taking place each year on November 17th. The Federation, representing over one million students in 116 countries, takes the opportunity to recall the importance of youth role as the actors of change. Since 1941, November 17th […]

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