Category Archives: Press Releases

Joint Communication

Joint Communication

Declaration by the Health Care in Danger Community of Concern about the current situation of violence against health care First, we would like to express our heartfelt support for all the health workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for those working tirelessly in so many other areas of health care as well. Health-care workers […]

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Statement

Statement

Ninety-six refugee hosting countries, according to the UNHCR, have reported local transmission of COVID-19 [1]. The COVID-19 pandemic endangers many refugees around the world, who instead of staying at home, are forced to flee their homes. European borders have been one of the hot-spots of refugees and asylum seekers migration and the increased overflow predisposes […]

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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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Press Release: Human Rights Under Threat in Hong Kong

Press Release: Human Rights Under Threat in Hong Kong

Recently, Hong Kong has seen numerous mass protests of hundreds of thousands in opposition to the extradition bill.Largely peaceful protestors were met with the dangerous firing of rubber bullets, inappropriate use of pepper spray, and beatings of protestors who did not resist [1]. The use of force disproportionate to the seriousness of the offence cause […]

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Press Release: Attacks on Humanity in Sudan

Press Release: Attacks on Humanity in Sudan

The situation in Sudan has worsened over the last few days severely, rendering the safety of civilians and healthcare professionals at risk. Over and above, the basic sanctions of human rights have seen countless violations. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations cannot stand by silent at the atrocities witnessed and stands in alliance with […]

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Press Release: Attacks on Healthcare in Sudan

Press Release: Attacks on Healthcare in Sudan

Attacks on Healthcare Cannot Go On!   Recent attacks on healthcare in Sudan amidst the governmental crisis has caused an uprising roar around the world. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations condemns attacks on healthcare and demands accountability for all perpetrators whose actions are violating the International Human Rights Law (IHRL) & the International […]

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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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