Category Archives: Press Releases

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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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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