Category Archives: Press Releases

Hurricane Season Amidst Global Health Crises

Hurricane Season Amidst Global Health Crises

By  TTMSA-Trinidad & Tobago, JAMSA-Jamaica, IFMSA-Honduras, IFMSA-Grenada, IFMSA External Affairs Regional Assistant for the Americas and IFMSA Regional Director for the Americas Climate change has shown to have a direct correlation between global warming and more destructive hurricanes developing in the Atlantic region. We have seen over the past decade a stark increase in the […]

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International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the eve of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entering into force, we celebrate this essential step towards preventing the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and a big win for planetary health. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International […]

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IFMSA’s reflections on COVID-19 vaccination

IFMSA’s reflections on COVID-19 vaccination

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the world and continues to pose huge financial and social burdens every day. The recent breakthroughs in the development and release of safe and effective vaccines has brought sparks of hope towards the end of this pandemic. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) recognises the crucial role of […]

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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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