Category Archives: Press Releases

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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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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