Category Archives: Press Releases

IFMSA Celebrates the Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals

IFMSA Celebrates the Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals

New York City, United States – The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) welcomes the historic adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious agenda for global development. IFMSA strongly believes that their overarching objectives will contribute to improve the lives of millions of individuals and of future generations by tackling […]

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Here We Met Again: Outcomes of August Meeting General Assembly 2015

Here We Met Again: Outcomes of August Meeting General Assembly 2015

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The 64th August Meeting General Assembly of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) has ended a few days ago. The meeting – which welcomed over 750 students from above 100 countries – took place in Ohrid, Macedonia under the theme of Migration of Health Workers. The opening of the […]

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Medical Students from all over the world meets in Macedonia

Medical Students from all over the world meets in Macedonia

Press release For immediate release: August 3rd 2015 Press contact: Claudel P-Desrosiers, [email protected] Ohrid, Macedonia – The International Federation of Medical Students Associations welcomes over 750 medical students leaders from all over the world for its 64th August Meeting General Assembly, taking place August 3rd to August 9th 2015 in Ohrid, Macedonia. The IFMSAs General […]

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A New Website for IFMSA

A New Website for IFMSA

It is with extreme pleasure that we are officially launching a new website for the Federation. Working against the clock, we have beaten most odds. In less than five months, we have been able to build, develop, and launch a brand new functional website. As you will be able to see, the website has been […]

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For the Ones Seeking Protection

For the Ones Seeking Protection

Today, on World Refugee Day, IFMSA wants to raise awareness about the struggles and difficulties that refugees face, acclaim their strength and courage and call for the global community to support the ones in need. A refugee is, according to the 1951 Refugee Convention,  a person, who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted […]

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World Blood Donation Day 2015

World Blood Donation Day 2015

As this day marks the Annual Memorial of World Blood Donation Day, we find it fundamental to underline how important it is to have enough safe blood supplies worldwide. This day provides a yearly opportunity to highlight the lifesaving role of voluntary unpaid blood donors and also to thank those donors who give this precious […]

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The International Federation of Medical Students  Associations (IFMSA), Representing over one Million Medical Students Worldwide, Announces its Selected Advocacy Priorities Topics for the 68th World Health Assembly

The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), Representing over one Million Medical Students Worldwide, Announces its Selected Advocacy Priorities Topics for the 68th World Health Assembly

May 18th 2015, Geneva – Today marks the opening of the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is represented by a delegation of 35 young delegates and future health professionals from over fifteen countries of the 5 continents, who will strive to address the health […]

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IFMSA Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

IFMSA Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Today is May 17th when we celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. During March Meeting 2014 in Hammamet, Tunisia General Assembly accepted Policy Statement “Ending Discrimination to better the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals” in which IFMSA affirms that discrimination on the grounds of sexuality or  gender identity, inflicts negative health […]

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40 Young Health Leaders Unite in Geneva to Tackle Global Health Challenges, including Climate Change, Ebola, Human Resources for Health, Adolescents and Childs health and Antimicrobial Resistance, prior to the World Health Assembly 2015

40 Young Health Leaders Unite in Geneva to Tackle Global Health Challenges, including Climate Change, Ebola, Human Resources for Health, Adolescents and Childs health and Antimicrobial Resistance, prior to the World Health Assembly 2015

May 14th 2015, Geneva – The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is thrilled to announce the opening of its annual Youth Pre World Health Assembly Event, held at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 13th to May 18th 2015. The preparation and empowerment of young people to meaningfully engage in policy-making […]

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