Dear IFMSA Global Family,
During such an imminent emergency, it is our role as IFMSA to come together, take urgent action and put our collective efforts in COVID-19 prevention and control. As medical students and trained health professionals, it is our responsibility to prepare our health systems, communicate with our communities about the risks and means of prevention of COVID-19 and protect the physical and mental health of our people.
This page will be updated by the IFMSA’s COVID19 Response Group and will summarize all Links, Ressources, Press Releases and other documentation concerning the current pandemic.
Our Resources Center
IFMSA COVID-19 Library compiles all available awareness and educational materials:
- COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidelines.
- IFMSA + WHO + CDC Infographics in 7 different languages.
- WHO Videos + Online Courses
You can also find a guiding document that gives an overview of the COVID-19 Library with additional links and interactive maps to use. We also added another folder for NMOs to add any materials/activities they did as a sharing platform for all of us to use.
Our Medical Education Global Tracker
As countries across the globe went into quarantine, medical schools have been highly affected by the current outbreak. The pandemic has put medical students worldwide away from their classes and clinical training. IFMSA is working closely with members worldwide so as to track the status of Medical Education during the Pandemic and identify what alternative measures medical schools are taking to substitute the training medical students worldwide are missing. The following map shares a global overview of the situation, and you can still reach out to us for any update by email (here)
IFMSA has developed online training sessions to empower our members to increase the knowledge about the COVID-19 pandemic among all their students. In this way, it will further enable IFMSA members to facilitate raising awareness activities with consistent and scientific-based content based on the information reported from international agencies such as the WHO or the CDC.
Our Global Activities
As part of IFMSA Response to the COVID-19 pandemic. IFMSA is creating a COVID-19 Activities Map 🌍, where we will gather all your activities and efforts to combat and raise awareness about COVID-19 on a map. This map will visualize your response to the pandemic and reflect on our role as medical students and future healthcare providers in our communities and globally!
If you Are you organizing an activity to combat COVID-19? We invite you to enroll it and.
- Fill in the Candidature Form, sign and stamp it by the NMO president (here)
- Fill in the enrollment form (Here)
Our Response Press Release
Our Partners’ Response
Our Partners also joined the movement to #FlattenTheCurve.
Currently, more than 3000 medical schools in more than 60 countries worldwide have suspended their Education. Insimu is proposing its online platform entirely free for schools to help them in their challenges to provide remote education to their students during school closures. To know more please consult the official Press Release (here)
Body Interact – Free Covid-19 Simulation
Body Interact is offering you a chance to experience a clinical scenario about COVID-19 with virtual patients, applying the most up to date management guidelines.
Connect now and challenge you clinical knowledge (here)
The Human DX Project – Free Assessment Tool
To support the frontline medical professionals and reduce the burden on our healthcare system, Human DX developed a comprehensive COVID-19 assessment tool (hdx.org/covid) that helps people find out if they need medical care, testing, or self-isolation in less than 3 minutes. Their user-friendly decision tool has been accessed over 100,000 times and uses official guidelines from the CDC, WHO, NHS, and Mayo Clinic. As new guidelines evolve, the tool is updated in real-time.
Last Update March 21st, 2020 (21:00 UTC)