Hurghada Youth Call to Action on Universal Health Coverage

Dear IFMSA members, 
We would like to share with you the outcomes of the Theme Event: The Road Towards Universal Health Coverage, which was held during the 67th IFMSA March Meeting 2018 in Hurghada, Egypt. 

IFMSA has received a video message from WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, encouraging and supporting IFMSA members to work towards achieving Universal Health Coverage. If you didn’t get the chance to attend the general assembly, you can still check out his message on this (link)

We carried out a panel discussion on Universal Health Coverage with speakers from the THEnet, Global Health Strategies, and UHC2030. We discussed important topics and aspects related to UHC including Health Equity, Political Will, Civil Society Engagement, Medical Education and Equipping the Future Health Workforce, and the Role of Partnerships. 

After the panel, we held small working groups which drafted the different parts of the Hurghada Youth Call to Action on Universal Health Coverage, which is an outcome document from the theme event that will be used by IFMSA in high-level meetings and discussions. Please find it attached to this email. 
In addition, we renewed our Policy Document on Universal Health Coverage. All of these efforts will be guiding us in our work and contribution towards UHC in the upcoming period. 
IFMSA is a leading organization in working towards ensuring health for all, and we will work together, hand in hand, with all of our members to equip the future health workforce with all they need to achieve Universal Health Coverage. 

Please feel free to share these documents with your members and spread out our commitment towards Universal Health Coverage!
Warm Regards,
IFMSA Liaison Officers and VPE

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