Medical Students Worldwide Announce Priorities for World Health Assembly 69

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The World Health Assembly brings together decision makers and leaders from around the world to discuss crucial issues impact health and our communities. The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), as the official representative of medical students worldwide, announces the following topics as key strategic priorities for their participation in the meeting:

  • Reaching Universal Health Coverage through Health Workforce Planning, and the adoption of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health
  • Meaningful youth engagement at all decision and implementation levels in global health governance
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Spurious/Substandard/Falsified/Falsely-labeled/Counterfeit medical products
  • Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

In preparation of the World Health Assembly, fifty young people from all regions and different disciplines will gather in Geneva between May 18th-22nd, hosted by IFMSA and with the support of the Geneva Graduate Institute and the Global Health Workforce Alliance. The aims of the workshop were both to empower youth with essential skills in global health diplomacy and leadership, negotiation for the improvement of global health, as well as to streamline advocacy efforts, priorities and strategies for the upcoming World Health Assembly. You may access to last years IFMSA World Health Assembly Delegation report through this link:


The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) envisions a world in which all medical students unite for global health and are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values to take on health leadership roles locally and globally. Founded in 1951, IFMSA today represents a network of 1.3 million medical students through its 127 national member organizations in 119 countries. More information can be found at:


Mustafa Ozan Alpay

IFMSA Vice-President for PR and Communications

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +90.546.269.0935


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