Declaration of Commitment of the IFMSA to Eliminate Discrimination in Healthcare

Declaration of Commitment of the IFMSA to Eliminate Discrimination in Healthcare

Geneva, Switzerland – 23rd of May, 2017. Preamble Substantive progress has been achieved through the HIV response to reduce new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths. However, discrimination, stigma, violence and grave human rights violations continue to pose important challenges for people living with HIV, key populations most affected by the epidemic (including gay men and other […]

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Youth Pre-World Health Assembly: NCDs Stream

Youth Pre-World Health Assembly: NCDs Stream

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 40 million deaths annually, accounting for more than two-thirds of global mortality. Perhaps even more alarming, 15 million people under the age of 70 lose their lives due to NCDs each year. WHO has described this group of chronic illnesses as a ‘slow-motion disaster,’ and the status of NCDs […]

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Call for WFME-IFMSA Internships

Call for WFME-IFMSA Internships

We are pleased to invite you to become an intern at the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), as part of the brand new WFME-IFMSA internship program.   Where? Interns will work at the headquarters of the World Federation for Medical Education, in Ferney-Voltaire, France (20 minutes from Geneva, Switzerland). When? Participants can currently apply […]

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Side Events @ the PreWHA and WHA

Side Events @ the PreWHA and WHA

In just under two days, IFMSA will launch the 4th Annual Youth Pre-World Health Assembly Workshop, whereby 50 young health advocates will gather in the beautiful city of Geneva, Switzerland, over the course of 5 days, to learn about the inner workings of the World Health Organizations, gain new skills in health advocacy, and hope […]

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IFMSA @ UNFCCC May Climate Talks: week 1

IFMSA @ UNFCCC May Climate Talks: week 1

After weeks of preparations, online meetings and lots of reading up on documents, the IFMSA delegation to the UN climate talks in Bonn is finally here and ready to get some serious climate change advocacy going! The meeting has the very straightforward name of SBI46/SBSTA46/APA1-3 – it is the 46th meeting of the Subsidiary Body […]

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IFMSA @ the Informal Forum of International Student Organizations

IFMSA @ the Informal Forum of International Student Organizations

In IFMSA, we always thrive to collaborate with other student organizations, to increase our impact, join our voices and achieve the highest levels of meaningful youth participation. Our collaborations with student organizations have started a long time ago, and every year, we join our efforts together in attending different meetings, working on joint campaigns and […]

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Call for Plenary Team and Financial Committee members

Call for Plenary Team and Financial Committee members

Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/Z52mEklF9SMfiyHl2 Candidature Form: goo.gl/z079ge Eligibility for CCC and FC: goo.gl/ETyYm0 Application Deadline: 23rd May 2017, 23:59 GMT. — We hereby open the 2nd combined call for the Plenary Team and the Financial Committee and the for the upcoming 66th August Meeting General Assembly 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. IFMSA prides itself to be the […]

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IFMSA @ The World Summit on Social Accountability

IFMSA @ The World Summit on Social Accountability

We, health care students worldwide, are joining together to address the need for action in the area of assuring the social accountability of our education, faculties, and hospitals. These words from the opening statement of the student declaration of the World Summit on Social Accountability. A socially accountable medical school takes action through its education, […]

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What doesnt work in isolation works together.

What doesnt work in isolation works together.

Rex Crossley was the first President of IFMSA. When he and his co-founders went to create what we now know as IFMSA, they were spurred by the aftermath of World World II, a time in dire need of change. Their approach was simple: by having medical students from across countries exposed to each other be […]

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Outcomes of the 66th IFMSA March Meeting General Assembly

Outcomes of the 66th IFMSA March Meeting General Assembly

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) has just wrapped up its 66th March Meeting General Assembly. The meeting, which hosted over 1000 medical students from over 90 countries in the beautiful city of Budva, on the Montenegrin coast, took place from the 2nd till the 8th of March, 2017 […]

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