International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Leaving no one behind!

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Leaving no one behind!

On 11 June 2019, the United Nations launched its Disability Inclusion Strategy in line with the commitment to make the United Nations an inclusive organization for all. The Strategy provides the foundation for sustainable and transformative progress on the inclusion of persons with disability through all pillars of the work of the United Nations [1]. […]

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RC66 IFMSA Delegation

RC66 IFMSA Delegation

The regional Committee (RC) is the annual assembly in each of the 6 regions of WHO, where member states and non-state actors meet to discuss the regions’ health issues and also determine future plans and strategies. This year, the regional committee for the eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) took place in Tehran, Iran from 14th to […]

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Press Release: Escalating Iraqi protests

Press Release: Escalating Iraqi protests

Ongoing nationwide protests in many cities and governorates of Iraq have claimed the lives of hundreds of protesters and kept thousands injured so far. [1] The protests started at the beginning of October when Iraqi youth and civilians flooded the streets demanding improved fundamental services, job opportunities in response to the high unemployment rate, an […]

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Press release: The right to health must be defended in Hong Kong

Press release: The right to health must be defended in Hong Kong

Advocating for the protection of human rights is fundamentally based on the idea that humans — individuals — are the basis of society. Once we sacrifice the well-being of individuals for the sake of political ideologies, any claim that such actions were carried out in the name of human rights automatically becomes void.  Clashes between […]

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AMEE Student Initiative Grants Round 2019-2020

AMEE Student Initiative Grants Round 2019-2020

Dear medical students worldwide, It is our pleasure, together with the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE),   International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) and European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA), to share with you the call for applications for the AMEE biannual Student Initiatives Grant of up to 2000 GBP. About AMEE The […]

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls: Generation Equality stands Against Rape

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls: Generation Equality stands Against Rape

On the 25th of November which marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (IDEVAW) IFMSA stands once more next to several other institutions, organisations, social and civil movements to campaign against gender-based violence. Since 1981, this day was agreed upon to honour Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the […]

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Universal Children’s Day: For every child, all the rights!

Universal Children’s Day: For every child, all the rights!

Thirty years ago, children’s rights were recognized as a priority to governments and the broad community through the agreement known as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) . With nearly all UN Member States pledging to respect, protect and promote those rights, the Convention is one of the most visionary and universally […]

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IFMSA Statement for Launch of Lancet Countdown Report

IFMSA Statement for Launch of Lancet Countdown Report

We, as IFMSA, believe that our duty of care not only includes the future of our individual patients, but also that of communities locally, nationally and globally. Hence, IFMSA recognizes climate change as the biggest global health emergency of our century that demands action of utmost urgency. As medical students, we are concerned about the […]

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IFMSA Officials Retreat in Romania

IFMSA Officials Retreat in Romania

Welcoming the term, together From the 29th of September to the 4th of October, IFMSA Officials attended the 1st Team of Officials Meeting in Bucharest Romania. This meeting marked the last step in the preparatory process of the “Elect” period and a first step full of motivation, dedication, and enthusiasm for the 2019-2020 term. Time […]

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