IFMSA @ UN High-Level Political Forum 2017

IFMSA @ UN High-Level Political Forum 2017

These days IFMSA is attending one of the most important meetings of the UN for sustainable development, the United Nations High Level Political Forum 2017. IFMSA has undertaken several prominent activities during this week, including giving a speech as lead discussant in the formal SDG 3 session, co-hosting a side event about health, youth and […]

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Call for the August Meeting 2017 Activities Fair

Call for the August Meeting 2017 Activities Fair

This is your opportunity to show the rest of the world what your NMO has achieved. The call for applications for the Activities Fair of the upcoming 66th IFMSA General Assembly August Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, to be held between the 1st and 7th August 2017 is open now! This is an opportunity for you to promote […]

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IFMSA @ Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

IFMSA @ Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) took place from 22nd to the 26th of May in the beautiful city of Cancún, Mexico. IFMSA was represented by a delegation composed of Saskia Davi (BVMD Germany), Tore Victor Allerup (IMCC Denmark), Moa Herrgard (IFMSA-Sweden), […]

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IFMSA @ UNFCCC May Climate Talks: Week 2

IFMSA @ UNFCCC May Climate Talks: Week 2

Following many meetings, negotiations, and side events, our delegation for the first week of the UNFCCC May Climate Talks has achieved a lot. The second week brought with it a new delegation, which was excited about continuing the effort to promote health in the negotiations, and was as successful. Our message was simple: we need […]

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Youth Pre-World Health Assembly: HRH Stream

Youth Pre-World Health Assembly: HRH Stream

Health students from around the world had the once in a lifetime opportunity to participate at the this year’s IFMSA PreWHA held from May 17-21, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Human Resources for Health (HRH) was chosen as one of the four streams of this youth-led event. This year’s WHA agenda point was concerning the adoption […]

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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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