Hong Kong: An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis

Hong Kong: An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis

Further to IFMSA’s press release in June [1], violence and human rights violations have intensified. Over 1820 tear gas canisters and 300 rubber bullets have been fired (as of 6 August), aimed at individual protestors in multiple occasions. Mobs repeatedly attacked protestors, journalists and civilians, with knives, iron rods and burning fireworks projectiles. While over […]

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A Cemetery of Human Rights

A Cemetery of Human Rights

IFMSA attended the 41st session of the Human Rights Council for the first time ever this July and it was a spectacular learning experience and stepping stone into the deeper world of Human Rights, Democracy & the Rule of Law, human rights violations and accountability mechanism. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body with […]

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Working, together, better!

Working, together, better!

Between the 3rd and 5th July, the UNHCR-NGO Annual consultations brought more than 500 international, national and local NGOs from all over the world, and IFMSA was actively present, represented by the Liaison Officer for Human Rights & Peace Issues and 3 delegates.  On the 2nd of July, we attended the Strategic Litigation Roundtable, which […]

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[Call for Interns][DL:10/07] WFME-WMA-IFMSA internship program

[Call for Interns][DL:10/07] WFME-WMA-IFMSA internship program

Dear members, We are pleased to invite you to become an intern at the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), as part of the WFME-WMA-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 will work for a […]

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Health is a Political Choice

Health is a Political Choice

UHC can not be delivered by the health sector alone. It requires the highest political commitment of heads of governments and heads of ministries – as well as world leaders. So what are the actions needed to accelerate and ensure UHC is achieved by 2030? “Health Is A Political Choice” is an official publication edited […]

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Press Release: Human Rights Under Threat in Hong Kong

Press Release: Human Rights Under Threat in Hong Kong

Recently, Hong Kong has seen numerous mass protests of hundreds of thousands in opposition to the extradition bill.Largely peaceful protestors were met with the dangerous firing of rubber bullets, inappropriate use of pepper spray, and beatings of protestors who did not resist [1]. The use of force disproportionate to the seriousness of the offence cause […]

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IFMSA at the World Health Assembly

IFMSA at the World Health Assembly

Youth towards a healthier future. A delegation advocating for #health4all, in the name of 1.3 million medical students worldwide… IFMSA’s advocacy work started weeks before the World Health Assembly. Since we’ve selected Universal Health Coverage and Meaningful Youth Participation as the main advocacy areas for this year, we focused on amplifying IFMSA’s opinions and asks […]

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Press Release: Attacks on Humanity in Sudan

Press Release: Attacks on Humanity in Sudan

The situation in Sudan has worsened over the last few days severely, rendering the safety of civilians and healthcare professionals at risk. Over and above, the basic sanctions of human rights have seen countless violations. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations cannot stand by silent at the atrocities witnessed and stands in alliance with […]

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WFME Conference 2019 – Reflections & Highlights

WFME Conference 2019 – Reflections & Highlights

Between April 7th and April 10th, the WFME Conference 2019 took place in Seoul, Korea. This conference marked the remarkable return of WFME in the arena of scientific events after a 16-year hiatus and brought together experts in medical education and accreditation/quality from all over the world. The Conference theme was Quality Assurance in Medical […]

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