Day 5, whats going on here?…..

The past days has again been extremely eventful. The delegation has great knowledge on the technical discussion that is taking place during the plenaries and side events, that has allowed us to take an active part of the discussions. This is being noticed by the delegates of the assembly, and by that we mean the […]

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Global immunization: a promising future?

Global immunization: a promising future?

A report from committee B: universal coverage for vaccination “In 2009, 109 Member States had achieved and maintained coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine at or above 90% for the previous three years, and an additional 13 have attained this level more recently. However, more than 23 million children failed to receive the required […]

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IFMSA attended an Informal Ministerial Meeting on Guinea-worm

IFMSA has attended a side event which was an Informal Ministerial Meeting on Guinea-worm (Dracunculiasis) Eradication The new about Dracunculiaisis epidemiology that some countries had just reach the zero case, they are Ghana, Nigeria and Niger. Four more countries are committed to reach the zero case by 2012, they are Mali, Chad, Sudan (southern) and […]

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Will we be heard? Who knows….

Will we be heard? Who knows….

Day 1 of the World Health Assembly came with its ups and downs. However, IFMSA does have a delegation you can be proud of! A structured day started with IFMSA participation in the World Federation of Public Health Associations’ Luncheon, our first opportunity to network and break bread with some elites in the field of […]

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WHA update for you from the first day

Interventions IFMSA will be presenting two interventions. These are for agenda points on “Health System Strengthening” and “Youth and Health Risks”. Furthermore, we aim to submit an intervention on the importance of discussing the social determinants of non-communicable disease prevalence. We have seen the necessity to do so after attending an NCD Alliance/Lancet-event on NCDs […]

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Team meeting before the WHA action

As the IFMSA team was gathering in Geneva from all over, all of the worlds top health politicians and decisions makers were doing the same. Over the course of this week and next week, the World Health Assembly will aim to adopt resolutions on health systems and health workforce strengthening, non-communicable diseases and the WHO […]

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Day 13 – A Fair, Ambitious and Legally Binding Treaty?

An exhausted, but hopeful hello to all climate enthusiasts, It’s 2:30am on Saturday morning (the last night of the 2010 Climate Change negotiations) here in Mexico, and the mood is high. It seems, that after 2 weeks of intense, deadlocked negotiations, all 194 nations of the world have reached an agreement which takes significant steps […]

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