Our Health is on Fire – IFMSA-Sweden

Name of the activity: Our Health is on Fire

Country/NMO: IFMSA-Sweden

Program: Environment and Health

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Campaign

Focus area: Climate Change, Health Sustainability and Green Hospitals

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Problem statement:

The present and future public health effects of climate change are immense. There is however a general lack of knowledge among medical students, and a lack of discussion among politicians and stakeholders on the topic. This campaign aims to adress the issue and to create spaces where students can engage in the question, educate each other and find solutions together.

Target groups:

  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Other Students
  • Youth
  • Policymakers


  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Other Students


– Create spaces for students to discuss through workshops conducted during the campaign.

– Offer edcuation through seminars, panel discussions and lectures.

– Adress the issue; confront responsible stakeholders.

– Gathering information on IFMSA-Swedens members opinions, thoughts and feelings on the topic.

Indicators of Success:

– Spaces for discussion: Hosted workshops.

– Education: Amount of educational events hosted.

– Adressing the issue: amout of encounters with stakeholders.

– Gathering information: Surveys.


– Hosting workshops through the LCs and other contexts. 

– Sending out surveys to gather information on students opinions, thoughts and knowledge.

– Arranging panel discussions with researchers.

– Organizing events at relevant settings, such as the Stockholm+50 conference and the Swedish political week “”Almedalsveckan””.

Plans for evaluation:

– After each workshop follow up on potential areas of improvement.

– Concluding the results of each workshop; using the solutions that the participants have developed as part of the campaign and advocacy work. 

– Writing a general campaign manual after the campaign which can be used for future advocating campaigns in Sweden.

– Continuous discussions within the project group regarding the development and direction of the project.

External collaborations:

Financial support is only provided by IFMSA-Sweden.


So far, we have collaborated with the researchers who generously have given us their time through participating in our panel discussions. 


The event we hosted at Stockholm+50 was a collaboration between Our Health is on Fire and the research collaboration project “”CESH”” (Center of excellence for sustainable health).


Enquire now

Give us a call or fill in the form below and we will contact you. We endeavor to answer all inquiries within 24 hours on business days.