Examples of recent achievements
Public Health Exchanges (SCOPH Exchanges)
Public Health is not always given the importance of the curriculum, including clinical placements of medical students. Public Health Exchanges (SCOPH Exchanges), are exchanges in Public Health settings NGOs, Medical Institutes, primary health care and other such placements. To promote intercultural learning in Public Health and be a source of experience to empower medical students with skills necessary for them as future healthcare providers.
Mental Health is one of the most concerning Public Health Issues of our times, is a priority in IFMSA, SCOPH. Not only Mental Health in general but the mental health of medical students, healthcare professionals and in general within the workplace. Thus, SCOPH has workshops and sessions on Mental Health with not only a focus on a cure but also on prevention and mental well-being.
STOP TB Initiative
Celebrated on March 24th each year, under the STOP TB Partnership, in collaboration with the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA) and the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF), where the main message was to join forces to fight TB (tuberculosis).
With the IVSA, students are tackling human and animal health, and are finding doors to collaboration by organizing workshops at the national/international, and by tackling overlapping topics such as food safety, zoonotic diseases, and antimicrobial resistance.
Program on NCDs and Healthy Lifestyles
This program was adopted at the March Meeting 2015. It englobes the different activities and interventions being conducted by NMOs, from campaigns to peer education sessions, making sure that to keep a great impact on the target groups and to keep track on the dynamic and evaluation of the NMOs in this field.
Climate Change and Health
IFMSA demands more considerations for health in the climate talks, and its advocacy work has been successfully recognized by the WHO and the UNFCCC. IFMSA is also dedicated to building capacity at the international level, by organizing several workshops and worldwide campaigns.