Director of International Affairs

Anuradha Ponnapalli

Hi Everyone! I am Anuradha and I am the Director of International Affairs (DIA) this year. 

This is my 5th year being part of SfGH, having been involved locally and sitting on National Committee last year as NORE-outgoing. In my role as DIA, I work closely with the International Team and act as a liaison between SfGH and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). 

During my term I am excited to: 

  • strengthen our partnerships with the IFMSA and its other national member organisations
  • encourage greater member involvement internationally 
  • increase our engagement with important global issues

If you are interested in getting involved with the international side of SfGH, please do get in touch!

Bylaw mandated responsibilities:

1.4.3. Director of International Affairs To assume or support the work of the National Director whenever necessary. To be responsible for receiving all correspondence from the IFMSA, and dealing with it in an appropriate manner, collaborating with other National Committee members where appropriate. To attend IFMSA General Assemblies and Regional Meetings and act as delegation lead, or to make suitable arrangements to ensure participation of Students for Global Health delegates. Preparing and supporting delegations to IFMSA events and other international events by coordinating application, selection, training, attendance, follow-up and evaluation of delegations. To support the work of the National Exchange Officers To act as the contact point for the National Exchange Officers and to represent exchanges on the National Committee To support individuals engaging in IFMSA Affiliates such as small working groups, taskforces and related conferences. To actively seek out and act as a point of contact between the network and other international partners. To present a report of the August General Assembly of the IFMSA at the Students for Global Health Autumn Weekend, and to present a report of the March General Assembly of the IFMSA at the Spring General Assembly, for adoption.