Input on Policy
Hope you are all well and settling back into the new term. I’m emailing on behalf of our delegation to the IFMSA March Meeting (MM18). We’re heading off soon to Egypt to represent Students for Global Health on the international level where we will be attending workshops and training, and very importantly, inputting to and voting on policies and bylaws. This is where we need your help!
We want to ensure that we are truly representing our network at the meeting, and we want to get your input into the exciting policies and bylaw changes being proposed. To do this, we’ve created this folder where you can access all of the policies and bylaw changes being proposed and comment on them with your thoughts. There is a short guide on how to input in there too to help you out!
Due to tight IFMSA deadlines, we’d really appreciate if you could give your input by 30th January.
So, why not get your branch together and get your teeth stuck into these interesting and important global health issues?!
We’ll be in touch again soon with more information about what we’re doing at the meeting, and a chance to let us know what you think our priorities should be at the meeting. There will also be a chance to input at the upcoming Global Health Conference in Aberdeen, so don’t forget to get your tickets before ticket sales close!
Please get in touch with any questions at all!
Applications for attending the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) March Meeting 2018 in Egypt are now open!
What is the IFMSA?
The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) was founded in 1951 and is the world’s oldest and largest independent organization representing associations of medical students internationally. It currently maintains 132 National Member Organizations from more than 124 countries with over one million students represented worldwide. IFMSA is recognized as a non-governmental organization within the United Nations system and the World Health Organization, and also works with the World Medical Association. As Students for Global Health, we represent the UK within IFMSA. Find out more at ifmsa.org
What is the March Meeting?
The March Meeting is one of two annual general assemblies held by IFMSA. Around 1000 students from across the world attend and there is voting, workshops, talks and trainings. Students for Global Health attend to represent the views of the UK, and have our voice in global health on the international level. Delegates attend one of the six standing committees, the main areas IFMSA works in:
Standing Committee on Sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS (SCORA)
Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME)
Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP)
Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH)
Standing Committee on Professional Exchanges (SCOPE)
Standing Committee on Research Exchanges (SCORE)
The theme for this year’s March Meeting is “Global Epidemics and Outbreaks”.
Any student can apply – you don’t need to be a medical student, and you don’t need to have any previous experience in Students for Global Health international work! Previous delegates have had success in fundraising to cover the costs of these meetings, so this is definitely something to explore also. To hear about previous students’ experiences, check out the March Meeting 2017 blog series: https://studentsforglobalhealth.org/blog/page/2/
The meeting will run from 1-7th March and costs £500 to attend (not including flights). The deadline to apply is the 30th October 23:59. Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/3Wy4d2bpI06pNeVO2
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!