Policy and Advocacy Director

Lopa Banerjee


I’m so excited to be your Policy and Advocacy Director this year and hear about the campaigns you care about, as well as discuss how we can make an impact to these causes as a network of passionate and empowered students. We’re also hoping to update current policies, make new policies (including on Universal Health Coverage, Mental Health and LGBTQ+ health), and contribute to policies more globally published by the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA).

So, if you’re interested in taking part in a campaign or learning more about policies, on any global health topic, please get in touch!

Bylaw mandated responsibilities:

1.4.5. Policy & Advocacy Director Creating, developing and using Students for Global Health policy – ensuring the network has a strong position on global health issues. Ensuring Students for Global Health is represented in decision making at local, national and international level. Coordinate the national Advocacy Team who will organise actions, events and grassroots training. Encourage international activism – promote advocacy with our international partners, which could include the chance to attend the IFMSA conference(s) and organising the UK delegations activism. Ensure that there are opportunities for workshops and training on relevant topics.