Policy Statements

Policy statements are Students for Global Health’s stance on particular issues. They are proposed by members and passed at general assemblies. They are valid for 3 years and would have to be re-proposed and re-voted on once expired. Any member of the network may write and propose a policy statement and we actively encourage it! If you’d like more information on this or tools for writing great policy statements please email our Policy and Advocacy Director.

Here are the current valid policy statements, more will be added as we catch up with an unprecedented number of policy statements to administrate from AW16, SGA17 and AW17


Autumn Weekend 2017:

Nuclear Disarmament

Drug Use and Policy

Spring General Assembly 2017:

Access to Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Domestic Abuse

Ethical Electives

Female Genital Cutting

Health Through Peace

Human Trafficking and Health

National Health Service (NHS)

Vegetarianism and Veganism

Widening Participation in Medical Education

Autumn Weekend 2016:

Spring General Assembly 2016:

Widening access to safe menstrual hygiene

Autumn Weekend 2015:

Global access licensing framework
Homelessness and health
Social determinants of lesbian gay bisexual trans queer intersex and asexual health
The United Kingdoms responsibility for refugees
Widening participation in medical education increases the number of individuals from low-socioeconomic backgrounds in medicine

Spring General Assembly 2015:

Access to legal and safe abortion in the UK
Gender equity within the healthcare profession
Open access open education and open data (update)
Opposing the transatlantic trade and investment partnership- TTIP
Prioritising sugar in the obesity epidemic


Expired policy statements:

August General Assembly 2014:
Ending fossil fuel investments to protect health and tackle climate change
Health equity in a devolved United Kingdom

Spring General Assembly 2014:
Access to orphan drugs in the National Health Service should not be dictated by cost
Assuring access to medical and humanitarian aid in Syria
Ethical electives
Post-2015 Agenda
Student health partnerships