Policies are thought to be the tool of governments to enact their beliefs into the public sphere, but policies are used by many organisations to officially recognise the collective belief of their organisations, outline their recommendations for action and how they intend to contribute to this change.
Students for Global Health is no different! At our General Assemblies, we collectively vote on, and adopt policies that can be written by any SfGH member and proposed by a branch, an affiliate or the national committee. They speak for all of us and are used by official representatives for advocacy work and campaigns.
They are also useful educational tools, with thoroughly researched position papers in highly accessible language designed to maximise public engagement with global health issues.
They are valid for 3 years and would have to be re-proposed and re-voted on once expired. If you’d like more information on this or tools for writing great policy statements please email our Policy and Advocacy Director.
We are also bound to policies adopted by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) General Assembly! As a National Member Organisation of the IFMSA we are vert active in policy creation, and you will see that many were proposed by us. You can view them here: IFMSA.org
Autumn Weekend 2018:
Access to Legal and Safe Abortion in the UK
Homelessness and Health
The Responsibilities of UK Universities in Access to Medications, Vaccines and Diagnostics
Spring General Assembly 2018
Autumn Weekend 2017:
Spring General Assembly 2017:
Autumn Weekend 2016:
Spring General Assembly 2016:
Autumn Weekend 2015:
Expired policy statements:
Spring General Assembly 2015:
August General Assembly 2014:
Spring General Assembly 2014: