Training Director

Antonis Tofias

Hello fellow SfGHers!

My name is Antonis and it is with great pleasure that I am introducing myself as the National Training Director of the network for the academic year ahead! I am a third year medical student from Bristol who’s been in SfGH since the first year of my studies!

The reason I joined SfGH was to be part of a network that gives people a platform to facilitate change! As a student on a budget, I felt that there’s not much that I could do to tangibly help achieve sustainable equity in health across the globe. What I could do however, was share my enthusiasm and passion for training! Advocate for the change I want to see in the world – share my knowledge and experience, through non-formal education, and empower students who are able to, to drive change themselves!

This year I am mostly looking forward to meeting all the new inspiring trainers that will join SfGH UK’s training network!

I am a strong believer in the butterfly effect and a hopeless activist – if as a network, we inspire just one person to become an advocate of change, then this challenge is worthy of our efforts!

Bylaw mandated responsibilities:

1.4.9. Training Director The Students for Global Health Training Director shall be represented on the Affiliates Board and as such shall seek to promote training opportunities across all Students for Global Health Affiliates. The Training Director shall be responsible for: Identifying training needs across the network and within the National Committee; Co-ordinating training on a national Students for Global Health By-laws June 2017 level by: updating the branch resource pack; liaising with local organisers and Students for Global Health’s training team to plan delivery of training workshops at General Assemblies and the National and Global Health Conferences; Forming and supporting a national training network by: organising an annual Training New Trainers conference; putting together and running the Students for Global Health qualification curriculum; updating and maintaining the Students for Global Health Trainers Database; cultivating international training opportunities for Students for Global Health members, liaising with the IFMSA Training Support Division Director(s) and the Western European National Member Organisation Training Forum where appropriate.