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AMSA Global Health Bulletin
Connecting Our Community


September 2019
In this issue...
If GHC (or anything else) has inspired you to TAKE ACTION for global health...
the AMSA Global Health projects have the solution for you! #makewaves
Figure 1. Mexican Wave - See, everyone loves to make waves!
Want to see abortion decriminalised in NSW?
 
ACTION NSW students - write to your state MPs and MLCs letting them know you support abortion law reform! Contact details for MPs/MLCs are here, and a record of How NSW MPs/MLCs have voted so far is here.
 
ACTION: Follow the AMSA Sexual & Reproductive Health and Women’s Electoral Lobby Facebook pages for updates!
 
Climate crisis got you angsty?
 
ACTION: Join AMSA Code Green & DEA Students at the Global Climate Strikes on 20 September. We’ve got med student delegations set up in Sydney and Melbourne – click attending to join us!
 
ACTION: Read Code Green’s submissions to the review of National Air Quality guidelines and the WA Climate & Health Inquiry.
 
Furious about the possible Medevac repeal?
 
ACTION: Sign our open letter and read our submission to the Senate Inquiry on Medevac.
 
Want to do more to support refugee health in Australia?
 
ACTION: Sign up for AMSA Crossing Borders does Run For Refugees – in capital cities around the country! 
 
ACTION:Tell us about how your med school teachers refugee & asylum seeker health via the Crossing Borders survey
 
Sick of all the junk food ads everywhere?
 
ACTION: Enter AMSA Healthy Communities’ #ChangeTheFadsStopTheAds competion.  More details via the Facebook page.
 
Want to see global health at the forefront of AMSA’s advocacy agenda next year?
 
ACTION: Complete the AMSA Advocacy Survey by September 6 – there are awesome PRIZES!
⏰Executive applications DEADLINE: 4th September
⏰Management Team applications DEADLINE: 22nd September

Interested in global health and making a real, lasting difference to the world? Want to join passionate, warm-hearted family and a network of hundreds of like-minded students? Want to help carry the baton into the next exciting chapter of AMSA Global Health history?

Look no further - applications for the AMSA Global Health Executive and Management teams for 2020 are now open! 🌏😍

Read more about the positions available and how to apply here: http://bit.ly/2TpYhpd

⏰DEADLINE: 6 September

HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE FUTURE OF AMSA’S GLOBAL HEALTH ADVOCACY! 

Every year, AMSA does national advocacy survey to see what 17,000 Australian medical students want AMSA to be advocating on. So, if you want to see more advocacy about refugees, climate change, or any other global health issue in the future -- this is your chance to make your voice heard!

Be a global health champion, and get behind global health issues in the National Survey by September 6: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DQ6QQN3

How much refugee health do you learn at medical school?

AMSA Crossing Borders for Health (AMSA CB4H) is interested in the amount of refugee health that is currently being taught at medical schools, and we’ve designed a survey for all Australian medical students to complete.

This data will likely influence AMSA CB4H's advocacy and education efforts in the coming years, and as such your participation is greatly appreciated! Check out our survey here → http://bit.ly/CB4HSurvey
[VIC] $1000 seed-funding for best environment-healthcare project up for grabs.
Register by 17th September 2019
WHEN: 23-24 (Mon-Tues) September 2019
WHERE: Western Centre for Health Research and Education​, Melbourne
COST: $60 (one day)/$110 (two day) + $40 (social)
More info here

The Climate and Health Alliance is holding their 2019 Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum and it looks like and incredible opportunity present YOUR IDEA 💡🤔 for an environmental project in healthcare on Day 2.

If you're still thinking about how to best practise sustainable healthcare, Day 1 offers many eye-opening presentations on corporate governance and climate risk, regulations around environmental sustainability and practical case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing energy and environmental projects. 🤯

And that's a wrap!!!!! We cannot believe it is all over, but what an amazing 3 days! So many thanks to everyone involved in putting it all together, the fantastic speakers, and of course to our inspiring delegates! Every single one of you showed so much passion and dedication to refugee health and using medicine to change the world! It was an incredible energy to be around.

We are so excited to see all of the revolutionary differences that you make!

There will be a post course booklet with information on other references and of course... watch the AMSA Global Health Space for info on next year's AGHI!!!
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