AMSA Global Health Bulletin
Connecting Our Community

May 2016

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AMSA Global Health Second Council

Registration for AMSA Global Health Second Council is now open! Our second council will be held in Newcastle in the days preceding Global Health Conference

AMSA Advocates

AMSA Global Health’s dynamic Vice Chair External is Matt Paltridge. This month he catches us up to speed on AMSA’s political advocacy.

Global Health Goodies

Something to get you thinking

MJA has created a guide to working abroad for medical students and junior doctors. If this piques your interest, make sure to keep an eye out for AMSA Academy’s Pre-Departure Training Course!

Something to watch

If you missed it, 4 Corners did an episode on the preventable death of Manus Island detainee Hamid Khazaei.

Something shorter to read

The World Humanitarian Summit begins this Monday in Istanbul. But one prominent group won't be in attendance. Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, withdrew from its role in the summit in early May, as governments around the world won't be bound to any initiatives put forth. Read more...

Something longer to read

Get pumped for GHC with some of these book suggestions from the GHC 2015 Booklist.

Something from our blog

Katie Burkitt, one of our Policy Officers for 2016, as written this insightful article about gender, sexuality and health.

Something to listen to

Some months ago, now-Logie winner Waleed Aly with his co-host Scott Stephens, discussed children in detention and the ethical obligations of doctors in their ABC podcast “The Minefield”. Given the topical nature of refugee and asylum seeker health, have a listen!

Alumni Corner
We are pleased to introduce you to two more alumni!

Tim Martin (2015), has been a long time member of the AMSA Global Health Family. Since graduating last year, he’s already got stuck into Intern year and managing to stay involved with global health in more ways than one!

Trung Nghia Ton (2010) studied at Newcastle and was AMSA Global Health Chair back in 2011. He is now soaking up the Global Health Goodness at Harvard (and having coffee chats with Paul Farmer on the side…)


Check them out on our growing Alumni Profile Page (officially launching in the next few months).

Are you an Alumni? Make sure you sign up to the Network to stay in touch!
Global Health Education Survey

Calling on ALL medical students! AMSA Global Health Needs You - we’re surveying you to find out your global health education needs and wants. It’ll take less than 5 minutes and give us invaluable data. Please check it out at:

Global Health Opportunities

Think ethics

Global Ideas in Melbourne is holding a global health lab on Ethics in Leadership. How do we promote ethical decision-making for peace, justice and sustainable development?

Think connections

Applications for students and young professionals to join the GlobalHealthMe mentoring program are now open.

Think NCDs
Want to work with the WHO on one of the greatest threats to human health in the 21st century? Apply now for an Internship with the WHO NCD Global Coordination Mechanism! The internships can last from 3-6 months and from June 2016 to December 2017.
Think big
Asian Medical Students Association - Australia is looking for people who are motivated to deliver knowledge, action and friendship for its next tenure! Many positions are available. To find one which suits you, make sure you read the Job Descriptions. For more information, check out the AsMSA website.
Think even bigger
Call for IFMSA delegation to the WHO Conference on Health and Climate
Place: Paris, France
Date: 7-8 July 2016
Application Deadline: Sunday May 29th, 2016, 23:59 GMT
For more information, contact Code Green Australia

Grassroots to Global

GHG Spotlight

This month we're highlighting two of our incredible global health groups! Global Health Awareness Western Sydney (GHAWS) is holding it's annual Auction Night to raise money for birthing kits, and Medical Students' Aid Project (MSAP) is launching a new health and education initiative to help children in rural India!

Head to our
Global Health Group Spotlight page for more information.

National News

Code Green Australia is one of ONLY 20 winners of the FAIMER Students Project for health to present at the The Network TUFH Conference 2016 in China!

Through the competition Code Green Australia will be recognised for making outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being.

Fantastic work Code Green! More details to come.

International Update 

Por que no?

We have a few spots left for the Australian Delegation to Mexico! Don’t miss this opportunity to work with the IFMSA

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