AMSA Global Health Bulletin
Connecting Our Community

March 2016

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Welcome to the Bulletin!

We are delighted to welcome you to the first AMSA Global Health Bulletin! We hope it will inspire, engage and empower you on your global health journey, and connect you with all the opportunities the AMSA Global Health has to offer. Each month we present to you carefully curated articles, top picks for training and upskilling and glimpses into the exciting things happening locally, nationally and internationally in our community. You can also look forward to hearing from our amazing Alumni. ENJOY!

The Forecast

Erin Clarke and Bethany Holt, Co-Chairs, share what is in store for 2016! Read More

Application Announcement

Applications for the AMSA Global Health 3-day training workshop, Training New Trainers, is now open! TNT is perfect for medical students at all levels who are keen to gain skills to enact change in global health. The workshop will be held in August in Newcastle, prior to the AMSA Global Health Conference. Find more information on the Event Page

Global Health Goodies

Something topical

With International Women’s Day just passing, we read the following article and paper, released by the George Institute for Global Health with the Oxford Martin School, urges policymakers to expand and redefine the women’s health agenda.

Something to listen to

Get yourself over to “This Week in Global Health”, a weekly show which rounds up global health news with a range of experts.

Something broad

Check out this article outlining some key global health issues to keep on top of in 2016 from Seattle-based health and development news group Humanosphere.

From Our Blog

Laalithya Konduru, our Red Party Manager, shares insights into the reality of intimate partner violence Read More

Something to think about

This article discusses the importance of future innovations in achieving global health convergence by 2035. It is part of a collection of 9 articles which were published across PLOS journals in March 2016.

Something you've wanted to ask

Courtesy of PBS, here are some of the key facts and explanations about Zika.

Alumni Corner

In the lead up to the launch of our Alumni Network, we will be sharing stories and words of wisdom from our AMSA Global Health Alumni. Check out the new Profile Page, now featuring Climate Change crusader, Alice McGushin (2015) and Emergency Medicine queen Jennifer Jamieson (2008).

Featured Sponsor

Olive Greens Catering is in the business of providing food that is sustainable, delicious and nourishing. We are so pleased to have them as our catering partner for AMSA Global Health First Council. The small Sydney based business has gone above and beyond to provide delicious organic food for our delegates. Myya and her team are donating their time and subsidising their certified organic produce to ensure that our council food is as good for  the earth as it is delicious.

Global Health Opportunities

Getting back to basics

Swedish global health group the Karolinska Institutet launches the FREE online course “An Introduction to Global Health” on March 31 through edX. Lasting 6 weeks, you will cover foundational global health topics and feel equipped to understand today’s key global health challenges and possible solutions.

Getting some new iDEAs

Doctors for the Environment Australia present their 2016 iDEA Conference, 15-17 April in Brisbane, for medical professionals and students who care about their future and that of their patients. A conference tackling the far-reaching implications of climate change. A conference to start a conversation.

Getting comfortable with transgender health

The Australian National University global health group, EnSIGN, will be holding an educational event on Transgender Health on 13 April in Canberra. There will be three transgender and intersex people speaking on their experiences of health care. Students will facilitate workshops around this theme, and attendees will develop their own projects to improve transgender health and wellbeing.

Join the Facebook group for the ANU Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Rights including HIV/AIDS (SCORA) for more information.

Grassroots to Global

GHG Spotlight

Let us introduce you to Making a Difference (MAD), from Bond University, and IMPACT, from the University of Tasmania, who have already organised incredible events in 2016... Read More

National News

AMSA Global Health First Council is happening this weekend in Sydney. With sold out Registrations and new Training workshops its sure to be an unforgettable event for all in attendance.

International Update 

Date night with IFMSA: A week long dance with global health, diverse culture and sleep deprivation. Does it get any better than this? Read More
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