AMSA Global Health Bulletin
Connecting Our Community

July 2016

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Code Green Week

This month the AMSA Global Health Code Green Team catches us up to speed on all things green.

Global Health Goodies

Something shorter to listen to

With the health impacts of coal power continuing to cause massive problems around the world, the GCCA's Ziona Eyob discusses how to communicate these impacts with HEAL's Vlatka Matkovic Puljic and Dr. Courtney Howard from CAPE. Listen here...

Something longer to listen to

The Paris climate agreement was signed by 196 countries and endorsed by corporate America. But will political rancor sink the ship of progress? Find out more...

Something recent

The WHO recently held their Conference on Health and Climate on July 7-8. Find out more...

Something shorter to read

Just why is the meat industry such a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and what are China’s plans for the future? Find out more...


Something longer to read

Dr Forbes McGain, an ICU physician and anaesthetist at Western Health in Melbourne has some wise words for AMSA and medical students around the country to help make our hospitals sustainable.

Something current

The Climate and Health Alliance is calling on the federal Health Minister, Sussan Ley, to support the development of a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Wellbeing. Read more...

Something from our blog

"And so I pose the question: if faceless, whom do the many victims of the disasters fuelled by climate change hold responsible?"
One of our Code Green National Project Managers, Natasha Abeysekera, has written this insightful article about the human impact of climate change. Read more...

Something to think about

Climate change is devastating phenomenon with some of the most disastrous consequences already being experienced by the most vulnerable populations. Kiribati islanders are rallying to confront their impending challenges. Read more...

Alumni Corner
We are pleased to introduce you to another alumnus!

Rohan Church (2012) has been a loud and proud climate activist since the early years of his medical degree. Since graduating Rohan has only stepped up his involvement in all things climate change!

Devaki Wallooppillai (2015) is an Intern in Western Australia completing her Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney. With interests in climate change and health and refugee and asylum seeker health, she's got some advice for new doctors trying to find their global health footing.

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!
Sponsorship corner
Our Second Council this August is proudly sponsored by The George Institute. If you're interested in further study in global health, we encourage you to check them out! As one of the world's leading health institutes, it's a great place to undertake a research project, a BMedSci or a postgraduate degree!

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 national

Are you a medical student about climate change and health? Been involved with Code Green at your University? You should consider applying for the role of CG National Project Manager! Deadline is September 4th (after GHC). See the Facebook event page for more details.
Think bigger

Interested in learning more about climate change over the summer break? We have just the solution! Check it out!

Think global

The East Asian Medical Students’ Conference (EAMSC) is one of two biannual conventions of AMSA International with participation of more than 300 medical students from more than 20 local AMSA chapters around the Asia, the Pacific region and beyond. For the first time in 25 years, Melbourne will host over 450 medical students from more than 20 different nations. Centering on the theme ‘Climate Change Medicine’, EAMSC 2017 will enrich and educate delegates on issues that will shape the future of healthcare.

Grassroots to Global

GHG Spotlight

This month, in true Code Green fashion, we're showing off the incredible effort WAMSS, in collaboration with Global Health Short Course, have put in to their Code Green Week event, the Green with Envy party!

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

National News

AMSA Global Health Management Team applications for 2017 are currently open! If you want to be a part of an extremely fun, hard working, global health-loving team, make sure you submit an application! Executive applications have now closed. Management Team applications are due September 4. Find out more...

International Update 

The Code Green Project was selected as one of only 20 winners of the Students Projects For Health competition. As part of this award co-National Project Manager, Natasha Abeysekera will be travelling to China to attend and present at the TUFH Conference. Good luck Tash!
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