AMSA Global Health Bulletin
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April 2016

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AMSA Global Health Council 2 Wrap-up!

Prior to GHC in Newcastle, the AMSA Global Health Representatives came together for three incredibly productive days of consultation and collaboration on local and national global health projects, Executive 2017 elections, and preparation for assisting the GHC team. Click here for all the highlights!

AMSA Global Health Conference 2016

Our wonderful Vice Chair Operations has written a short recap of the highlights from GHC. Click here to read all about it!

Global Health Goodies

Something(s) to listen to

We often feature specific podcast episodes here, but this month, we’d like to make sure you know about The Lancet’s Global Health Audio podcasts. Recorded frequently, these short episodes provide latest updates and new perspectives on issues. Make sure to check them out!

Something recent

On Sep 21, the UN signed a political declaration calling antibiotic resistance “the greatest and most urgent global risk”. Read more about it!

Something to longer to read

This paper, recently published in the Lancet, looks at baseline data for health-related SDGs in 188 countries and the considerable gains needed to achieve SDG targets.

Something to keep your eye on

The WHO is getting a new director-general! Margaret Chan has been in the role since 2007 and will be stepping down next year. Nominations have just closed. With many feeling the WHO is losing influence, this piece reflects on the past and potential future of the WHO.

Alumni Corner
We are pleased to introduce you to two more alumni, both of whom have had exciting adventures all over the world!

Arnab Ghosh (2007) is doing some amazing work with Obamacare over in the US, and has previously worked with the UN!

Ayesha Everitt (2010) has taken her skills to the bush, PNG and now all the way across the world to London! She has a passion for helping those in our own backyards, make sure you check out what she's been doing recently!

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 Opportunities

Host a dinner party

Set your dinner table for NCDFree’s 2016 global campaign, #feastofideas. Simply sign up here to host a dinner party and use food to solve our biggest health challenges.

Watch this space

The International Student Meet on Public Health is coming to Melbourne in April 2017. Be sure to sign up to their mailing list to get updates for this unique event! Website:

Grassroots to Global

Sponsorship Corner

Our Second Council this August was 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!

National News

We are delighted to announce our new executive for 2017!

  • Liz Bennett – Chair
  • Vu Nguyen – Vice Chair External
  • Georgia O’Sullivan – Vice Chair Operations
  • Julie Graham – Vice Chair International
  • Liam Bell – National Coordinator
  • Stephanie D’Souza – National Coordinator
  • Nathan Chua – Treasurer

International Update 

Are you passionate about global health? Interested in international collaboration, policy and project development? Love meeting people from around the world? We want you!

Applications for the IFMSA General Assembly in Montenegro will be opening soon, keep an eye on our facebook page for more information!
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