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AMSA Global Health Bulletin
Connecting Our Community

June 2019

AJGH Volume 13 Issue 1

Ideas are akin to food.
We read to satiate our intellectual hunger.
We converse to quench our thirst for knowledge.
We engage in meaty discussions about complex issues.
We spoon feed information to our children.
We regurgitate material from textbooks and bosses.
We dislike opinions that are shoved down our throats.
We reject ideas that are half-baked.
The mind can indeed be as hungry as the stomach. Please enjoy our first issue for the year as our chefs (authors) dish out some food for thought.

- The AJGH Team

Click here to read AJGH Volume 13 Issue 1
Going to GHC? Then this is the PERFECT add-on...

⏰DEADLINE: When rego is at capacity (50 spots)
WHEN: 20-22nd August, immediately post-GHC
COST: $100 fully catered
More info and rego


Presenting our newest baby: THE AMSA GLOBAL HEALTH INTENSIVE (AGHI)

Debuting last year to a roaring success, The AGHI is our brand new exciting hands-on, upskilling advocacy workshop which will be focusing this year on REFUGEE RIGHTS and HEALTH

Health conditions within Detention centres are at their worst. Currently there are hundreds of mentally and physically unwell asylum seekers with no adequate access to health care. As future doctors we know you are PASSIONATE about Refugee health but do you have RIGHT skills to make a difference?


We are inviting 50 dedicated students to kick start their career in advocacy by attending Australia’s first and ONLY upskilling advocacy workshop for medical students. So why wait to capitalise on this fantastic opportunity to make this GHC the most rewarding experience!

⏰DEADLINE: Sunday 9th Junde
Position descriptions:
Application form:

At its core, global health underpins much of what we learn in medical school, and most of what we hope to achieve – to reduce the global burden of disease, to encourage multi-disciplinary and multinational collaboration, and ultimately to advance the practice of medicine and the health of our patients.

In recent years, medical schools have started to acknowledge this by incorporating global health teaching into the curriculum. But there is still a lack of consensus on the best approaches for achieving this. Should global health teaching be discrete or integrative? Additive or transformative? And how do we best measure student outcomes?

This year, we want to try and gauge what medical schools in Australia are currently doing in this space. We're calling this the AMSA Global Health Curriculum Report - and we want you to be a part of it.

If you're passionate about the relevance of global health in medical schools and interested in working with others to assess and compare the current outcome standards, we'd love to hear from you!
Add your name to the letter:

The passage of the Medevac bill earlier this year was a big win for refugee and asylum seeker health. It allows detainees on Nauru and Manus Island to be sent to Australia for medical evaluation and treatment. No politics, no bureaucracy - just medical specialists making medical decisions.

The government is now looking at reversing the bill. This will impact the lives of hundreds of people and undoes all the hard work that went into making this law.

AMSA Crossing Borders are writing an open letter to Scott Morrison in support of Medevac. Here is your chance to have your voice heard - join us in standing up for the right of refugees and asylum seekers to access adequate healthcare.
IFMSA is extremely proud to present you the first-ever report on its National Member Organisations’ contributions towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals!

The report was created by the IFMSA Taskforce on United Nations and summarises the activities carried out by medical student associations around the world to advance the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations. Our very own AMSA Code Green even gets a mention - a phenomenal achievement!

Read the report:
View the online activities database here:
Q1: What's your role in AMSA Global Health?
I'm the editor-in-chief of AMSA Global Health's premier academic biannual publication, the AMSA Journal of Global Health (AJGH).

Q2: What does 'Global Health' mean to you?
Recognising the physical and mental health of each and every person as a precious gift. It means calling each human on this globe your neighbour, and loving your neighbour as yourself.  

Q3: What is the question you'd most like to ask others?
If you are someone who wants to serve others, what motivates you to do so?
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