AMSA Global Health Bulletin
Connecting Our Community

June 2016

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AMSA Global Health Management Team 2017

Applications for the 2017 AMSA Global Health Management Team open tomorrow! We’ve all loved being part of this brilliant group of passionate global health change-makers, and are excited to welcome our successors. For all information on available positions, check out the Package here. All levels of experience and skills are encouraged to apply - only an enthusiasm for global health required! Applications for executive positions are due July 31st 2016 at 23:59 AEST. Applications for Management Team are due September 4 2016 at 23:59 AEST.

Global Health Goodies

Something current

Latest news on the Yellow Fever outbreaks in Africa and the proposal to use fractional dosing for Yellow Fever vaccines as concerns about shortages rise.

Something from the blog

Gowri Shivasabesan, our Education Officer for 2016, reflects in our monthly blog on the the importance of asking questions about ethics in global health. Click here for the full article.

Something to think about

Unlike many other fields, healthcare has been growing with increased technology. This article discusses the potential for better healthcare which also improves employment and economies.

Something that happened

The end of May saw the 69th Geneva World Health Assembly. Read about what was discussed here.

Something to read

This article, published in JAMA, discusses how social entrepreneurship is improving global health.


Something to listen to

Great discussion about the history and meaning of global health with Peter Piot, the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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

Hamish Graham (2005) is a bit of a legend around the AMSA Global Health family. With paediatric training, an MPH from John Hopkins, and MSF mission to Sudan under his belt (to name a few!) Hamish is currently enjoying a mix of clinical and public health work, and more than qualified to give a few words of wisdom!

Freya Langham (2013) another Monash/Ignite graduate, has wasted no time since graduating and already done some exciting things - including planning a trip to East Africa for a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Get inspired by her travels and advice on the Profile Page!


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
Have you filled out our survey yet? We’d love to hear your thoughts and your global health education needs and wants. It takes less than 5 minutes! Please check it out at:

Global Health Opportunities

Get some ideas

Tickets are now on sale for the Global Ideas Forum 2016, held 2nd to 4th of September and early bird prices end next week.

This year's theme is Identity: The Many Faces of Global Health. The Forum will explore culture, identity, power and health to discuss tangible ways of empowering marginalised communities.

Have a look at the Facebook event for more information and to snag your spot!
Get writing

AMSA will be seeking to review and write a number of global and public health policies during 2016.

Policies to be prepared for Third Council 2016 include:

1. Policy on Open Access Research and Reportage, and
2. Policy on Interdisciplinary Medical Education

Students with no prior policy experience are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Applications close 5pm Friday 8th July. For more information, click here.

Get informed
The Burnet Institute (Melbourne) is holding a training short course in nutrition in developing countries. This intensive program will explore the causal factors of famine as well as the nutritional impact of globalisation.
Get challenged
Sink your teeth into complex health policy with the Johns Hopkins online course, Systems Thinking in Public Health

Grassroots to Global

GHG Spotlight

This month's GHG Spotlight is highlighting the incredible work of students involved with GlobalHOME at the University of Sydney and their 'Working with Refugees' initiative and students of the University of Western Australia's Interhealth group who just hosted their annual Global Health Short Course.

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

National News

“Doctor I never had these symptoms before, back in the Middle East. Even my travel through the war areas was not as bad compared to this.”

Crossing Borders' #docsofdetention brings you stories of people seeking asylum from healthcare workers caring for them. For more interviews, head to our Facebook page or our website. To contribute stories, email

International Update 

Every year the IFMSA facilitates over 10000 international student exchanges. From Bolivia to Brazil, Tunisia to Thailand, the possibilities are endless! Stay tuned for updates on Australia’s exchange program coming in the next few weeks!
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