Welcome to 2020

Hello, and welcome to AMSA Global Health for 2020!

We’re thrilled to have you here. Whether you want to save the planet; work with the WHO, UN or MSF; or are passionate about refugee or women’s rights – this is the place for you.

There’s never been a more important time for Australia’s future doctors to work towards sustainable, universal and equitable health for all. With climate change setting in; record numbers of people displaced around the world; and the fight for reproductive rights a long way from over — there is so much work for all of us to do. 

AMSA Global Health is all about “thinking global, and acting local”. Together, we aim to connect, inspire and empower Australian medical students to act on global health. 

Through AMSA Global Health, you can develop new skills, learn new information, and (perhaps most importantly) build new friendships and professional relationships. Many of you will go on to pursue all sorts of other exciting global health opportunities from here: within AMSA Global Health, across Australia, and on the world stage. We’re here to support you along your global health journey, and will do our best to help you grow as future global health professionals.

We always welcome your thoughts, ideas, comments, suggestions, and memes — so please keep in touch. You can always reach us through your university’s Global Health Representative (who will sit on your local global heath group). Otherwise, please feel free to email me at georgia.behrens@amsa.org.au. My inbox is always open.

There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved with AMSA Global Health throughout the year, so make sure to to like our Facebook page and sign up for our Bulletin to keep up to date. We’ll be advertising for positions on our various subcommittees soon — we’d love to have you join us.

We’d also love to meet all of you at our first AMSA Global Health Forum, which will be in Sydney on 20-22 March.  Registrations will be opening soon, so keep an eye out for your opportunity to join the fun! 

Here’s to a fabulous year of tackling global health challenges together.

Much global health love,

Georgia

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