Welcome to AMSA Global Health 2016

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chair@globalhealth.amsa.org.au

Hello Global Healthlings!

It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves as the current Co-Chairs of the AMSA Global Health Committee, and share with you our Vision for 2016. As National Coordinators last year, we had the opportunity to see the incredible activities of Australia’s Global Health Groups (GHGs), who are the core reason for AMSA Global Health’s existence. This year, we are passionate about doing everything we can to support and celebrate the work being done locally, whilst also building stronger connections to the national and international level.

It is our goal that AMSA Global Health is accessible and valuable to ALL medical students with an interest in global health. We aspire for our global health community to be a hub of inspiration, education and opportunity for cultivating this interest, as well as advocating for things that GHGs and students care about.  In order to do this, we recognise to the need to expand the reach and presence of AMSA Global Health within medical schools, and demonstrate our value to the global health community.

In line with this aim to expand connections and enhance the value of AMSA Global Health, some of the new initiatives we are excited to introduce this year include:

  • A Projects Pool – an online resource hub consisting of GHG projects, training and  education tools, and links to global health opportunities to enhance connections, collaboration and unity between GHGs.
  • A Non-Communicable Diseases initiative – to address the gap in AMSA’s attention and advocacy to an issue carrying such a huge burden of disease both in Australia and globally, which was identified by GHGs in 2015.
  • An Alumni Network – to strengthen ties with graduates passionate about global health, and provide an avenue for mentorship and careers advice, input on strategy and projects, and networking opportunities
  • This Bulletin – to expand AMSA Global Health’s reach and presence within medical schools and alumni networks, keeping you inspired and informed about global health events, and ensuring no student misses a global healthy opportunity!

We will of course continue to work hard through our many portfolios to support, represent and empower students to take effective action on global health.

AMSA Global Health Activities Diagram

We are lucky to have an incredible Management Team working with us towards this 2016 Vision. Check them out below, and do not hesitate to get in contact with them or us with any questions, ideas or general enthusiasm for Global Health!

MT 2016

Erin Clarke Co-Chair
Bethany Holt Co-Chair
Matthew Paltridge Vice-Chair (External)
Alma Corker Vice-Chair (Operations)
Thomas Pearson Vice-Chair (International)
Stormie de Groot Co-National Coordinator
Anju Roy Co-National Coordinator
Idy Deng Treasurer
Gowri Shivabesan Education Officer
Charlotte O’Leary Training Coordinator
Rebecca Kelly Co-Policy Officer
Katie Burkitt Co-Policy Officer
Alice Mizrahi IT & Publicity Officer
Olivia Anderson Vector Editor-in-Chief
Georgina Martin Sponsorship and Partnerships Officer
Tahlia Gadowski Co-Red Party NPM
Laalithya Konduru Co-Red Party NPM
Natasha Abeysekera Co-Code Green NPM
Carolyn Reimann Co-Code Green NPM
Jordan Budgen Co-Crossing Borders NPM
Alyssa Pradhan Co-Crossing Borders NPM
Julie Graham National Exchange Officer (IFMSA)
Nicholas Mannering National Exchange Officer (IFMSA)
Nadia Perera AsMSA-Australia (AIA) Regional Chairperson 2015-16

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