Hospital Adaptation for Climate Change

Words by Dr Forbes McGain Climate change has deleterious effects upon our health and our environment. Healthcare also contributes to CO2 emissions and thus climate change by the purchase and discard of medical consumables, transport for patients, families and hospital staff, and direct hospital energy usage. Sustainability is about much…

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The Face of Climate Change

Words by Natasha Abeysekera   “But you can’t see climate change victims!” – Overheard Climate change is neither a new concept nor one without evidentiary basis. Thankfully the aforementioned statement is receiving less critique and speculation than in the past. Nevertheless climate change is still being referred to as ‘the…

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Questioning the road less travelled

Words by Gowri Shivasabesan A dirt track connects the town to the vast plains where the nomadic tribes roam. Potholed and bumpy, a journey of 50 kilometers takes at least a few hours by car. The vast majority who use cars are the tourists. They travel to see the Parks…

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Challenging Binaries: Transgender and Intersex Health Inequalities

Words by Katie Burkitt (katie.burkitt@amsa.org.au) “Hi my name is Katie and my preferred pronouns are she/her.” While many people would consider this an odd means of introduction, for those that do not fit the binary gender norms of ‘man’ or ‘woman’, acknowledging that gender can be experienced in different ways…

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AMSA Advocates

Election Time! AMSA Global Health’s dynamic Vice Chair External is Matt Paltridge. This month he catches us up to speed on AMSA’s political advocacy. This month AMSA Global Health has been busy advocating for a range of health issues in the lead-up to the election. Crossing Borders for Health has…

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Date night with the IFMSA

A week long dance with global health, diverse culture and sleep deprivation. Does it get any better than this? Let me briefly orientate you – the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) is a federation with 119 member countries. Twice a year they get together to debate policy, discuss…

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