1000 delegates from 104 countries will discuss Universal Healthcare
IFMSA India (International Federation of Medical Students’ Association) will host IFMSA’s 61stGeneral Assembly - August Meeting 2012 in Mumbai, India. IFMSA India has won the bid to host this prestigious Assembly and the focus of which will be Universal Health Care, only months after being adopted by the IFMSA as the 100th member of the Federation.
March 6th 2012, India was proudly welcomed with a standing ovation at the General Assembly at Ghana. After a full year of hard work, formulation of constitution, organizing health camps and workshops, it finally paid off as India proved that it was worthy of being a member.
The General Assembly in Mumbai will welcome 1000 delegates from 104 countries to be a part of this esteemed initiative.
IFMSA – India is headed by Mr Pratap Naidu, a 3rd year MBBS Student from Krishna Institute of Medical sciences, Karad, Maharashtra.
This year’s theme of Universal Health Care - sometimes referred to as universal health coverage, universal coverage, universal care or social health protection – aims to discuss health care systems organized around providing a specified package of benefit to all members of a society with the end goal of providing financial risk protection, improved access to health services and improved health outcomes.
IFMSA is an international organization comprised of future physicians that are interested in global health issues. IFMSA is recognized by both the United Nations and the World Health Organization as the international forum for medical students. Throughout its history, numerous students have been active in the member organizations of IFMSA, collectively representing more than 100 countries across the six continents. Every year, nearly 8,000 students participate in the exchange programs of IFMSA; thousands more design projects, attend conferences, and plan events in such areas as human rights and peace, medical education, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, and public health. Our mandate is to train medical students at an early age to become advocates for health issues that they will face later as practitioners.