WHO and IFMSA as transcendent pillars for world improvement

IFMSA Globe

IFMSA, 2017

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Zahra Fadhilazk. The writer is from CIMSA-ISMKI Indonesia, one of the NMOs affiliated to IFMSA. She is also affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one.

World Health Organization (WHO) is an organization created by The United Nations on 7th April 1948. It aims to give the world a better and healthier future. To achieve that, WHO has the authority and obligation to coordinate, view, and review the international health system within the United Nations. More specifically, WHO works through listing the matters critical to health, then providing them with the appropriate system and action while looking for the proper partners for the situation.

 

WHO also facilitates research and dissemination of knowledge to keep the world updated. In terms of the health system itself, WHO is obliged to make the rules by setting the norms and standards, and devising ethical and evidence-based policy options. Also, creating sustainable capacity while at the same time providing technical support is in the authority of WHO. In doing its job, WHO works hand in hand with governments in 150 countries and its partner organizations, one of them is IFMSA.

Since 1951, IFMSA has become an organization of medical students, by medical students, and for medical students. It works (as mentioned earlier) within the United Nations system and World Health Organization. It now accomodates almost 120 countries accross six continents with more than 125 national member organizations, which enables IFMSA to run its organization from a global reach to local implementation.

Having more than a million members, IFMSA facilitates all medical students with opportunities to understand more about critical health issues of the world and speak up their minds, to let them know that students are not only passive subjects to the international health system. Every year, IFMSA gets to contribute in meetings that discuss important health issues, together with other organizations and surely, WHO. These meetings become a bridge that crosses between medical students as young doctors and the improved health system of the world.

The highlight of real contribution and impact given by these two institutions was in 2015, when The United Nations announced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are seventeen targets the world needs to achieve by 2030 in any sector. One of the goals, specifically Goal 3 that says “Good Health and Well Being” is actually being a goal thankyoungs to IFMSA with its belief that health is essential for the sustainable development of the world.

Also, immediately after the SDGs were officialized, IFMSA began to work on Goal 3 and other goals that affect the youth, which are quality education (Goal 4), gender quality (Goal 5), and peace, justice, and strong institutions (Goal 16). This shows that IFMSA, although consists of young minds that are newly exposed to matters of the world, is capable and eager to stand with other institutions that work for world progress.

Considering what were said before, it is crystal clear that WHO and IFMSA as the representation of young doctors all around the world with their ambitiousness and critical minds were ready, are ready, and will always be ready to be the agents of the world improvement.

References:

http://www.who.int/about/en/

http://www.who.int/about/what-we-do/en/

http://ifmsa.org/general/

http://ifmsa.org/policy-and-advocacy/

http://ifmsa.org/2015/09/27/ifmsa-celebrates-the-adoption-of-the-sustainable-development-goals/

 

About the author

Zahra Fadhilazka Tiara is from CIMSA-ISMKI Indonesia, one of the NMOs affiliated to IFMSA. Currently, she is serving as part of marketing, campaign, and advocacy team term 2016/2017. She is a SCOPE member. She is 19 years old and she just finished her 5th semester of pre-clinical study in Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia.

 

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Featured Stings

Resolving banks with depositors’ money?

Could entrepreneurship be the real cure against the side effects of Brexit?

IMF’s Lagarde indirectly cautioned Eurozone on deflation

Brexit talks started with a London handicap and Brussels’ sternness

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2014: European Youth, Change Now Patiently

The eighth round of TTIP negotiations concludes in Brussels amid scepticism and new fears

Human Resources Information Systems Specialist Trainee – 2013

19th EU-China Summit: A historical advance in the Chino-European rapprochement

TTIP wins Merkel’s endorsement ahead of 2016 tough deadline

A Sting Exclusive: “Without climate, forget about peace!”, Swedish MEP Bodil Valero cautions from Brussels

Jo Cox’s murderer believed the ‘leave’ campaign leaders that the ‘remain’ vote is treason

Why the 33,000 staff European Commission did not have a real contingency plan for the refugee crisis?

MasterCard at European Business Summit 2015: A focus on innovation will drive inclusive economic growth for Europe

Macron has the deputies but not the people’s consent for his far reaching reforms

Tiny Iceland teaches the West how to treat bankers

A Sting Exclusive: “Doing ourselves a favour”, Vice President Dombrovskis underscores that this time growth has to come from within the EU

EU Banks still get subsidies from impoverished citizens

Commission: Raising the social issues that can make or break the monetary union

Draghi’s top new year resolution: Quantitative Easing

EU to spend €6 billion on youth employment and training futile schemes

The four top Americans who flew to Europe perplexed things about Trump’s intentions

Eurozone: Sovereign debt decreases for the first time since 2007

EU Commission says falling labour remuneration leads to deflation and damages growth prospects

More taxpayers’ money for the banks

Eurozone: A Sluggish economy offers no extra jobs

EU Parliament: Follow the fraudulent money and confiscate it

Climate Change: a challenge yet to be tackled in medical schools

Eurozone slowly but surely builds its Banking Union

The “Legend of the Sun” wishes you Happy Chinese New Year 2015 from Brussels

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2015: The power of an individual and how we can awaken Europe’s Youth

Europe rethinking its severe austerity policies

Assembly of European Regions @ European Business Summit 2014: The European regions on the path to recovery

What UK and EU risk if Brexit “wins” these elections

Quality Education on the table at the European Parliament

Banks get trillions and the unemployed ECB’s love…

EU Parliament: It takes real banks to fight unemployment and recession

On Human Rights Day European Youth Forum calls for end to discrimination of young people

What the future holds for the EU – China relations?

Lessons from the Global Entrepreneurship Index

Poor Greeks, Irish and Spaniards still pay for the faults of German and French banks

EU citizens disenchanted with Economic and Monetary Union over rising poverty and high unemployment

The EU risks trade relations with China over the Tata hype about steel

Does the West play the Syrian game in Egypt?

International World Summit Award calls for outstanding digital applications with impact on society from 178 UN member states

Basel III rules relaxed: Banks got it all but become more prone to crisis

Will France vote for more or less Europe in the next presidential elections?

“They are trying to make improvements, but of course they are quite slow for my generation”, Vice President of JADE Victor Soto on another Sting Exclusive

EUREKA @ European Business Summit 2014: Innovation across borders – mobilising national R&D funds for transnational innovation in Europe

Who and why want the EU-US trade agreement here and now

Draghi’s ‘quasi’ announcement of a new era of more and cheaper money

The EU Spring Summit set to challenge austerity

Does the world have strong enough institutions to handle risks like Trump and Brexit?

On Grexit: Incompetence just launched the historic Ultimatum that could open “pandora’s box”

Macron’s Presidency: what the young generation’s expectations are

EU continues targeting on Chinese steel imports instead of the revival of its own economy

Industry 4.0: Championing Europe’s fourth industrial revolution

The EU Parliament and the ECB unknowingly or unwillingly fail to protect our financial assets

The 13th round of TTIP negotiations hits a wall of intense protests and growing concerns

Commission challenges Council over EU 2014 budget

Berlin cannot dictate anymore the terms for the enactment of the European Banking Union

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s