- By: Emily Spry
This month,the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) established a new partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency. Our activities within the field of refugee health, community development, peace, and human rights will hopefully see the benefits as the partnership develops.
This development comes soon after the international training in refugee health, held in Pakistan in August. Eighty medical students from more than 10 countries participated in a week long course which included theories of resolving conflicts and the role of the media in refugees' health. Participants also visited one of the oldest refugee camps in Pakistan, near the Afghan border.
The workshop grew out of a partnership between IFMSA Pakistan and IFMSA member organisations from the developed world, including Denmark, Taiwan, the United States, Sweden, and Finland.
You can find out more about IFMSA's activities regarding refugees and peace by visiting www.ifmsa.org/scorp
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