This year SfGH-Cambridge has 6 different Subcommittees:
1. Awareness Campaign Subcommittee
This subcommittee is focused on a variety of awareness campaigns, ranging from sexual health to neglected tropical diseases. In Michaelmas term 2018, the committee focused on an antimicrobial resistance campaign to raise awareness about antimicrobial resistance reaching out to the general public, health professionals, veterinarians etc. via a (physical) campaigns in Cambridge (e.g. posters, lectures) and a social media campaign, in line with the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 12-18 November 2018. In Easter term 2019, their events included a bake sale, raising money for Schistosomiasis Control Initiative!
2. Cambridge Global Health Lecture Series Subcommittee
The aim of the Global Health Lecture Series is to increase public interest and engagement in the topic of global health. The lectures will feature guest speakers who will each present their take on a particular aspect of global health. The Global Health Lecture Series took place in Lent term 2019, featuring incredibly inspiring speakers.
3. Cambridge WHO Simulation
Model WHO conferences are educational simulations in which students and young professionals recreate the process of the annual World Health Assembly as held in the WHO Geneva Headquarters. The focus lies in addressing global health issues at its local, national, and international level.
Delegates can choose from several different roles, including WHO Ambassadors, Media Representative, NGO Representative or Pharmaceutical Representative. During the course of the conference, delegates participate in regional debate sessions to the conference theme in relation to its impact on their representative roles. Once similarities are realised, delegates are able to collaborate in the creation of a resolution paper, a formal document that suggests the methods by which to address these concerns.
4. Sexual and Reproductive Health Subcommittee
This committee forms a gathering of passionate individuals who are committed to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights and are arduous about creating positive change in their local communities. Objectives of the committee will include:
To raise awareness on topics related to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health.
To decrease the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.
To raise awareness and increase knowledge about facts, scientific research, global agreements and documents concerning sexual and reproductive health.
Promote positive sexuality and healthy sexual life.
5. Exchanges Committee
Each year, more than 15,000 students embark on a journey to explore healthcare delivery and health systems in different cultural and social settings with the IFMSA. This is achieved by providing a network of locally and internationally active students that globally facilitate access to different exchange projects, which usually last for four weeks. In Cambridge we will focus on the development of Public Health/Research Exchanges.
6. Access to Medicines
The Access to Medicines subcommittee is new this academic year (2019-2020) and will focus on advocating for access to medicines, vaccines and quality healthcare.
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