Root Out, Reach Out!                                    Medical Students Taking Action                in Addressing the So...
From Jakarta to Cape Town                             The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity   Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa ...
• An independent, non-governmental and non-political  federation of medical students associations throughout  the world• F...
Alma Ata, 1978The International Conference on PrimaryHealth Care calls for urgent action by allgovernments, all health and...
From Beaglehole and Bonita, 2012
Global health inequalities              From Marmot, 2007
Source: Dr. Ramon Paterno, University of the Philippines
Social Production of Disease         Do we not always       find the diseases of           the populace       traceable to...
Source: Ravi Narayan, SOCHARA, India
Social Determinants           of Health• Conditions in the social, physical,  and economic environment in which  people ar...
Basic question: What good does it do to treat people’s                      Illnesses …only to send them back to the condi...
Picture of Presidents inJakarta MM2011
Mission     Our mission is to offer future physicians a    comprehensive introduction to global health      issues. Throug...
IFMSA Small Working Group onHealth Inequities
Country Initiatives•   Georgia    •   United Kingdom•   Uganda     •   Philippines•   Quebec     •   Norway•   Peru       ...
Accra – IFMSA GlobalHealth Equity Initiative       • Institutional voice for global         health equity within IFMSA    ...
Next Steps• Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global  Governance for Health• Third People’s Health Assembly in Cap...
POOR GLOBAL HEALTH      SICK WORLD      HEALTH INEQUITY   within and among nations SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC,CULTURAL, A...
SDH to shape the post-MDG world     eradicate extreme    improve maternal           poverty and     health                ...
Revitalize the SDH movement and enhance capacity for SDH actionat national and sub-national levels
Transformative scale-up of medicaleducation – integrate SDH thinking
The 21st century physician as championof social determinants approach to health
“The doctor of the       future will give no        medicine, but will interest his patients in  the care of the human    ...
The Power of Medicine      "Medicine… has the    obligation to point out   problems and to attempt        their theoretica...
The Power of Young People“The youth arethe hope of the  Fatherland.”     Dr. Jose Rizal National Hero of the Philippines
Fathers of Social Medicine
Health for All!Alma Ata, USSR, 1978   Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2008         Thank You Very Much!
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity
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From Jakarta to Cape Town: The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity

  1. 1. Root Out, Reach Out! Medical Students Taking Action in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Third People’s Health AssemblySunday, July 8, 2012, 17:00-19:00 University of the Western Cape
  2. 2. From Jakarta to Cape Town The Role of IFMSA in Global Health Equity Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto, MD Regional Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Founding Coordinator, Global Health Equity Initiative International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)Third People’s Health Assembly, July 8, 2012, University of the Western Cape
  3. 3. • An independent, non-governmental and non-political federation of medical students associations throughout the world• Founded in May 1951• 108 National Member Organizations• 101 countries on six continents• More than 1 million medical students worldwide• Recognized by WHO and United Nations
  4. 4. Alma Ata, 1978The International Conference on PrimaryHealth Care calls for urgent action by allgovernments, all health and developmentworkers, and the world community to protectand promote the health of all the people ofthe world by the year 2000.
  5. 5. From Beaglehole and Bonita, 2012
  6. 6. Global health inequalities From Marmot, 2007
  7. 7. Source: Dr. Ramon Paterno, University of the Philippines
  8. 8. Social Production of Disease Do we not always find the diseases of the populace traceable to defects in society? Dr. Rudolf Virchow Father of Social Medicine
  9. 9. Source: Ravi Narayan, SOCHARA, India
  10. 10. Social Determinants of Health• Conditions in the social, physical, and economic environment in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, including access to health care• Policies, programs, and institutions• Social structure, community factors
  11. 11. Basic question: What good does it do to treat people’s Illnesses …only to send them back to the conditions that made them sick?
  12. 12. Picture of Presidents inJakarta MM2011
  13. 13. Mission Our mission is to offer future physicians a comprehensive introduction to global health issues. Through our programming and opportunities, we develop culturally sensitive students of medicine, intent on influencing thetransnational inequalities that shape the health of our planet.
  14. 14. IFMSA Small Working Group onHealth Inequities
  15. 15. Country Initiatives• Georgia • United Kingdom• Uganda • Philippines• Quebec • Norway• Peru • Taiwan
  16. 16. Accra – IFMSA GlobalHealth Equity Initiative • Institutional voice for global health equity within IFMSA • Accessible clearinghouse of information and capacity- building tools • Dynamic forum for exchange and dialogue • Key platform for advocacy and campaign for global health equity
  17. 17. Next Steps• Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health• Third People’s Health Assembly in Cape Town, July 6-11, 2012• August Meeting 2012 in Mumbai, India – “Universal Health Care – The Time is Now!”• International Workshop on Universal Health Care in Mumbai
  18. 18. POOR GLOBAL HEALTH SICK WORLD HEALTH INEQUITY within and among nations SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC,CULTURAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL Determinants of Health
  19. 19. SDH to shape the post-MDG world eradicate extreme improve maternal poverty and health hunger achieve universal combat HIV/AIDS, primary malaria and other education diseasespromote gender equality ensure environmental and empower women sustainability reduce child develop a global mortality partnership for development
  20. 20. Revitalize the SDH movement and enhance capacity for SDH actionat national and sub-national levels
  21. 21. Transformative scale-up of medicaleducation – integrate SDH thinking
  22. 22. The 21st century physician as championof social determinants approach to health
  23. 23. “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause andprevention of disease.” Thomas Alva Edison
  24. 24. The Power of Medicine "Medicine… has the obligation to point out problems and to attempt their theoretical solution…The physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor…” Dr. Rudolf Virchow Father of Social Medicine
  25. 25. The Power of Young People“The youth arethe hope of the Fatherland.” Dr. Jose Rizal National Hero of the Philippines
  26. 26. Fathers of Social Medicine
  27. 27. Health for All!Alma Ata, USSR, 1978 Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2008 Thank You Very Much!

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