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[Call for Participants] ASEAN Secretariat Visit 2019
AMSA International is currently building strong partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN is an international governmental organization in Southeast Asia consisting of 10 member states. ASEAN puts concerns in a number of areas including health and education.

This year will mark our third collaboration in hosting ASEAN Secretariat Visit, which is an opportunity and privilege given to AMSA International members to visit ASEAN's Headquarter in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The ASEAN Secretariat Visit will be held on
Date: Friday, July 19th 2019
Time: 9.00 PM (GMT +7)
Place: ASEAN Secretariat, Jalan Sisingamangaraja 70A, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Transportation and Accommodation are self-provided.

So, what are you waiting for?
Click the link below to register yourself NOW!!

Registration will be closed on June 19th 2019 at 09.00 AM (GMT).
Selected participants will be announced on June 20th 2019.

For further information, feel free to ask:
Faiz Ulurrosyad
Liaison Officer to ASEAN for AMSA International 2018/2019
Faculty of Medicine 2015
Universitas Padjadjaran

Tel / whatsapp: +62 85217859739
line: faizfzfz
skype: ulurrosyad

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The world needs enough safe blood for everyone in need. Every few seconds, someone, somewhere, needs blood. Transfusions of blood and blood products save millions of lives every year.

Health is a human right; everyone in the world should have access to safe blood transfusions, when and where they need them. Regular blood donations are needed all over the world to ensure individuals and communities have access to safe and quality-assured blood and blood products.

Everyone who can donate blood should consider making regular voluntary, unpaid donations, so that all countries have adequate blood supplies. Ensuring the safety and well-being of blood donors is critical; it helps build commitment to regular donations. Access to safe blood and blood product is essential for universal health coverage and a key component of effective health systems.

The need for blood and blood products is universal, but access to safe blood and blood products varies greatly across and within countries. In many countries, it is challenging for blood services to make sufficient blood and blood products available, while also ensuring its quality and safety.

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Dear members of AMSA,

We would like to invite you to participate in the second annual Innovate4AMR, a global student design competition aimed at improving antimicrobial stewardship in low-resource healthcare settings, with the objective of ensuring access and increasing equity. Sponsored by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), ReAct, the IDEA Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), Innovate4AMR offers you and your student group members the opportunity to join the front lines of the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Antibiotics are the cornerstone of many miracles of modern day medicine, from cancer chemotherapy to organ donation. The loss of effective antibiotics would mean reverting to a time when simple infections might become untreatable. Each year, 700,000 people die due to drug-resistant infections and, if unchecked, this number may rise to 10 million deaths a year by 2050— more than the number of people that die of cancer today.

Innovate4AMR’s teams, drawn from across the globe, will be asked to design novel strategies for key actors that have influence over how antibiotics are used appropriately or not in the healthcare delivery system. In particular, the competition asks participants to focus on social policies, structures, and other systems-level actions that affect antimicrobial stewardship, access, and equity. Innovate4AMR invites students to come up with creative solutions that tackle how we might manage better the use of life-saving antibiotics in our hospitals, clinics and outpatient pharmacies, particularly in resource-limited settings. How can we change patient expectations of an antibiotic when faced with a viral illness not treatable by such drugs? What role might telehealth play in improving antimicrobial stewardship without local infectious disease experts? Could mobile phones enable delayed prescribing of antibiotics till the patient actually needs such treatment? How do we achieve access, but not excess in stewarding this resource in healthcare delivery?

The winners of the competition will be given an opportunity to present their proposal at a capacity building workshop. The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, September 16, 2019. Given that your student organization produces some of the world’s brightest future leaders, we wanted to extend a personal invitation to your students to form a team and submit a proposal to the hackathon. Last year 145 teams joined us in this effort, and the eleven winning teams brought forward an array of innovative projects.

To learn more about the competition and how to register, please visit Both a one-page flyer and a two-page handout for the competition are also attached. We hope that you will invite your colleagues to join us in this year’s global call for proposals. Interested students can sign up here for updates.

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The first 1,000 days of life – the time spanning between conception and child’s second birthday – is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of long-term health and development across the lifespan are established. The right nutrition and care during these days influences not only whether the child will survive, but also his or her ability to grow and learn.

Yet too frequently in developing countries, poverty and its attendant condition, malnutrition, weaken this foundation, leading to earlier mortality and significant morbidities such as poor health. An estimated of 250 million children under age 5 fail to meet their developmental potential due to stunting and other adversities. Evidence demonstrates that it is far more effective to support a child’s development in the first place by preventing nutritional deficits than to depend on replacement therapy once a deficit has occurred.

By holding this competition, AMSA International aims to increase awareness and knowledge regarding the importance of nurturing a child’s first 1,000 days of life.

Head to to see the guidelines.

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The AMSA International eNewsletter is finally here! The theme for the eNewsletter Issue #27 will be:

The First 1,000 Days of Life
“Nourishing the World’s Future”

With sub-theme as follows:
1. What can we do, as medical students, to raise public understanding regarding the importance of the first 1,000 days of life?
2. What steps need to be taken by the policy makers in order to invest in the wellbeing of mothers and children in their first 1,000 days?
3. Give us your thoughts and advices on mother and children wellness!

Here are several sections that you are able to participate:
1. Scientific Articles/Articles/Essay/Your Opinions regarding the theme or sub theme.
2. [NEW] Illustration regarding the theme or sub-theme.
3. Your Recent Chapter/University Activities
4. Your Chapter/AMSA University Profile
5. Culture Corner
6. Photography: We are currently conducting a photography competition! Head to to see the guidelines.

Please contact your Editorial Board team or RC for further information regarding the article submission guidelines. Submit your works before June 30, 2019 at 11.59 GMT

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