Global Health Subsidiary
The Global Health subsidiary of AMSA International, emphasises the purpose to uphold and maintain the global and public health virtues (Action philosophy) of AMSA International. The subsidiary generally functions to coordinate and promote public health activities intended for further development of AMSA International at chapter level, and global health initiatives at international level.
Working together, medical students learn how to serve the community productively with partners, across the country and around the world in settings that are often unfamiliar and challenging. The main flagship events of the subsidiary are Asian Medical Students’ Outreach Programme (AMSOP) and AMSA Community Service; two programmes designed on the values of compassion, creativeness, diversity, excellence. integrity, leadership, professionalism, respect, responsibility, and teamwork.
The Director of Global Health (DoGH) of AMSA International is the utmost position in the Public Health subsidiary, governing the hierarchy. The National DoPGH of respective chapters have the responsibility to assist the DoGH of AMSA International at chapter level and initiate local public health advocacies. The International DoGH along with the National DoPGH aims to bring together the medical students around Asia, Asia-Pacific and beyond to work together around various focus areas concerning global and public health and contribute towards improving the health & wellbeing of the surrounding community in general and society as a whole.
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The Global Health subsidiary of AMSA International is a specially designed subsidiary of AMSA International, with the purpose to uphold, realise and sustain the global and public health virtues and the “Action” vision of AMSA; delivering goodness to the world.
(1) To initiate capacity building in global health and empower members of AMSA International by inculcating necessary skills and knowledge.
(2) To train and develop AMSA International members into community-sensitive and skilfully-empathetic future healthcare professionals.
(3) To drive advocacies and promote awareness for global health issues and interdisciplinary collaborations for action.