PARALLEL SESSION, 60TH IFMSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY MARCH 2011, INDONESIA

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PARALLEL SESSION

SUBTHEME: HEALTH EQUITY BETWEEN GENDER AND RACES

60TH IFMSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY MARCH 2011, INDONESIA

 

Date                :  Wednesday, 9th March 2011

Time                :  17.00-18.30 WIB

Venue              :  Mercure Convention Center, Ancol, Bidadari Room

Participants     :  200 medical students

 

Moderator      : Representative from IFMSA Think Global/SCORA

Sources            : Dr. Erna Surjadi MS.APBI, PhD (Gender Consultant)

 

INTRODUCTION

Parallel Session is part of the whole series of 60th IFMSA General Assembly March Meeting 2011. General Assembly is a biannual meeting of the IFMSA that acts as an international medical students’ forum to discuss issues related to global health and take actions.  There will be 4 subthemes for the parallel session. One of which is “Health Equity between Gender and Races”.

 

In most developing countries, gender inequality is a major obstacle to meeting the MDGs targets. In fact, achieving the goals will be impossible without closing the gaps between women and men in terms of capacities, access to resources and opportunities, and vulnerability to violence and conflict. Despite the progress that has been made, six out of ten of world's poorest people are still women and girls, less than 16 percent of the world's parliamentarians are women, two thirds of all children shut outside the school gates are girls and, both in times of armed conflict and behind closed doors at home, women are still systematically subjected to violence. (Source: UNDP, 2008)

Health disparity among races are still experienced even in democratic and well developed country such as US; where compared to whites, the African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos have higher incidence of chronic diseases, higher mortality, and poorer health outcomes.

 

These are the issues we would like to address to the participants in order to achieve health equity worldwide.

 

GOALS

To improve participants’ knowledge, concern, attitude, and action/skill towards issues on health disparity regarding gender and races. It is expected that through their National Member Organizations (NMOs) they can conduct health policy and projects toward their National Healthcare System so the health equity between gender and races will be improved universally.

 

OBJECTIVES

After this session, it is hoped that participants:

  1. Are able to understand the rights to health.
  2. Are able to understand the problems faced in attaining rights to health, thus effective solutions will come up.
  3. Are able to understand gender and races issues as parts of problems in attaining health equity.
  4. Are able to understand the role of IFMSA regarding disparity among gender and races globally.
  5. Are able to understand medical students’ roles as agents of change in community.

 

 

METHODOLOGY

1. Short presentation by the speaker

  1. Health equity and health as a human right.
  2. Health equity and its relation to disparity among gender and races.
  3. Problems faced in developed and developing country in attaining health equity among gender and races.
  4. The role of medical students in improving health level in community and universally.

 

2. Gender Café

Participants will be divided into 6 groups voluntarily; and will move around 6 tables that contain specific topic to be discussed per table in given times coordinated by one consistent co-facilitator.

 

3. Discussion and Feedback

     After SWG and presentation, the speaker gives feedback to the participants and the participants can ask questions and have discussion.