Chandigarh: The Medical Students Association of India’s 2 day long National General Assembly, with 200+ medical students from across India in attendance, chaired by President of MSAI- Nipun Nagpal, opened on April 13th in Chandigarh. MSAI works in aspects of public health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, medical education, human rights and peace and also conducts international professional and research exchanges. Over the years, MSAI has been able to send students to various United Nations and World Health Organization meetings and represent the voice of Indian medical students at international platforms.
The theme of the 2-day long National General Assembly was “Global Health”.
On the first day, 6 workshops were conducted for medical students on important topics like global health advocacy, disaster medicine, interventions in infectious diseases, medical students exchanges administration and social accountability in medical education. MSAI continues to empower Indian Medical Students to take part confidently in various health policy process and advocate for accessible and affordable health for all through such workshops. On day 2, workshops conducted by trainers certified by International Federation of Medical Students Association continued.
Medical Students Association of India is the only official medical students’ body from India to be a part of International Federation of Medical Students Association. One of MSAI’s candidate, Saniya Sahasrabudhe, was elected as the Vice President for Activities for the International Federation of Medical Students Association for the working year of 2019/2020 earlier in March.
Day 2 of MSAI’s National General Assembly also witnessed the election of the Executive Board and Team of Officials for administration of MSAI’s work for the year 2019/2020. The new Executive Board and Team of Officials will be chaired by Geetanshu Singla, President-elect 2019/20.