Description/achievement of initiative
The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations commits to work with key stakeholders in learning institutions to review the content on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health (RMNCH) of medical curricula in 10-12 countries by Sept 2012, and further high burden countries by 2015. The aim would be to identify areas to strengthen in the curricula to optimise learning on local and national RMNCH and health systems needs, and on the global consensus on essential RMNCH interventions. Country reports will be produced and used to advocate for and inform improvements in the education of future medical professionals to improve women's and children's health. This commitment will be carried out in collaboration with the academic, research and training and health care professional training constituencies of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). Together with these constituencies, the IFMSA also commits to raise awareness among medical students in high-income countries of the burden of poor health borne by women and children in low-income countries and of the Global Strategy, advocating for inclusion of at least one session on these issues in every undergraduate curriculum by 2014.
By raising awareness among medical students in high-income countries of these constituencies. The IFMSA will also work with key stakeholders in learning institutions to review the content on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health. For additional information, please refer to the deliverables.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure