CFHI is very happy to be at the Global Health Conference in Hobart, Tasmania that is being put on by the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA). The conference running 1-4 July has a full academic program with impressive topics and excellent speakers. The entire conference is organized by and for students and the level of professionalism is truly outstanding. CFHI is very happy to be an NGO sponsor here and we find the interest and engagement of the students to be at a very high level. A CFHI alum from Perth, Samantha Mulholland (2009, Pediatric Health, La Paz), has been present and giving her first-hand descriptions of her CFHI experience.
The University of Tasmania in Hobart is the site for the conference as some 500 students gather from across Australia and New Zealand, and even from Asia and Africa.
Indeed students all over the world have a growing interest in Global Health. What is refreshing here is that so many of them are deeply informed on world issues, social determinants of health and many other areas. Panels of leading experts, student questions and discussions have all been engaging and enlightening.