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International Federation on Medical Students' Association - the Netherlands
Kofi Annan, formary secretary-general of the UN, once wrote about IFMSA:“As Medical students committed to sharing your knowledge and skills internationally, you are a powerful source of hope for the future. I commend your determination to use your medical training to benefit all members of society.”

Global Health has become an important international issue in recent years. Thus challenging international healthcare to rise to the occasion. To meet this challenge head on IFMSA-NL organizes a wide variety of projects, congresses and internships to train future medical professionals in the problems of Global Health. IFMSA-NL is represented at all eight Dutch medical faculties and exists of 800 active member and is able to reach at least all 7200 medical Bachelor student in the Netherlands. IFMSA-NL offers students a platform to use, share and improve their knowledge and skills through projects and trainings.

IFMSA-NL is not just reaching out to medical professionals, but is also reaching into society by organizing (sexual) healthcare projects. It is our believe that a good understanding of (sexual) health and healthcare is of vital importance to everybody. IFMSA-NL is able to reach at least 8100 pupils, 5600 toddlers and many more.

IFMSA-NL is also active in the field of advocacy. This year we focus on the problem of the worldwide increase in obesity rates among adolescents. Our advocacy team is organizing a nationwide campaign to create awareness and is also cooperating with our national network to organize projects to reduce the rate of obesity among adolescents.

IFMSA-NL acknowledges the importance of cooperation. Not just nationwide, but also international. IFMSA-NL is a member of an international network of medical student’ associations with ties to more than a 100 countries. IFMSA-NL also has ties to the WHO, EU and UN.

Board 2016-2017

 Lisette Verkerk
  President ad interim   and Treasurer

 Nathalie Bale
  Vice President of Extern affairs

 Sanne de Wit
  Board member on Internalional Affairs

 Gitta Ketels
  Board member on Projects and Activities


National Officers 2015-2016

 Nina Gelineau
  National Exchange
  Officer General

 Veerle van der Klei
  National Exchange
  Officer on Incoming

 Anne-Cécile Sarfo
  National Exchange
  Officer on Outgoing

 Nadine Hoonhout
  National Officer
  on Medical

 Dagna Lek
  National Public
  health Officer

 Amir Hoseini
  National Officer
  on human Rights
  and Peace interim

 Anke van den Elsen
  National Officer on
  Sexual and
  Reproductive health
  including HIV/AIDS

 Aradhana Kohli
  European Medical
  Students' Association-
  National Officer