‘I currently represent Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association’s regional co-ordinator, which is a year-long voluntary position and I have previously served as IFMSA’s publications director and editor-in-chief of the Medical Student International magazine,’ Dr Jones said.
As part of her role, Dr Jones has attended numerous conferences and events around the world to advocate better global health standards and contribute to enhanced awareness of important health issues.
‘Some of my specific duties this year include co-organising three major global health events; the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting, the Asia-Pacific Global Health Conference and the IFMSA Sub-Regional Training in the Asia-Pacific region, creating magazines on pertinent health topics and training medical students and junior doctors on global health,’ she said.
Dr Jones said she was seeking corporate sponsorship from local businesses to assist in covering the significant costs associated with international travel.
‘I so far have been self-funding my travel so I would be very grateful for any assistance whatsoever,’ she said.
‘If you have any questions regarding the IFMSA, global health or how you can get involved, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.’