Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Working Group
- Mission: To increase awareness about the emergence of AMR, important role of AMR stewardship, and use of the One Health framework to mitigate disease risk among humans, animals, and the surrounding ecosystem, to diverse target audiences, including students, health professionals, and the general public.
- AMR Awareness Campaigns for WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW)
- November 14-20, 2016: WMA JDN participated in this social media campaign (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) to help physicians improve their AMR practices and empower them to advocate for AMR stewardship.
- November 12-18, 2018: WMA JDN participated in this social media campaign (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) to help physicians improve their AMR practices and empower them to advocate for AMR stewardship.
- Revision of the WMA Policy on Antimicrobial Resistance
- Contributions to commentaries to WHO documents on behalf of WMA
- JDN cautions against antimicrobial resistance and promotes “One Health”. Junior Doctors Network Newsletter. 2017 Nov;0(12):16. https://issuu.com/mardelangelzapata/docs/revista_juniordoctors_curvas_ae176451e14c53
- One Health and antimicrobial resistance. World Medical Journal. 2016 Oct;62(3):108−111. https://lab.arstubiedriba.lv/WMJ/vol62/3-october-2016/
- Antibiotic stewardship: Future steps to reduce antimicrobial resistance in the global and clinical setting. World Medical Journal. 2017 Sep;63(2):25−30. https://lab.arstubiedriba.lv/WMJ/vol63/september-2017/#page=1
Climate Change and Health Working Group
- Mission: Recognizing the unique position of health professionals in developing a positive narrative capable of influencing climate change policy, and the unique experience of many JDN members in the field of climate change aligned with the WMA Climate Change policy, the JDN Climate Change Working Group was founded to organize JDN work and increase the WMA capacity to engage in international climate change policy.
- Activities / Success Stories:
- 2015: First JDN participation in a UNFCCC meeting (May); Creation of the JDN Climate Change Working Group (October); JDN coordination of COP21 delegation (November)
- 2016: WMA Climate Change Webinar (February); Follow-up of the work on air pollution at the WHA 69 (May); JDN coordination of SB46 delegation (May); Participation in the Second WHO Global Conference on Climate and Health (July); JDN coordination of COP22 delegation (November)
- 2017: Participation in the WMA Sustainable Development Working Group (January); Adoption of the Revised WMA Declaration of Delhi on Climate Change and Health (October); JDN coordination of COP23 delegation (November)
- 2018: JDN member appointed to co-chair the environmental caucus (January)
- The road to Paris: What is at stake for health in COP21 negotiations? World Medical Journal. 2015 Oct;61(3):114−119. https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/wmj201503.pdf
- Health in intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) executive summary. World Medical Association Technical Report. 2015 Nov:1−8. https://www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/files/epi-biostat-occh/analysis_of_indcs_1.pdf
- The climate/health nexus at COP21 & beyond. World Medical Journal. 2015 Dec; 61(4): 158−161. https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/wmj201504.pdf
- Drafting of the Revised WMA Declaration of Delhi on Climate Change and Health. World Medical Association Policy Report Draft. 2016 Aug.
- Introduction to work at COP22. World Medical Journal. 2016 Oct;62(3):119−121. https://lab.arstubiedriba.lv/WMJ/vol62/3-october-2016/#page=42
- Report from UNFCCC’s Climate Change Conference in Bonn 2017. World Medical Journal. 2017 Sep:63(2):33−34. https://lab.arstubiedriba.lv/WMJ/vol63/september-2017/#page=1
- The climate-health redux: COP23. World Medical Journal. 2017 Oct;63(3):39. https://lab.arstubiedriba.lv/WMJ/vol63/october-2017/
- Health in climate change post COP23. World Medical Journal. 2017 Dec;63(4):61−65. https://lab.arstubiedriba.lv/WMJ/vol63/december-2017/
- Physicians’ Stress/Burnout Working Group
- Global Surgery Working Group
- Postgraduate Medical Exchanges Working Group
- Ethics Surrounding Medical Care for Psychiatric Patients Working Group
Note: Small Working Groups completed the respective tasks, and the WMA/JDN policy was adopted.
- Global Health Training and its Implications Working Group
- Doctors’ Health and Wellbeing Working Group