My Planet, My Health

Preamble

The planet is currently facing major ecological threats. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.3 million annual deaths are due to air pollution. 1.1 million deaths in the last decade were influenced by large-scale natural disasters and 2.5 billion people do not have access to water treatment facilities. Our goal is to make elementary school students aware of the importance of a healthy environment.

What does the program consist of?

Medical students go to classrooms to give fun and interactive presentations on the environment and health while approaching the topic with games and special activities. The project consists of 3 sessions lasting one hour each. The sessions will be presented during class periods. The project is aimed at students in 3rd , 4th and 5th grade.

During the presentations, we will discuss how different aspects of the environment such as water, air and food can influence health. Each session begins with a discussion around a specific topic and ends with a practice activity. The project aims to be a fun and educational experience.

Who runs the program?

The program is directed and funded by the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), a world organization recognized by all medical schools in Quebec and by the UN World Health Organization that is dedicated to to improve health at local and international level.

How long does this program last?

One hour per week for 3 weeks. However, the program can be adapted to the availability of teachers and presenters.

How much does this program cost?

All costs are covered by IFMSA.

This project helps to train a generation of future leaders that is aware of issues affecting the environment and health. Contact us now to book your workshop!

For more information

Shabnam Mirkhord
My Planet, My Health Co-coordinator (Montréal)
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Glen Meng
My Planet, My Health Co-coordinator (Montréal)
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Emy Philibert
My Planet, My Health Co-coordinator (Laval)
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Marianne Roy
My Planet, My Health Co-coordinator (Laval)
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