ANUMSS Global Health Society 2020
The Global Health Society aims to engage students with Global Health. There are three subgroups to GHS:
- SCORA runs several events each year to promote sexual and reproductive health. These events cover a wide range of topics such as HIV/AIDS, maternal health in developing countries, and LGBTQI+ health.
- Code Green runs events that promote global environmental health such as beeswax wrap making nights, and speaker nights on the importance of environmental health.
- Crossing Borders focuses on events that pertain to Migrant and Refugee health. GHS aligns itself in particular with the Migrants and Refugee Settlement Service – a programme that provides settlement and related services for migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants in the ACT. GHS has a weekly program where dedicated medical students volunteer their time to teach computer skills to migrants and refugees.
EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2019:
Domestic Violence Awareness Event: February
Following on from the highly successful ‘You Can’t Ask That’ style evening in 2017, GHS’s SCORA will run a similar evening focused on domestic violence where domestic violence survivors will answer questions from students. These events are popular, especially with first- and second-year students and regularly attract over 80 medical students.
Beeswax Wrap Making Night: 20th March
GHS will run a session where participants are provided resources for and are taught how to make their own beeswax wraps! This is a new event and aligns with GHS’s Code Green (Environmental Global Health) philosophies.
Movie Night Fundraiser: March
A private screening of a blockbuster movie to promote and fundraise for the Birthing Kit Assembly Night. The event is regularly sold out, usually hosting over 70 people.
Birthing Kit Assembly Night: April
GHS will run a Birthing Kit Packaging Night for delivery of kits to expectant mothers in high-risk and emergency settings. Students will assemble birthing kits that include sterile blades, gloves, etc. This event is expected to be very social and highly popular!
RED PARTY: September
The aim is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and to do some fundraising for the cause! We plan to bring back this hugely successful event from previous years. Keep an ear out for more details coming soon!
GHS has a weekly program where dedicated medical students volunteer their time to teach computer skills to migrants and refugees. Shoot us an email or FB message us to find out more!
Please visit the group's Facebook page for more information.