GlobalHOME is the global health student interest group at the University of Sydney. Established in 2007 as a not-for-profit association within the Faculty of Medicine, its aims are to provide a common ground for students, health professionals and academics who are interested in global health issues, and to inspire and provide opportunities for students to advocate for health equity globally. Since establishment, GlobalHOME has reached staff and students from Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Medical Science, Masters of Public Health, and Masters of International Public Health. Annual events hosted by GlobalHOME include educational seminars, Red Party for raising HIV awareness, Charity Auctions supporting maternal health, and Electives Night.
Our mission is to inspire and encourage students to promote health opportunities and medical equality globally.
Red Party 2015 Date & Time: 19th June
Venue: Sly Fox Hotel, 199 Enmore Road
Health For All – Health for Refugee Children Seminar and Care Package Workshop
Tuesday 14th July 5pm-7pm
Assembly Hall, Old Teacher’s College
In a world first, GlobalHOME and Sydney University Paediatric Society have joined forces to bring you the Inaugural Seminar and Care Package Workshop for Children in Detention.
We are often reminded in the news with stories of children in detention, children with no childhood, with limited access to education, healthcare, and recreation, with experiences of depression, self-harm, and assault. These refugees who eventually join our community often have a distinct spectrum of psychological, infectious disease, and nutrition issues and as future doctors and health providers, we need to be aware of this.
We are very fortunate to have Professor David Isaacs to give the keynote speech on advocacy for refugee children. Professor Isaacs is a Consultant Paediatrician at Westmead Children’s Hospital. He runs the Health Assessment for Refugee Kids (HARK) clinic to screen children for treatable infectious diseases and other health issues. Last December, he was invited by the government to work in Nauru, and has described the ‘endless trauma’ experienced by the children as ‘appalling’.
Following the seminar, we will be making care packages containing toys, winter clothes, books, and other goodies, generously donated to us to send to the children of Sydney Immigration Residential Housing, Villawood. This is your chance to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of some of these children.
Dinner will be kindly sponsored by The Italian Bowl, Newtown. Join us for an evening of authentic Italian pasta and salad before our seminar and care package workshop!
Birthing Kit Workshop
Date & Time: TBA