Global Health Society (GHS)

The Global Health Society is a student-run organisation by ANU Medical Students and is part of AMSA’s Global Health group. We’re committed to connecting, inspiring and empowering medical students to action meaningful change in the global health sphere. Our events are a space for students to make a tangible and sustainable difference towards health equity at local and national levels.

Our events will be split across three key branches for 2021. These are:

  1. Code Green:
    This branch provides opportunities for students to engage with environmental concerns such as through raising awareness about environmental health and driving action against climate change.
  2. Crossing Borders:
    The Global Health Society works closely with initiatives related to migrant and refugee health e.g the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Service which provides settlement and related services for migrants, refugees, and humanitarian entrants into the ACT.
  3. Reproductive Rights:
    This initiative concerns a range of sexual and reproductive issues including LGBTQI+ health, transgender medicine, sexual health epidemiology and maternal health.

Get Involved!

  1. Like our social media pages:
  2. Join the team – applications open in February each year for the following roles:
    • Code Green Officer
    • Crossing Borders Officer
    • Reproductive Rights Officer
    • AMSA Global Health Policy Reviewer

Photos from our Events

Events in 2021

Feb

Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Join our Code Green event and make your own beeswax wrap, a sustainable alternative to single use plastic (e.g cling wraps).

Mar

Amphitheatre - A Crossing Borders Movie

Let’s learn and discuss migrants and refugees’ issues together in a movie viewing! Food will be provided, and details will be available closer to the date.

May

Speaker Night

GHS invites professionals from all sphere related to global health to talk about their experience and insights in a Q&A panel. Last year our keynote speaker included Richard Di Natale who is the former Greens leader and GP. Keep an eye on our social media for details about this year’s panel closer to the date!

Jun

Packing Birthing Kits

Hygiene is key to supporting pregnant women in under-resourced settings. Join us as we assemble birthing kits to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes.

Jul

Laughing Doctors Event

Goof with us as we provide cheer to sick children. This is a great opportunity for students to volunteer in the community while attaining valuable insight into communicating with and caring for children.

Aug

Q&A for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Learn about sexual and reproductive health rights with us in a Q&A panel to raise important discussions and spread awareness on sexual and reproductive health rights of vulnerable populations.

Sep

Red Party

Here we try to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and to fundraise for the cause. Details will be available closer to the date.

Meet Your Subcommittee

Shelley Wang

Chair

2nd Year Medical Student

Devashi Paliwal

Secretary

2nd Year Medical Student

Jerusha Jeyasingham

Treasurer

2nd Year Medical Student

Upasana Pathak

Promotions and IT Officer

3rd Year Medical Student

Thomas Bailey

Code Green Officer

1st Year Medical Student

Ellen Brown

Reproductive Rights Officer

2nd Year Medical Student

Ben McCarney

Global Health Policy Reviewer

1st Year Medical Student

James Marshall

Crossing Borders Officer

1st Year Medical Student