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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Reproductive Rights:
This initiative concerns a range of sexual and reproductive issues including LGBTQI+ health, transgender medicine, sexual health epidemiology and maternal health.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here we try to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and to fundraise for the cause. Details will be available closer to the date.