Global Health Society (GHS)

Global Health Society (GHS)

Welcome!

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.

2021 Events

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.

Event Photos

Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Meet Your Subcommittee

Devashi
Secretary
Jerusha
Treasurer
Upasana
Promotions & IT
Ellen
Reproductive Rights
Ben
Global Health Policy Reviewer
James
Crossing Borders