After AIDS 2014
More than 50 people attended the After AIDS 2014 Forum on 21 October 2014 to reflect on the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2014), held in Melbourne in July 2014.
The forum provided the opportunity for participants to share promising practices in preventing HIV transmission in migrant and refugee communities and mobile population groups, such as temporary migrants and international students.
The forum was divided into three sessions:
- Session 1: Presentations on HIV policy framework and research on mobile and key affected populations.
- Session 2: Presentations on barriers and enablers of working with key affected populations
- Session 3: Group discussions on five key priority areas for action—prevention, addressing stigma and discrimination, improving treatment and service coordination—in the seventh National HIV strategy 2014-2017.
Read a full summary of the ‘After AIDS 2014‘ MSHN Forum.
MSHN Forum: Racism in Healthcare
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Sexual Health and Relationships Education
To celebrate youth week, the Multicultural Sexual Health Network held a forum on 14 April 2016, to share knowledge and tools to provide quality sexual health and healthy relationships education to young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. We also launched our new resource, SHARE.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Health
To coincide with White Ribbon Day in November 2015 the Multicultural Sexual Health Network ran the forum, Domestic Violence and Sexual Health at the Multicultural Hub, Melbourne. Seventy people attended the forum on 17th Nvember 2015 to hear from speakers: Darlene, Roshan Bhandary, Dr Regina Quiazon, Dr Joanne Gardiner and Dr Ruth De Souza.
Taking Action on Hepatitis B
MHSS support culturally and linguistically diverse communities to understand, test for and vaccinate against Hepatitis B, through our community education, peer education and community action projects. MHSS also offer workforce development in Hepatitis B, in order to extend the reach of this work. In line with this, the Multicultural Sexual Health Network hosted the Taking Action on Hepatitis B Forum celebrating World Hepatitis Day.
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