An increased intake, a better response: addressing the health needs of greater numbers of refugees and asylum seekers
The Multicultural Sexual Health Network (MSHN) was launched on the 23rd of April 2013 by Georgie Crozier, MLC Parliamentary Secretary for Health.
The launch forum brought together over 80 professionals working across government, university, service sector, and multicultural, ethno-specific and religious organisations.
The forum focused on how the service sector could best address the needs of refugees and asylum seekers particularly given the significant increase in humanitarian intake announced in August 2012.
The speakers included: Georgie Crozier, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council, Marissa Whight, Acting Manager of Humanitarian Settlement Program at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Celia McMichael, Lecturer and Research Fellow, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University and Ambi Kaur, Refugee Health Nurse from Doutta Galla Community Health.
Read a full summary of the ‘an increased intake, a better response: addressing the health needs of greater numbers of refugees and asylum seekers’ MSHN Report.
MSHN Forum: Racism in Healthcare
A migrant woman is at the hospital. Her baby has died. She is handed a note, written in English, informing her of the loss. A husband and wife, from a migrant background, sit in the doctor’s office. The wife has been experiencing health...
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.