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Key Tip for Improving Your Communication

Key Tip for Improving Your Communication

I recently came across the acronym ELI. I know that acronyms are usually the enemy of good communication but I’m making an exception. ELI14 means Explain it like I’m 14 This is a very clear (and cute) way of explaining the level workers need to be pitching...
Chinese Community Comes Together on World Hepatitis Day

Chinese Community Comes Together on World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C affect 325 million people globally. While Australia has made significant advances in the response to hepatitis B in recent years, the illness remains a serious public health challenge. According to the latest Hepatitis B Mapping Project...
Multicultural approach to drug support to save lives

Multicultural approach to drug support to save lives

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is investing $900,000 in a multicultural drug support program in partnership with the South Sudanese community. The program will be run by the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health...
Overseas Born Almost Half of New HIV Diagnoses

Overseas Born Almost Half of New HIV Diagnoses

While HIV diagnoses have notably declined the past five years, almost half of all cases in 2018 in Australia were among overseas born people (46%), according to the latest national report released by the Kirby Institute. There have been major scientific developments...
Medevac Under Threat

Medevac Under Threat

Trigger Warning: This post discusses sensitive issues, including rape and abortion. The Coalition government is attempting to repeal the lifesaving legislation, Medical Evacuation (often called Medevac). The law, which came into effect in 2018, enables asylum seekers...
HIV Treatment & Prevention: Q&A

HIV Treatment & Prevention: Q&A

The following is a condensed transcript of a Q&A with HIV experts at our World Refugee Day M-CAN Forum: Access for All. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? There is not yet a cure for HIV but people living with HIV may go into treatment very early, which...