SBS Radio interviews CEH manager to discuss HIV education in the Multicultural Community
Alison Coelho, Co-manager for the CEH, was interviewed on SBS Radio’s Hmong program last Friday.
It was a good chance for Alison to outline some of the CEH thoughts on a few issues. She spoke about how the main obstacle that stops people testing, and getting treatment for HIV is stigma. It is not only stigma within communities but also the stigma they encountered when accessing health services
She also discussed the sex industry and areas in that industry that, when criminalised, pushes health issues underground. CEH believes that accessing HIV testing and treatment is a human rights issue and that as everyone is protected under the law that everyone is entitled to care and to be respected when accessing health services.
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Building on the work of CEHs Multicultural Health & Support Services (MHSS) to develop partnerships and facilitate involvement among the Indian community
CEH is helping Interpreters to understand the complexities and distinct terminology of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in order to perform their role in an informed and accurate manner.
Since 2018 we’ve trained over 1000 interpreters in Victoria with the support of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). This 2 hour workshop is offered as a ‘basic’ or ‘advanced’ version, and attracts 10 Professional Development points from NAATI.
More than 200,000 people in Australia are living with hepatitis B. Because the infection often has no symptoms until serious liver disease develops, only about 60% of people who are living with the virus are aware that they have been infected with hepatitis B.
HIV continues to be a major global public health issue with approximately 37.9 million people living with HIV globally.
Among the people born overseas in Australia, the highest HIV rates in 2017 were amongst people born in Southeast Asia, the Americas (North, Central and South America) and Sub Saharan Africa.
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