CEH Special Library

Our library gives you access to quality resources and validated information about culture, ethnicity, health and wellbeing to help you work better with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The library has more than 13,000 resources and covers topics including cultural competence and health literacy, cross-cultural communication, service delivery models and strategies, health education and promotion with a focus on diversity.
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Position Paper- Deed Policy Revisions


Policy recommendations for revisions to the DEED governing health insurance for international students in Australia, particularly with regards to pregnancy-related coverage and sexually transmitted infections.

March 26, 2018

Contraception for women


This resource is designed for migrants living in Victoria and explains the different options available if they need medical help after hours or on weekends. It also explains when to attend the emergency department and when to call an ambulance.

September 12, 2016

Introducing SHARE – Sexuality Education in Comics


To celebrate youth week this year, the Multicultural Sexual Health Network (MSHN) held a forum 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.

May 27, 2016

Sexual health and viral hepatitis brochures


A community brochure designed for migrants and refugees on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections.

May 5, 2016

Multicultural Health and Support Service – Annual Report 2014 – 2015


Find out more about the activities of Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS), a program which works with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and mobile populations in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria to prevent new incidences and transmission of blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI).

Hand in hand: Partnering with spiritual leaders in preventing HIV transmissions and eliminating stigma in migrant and refugee communities


This is a guide to help you establish stronger partnerships between service providers and faith-based institutions in addressing HIV risks and stigma in high prevalence migrant and refugee communities.

May 4, 2016

What is sex?


Sex means different things to different people. Sex can include…

September 18, 2015

What is Syphilis?


Syphilis is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Syphilis can be cured with penicillin. It is important to get tested and treated as soon as possible, as treatment cannot cure any permanent damage that has been caused by the syphilis.

What is Gonorrhoea?


Gonorrhoea is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Gonorrhoea can be cured with antibiotics. It is important to get tested and treated as soon as possible, as antibiotics cannot cure any permanent damage that has been caused by the gonorrhoea.

What is Genital Warts? (HPV)


Genital warts, also known as human papilloma virus (HPV) is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI). There is a vaccine available to prevent infection.

What is Genital Herpes?


Genital herpes is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Many people have genital herpes without symptoms, but some people get blisters around their genital areas. Herpes cannot be cured. There is anti-viral medication which can reduce the number of times you get symptoms and also reduce the severity of symptoms.

What is Chlamydia?


Chlamydia is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Many people do not experience symptoms, however it may still be doing damage to your body if left untreated. Chlamydia can be cured with a single dose or short course of antibiotics.

September 17, 2015

What is Hepatitis C?


Hepatitis C is a virus (germ) that can cause damage to the liver. If left untreated it can lead to liver cancer. There are many different types of viral hepatitis, for example type A, B, C, D & E. Hepatitis C is considered a blood borne virus (BBV), which means it is carried in the blood. Treatments are improving and can cure the infection in some people.

What is Hepatitis B?


Hepatitis B is a virus (germ) that can cause damage to the liver. If left untreated it can lead to liver cancer. There are many different types of viral hepatitis, for example type A, B, C, D & E. Hepatitis B is considered a blood borne virus (BBV), which means it is carried in the blood. However it can also be considered a sexually transmissible infection. Vaccinations are available to prevent infection.

What is HIV?


HIV is a germ that weakens your immune system (your body’s natural defense to infections) and can cause serious illness. There is no cure for HIV but there is treatment available. Many people with HIV live long lives when they are on treatment. Treatment can also reduce the risk of passing HIV on to others.

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