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Raising awareness on sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) is imperative in improving the health education of migrant and refugee communities. A way we do this is through the Peer Education program.
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).
The following is a selection of resources that are available online. For a more comprehensive list including books and journal articles please search our library catalogue or contact Sabina Tresise, Information Services Coordinator, via phone: 03 9418 9925 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Smith explains his role as a faith leader in helping improve his community’s health. One of the ways he does this is by helping raise awareness around HIV and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) prevention and treatment, as well as helps break down stigma and barriers to treatment.
Jawid Hakimi is a volunteer for the Multicultural Community Action Network (M-CAN) and is passionate about improving his community’s health.
In March we celebrated Harmony Day in Australia. Harmony Day is an attempt to acknowledge the contributions of multicultural communities to Australian society. It is celebrated with many community festivals and local events with global food and music and traditional dress. So what’s the problem? One day alone, (or week) to come together to indulge our senses, does little more than placate individual and well-connected ethnic communities.
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