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AMSA Global Health Bulletin
Connecting Our Community

August 2019
In this issue...

AGHI Refugee Health & Advocacy workshop (3 days)
Check out our Facebook event for more details!
WHEN: Sydney. 20th-22nd August, immediately after GHC.
COST: $100, fully catered.

Health conditions within Detention centres are at their worst. Currently there are hundreds of mentally and physically unwell asylum seekers with no adequate access to health care.  So how can you make a difference?

AGHI, known as the “NLDS of Global Health”, will turn your #PassionIntoAction! It’s a 3-day hands-on advocacy workshop, focusing on Refugee Rights and Health.  It’s a super fun, intimate, enlightening, interactive event that will benefit you whether you’re a beginner or expert on refugee rights and health!  You'll be learning directly from key advocates in the field and make #frenz with like-minded students.

WHEN: September 14-15 (with an evening social on Friday 13th to kick off the weekend!)
WHERE: University of Queensland, Brisbane
Early bird: $60 (or $30/day)
Standard rego: $70 (or $35/day)
Hostel accommodation: $35/night
More info:

Global Health Forum is AMSA Global Health's biannual national meeting, where representatives from each of Australia's 22 global health groups gather to discuss, collaborate, and upskill. It's the 'AMSA Council' of global health!

Whether you're involved with your university's global health group, you're interested in joining the AMSA Global Health team, or you're just interested in learning more about the global health space - we warmly encourage you to join us.
[VIC] $1000 seed-funding for best environment-healthcare project up for grabs.
Register by 17th September 2019
WHEN: 23-24 (Mon-Tues) September 2019
WHERE: Western Centre for Health Research and Education​, Melbourne
COST: $60 (one day)/$110 (two day) + $40 (social)
More info here

The Climate and Health Alliance is holding their 2019 Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum and it looks like and incredible opportunity present YOUR IDEA 💡🤔 for an environmental project in healthcare on Day 2.

If you're still thinking about how to best practise sustainable healthcare, Day 1 offers many eye-opening presentations on corporate governance and climate risk, regulations around environmental sustainability and practical case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing energy and environmental projects. 🤯

NSW bill to decriminalise abortion. 
Introduced last week, this historic bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW has been passed by the NSW Legislative Assembly at 59 votes to 31 votes. From August 20th the bill will need to pass through the Legislative Council as the final step in decriminalising abortion in NSW.

This bill will allow abortion on request for women up to 22 weeks' gestation performed by a registered doctor. Women beyond 22 weeks would need the consent of two doctors. NSW is the only state in Australia that has not decriminalised abortion.
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