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Welcome from your 2017 Interhealth Co-Chairs, Jess and Gary! Interhealth is WAMSS’ Global Health Group (GHG). We are 1 of 20 GHGs that form the national AMSA Global Health Committee, and we are arguably the biggest!

Our vision is for sustainable, universal and equitable healthcare for all.  Interhealth plays an important role in fostering globally-minded medical students, by giving them opportunities to explore and become involved in issues and campaigns that interest them.  We also help increase the exposure of global health issues amongst the general WAMSS population, as well as the wider community.

Interhealth runs several projects every year: including the highly successful annual Red Party, which year after year packs out The Court in Northbridge, to raise money for Oxfam (Australia's 'Securing Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS' program in Zimbabwe). In addition, we run Teddy Bear Hospital, a project which helps alleviate the anxiety many young children feel towards doctors and helps pre-clinical students to develop their skills with the paediatric population.  We also run Birthing Kit Workshops (ZONTA), events for our LINCS and Code Green projects, as well as the annual Global Health Short Course.  These projects help deliver much-needed medical supplies to the developing world, boost the Global Health education of the UWA community and create advocacy opportunities designed to improve health outcomes. In recent years, AMSA has also developed their Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health project, Crossing Borders for Health, and UWAs branch is active and thriving.

Interhealth constantly strives to improve and innovate.  Amongst the projects listed above, we are expanding a number in 2017. If you have an idea for a new project, then we want to hear about it at: [email protected]

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