Interhealth is WAMSS’ Global Health Group (GHG).

We are 1 of 20 GHGs that form the national AMSA Global Health Committee, and we are also the biggest!

Our vision is for sustainable, universal and equitable healthcare for all.

Our mission is to promote effective action on global health issues through engagement, education, and empowerment of students.

Check out on Facebook or email us at [email protected] if you have any ideas.


Click on the links below to find out more about each Interhealth project.


Interhealth Projects

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.


The Birthing Kits

involves sending supplies that are packaged into ‘Birthing Kits’ by students before being sent off to rural/developing locations to dramatically improve maternal and infant health.

The kits contain gauze, plastic sheets, scalpels, cord ties, soap, and gloves.

Check out their Facebook page, or email [email protected]


Code Green

began through a partnership between Australian Medical Student Association (AMSA) Think Tank and Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA).

Code Green aims to provide a platform from which medical students and doctors can educate, engage and inspire colleagues and the wider community to act now to prevent the worst health consequences of climate change.

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Crossing Borders for Health

is part of a larger international network of students whose mission is to remove barriers to healthcare for refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.

The main arms of this project are education, advocacy, and direct assistance.

The project currently facilitates student placements at Perth Children’s Hospital Refugee Health Service and Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre.

Check out their Facebook page, or email [email protected]


Global Health Short Course

is an award-winning student organised course designed to promote issues affecting the health of the world’s population.

It typically takes place during May with the organizational process beginning in January or February.

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Indian Institute of Mother and Child (IIMC)

is an NGO based in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is a large rural outreach program addressing issues related to poverty, education, health worker training programs and female empowerment.

IIMC Australia sends 12 students over the three summer months to work at the institute’s network of clinics.

For further information, email [email protected]


The Local and International Needs Contribution Scheme

procures donations of medical supplies and sends them to hospitals in developing countries, traditionally by coupling them with medical or allied health students going on elective.

LINCS also provides monetary grants to assist in purchasing specific items in need by the recipient communities.

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Lookout

is Interhealth’s local volunteering and charity group.

In recent years Lookout has worked with organisations such as Ronald McDonald House, Manna, Fair Game and the WA AIDS Council.

Lookout is also involved in organising the WAMSS delegation for Relay for Life, alongside the WAMSS sports representatives.

Check out their Facebook page, or email [email protected]


Teddy Bear Hospital

is a community health project of Interhealth, with the aims of reducing young children’s anxiety over medical treatment and promoting healthy lifestyle messages.

This is achieved through mimicking a visit to the doctor, with the child’s teddy acting as the patient, the child as the parent and the student as the doctor.

Students involved with TBH also benefit from improved communication and consultation skills with children.

Check out their Facebook page, or email [email protected]