The Khayelitsha Project Wins The AMSA Global Health Council’s Choice Award For 2012

Earlier this week UTH members Claire Morrow, Tim Beckman and David Hill traveled to Cairns for the Australian Medical Students Assocation Global Health Conference. The conference brought together hundreds of Australian medical students who share a passion for global health.

The academic program featured national and international experts on significant social, political and economic determinants of health. At the event, UTH was given an opportunity to showcase their Khayelitsha Project to the AMSA Global Health Council. It was a fantastic opportunity to present and discuss our project with likeminded individuals. We are extremely grateful to be awarded the 2012 AMSA Global Health Council Choice award for best student health club project.

Along with the award came a $500 prize which will be directed to the continual funding of the Khayelitsha Project. Thank you AMSA for a great conference.

Upcoming Fundraiser for The Ruben Project

On November 30th we are holding a fundraiser for The Ruben Project. The Ruben Project is a new health project based out of The Ruben Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The Ruben Centre is located in the Mukuru slum, an area with a population of over 600,000 people with many families living in corrugated iron shacks measuring 10 x 10 feet.

With its three core areas of education, health and community development, The Ruben Centre is attempting to reconcile some of the hardships that the residents of Mukuru face. The fundraiser will be held at Royal on the Park in Brisbane. Please take a moment to view the event flyer. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic night.

If you are interested in attending, please click here to purchase tickets.