Archive for month: May, 2017

Birthing Kits Night 2017

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This year HOPE4HEALTH International held their annual Birthing Kits Assembly Evening in support of the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia. Each birthing kit contains 6 basic items – a plastic sheet, 2 gloves, a sterile scalpel blade, 3 cords and 5 gauze squares, all packaged into one small bag. The Foundation sends these kits to rural areas in India, Africa or Papua New Guinea, where they help to save the lives of tens of thousands of women and babies by reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity.

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The night itself involved a speech from Griffith’s Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, David Ellwood, before we packaged a total of 400 kits. We were blown away by the support we received on the night, with approximately 70 of Griffith’s Allied Health students joining together for such a great cause. We hope that everyone left feeling enlightened about the issues that women face in these less fortunate parts of the world. In the next month, we will find out where exactly our kits may end up, so please keep an eye on HOPE4HEALTH’s Facebook page for this news, and for any of our future events you may like to attend!

Thanks again to Professor Ellwood for generously donating his time to speak to us and to everyone who attended to help out on the night!

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Jungle Party 2017

This year we saw 260 people joining together for a cruise to South Stradbroke Island, where we celebrated in true island-style. With food, drinks, amazing photography from TWS Visuals and DJ Saxon from WE R DJS providing the tunes – JUNGLE PARTY was another huge success in 2017!

Tickets for the event sold out in record time and we managed to raise a whopping $3249.40 to support the continuing work of both Ubuntu Through Health and Hope4Health’s International portfolio!

Congratulations go to our best dressed winners – Karoline Kant and Nikki Wood – who secured 2 tickets to Sunset Soiree! Finally, we’d love to thank all you party animals that attended, dressed up and helped make the night as fantastic as it was. See you next year!

For a full photo gallery, check out our Facebook page!

 

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