Jungle Party – Ubuntu and International Health

On Friday the 11th of April Ubuntu through Health and the International Hope4Health Executive threw the inaugural “Jungle Party” at Swingin’ Safari in Surfer’s Paradise. This event attracted over two-hundred students from within Griffith Medicine and Allied Health as well as students from other Universities. Over $2000 in proceeds was raised, achieved by $10 ticket sales for Hope4Health members and a BBQ held in the week leading up the event.   All proceeds have been given to the International Hope4Health Birthing Kit’s Evening (7th May) to fund the making of birthing kits to be sent to Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea has one of the highest neonatal mortality rates in the world, which can be effectively reduced by the provision of a simple birthing kit. We thoroughly enjoyed organizing this event, particularly in having Ubuntu through Health and International Hope4Health work together towards promoting positive international health outcomes. Hopefully it will be the first of many to come!

A photo competition was hotly contested on the night - here is the winning photo! The proud winner of a Percy's Coffee voucher, one of the most highly coveted hipster coffee hang outs in Southport. Congratulations! See Hope4Health Harry's Facebook page for even more great photos at


The winning photo of the Instagram photo competition on the night, by Melanie Johnston. 


If you would like any more information or are interested in becoming involved in International Health please contact:

-        Beth, Jess and Steph (Ubuntu through Health)  ubuntu.rep@hope4health.org.au

-        Flynn, Nimanthi and Sanj (International Hope4Health Reps) international@hope4health.org.au

Jungle Party Photo Competition


The theme is Jungle, so dust off that leopard print, find your monkey onesie or construct something elaborate out of leaves.

View the facebook event page by clicking here

All proceeds will go towards the purchase of Birthing Kits which aim to reduce perinatal infections in developing countries. The kits will be assembled on 7th May at the Gold Coast campus - further details about the event will be announced in April.

For those who love taking snaps, we are running a photo competition at Jungle Party!


1. Go to Jungle Party!

2. Take an awesome photo

3. Post it on your facebook timeline and tag HOPE4HEALTH Harry

4. Like the HOPE4HEALTH page: www.facebook.com/hope4health

Whichever photo gets the most likes will win!
PRIZE: Percy's Corner coffee voucher, for multiple coffees !!! WOOOO!!!!
Check out how awesome Percy's is at www.percyscorner.com.au/

Ubuntu Through Health And Treacy House Partnership

On Thursday July 25, UbuntuTH members (Tim, Claire, Emma and Adam) travelled to St Patricks College, Shorncliffe to speak with the Treacy House students about Ubuntu Through Health. Thanks to the dedicated work of Jack Lehfeldt and Mr Charles Brauer, St Patricks College have become active members of the Ubuntu Through Health community.

From the schools efforts $2250 has already been raised for the Khayelitsha Nutritional Support Initiative which will fund 1500 bags of ePap, each one feeding one patient for a week. An amazing effort already!

This is a relationship that Ubuntu Through Health is really excited about and cant wait to see where it goes in the future.

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Another Diamond Ring Raffle

One of the premier items on offer at this years Ubuntu Through Health Dinner is ‘The Peridona’. This ring has been especially designed and developed by Gold River Jewellers for this event. Independently valued at $14,500, only 200 tickets will be available for $100 each.

We would like to thank…




… for generously donating this item for raffle. 100% of your ticket cost will be directed to funding an ambulance for the Hope Medical Centre in Ghana.


The raffle will be drawn on Friday August 16 at The Ubuntu Through Health Dinner. PURCHASE YOUR DIAMOND RING TICKETS HERE!


You do not need to attend in order to win this item. However you may purchase tickets to the dinner here.

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The Ubuntu Through Health Dinner, August 2013

The Ubuntu Through Health Dinner is now less than five weeks away. The event will be held on Friday August 16 at Victoria Park Function Centre, Herston. All proceeds from the event will support Ubuntu Through Health’sDabaa Project . Last year's event sold out so make sure you get in early to secure your tickets. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Dinner For Ruben Success

On November 30th last year, Ubuntu Through Health hosted the Dinner For Ruben fundraiser at Royal on the Park in Brisbane. The night was a fantastic success on many fronts. From a fundraising point of view, $53,775 was raised, all of which will be put towards funding the Malnutrition Intervention Program in the Mukuru Slum, just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. This program provides a fortified and nutrient rich meal to severely malnourished children between 6 months and 6 years and ties this to education and family planning for the caregiver. Please take a moment to view some of the spectacular photos from the event.

A lot of the night’s success can be attributed to the generous support of many people and businesses who donated items for silent auctions and raffles. These businesses are listed below. We truly appreciate your contribution and look forward to working with you for future events.

Major Sponsors

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Dinner For Ruben – Diamond Ring Limited Raffle

One of the premier items on offer at next month’s Ubuntu Through Health Dinner for Ruben is a handmade yellow/pink gold, spinel and diamond ring. This ring has been independently valued at $9,880.00 (see certificate of valuation below). There are a limited number of tickets available for $100 each. With only 100 tickets on offer, you have a real chance of winning this amazing ring. Click here to secure your ticket

We would like to thank James St MarketFerry Rd Market and Gold River Jewellers for generously donating this item for raffle.

100% of your ticket cost will be directed to establishing a health clinic in the Ruben slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

The raffle will be drawn on Friday November 30 at the Ubuntu Through Health Dinner For Ruben.

You do not need to attend in order to win this item. However, tickets to the event can be secured here.

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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.


Ashoka Award For UTH NSI Product (E’PAP) Developer

The developer of the Ubuntu Through Health Nutritional Support Initiative food product (e’Pap), Basil Kransdorrf has received an Ashoka Social Entrepeneur Award. Please read the attached article and find out more about this exciting product and how it was developed. Congratulations to Basil on his fine work.

Click here to read the full article