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

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