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New project offers snapshots into the lives of WA’s refugee community

…-Australian education, trauma and health issues, as well as cultural adjustment.” The project, Our images and voices: Using photovoice to explore refugee women perspectives of resettlement in Western Australia, was funded by Healthway and undertaken in conjunction with community partner, Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre. A selection of the photographs taken by the refugee women will be showcased at the Town of Victoria Park Library, 27…

Listen up: decolonisation is a collective effort by all Australians

…, autonomy and strength. CAS has worked in collaboration with the broader University to implement multiple initiatives such as the 2008 Reconciliation Action Plan, a compulsory Indigenous Cultures and Behaviours unit for all Health Sciences students, and programs for staff to develop greater cultural awareness and working relationships with Aboriginal people. While Dowling says it’s important to recognise the progressive work between CAS and the…

Research reveals importance of whooping cough, flu vaccines for pregnant women

…wa, is currently researching this area. “Although maternal vaccination is not a new idea by any means, until 2015, relatively few pregnant women received these vaccines. As a result, there is little known about the long-term health effects on children,” Regan says. “Dr Fell and myself are starting a study which will look at the long-term health effects of influenza vaccines and pertussis vaccines given during pregnancy on children in Australia…

Cost of living pressures easing in Perth, but not for all

…d an average 10 per cent to 12 per cent more on housing compared to the rest of WA households. This increase is offset not just by cutbacks in discretionary expenses, but also by reductions in spending on necessities such as health and transport. Single parents commit a greater share of spending towards housing costs – nearly a third of total expenditure, almost 10 percentage points more than couples. Single parents also spend a lower share of…

An unexpected education

…h Aboriginal people. My main learnings about Aboriginal people had come from units at university taught by white lecturers,” she said. “The Jiji program gave me an opportunity to witness first-hand the social determinants of health relating to Martu people in Punmu, but also provided me a glimpse of their strength and resilience. I now feel that I’m more capable of understanding the impact of health determinants, while also gaining the…

Research recommends home HIV tests in Australia

…born in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia, explores the barriers to HIV testing among people born in both regions to better understand the reasons for late diagnoses. Lead author Ms Corie Gray, from the School of Public Health at Curtin University, said people born in sub-Saharan Africa and North East and South East Asia have consistently recorded the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in Australia by region of birth. “Over the past decade,…

Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

…ersity is well positioned to be one of Australia’s leading universities in health and medicine, with a focus on making a real-world difference,” Professor Clements said. “The comprehensive nature of the Faculty, which trains health professionals in all areas of health, and conducts high-quality research across the board, makes this an exciting and challenging role and one that I am looking forward to taking on next year.” Before joining ANU,…

Over half of WA’s skilled migrants are working in lesser jobs: survey

…maximising the health of skilled migrant groups, identifies the barriers for skilled migrants and innovative strategies for ensuring their skills are not wasted, and investigates the link between workforce participation and health. Lead authors, Professor of International Health, Jaya Dantas, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, and Dr Ros Cameron, formerly from the School of Management at Curtin University, said the…

A healthy hand: the researchers providing solutions to public health problems

…em all the time, so this app is like having access to a health professional in your pocket,” says Shoneye. “Consumers need to be careful that the apps and online information they use are from reputable sources, and consult a health professional in person for dietary advice to manage a health condition like diabetes or a food intolerance.” The research is part of a Live Lighter Today intervention and Shoneye and her team hope the results of the…