Crossing Borders for Health (CB4H) is an international network of students whose mission is to remove barriers to healthcare for refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants – through education, direct assistance and campaigning for policy change. Supported by the World Health Organisation, CB4H is an initiative of the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Associations) and currently runs in six countries, including several universities in Australia.
In previous years, CB4H has run a number of successful advocacy and fundraising events, such as a quiz night, and developed strong partnerships with various refugee organisations across Perth. Last year, we raised over $1900 at our Annual Quiz Night for the Fremantle Multicultural Centre and educated UWA students on refugee and global health issues in a fun and interactive environment!
CB4H also organises volunteer placements for medical students with Perth Children’s Hospital and Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre, to give students the opportunity to increase their cultural competency and awareness.
In 2019, we hope to build on this success and are seeking fresh faces to join Interhealth’s CB4H branch to assist in the running of various volunteering, advocacy, fundraising and education projects.
Here is a link to our Facebook page!
If you wish to get involved this year with CB4H please forward any emails to the CB4H team; Kishaini and Summer at [email protected]