Crossing Borders for Health (CB4H) is an international network of students passionate about removing barriers to the wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers. We aim to do this through three major arms; advocacy, education, and direct assistance. In 2017, CB4H aims to achieve these goals through fundraising for local refugee organisations in Perth, education and awareness evenings, continuing participation in the soccer program at the Perth Immigration and Detention Centre and running health-related workshops with our partner organisations the Fremantle Multicultural Centre and Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre. CB4H also organises volunteer placements for medical students with the Princess Margaret Hospital Refugee Health Service, to give students the opportunity to increase their cultural competency and awareness. This year our annual quiz night raised over $2800 for the Fremantle Multicultural Centre and allowed us to educate UWA students on refugee and global health issues in a fun and interactive environment.
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; Ailsa and Ariya at [email protected]