CONTACT CROSSING BORDERS

Crossing Borders for Health is a transnational medical student initiative which aims to remove barriers to health care for refugees and asylum seekers.

In Australia, Crossing Borders for Health is a national project of the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) Global Health branch (AGH). It is broken down into three components:


Direct Assistance
This encompasses activities such as visiting detention centres and providing educational seminars for refugees living in the community


Education
This involves informing and upskilling, mainly medical students, through direct curricular inclusion and events such as global health short courses.


Advocacy
Advocacy is all about raising awareness of these issues and campaigning at a state and federal governmental level for policy change in these areas through coordinated action such as the AFRAM Project Team.


The project has now been introduced to universities all over Australia, overseen by national Co-ordinators, Tasha Wahid and Devaki Wallooppillai



CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CB4H REPRESENTATIVE


Australian National University: Arunima Jain
University of Newcastle: Rhiana and Puneet

University of New South Wales: Sarah Syed

University of Notre Dame: Nimish and Lori

University of Sydney: No representative elected

University of Western Sydney: Elise Buisson

University of Wollongong: Rachel Bowden

Bond University: Priyadarshini Sekar

Griffith University: Laura De Souza and Kris Salaveria

James Cook University: Christina Nguyen

University of Queensland: Kat Wyld

Flinder’s University: No representative

University of Adelaide: Arrchie Balachandran

University of Tasmania: Revadhi Chelvarajah
Deakin University: Aisha Khan

Melbourne University: Bridget Fernando

Monash University: Amita Roy and Fay Liu

University of Notre Dame:  Joanna Blades and Amy Marshall

University of Western Australia: Louisa, Yael and Kamali

 

Bonnie CarrollCONTACT CROSSING BORDERS