Contact the organisations below if you would like to volunteer in any capacity.
REMOTE AREA HEALTH CORPS
The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) was established in 2008 and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme: Stronger Futures Northern Territory to “address persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the Northern Territory”.
RAHC was set up to “… recruit, culturally orientate and deploy health professionals to enable the provision of increased primary health care services to assist in addressing the shortfall in health service delivery in remote Indigenous NT communities” with a “focus on recruiting urban-based health professionals”.
RAHC is not a recruitment agency. It is a programme designed to increase the pool of urban-based health professionals available for work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by attracting, recruiting and orienting them and providing ongoing support and training. This ensures the successful transition for a health professional to remote primary healthcare practice.
[Please note that opportunities for paid placements are available within this organisation.]
Smile Vanuatu is our main engagement program to deliver this support on Malekula Island. www.smilevanuatu.org.au
Starting in 2011, our involvement has grown through the trust of the Vanuatu people and the high standard of oral health promotion and treatment delivered within the program. Each year a new team travels to Vanuatu incorporating allied health professionals. The emergence of the Vanuatu Ministry of Health’s Gudfala Tut Skul (Healthy Tooth School) program and the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, we are delivering support online and through donations to Malekula Island communities as they adopt the program.
Donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental materials are always appreciated. Monetary donations will allow needed infrastructure to provide and sustain clean drinking water, hand hygiene, any other program initiatives. In collaboration with other groups we support the program, we specifically direct our donation funding to the school communities on Malekula Island as they strive to implement the Healthy Tooth School (Gudfala Tut Skul). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2V8SCF9mBI
We utilise the GiveNow platform for tax-deductable donations www.givenow.com.au/australiansadvancingoralhealthinvanuatu
Thank you for your ongoing support.
For further information, please contact Mrs Christine Southall – email@example.com or 0427006777.
Each trip runs for a week in the rural provinces of Vietnam where we bring our skills to the children in less fortunate circumstances, while also experiencing the amazing food, people and sights of the country. In 2020, we have trips running from May 23-30 Cancelled, July 11-18, September 21-28 and November 21-28.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH AID TEAM (CHAT)
CHAT is a not-for-profit organisation located in Perth, Western Australia. We organise four trips a year to Vietnam where we provide dental services to the underprivileged and disadvantaged children at orphanages, institutions and schools in Vietnam. We are always in need of volunteers - dentists, dental hygienists/therapists, dental assistants, students, medical doctors, interpreters/translators and handymen.
E: CHATsecretary@gmail.com W: www.chatinc.org.au https://www.facebook.com/CHATChristianHealthAidTeam/