The Melbourne University Global Health Society (MUGHS), formally known as Community Based Health Projects (CBHP) was at the centre of a thriving community of passionate people concerned with addressing health injustices both in Australia and India.
CBHP became its own entity in India and with the aim of fostering greater engagement and awareness of health issues globally CBHP is known as Globa CBHP.
Australia’s University of Melbourne student team founded MUGHS, We strongly believe that our spirit should continue as a new and separate organization that focuses on the strengths of what we, the students, traditionally have - that is: delivering workshops and running awareness events. MUGHS will continue its lasting relationship with Global CBHP by integrating our knowledge and expertise to deliver lasting impact in our domestic community and beyond.
HOW WE MAKE AN IMPACT
Our Action Plan
To carry out our aim in providing a holistic approach for students to understand and advocate for global health issues,CBHP follows this action plan on one chosen topic each year by presenting various educational and volunteering opportunities. With our chosen topic, we select a Partner Organisation from our community that is related to our chosen global health topic. CBHP works together with them to provide a hands on experience for our participants to engage with and advocate for global healt
Health Problems: Facts and Statistics
Poverty and mortality
626 million people—about 8% of the world’s population—live in absolute poverty, i.e. on less than 1.90 USD per day.
1 Each year, 303,000 women do not survive pregnancy or childbirth. The majority of these women die because they have no access to routine and emergency care.
2 Each year, 5.5 million children—approximately 630 per hour—under the age of five years die. These deaths are largely due to preventable or easily treatable causes.
Access to health care
Around half of the world’s population lack access to full basic health care.5 Additionally, 56 per cent of people living in rural areas worldwide do not have access to essential health-care services. In Africa 83 per cent of people in rural areas are not covered by essential health-care services
How CBHC can contribute to positive change
Justice, where the rich are no longer tolerated in their exploitation of the poor, and the strong are less able to oppress the weak;
Equity, where all have sufficient for their basic needs, and the differences between rich and poor are reduced;
Reconciliation and peace-making, where individuals and community groups learn mutual respect and aim to resolve their differences;
Commonality of interest, whereby as communities work towards common goals, conflict tends to lessen and divisive issues are more easily resolved.
In order for CBHp to reach any of these aspirations, it needs to be excellently managed and based on evidence and good practice. It must function as part of, or in the closest association with, national health systems.
CBHC can play in helping to meet the major health challenges facing those in greatest need. We aim to address:
As the outreach team, we engage university students,voluntees,interns,with local partner organizations related to the global health issue at focus and through this we undertake volunteering opportunities for interns,students,volunteers from various universities and organizations.
We aim to integrate learning with hands-on experience for participants in promoting global health.