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MIDWIFERY ULTRASOUND SCHOLARSHIP
Two Nepalese midwives are selected each year to travel to Australia to develop further skills in antenatal ultrasound. Over a four week period the successful midwives undergo more advanced training with Port Macquarie Ultrasound.
NEPALESE MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
In the near future, a final year student doctor from Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal will be selected to travel to Australia to spend six weeks of study at the Port Macquarie campus of University of NSW Medical School. The successful student will undergo more advanced training in skills of obstetrics & gynaecology.
AUSTRALIAN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Each year a scholarship is available for one medical student from University of NSW Port Macquarie Rural Clinical School to travel to Nepal to assist in the activities of a treatment camp. The scholarship provides an all expenses return trip to Nepal. Applications for this scholarship open on September 1 each year.
LOCAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
A4WH is providing a secondary school scholarship to a local Nepalese girl, Anju BK. Anju, aged 13, won the hearts of the A4WH team during the March 2011 surgical treatment camp when she provided exceptional care during their stay. Anju’s education fees will allow her to travel to Kathmandu to attend a secondary school of very high academic standards, allowing Anju to reach her full potential.
AUSTRALIANS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
The health of families and communities is strongly tied to the health of women—the illness or death of a woman has serious consequences for the health of her children, her family and the community.
HISTORY & ORIGINS
A4WH is an Australian charitable trust. It was founded in 2010 by Gynaecologist Obstetrician, Dr Ray Hodgson. The objective of A4WH is to improve the appalling state of women’s health in Nepal.
Volunteer hours served in 2019.
Operations in 2019
All profits go towards building a new hospital
Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors
Please see our Contact information below.
Australians For Women’s Health
57 Lake Road
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444,
Phone: (+612) 6584 5857
Fax: (+612) 6584 7211
Send Cheques to:
PO Box 536
Atten: Australians for Women’s Health
Hours of Operation
M – F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (+612) 6584 5857
Q: If I make a donation to A4WH, where does my money go?
A: The full value of your donation will be used to provide critical medical services to women in developing countries, including:
- training and building capacity of local doctors, nurses and midwives;
- provision of equipment; and
- construction of infrastructure projects such as hospitals, clinics and operating theatres.
The use of donated funds exclusively for patients in need and the building of capacity in their countries is a fundamental principle of the A4WH foundation.
Q: How is this possible? And how can I be sure my donation does go to where you say it does?
A: Some donors elect to have their donation cover the administrative and organisational costs and an Australian company transfers all of its annual profits to A4WH. This company (Port Macquarie Ultrasound) is owned and operated by the founder of A4WH, Dr Ray Hodgson. These funds and personal donations by Dr Hodgson and contributions from other than donors eg merchandise sales, cover all administrative and organisational costs. A4WH is strongly committed to complete transparency of all finances within charitable organisations.
Q: There are so many charitable organisations asking for my money. Why should I choose to donate to A4WH?
A: There is no doubt that Australians are extremely privileged to receive very high standards of medical care. Our access to a world class health system can so easily be taken for granted. There is a massive imbalance in the availability of medical treatment between countries like Australia and those of the developing world. And among the populations of these countries this imbalance is most blatant among women. If you agree with A4WH’s Mission Statement that every woman, regardless of race, wealth or status should have equal access to the highest standards of medical care, a donation to A4WH is an effective and efficient ways of redressing this shameful imbalance.
Q: Is a donation I make to A4WH tax deductible?
A: Yes. All donations to A4WH are fully tax deductible.
Q: I want to become a volunteer. What do I do?
A: Download the Volunteer Application form.
Q: Is there an age limit for volunteers?
A: As working in overseas countries involves a certain element of risk, the insurance policies of A4WH specify a lower age limit of 18 years.
Q: What types of insurance cover will I need?
A: A4WH will cover all travel and medical insurance, including, if necessary, medical evacuation.
Q: Will I be safe at my overseas placement?
A: There are security issues of some kind in every country. A4WH monitors security through our official and local contacts. Understanding the culture, observing local social behaviours, establishing friendships and seeking advice from the local community will improve your everyday personal security, as will being sensitive and sensible.
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