TIME is the global health club at the University of Queensland.
Students and alumni from all backgrounds, degrees and year levels are welcome to be involved:
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We run many projects that aim to benefit people in need:
About 7.6 million children under the age of five die every year – nearly 900 every hour.
Most of these children could survive and thrive with access to simple, affordable interventions.
We are one of many organisations
aiming to make a difference. TIME’s activities include sending medical supplies overseas through our Medical Aid Project
and holding awesome parties
to raise funds for tackling AIDS.
In poorer countries, the day a child born is all too often the day its mother dies. The lifetime risk of dying in pregnancy and childbirth in Africa is 1 in 22, while it is 1 in 120 in Asia and 1 in 7300 in developed countries.
TIME’s Maternal Health Project
contributes to improved maternal health by running seminars
, raising funds
, and so on.
In 2004-2008 an Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander was 2.6 times more likely to die at any age than any other Australian [Thomson, et. al., 2010]. These higher death rates and shortened life expectancies reflect the significantly poorer health status of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.
TIME’s Indigenous Health Project
works with local communities to improve their long-term health by building relationships, raising awareness within UQ and engaging in preventative health initiatives
In addition to suffering the same health problems as the general population, asylum seekers and refugees are at particular risk from a range of conditions including psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and the physical effects of persecution and torture. They may also often suffer the effects of poor dental hygiene, poor nutrition and diet, and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, which may be more common in their countries of origin.
TIME members have been building their skills in looking after refugees, for example by volunteering with local organisations. Learn more about TIME’s Refugee Health Project
Many of the major killers such as diarrhoeal diseases, malnutrition, malaria and dengue are highly climate-sensitive and are expected to worsen as the climate changes. Areas with weak health infrastructure – mostly in developing countries – will be the least able to cope without assistance to prepare and respond.
TIME’s Green Med project
aims to make people aware of the disastrous health consequences that are likely to arise from environmental damage and climate change.