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:
Fundraising drive for 2014 off to a great start!
On 1st March 2014, TIME held its first event of the year event which was attended by 115 members and supporters who showed their love and support for TIME’s new initiative. We were thrilled by the overwhelming support and solidarity shown to our Hepatitis vaccination fundraising drive for the Bairo Pite Clinics. We exceeded our own expectations and projections by raising $2652 at the event!
TIME Executive Committee
Shots for Shots Display
TIME Kickoff Fundrasier Total
The TIME Executive Committee and Board Members would like to thank everyone who helped us reach this milestone. A special thank you to Walshs who matched dollar for dollar on the first thousand dollars. We would also like to thank Work the World who contributed to the costs of the event as well as allowed us to set up the fabulous Polaroid photo booth. We are happy to report that we are close to our target of raising $3000 for the Hepatitis vaccines for the Bairo Pite Clinic.
The highlight of the night was the appointment of the new conveners for 2014. We were fortunate to have many talented and motivated students apply for the positions which made our selection choice difficult. But then again, there is never a shortage of areas where help is needed since we are always looking for volunteers for our events and projects. Please keep an eye out on the website and on Facebook for updates on opportunities for volunteering.
Thank you again and we look forward to your involvement as our projects get underway for the year. Get involved. Stay involved. Make a difference.
Your TIME Executive 2014
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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.