COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance slowly increasing at the steady rates: The benefits of building trust and confidence with the CALD communities

While the challenges of COVID-19 are widespread across Victoria State in Australia, our goal has been building trust and confidence with the Victorian Multicultural Populations to undertake COVID-19 Vaccine. We have done the campaign aligning our first goal to provide a safe, effective, comprehensive vaccination education strategy for the Community to accept the vaccination from…

Understanding Cancer: Prevention, Screening & Treatment

The PeterMac Cancer Centre, in partnership with the Centre for Migrant and Refugee Health and Sudanese Mothers Coalition in Victoria, is running a forum on understanding cancer, prevention, screening, and treatment. Health literacy and cancer communication impaired communication between patients and healthcare professional. It is crucial to provide knowledge and understanding for the community members…

COVID-19 Information Session: COVID-19 Vaccine and Updates for Syriac Seniors Parenting group

In partnership and collaboration with Foundation House, the Centre for Migrant and Refugee Health delivered a COVID-19 information session for the Syriac Senior Parenting group age 50years and above. The information delivery on the COVID-19 pandemic now is vital for multicultural communities from migrant and refugee backgrounds. There is a lot of misinformation and disinformation…

The Hesitancy around COVID-19 Vaccine: Debunking misinformation and disinformation

In the age of the internet, it is worse than we imagined a lot of misinformation regarding COVID-19 and its vaccine. The misinformation has been in the spotlight, especially most of the comments picked up from the organised groups, politicians, community, religious and cultural leaders. The speculative words and commentaries have greatly amplified the rate…

Vaccine Rollout In Migrant Communities Is Australia’s Great New COVID-19 Test

When hundreds of police officers descended on nine inner Melbourne tower blocks in July last year, more than 3,000 residents, many from refugee, Muslim or African backgrounds, were left shocked and fearful after being forcibly confined to their homes without warning. Many complained that food parcels brought in were “scarce and mismatched” or culturally inappropriate,…