Other recent blog entries
26 Jul 2016 | Blog | Long-term Development
The issue of open defecation is a serous one in India and Caritas Australia has been working through our local partners in the State of Chhattisgarh to change this.
Tags: community development, health, sanitation, India | No comments
13 Nov 2015 | Blog | Long-term Development
Len Gordon is from the Yiyili community near Halls Creek in Western Australia. Like many other First Australian communities, the Yiyili community has experienced high rates of diabetes. Before Unity of First People of Australia (UFPA) started working with the community, there was a lot of misunderstanding about diabetes and what causes it.
Tags: health, First Australians, diabetes | No comments
15 Jan 2014 | Blog | Long-term Development
Providing health services in the highlands of Papua New Guinea has not been easy for Sister Odillia and her community health team. But, through their non-judgemental approach to treating sexually transmitted infections, they are saving lives.
Tags: HIV/AIDS, health, healthcare | No comments
17 Dec 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Earlier this year, Madeline Baker from Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergency Response team travelled to Lebanon to see how Caritas’ support is assisting Syrian refugees. In a previous blog, Madeline wrote about her visit to a Caritas Lebanon refugee centre. She tells us more about her trip and the people she met there.
Tags: health, Syrian refugees, Syria Crisis Appeal | No comments
5 Apr 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Long-term Development
Access to basic healthcare is a human right. However many people around the world are unable to access essential services due to poverty, remote location and conflict. Caritas Australia is working to enable these people to be able to access basic healthcare services.
Tags: health, conflict, Jordan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Darfur | No comments
24 Aug 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas has a long history of providing essential outreach services to refugees. Laura Sheahen, Communications officer for Caritas Internationalis, recently met with some Iraqi refugees who received support from Caritas in previous conflicts and who continue to receive support from Caritas Jordan in the midst of the current Syria crisis. Their stories reflect the reality of a group of people continually caught up in conflict.
Tags: humanitarian aid, health, Jordan, Refugees | No comments
10 May 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
This Sunday millions of women across Australia and around the world will be celebrated as families take time out to recognise the spiritual, emotional and practical role they play in society.
Tags: Motherhood, Mothers day, health, Women and development, Child birth | No comments
1 May 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Remote Australian Indigenous communities are grappling with the social impact of chronic illnesses such as kidney disease. One of our newest partners, Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (WDNWPT) loosely translates to ‘Making all our families well’. From Caritasnews, winter 2012 issue (out 6 June).
Tags: health, indigenous health, Indigenous Australia | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe