Healthcare services offered by Good Samaritan for Africa are directed at achieving improved health outcomes for vulnerable members of the African refugee community in Victoria who have a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness. We do this by providing direct assessment by trained mental health nurses and social workers and timely referral to support services that provide culture specific services in cases where a member of the community presents with overt symptoms of mental illness. The most serious mental health problems for refugees manifest themselves in severe depressive behaviour, panic attack, alcohol or drug abuse and violent or disruptive behaviour.
Our international projects include sourcing and shipping medical supplies, and equipment to the public and non-profit health organisation of underprivileged communities in Africa where every year millions of children die before their fifth birthday from preventable and treatable illnesses and injuries. Healthcare facilities are unequipped and lack the most basic equipment and supplies to successfully manage cases. There are no beds – patients lie on floors, doctors wash, patch and reuse gloves or use plastic bags as protection from diseases like HIV/AIDS. Life-saving operations are cancelled or postponed because of shortage of the vital supplies needed for surgeries.
Good Samaritan for Africa aims to bridge the health resource gap in developing countries and to empower doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat diseases and perform lifesaving surgeries.
Career services are to help new migrants connect with their Melbourne communities and to contribute fully to their new communities.
- Resume help – with resume templates
- Cover letter help
- Write basic workplace information
- Communicate in the workplace
- Literacy classes
- Numeracy classes
- Provide support and referralfor those who are directly affected by sexual assault, domestic and family violence.
- Provide support for people who have alcohol and other drug problems.
- Provide support and understanding for those affected by intergenerational and intercultural conflicts.
Ship surplus medical supplies, and equipment to rural health clinic of underprivileged communities in Africa.