1 Million Women is offering the chance for a young woman to undertake communications training to expand her skills and knowledge and bring those learnings back to 1 Million Women through the Tara Hunt Scholarship. It's a four-week journey...
Today's guest post is by Angie Gittus, a CNS at Murwillumbah Hospital. Last November, Angie was selected as part of a medical team of early responders to the devastation caused by the typhoon in the Phillippines. She writes: "A...
We're used to hearing about the health benefits of breastfeeding, both for mothers and babies. But what about the health benefits for our environment, both small and large scale? Has it ever occured to you that infant formula requires...
This guest post by Randolph Wild of Newcastle follows our story Sick of coal. Randolph's background is mainly in architecture and furniture design. He works in a state government office and specialises in managing projects in local public schools. Randolph...
It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around...
Following the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association's recent Environmental Health Seminar earlier this month, a further education opportunity has arisen, facilitated by the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA). Register now - Sydney Climate Health Champions Workshop As we approach the federal...
Alice Suttie writes about nursing in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. Fires, floods, hurricanes and cyclones, spread of new diseases, drought, water access issues, new diseases, food shortages, heatwaves, rising sea-levels…welcome to nursing in the Anthropocene. Last year, at the...
A special seminar on Environmental Health will be held at the NSWNMA in Waterloo (south Sydney) on Friday 14 March, with international speaker Dr Barbara Sattler and guests Fiona Armstrong and Teresa Lewis discussing fracking, coal seam gas, climate change and their impact on...
The International Council of Nurses is calling for urgent action on climate change.
Fires of unprecedented number and ferocity are today raging in New South Wales and Queensland. Residents in some regions woke to news that the fire danger was “catastrophic”. Rural fire chief Shane Fitzsimmons was blunt when he explained what...
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