20 NOV. Burnt Out? Pandemic Fatigued? Suffering from Compassion fatigue? Learn how to work with Self-Compassion during and after Covid-19. Please join the QMWS for an online Masterclass event by Self-Compassion expert Dr Marga Gooren, Saturday 20 November 2021. Online bookings for all AFMW members and network are welcome.
An opinion piece worth sharing. As Victoria reports 2297 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases yesterday. It’s the highest number ever recorded in a day. Another 11 people in Victoria have died after contracting COVID-19. Australia had the opportunity to do something truly remarkable in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, we’re stuffing it up.
In this RACGP article, originally published in newsGP, AFMW president, Associate Professor Magda Simonis shares insights on the vaccine drive in a Melbourne church and how to help CALD communities.
In this article by Aisha Dow, originally published in The Age, AFMW President, Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis contributes her experience working at a pop-up vaccination clinic at a Greek church in Thornbury on Saturday, where some of her patients were not getting their information about vaccines from the right sources.
In this article, originally published in the NEOS KOSMOS, two Greek doctors, one in Melbourne (AFMW President, Magda Simonis) and one in Sydney are calling on people to be vaccinated, whether with the AstraZeneca or the Pfizer BioNTech vaccines, as these are the most effective way to counter the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus and ultimately protect themselves and their loved ones.
There have been many announcements regarding vaccinations so in order to update the public, the Greek Community of Melbourne partnered with Department of Health to discuss these developments in a Q&A session on 25th August 2021. A video of this the Greek Community of Melbourne and the Department of Health webinar on COVID Vaccination is available here.
As NSW and Victoria are facing lockdowns and the spread of this COVID variant increases the strain on us and our health system, AFMW extends its heartfelt best wishes to our doctors and health leaders who are trying their absolute best to respond to the evolving picture.
In this article, originally published in the The Guardian, the Covid Australia vaccine rollout tracker shows how Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compares with other countries, when will Australia be fully vaccinated and when will you be eligible to get your dose.
Built by University of Melbourne and Doherty Institute with support from institutions around the world and ongoing inputs growing, in the hope that these ongoing global COVID data updates, will help us all in the work we each do in each of our countries.
Women’s Health Victoria (WHA), along with many other community based organisations and women’s health services, received funding to develop a health promotion campaign to support the vaccine rollout. The target group is women of childbearing age who are thinking about getting pregnant, already pregnant or breastfeeding. Please share.