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WELCOME TO THE
Filipino Australian Health Workers Association (FAHWA)
WA Charity Licence Number: CC22597
FAHWA is a non profit, incorporated and licensed charitable organisation. Our aims and goals are to:
- give back to the community through our outreach programmes, delivering health promotion educations using our skills as health professionals
- undertake activities such as provision of food and basic necessities to the homeless and other disadvantaged group of people in our community
- promote and foster Filipino and other cultures through dances and music and observance of Filipino and other customs, festivals and ceremonies.
HELPING THE HOMELESS
Due to the increasing numbers of homeless people we have decided to help as much as we can by contributing to their immediate welfare when they are sleeping on the streets.
We have given hygiene and food packs, sleeping bags and blankets.
Feeding the hungry and malnourished children who are orphans as a result of natural disaster ie, the super typhoon that hit the Philippines, the super earthquake that hit Kathmandu Nepal.
Last year some of our members have prepared meals to the poor children in the remote villages in the Philippines and distributed food packs in the Himalaya mountains of Nepal.
Our health promotion is mobile assessment, screening for diseases and symptoms by taking blood pressure and blood sugar levels. These services will give early identification of conditions of lifestyle
diseases such as hypertensions and diabetes.
MEDICAL & DENTAL PROGRAMS
Our mission is to support volunteers while abroad as they perform a range of tasks in healthcare settings. Qualified doctors, nurses and other medical professionals can work in their area of expertise to
provide support to those in urgent need. Our goal is to assist and improve the well-being of the world’s poorest people.
For nurses, this can include providing basic patient care, taking blood pressure, dressing wounds and helping to prepare medical equipment.
For student medical students and nurses it’s a good opportunity to challenge themselves and participate in something they realise will be life changing experience.
Volunteers can get hands-on experience working with local doctors and nurses in small local clinics, providing check-ups and basic medical care in low income communities.
We need your help
FAHWA believe in the power of the individual to make a difference.
If you would like to donate, please click on the button below.
Allied Health Workers Join Here
If you are a health worker currently working in hospitals and other health settings, click here to join us today.
OUR RECENT CAUSES
COVID-19 Relief Outreach
FAHWA and partner Health World Pharmaceuticals have teamed up with Canning Vale and Melissa’s Groceries in Western Australia to distribute COVID-19 Relief packs to international students and 457 visa holders that were left vulnerable in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ‘COVID-19 Relief Care Pack’ is a gender-neutral pack which contains essential hygiene items (e.g hand sanitiser and wipes ), a few kilos of rice, canned goods, pasta, noodles, instant coffee, tea bags and long life milk as immediate aid while they are waiting for monetary relief from their respective employers and universities.
Volunteer at our Upcoming Events
If you would like to volunteer at our upcoming events including our Health Promotions and Outreach Programs, contact us for further details.
Health World Pharmaceuticals and Organisation
Health World Organisation give back to the community by supporting various local charities in the city of Perth, Melbourne and Sydney community.
What our volunteers say
“It is very rewarding being able to volunteer for FAHWA’s Outreach Programs and provide assistance in the community. Thank you FAHWA for providing the opportunity.”
– Tootsie Abuyabar