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Autism West

Autism West Support Inc is a not for profit organisation that provides a range of services to people who are affected by Autism.

  • Type:Volunteer,Charity,DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Disabilities

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  • Established:2000
  • Employees (FTE):12

Description

<p> Autism West is associated with the South West Autism Network (SWAN). SWAN is a not for profit, charitable organisation supporting the families in the south west region of Western Australia living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.</p> <p> We have many activities and programs that are running across 2014. If you require further information or want to register your interest, please contact Gabriella on 6389 1833 or email <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>

International Skills and Training Institute in Health

The International Skills and Training Institute in Health (ISTIH) is an independent, not- for-profit organisation that co-ordinates the resources needed to deliver sustainable medical skills training and disaster relief within the Indo Pacific region.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Local Community,Mental Health,Education & Training,Emergency Relief
  • Type:DGR 1 Status

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Description

Drawing from a volunteer pool of Western Australian, Australian and internationally-based clinical specialists, ISTIH aims to work in collaboration with local health workers and organisations to develop specialised training programs in medicine, nursing and allied health to suit the needs of communities across our region.

ISTIH was established in 2005 following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Professor Michael Henderson and Professor Bruce Robinson AM recognised a lack of cohesion across Western Australian development aid initiatives within the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, and formed ISTIH to enable a holistic approach in the delivery of WA-based aid services to communities throughout these areas. Most international aid and disaster relief arrive too late to save many victims, as many die within a critical period of 12 to 24 hours of a disaster. ISTIH was developed as an alternative to common reactive aid approaches and embodies a pre-emptive, proactive approach, by which local medics are equipped with the necessary skills to respond to an emergency situation before disaster strikes.

ISTIH uses an outcomes-based ‘train the trainer’ model to achieve this, ensuring we maximize the utility of available resources in order to achieve long term and sustainable outcomes in community healthcare. ISTIH clinical volunteers travel to a region and teach skills training and ‘up-skilling’ courses to local allied health workers and students, with the view that once clinicians have gained such knowledge, they can pass this on to others, and so forth, as part of a continuing chain of impact or ‘ripple effect’.

The Institute’s current engagements include providing ongoing support for the development of emergency medicine in Myanmar (Burma) and Nepal, and maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea. ISTIH also offers an Elective Placement Scholarship to facilitate bilateral exchange between medical students of the University of Western Australia and University of Indonesia. More information about our work can be found via our website.

ISTIH is grateful for the support of our core partners, the Department of Health and Aging of Western Australia and the University of Western Australia (UWA). The Institute’s head office is located at UWA Claremont campus.

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western Australia

Everything we do at Muscular Dystrophy Western Australia is focused on improving the quality of life for Western Australians with muscular dystrophy and allied conditions, supporting those who care for someone with muscular dystrophy or an allied condition and funding research into treatments and ultimately, a cure for these devastating diseases.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Fundraising,Mental Health

Details

Description

About Muscular Dystrophy

 

Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular, genetic disorder which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. There are in excess of 70 types of muscular dystrophy affecting more than 20,000 Australians.

Western Australians living with muscular dystrophy face daily challenges – their muscles waste away which steals their independence, they are confined to electric wheelchairs because they can no longer walk, and in many cases, each day, it becomes more difficult for them to breathe.

 

PlusLife

PlusLife is a WA not-for-profit organisation licenced to retrieve, process & distribute human bone & tissue. Just like organ transplants some people need bone or tissue transplants.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Fundraising,Health

Details

Description

<p> As a registered charity and the only bone bank in Western Australia, PlusLife provides an essential service to the health sector. Amongst the recipients are children and adolescents with spinal deformities, bone tumour patients (generally young people who have avoided amputation of a limb by recieving a transplant); and many patients with arthritic joint disease caused by dibilitating arthritis and trauma, whose mobility and general wellbeing has been improved by receiving bone grafts from PlusLife.</p> <p> <u><strong>Primary Objective</strong></u></p> <p> To enhance the life of patients by providing the highest quality grafts (transplanted tissue) for their surgical treatment and to acknowledge the generous gift of donation.</p> <p> <u><strong>How Can People Donate Bone/Tissue?</strong></u></p> <p> PlusLife operates two bone/tissue donor programs:</p> <p> <strong>Living Donation</strong> - PlusLife accepts donations from patients undergoing hip replacement surgery. These patients may donate the femoral head (ball part) of the hip joint, which is otherwise discarded as a routine part of the hip replacement surgery. PlusLife Donor Liaison staff discuss donation with hip replacement patients and obtain their consent before surgery.</p> <p> <strong>Cadaveric (deceased) Donation</strong> - with the consent of the next of kin, PlusLife may also retrieve bone and tissues (including tendons and ligaments) from deceased persons. This program provides the large structural grafts used for major limb saving and reconstruction procedures for patients with bone cancers and those requiring complex joint replacement surgeries. </p>

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