Climate Change is a Health Issue: CHA calls on the federal government to commit Australia to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050
In the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, we urge the federal government to commit Australia to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 if not sooner….
Ride For Their Lives: an international effort to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on child health.
30 September 2021 Ride for their Lives – an update: Earlier this month the #RideForTheirLives team undertook the huge journey from Glasgow to London to deliver the blue bag containing the signed #HealthyClimatePrescription letter. This letter collected signatures from over 450 organisations representing over 45million health workers. We are thrilled, and grateful, to be included
Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) has long advocated that children should not be held in immigration detention. As a community of more than 90 children’s hospitals and paediatric units across Australia, we stand with our colleagues at the Academy of Child and Adolescent Health(link is external) (ACAH) and support the call for a permanent resolution on the immigration status of Tharnicaa Murugappan and her family.
To coincide with the 2018 World Refugee Day on 20 June, CHA is pleased to inform its members and healthcare community of a statement approved by the CHA board addressing our concerns regarding children in immigration detention:
To support the rights of the child, CHA initiated a project, delivered in consultation with the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare, to develop a charter on the rights of children and young people in healthcare services. The Charter continues to be a relevant guide to understanding and respecting the rights of children
CHA stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and all its healthcare workers. The Russian attack on Ukraine is presenting an enormous challenge on the specialised and intensive paediatric hospital care in the country. This invasion is having a profound impact on everyday people and we are particularly concerned about the immediate and lasting