World Wellness Group calls for more health workers and centres
Success is certainly a double-edged sword for non-profit World Wellness Group (WWG) which provides much-needed health, wellbeing, interpreting and social justice support for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum in Brisbane.
Last year, more than 23,000 consultations were delivered to those in need, which has sparked an urgent call for more doctors and nurses to join the WWG team.
There are also calls to copy the WWG Brisbane clinic into all state and territory capital cities, where 80 per cent of migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum reside.
High-profile orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Munjed Al Muderis (who has his own remarkable refugee story to tell after fleeing the Saddam Hussein regime) is an Ambassador for WWG, sharing the message far and wide.
Last week Dr Al Muderis featured in a media program to highlight the issues and attract resources from more health workers and policymakers.