Opening Ceremony Sponsor
The JCU Division of Tropical Health and Medicine (DTHM) is at the forefront of improving health in rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical communities within Australia and worldwide. With teaching programs spanning the range of health professions, graduates are progressive, flexible health professionals whose training is directly relevant to the health issues of northern Australia and the Tropics. Home to two WHO Collaborating Centres and the AITHM, DTHM research is internationally recognised with global impact and addresses the most challenging health issue facing tropical Australia and the Tropics worldwide.JCU DTHM Website
First Nations Space Sponsor
The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is the sole representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia. Its primary function is to implement strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into nursing and midwifery professions.CATSINaM Website
The AITHM is Australia's only dedicated health and tropical medicine research institute. Based at JCU in the Tropics of northern Australia, AITHM research focuses on protecting Australia's biosecurity, and enhancing health outcomes for our neighbouring Tropical nations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.AITHM Website
Also based at JCU, The Cairns Institute brings together the expertise and intellectual resources of more than 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in a vibrant hub of research, capacity building and public debate in the tropics, for the tropics.The Cairns Institute Website
MICRRH is a University Department of Rural Health, one of a national network of eleven centres, and the only one in Queensland. It is federally funded under a multidisciplinary training program as a health workforce initiative. MICRRH is a key education and rural health workforce training provider, both locally in Mount Isa and increasingly by distance delivery. It facilitates locally developed programs and JCU healthcare courses, as well as annual conferences, including the biennial Are You Remotely Interested? Conference.MICRRH Website
NGO Trade Sharing Space Sponsor
Founded nationally in 1984, the Australian College of Midwives is the peak body for Australian midwives, providing a unified voice for the midwifery profession, supporting midwives to reach their potential, and setting professional practice and education standards. It is the leading organisation shaping Australian maternity care, guided by research evidence.ACM Website
WHOCC2018 will be attended by health professionals from around the world, who will share how they are incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in striving for universal health care.
Globally, there are 44 dedicated Nursing and Midwifery collaborating centres, and delegates who attended the 2016 event came from over 30 nations. WHOCC2018 is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your support for the SDGs.
Join us to find out what can be done, make connections, share ideas, and find out what you might be able to do personally to help create a healther, safer and more equitable world.
For many of our nursing and midwifery colleagues from developing countries the opportunity to attend a global gathering is not within their or their organisation's financial means. To make WHOCC2018 truly global a sponsorship and donation portal has been set up.
The SDGs focus on embracing the diversity of communities and working with each other to create opportunities and enduring benefits that bring an end to poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. With this in mind, we ask that you make a small donation to provide financial assistance to attendees from developing countries.
As a first priority, participants travelling from countries on the 2017 United Nations List of Least Developed Countries will be offered financial assistance from the money raised. Remaining funds will be offered as assistance packages to participants from developing nations not on the priority list.
Receipts can be requested for taxation purposes.
Donations can also be given at the time of Delegate Registration.
Limited financial assistance is available to support conference delegates to attend WHOCC2018.
Financial assistance is reliant on money raised. Priority will be given to participants from WHO Collaborating Centres in the first instance.
One (1) participant from each of the 2017 United Nations List of Least Developed Countries will be offered financial assistance in the first instance.
Financial assistance will be provided in equal allotments to successful applications in the form of conference fees or accommodation. Please note, financial assistance is unlikely to cover the full costs associated with travel, visas, accommodation, conference fees, meals and stipend.
To apply for financial assistance, please download and complete the Application for Financial Assistance (in PDF or Word format, available below) and forward it to the Conference Committee by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Request for Financial Assistance.