Finding comfort in football - Can Get Health

The Rohingya are a mainly Muslim minority group in Myanmar. The United Nations has said that since late August 2017, “widespread and systemic violence” has led to more than 700 000 Rohingya fleeing across the border to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Sydney Local Health District has stepped up to help by contributing funding and support for community-led activities as part of the District’s Can Get Health in Canterbury project.

The project is run in partnership with Central and Eastern Sydney PHN and the University of New South Wales’ Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity. The project is underpinned by values of equity and community engagement and works in collaboration with Canterbury communities and community organisations.

It aims to improve access to primary health services for the area’s culturally and linguistically diverse population who face increased risks of developing preventable diseases or conditions.

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