Throughout the peak of the COVID-19 MCWH played a key roll in advocating for the inclusion of migrant and refugee women in COVID-19 response and recovery. We developed innovative, migrant women led programs to ensure that migrant women had access to information, in their language, about how to make health decisions to protect themselves from COVID-19.
COVID-19 is now an established and ongoing health issue which no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). WHO recommends the continuation of community engagement to achieve strong, resilient, and inclusive risk communications.
MCWH advocates for a COVID-19 recovery and future pandemic preparedness that is culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of migrant and refugee women and gender diverse people across Australia.
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