Yiaga ba wadamba (Find and Renew) Projects
VACCHO and Anex working together to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.
In 2008, in response to ongoing and emerging trends in Aboriginal drug use and the disproportionately high levels and spread of blood-borne viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C among Aboriginal communities, VACCHO and Anex signed a memorandum of understanding. The purpose of this was to enable VACCHO and Anex to work together to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians – and particularly those who inject drugs.
The primary aim of the VACCHO and Anex partnership is to encourage and facilitate the establishment of locally based activity that is focused on reducing the incidence and spread of blood borne viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis C among Aboriginal communities across Victoria. This includes offering training opportunities to both metro and regional agencies.
Agenda for Focus Testing (PDF)