Galiwin'ku Baby Hub

by Australian Red Cross Society
Galiwin'ku Baby Hub
Galiwin'ku Baby Hub
Galiwin'ku Baby Hub
Galiwin'ku Baby Hub
Galiwin'ku Baby Hub
Galiwin'ku Baby Hub
Galiwin'ku Baby Hub
Galiwin'ku Baby Hub

Summary

The Galiwin'ku Baby Hub is a wellbeing centre set up like a house where young parents, families and babies up to three years old can relax, learn about health practices, nutrition and be supported to thrive. Baby Hub targets community needs in collaboration with Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation to provide practical support to young mothers, parents and carers with underweight and anaemic babies in a home-like environment.

$15,000
total goal
$14,807
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

There are about 100 children aged 0-3 in Galiwin'ku with health issues such as anaemia and growth faltering. The underlying cause of these issues include diet and feeding behaviour, food insecurity, home environments, parenting support needs, recurring illness, infections and in some cases maternal health issues. Many children experience infections in their first year of life and weight drops at around 5 months.

Solution

The Hub runs targeted sessions like solid food and iron rich cooking and education on brain development, skin health, home environments and more. Yolngu workers lead and adapt education in language so it has meaning. The team works with the midwife and run weekly sessions to support pregnant women to be strong and healthy and get ready for when the baby comes. Emotional wellbeing activities connect women and talk about challenges and identify supports and personal strategies for mothers

Long-Term Impact

- Reduction in anaemia and growth faltering in babies - Increased knowledge of early childhood development and positive parenting practices - Increased confidence to care for children - Parents adopt healthy behaviours at home including breastfeeding and complimentary feeding practices - Increased leadership capacity of Yolngu staff to report on outcomes and make decisions. - Social and emotional wellbeing through activities with families (bush trips).

Resources

http:/​/​www.redcross.org.au

Organization Information

Australian Red Cross Society

Location: Carlton - Australia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @redcrossau
Project Leader:
Mitchell Jones
North Melbourne, Victoria Australia
$193 raised of $15,000 goal
 
5 donations
$14,807 to go
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