Overview

Charity details

ABN
Address
Po Box 410
Bull Creek WA 6149
Australia
Address For Service email
Phone
Charity Size
Small
Who the charity helps
Early childhood - aged under 6
Families
Females
Financially disadvantaged people
Males
Overseas communities or charities
People in rural/regional/remote communities
Date established
2013
Last reported
29 January 2020
Next report due
31 January 2021
Financial Year End
30/06

Summary of activities

- Four outreach trips were made to PNG from March to August 2019 to fit in with the East Sepik Provincial Health Authority plans and our responsibility to grant providers, in particular the Australian government. - Living Child’s Care Groups plan was launched in Yamen Village 1 & Village 2. It has been well received by the whole community. The team of volunteers have done great work in developing the teaching materials for the local volunteers that is simple and culturally appropriate. Communities are reporting positive outcomes such as cleaner households and surrounds, better nutrition, hand hygiene, fewer cases of diarrhoea and fever and less malaria which they relate to the Care Group program. Surrounding villages have noticed health and community development improvements in the Care Group villages and are asking for the same program to start in their own village. Our plans for 2020 include expanding Care Groups to Bunam in the upper Keram River area and Manu, a village upstream of Yamen. This will only occur if they have put into place some simple preparations for Care Groups that we intend to advise them on. - The Men’s Health training conducted in August 2019 was very successful and met a need as identified by the villages. The men responded well to the material and are keen to be taught how to conduct this training in other villages themselves. A key benefit of the training was the opportunity for young men to have their voice heard by the older men and for the men of the village to work collectively irrespective of age to work together to improve family life in the villages. The health of women and children depends on the attitudes and leadership of men. Further developing and expanding this program is therefore part of our long-term strategy. Julie Baleu, a PNG Nurse now living in Perth developed and led this project. - We conducted two, 2-week long midwifery upskilling courses in partnership with the WA Health Department and East Sepik Provincial Health Authority. 2 expert midwifery educators volunteered their time in Wewak to teach the courses. 24 Health workers, mostly midwives working in very remote health centres, from all over the Province were invited to attend the training. - In partnership with Birthing Kit Foundation of Australia we have supplied close to 1000 clean birth kits to Village Birth Attendants [VBAs] and Health Workers in the remote Keram River area and Angoram Hospital. An outreach team in March and August conducted training and assessment of competency for VBAs using the kits and providing care during birth. - In March we piloted a program to assess the acceptability and feasibility of teaching VBAs to use chlorhexidine antiseptic gel for newborn cord care during the first week of life in accordance with WHO recommendations. 100 tubes of gel were distributed to VBAs and Health Workers. - Please see our Facebook page for regular updates of Living Child Inc. activities.

Where the charity operates

States
WA
Countries
Papua New Guinea

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2021 31 December 2021 Pending
Financial Report 2021 31 December 2021 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 31 December 2021 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2021 31 December 2021 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2020 31 January 2021 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 January 2021 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2019 31 January 2020 29 January 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 29 January 2020
Financial Report 2018 7 April 2019 26 March 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 7 April 2019 26 March 2019
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 24 January 2018
Financial Report 2017 No due date 24 January 2018
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 19 January 2017
Financial Report 2016 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2015 31 January 2016 19 January 2016
Financial Report 2015 No due date 19 January 2016
Annual Information Statement 2014 31 January 2015 22 December 2014
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 31 March 2014 16 February 2014
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required

Documents

Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 29 January 2020 2019 Download
Annual Report 26 March 2019 2018 Download
Governing Document 20 December 2018 Download
Annual Report 24 January 2018 2017 Download

People

Responsible People

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History

The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) 1 July 2018
Advancing health 1 January 2014
Advancing social or public welfare 1 January 2014
2012 Relief of poverty sickness or needs of the aged 18 April 2013 31 December 2013
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 18 April 2013 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
18 April 2013 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.