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March 201318 Continued from Page 17 G EN D ER H EA LT H Towards Tobacco-Free Singapore Eileen Soon, Year 4 Medical Student National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine It is a problem, not unique to Singapore, this small island I call home. All around the world, there is an alarming increase in the number of smokers, and consequently, an increase in the number of deaths related to tobacco-use. Governments have been trying to put a stop to this epidemic in various ways: by tackling both the supply and demand of tobacco. The results however, of such efforts so far have not been very encouraging. Enter a radical, yet powerfully simple idea ban smoking completely in people born from a certain year onwards, eventually ensuring a total eradication of the epidemic of smoking. This was a proposal put forward by a group of Singaporeans consisting of Medical Offi cers, a Lung Cancer Surgeon, a University Professor and a civil servant, in their Paper entitled Phasing-out Tobacco: Proposal to deny access Topics Covered: Workshop 1 (March 2012): Pregnancy, Ante-Natal and Delivery Workshop 2 (June 2012): Post-Natal & Early Childhood (Healthy Lifestyle and Preventing Childhood & Chronic Disease) Workshop 3 (September 2012): Adolescence, Teenage Sexuality, Pregnancy and Health (a closed session delivering training in the YWCHEP program and related topics to adolescent health and well-being) Workshop 4 (April/May 2013): Health Promotion Planning for change across the continuum of HP to deliver practical outcomes relevant to the needs and work of Strong Women Workers on community. A signifi cant outcome from the training is the ongoing engagement with the Aboriginal Mens Health Coordinator workforce at each of the workshops resulting in a one day planning meeting prior to the fi rst Strong Women Workshop in 2013. The important application of this work is to provide training and development that is relevant to the needs of this workforce and is delivered in a culturally relevant and safe context. In addition the project is working towards articulating the training pathway into an accredited course with pathways into to the Community Based Primary Maternity Care workforce. Aboriginal Cadetships in Midwifery at Charles Darwin University In addition the Project has funded two Aboriginal Cadetships in the three year full-time Midwifery degree at Charles Darwin University with the opportunity of a placement at Midwifery Group Practice in the Top End. We look forward to being able to announce the successful applicants in the very near future. Health Promotion in Community Based Primary Maternity Care (Remote Midwives & Aboriginal Workers) Midwives working in remote communities and Aboriginal workers in community based primary maternity care have also received training by facilitators from Curtin University delivering a post-graduate short course in Health Promotion relevant to their needs in June 2012. 2013 Courses proposed for the 4 day postgraduate short course in Health Promotion in Community Based Primary Maternity Care have just been fi nalised with well know Health Promotion facilitator Berni Murphy who is now with Deakin University. This course is also available to NGOs across the NT with practising midwives in community based primary maternity care. Dates proposed are: 13-17th May 2013 in Darwin 11-14th June 2013 in Alice Springs For further information please contact: Jeanne Lorraine, Program Development Offi cer (NPA) HPSU Ph: 08 8985 8070 / jeanne.lorraine@nt.gov.au Continued on Page 19